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Summer o’ Good

Denis D.
Denis D. schrieb am 09.06.2014
There are so many ways to make a difference, and so many
people who are not only willing, but itching to do so. The fandom itself
is bursting with positivity. When that positivity has direction, we can
all accomplish quite a lot and be a force for good in the world.

In addition to our Seeds of Kindness fundraiser
and the albums, convention events, and custom auctions that go with it,
we would like to encourage folks to participate in a good deeds drive.
Find a local charity, volunteer, give blood, talk to your friends and
collect old clothes they don’t need and donate them to a charitable
organization.


Sometimes the little things really do add up to make a big
difference, and even though so many of us are geographically separated
and may go about this in totally different ways, that doesn’t mean we
can’t still shine together. That’s what the Summer o’ Good is all about.


Here's how it works. The /good/ forum
is set up to facilitate the circulation of ideas—sharing tips on how to
get involved in your community. So if you have an idea, and you’re
planning on pitching in in someway, hop on board and share it. Or if you
simply want to chime in and tell us about an organization you plan to
get involved in and how many hours of your time you plan on donating,
that’s great too.


We are calling on everyone willing to pitch in this summer to get out
there in a spirit of volunteerism and good will, and we will be
updating you all on the progress within the community as we go, so
please keep us informed.



What You Can Do

Everybody: Get involved. Make a difference. Share
ideas to help others figure out how best to do the same. This really is
the heart and soul of what we are trying to do, and we can’t do it
without your active involvement.


Community leaders: Organize meet ups of your local
brony community. Go on outings with the group, and volunteer somewhere
together. Let us know about it on the /good/ forum.


Fanfic writers: Write a story that conveys the
spirit of altruism and effective altruism in particular, a story that
inspires your readers to lend the best help they can. We can add it to
our group on FiMFiction. Telofy has written a more detailed blog post about the process.


Episode commentators, bloggers, animators, etc.: Spread the word. The more people who know about this effort the better. Don’t underestimate the power of the shout out.


Artists: Let your work inspire people. Spread the
word, spread the word, spread the word. Make original art of subject
matter that captures the spirit of volunteerism and good will, and add a
linked Summer o’ Good subtitle on the bottom.


Musicians: Contribute to the Seeds of Kindness 4
charity album, the details for which we will be announcing very soon.
Please direct any questions to smile.bfg@gmail.com.


PMV Creators: Please get in touch via the same email
address, so we can coordinate your efforts with those of the musicians.
That way, you’ll be able to release a PMV (possibly as a milestone
prize) soon after the album release.


Craftsponies: Make and donate customs to be used as prizes for charity auctions.


This is a chance to take a very simple idea like volunteerism and really make it fun and exciting!



Seeds of Kindness Fundraiser

In a spirit o’ good, we will continue to conduct Seeds of Kindness 3
fundraiser events throughout the summer, as we make room for the Seeds
of Kindness 4 album that will be announced very shortly. As always it
will be a year-long event featuring music, convention events, and custom
swag prizes for top donors.


In the meantime your donations are still direly needed for our
ongoing Seeds of Kindness 3 fundraiser, which will continue all
throughout the summer. If you have a dollar, euro, or dogecoin to spare,
please go to sok.yoursiblings.org!


All Seeds of Kindness donations benefit Your Siblings,
a charity dedicated to building sustainable infrastructure projects and
bettering the quality of life in poverty stricken villages.


Your Siblings is a nonprofit charity organization registered in
Germany that provides effective monetary aid to select Third World
projects that representatives of Your Siblings have personally visited
and assessed. The projects need to be themselves nonprofit,
nongovernmental, run by locals of the respective country, and geared
towards providing the most essential, lasting means and services to
those most severely disadvantaged in society, all to ensure that the
donations will have the greatest and most permanent impact. (You can
also follow Your Siblings on Twitter and Facebook.)