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Turbo Kickin’ For A Cause! A few new pics from the Mercy Project fundraiser I participated in last month!

The Mercy Project

The Mercy Project is a Montreal-based non-profit organization that works in collaboration with community partners to support healthcare initiatives where resources are limited.
The Mercy Project was founded by a group of Canadian volunteers who met while participating in the Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program in Northern Uganda. While in Uganda the volunteers provided support to a daycare where the children had limited access to healthcare. Profoundly affected by the experience, they created the organization in memory of a four-year-old girl named Mercy who needlessly died from malaria.

Our current project is at St Jude Children’s Home in Gulu, Uganda.

We believe in small movements that make large impacts in peoples lives. Access to healthcare is a human right and we refuse to be overwhelmed by the challenge of poverty. Within our partnering communities we focus on children so that they may have the opportunity to grow and thrive in good health.

Pic via The Mercy Project Facebook Page

New Documentary ‘Bully’ - Trailer

Must SEE. Out March 30th in select theaters.

Warning: you may find yourself bawling over and over.

Love supporting your causes! yourstruly49 submitted this one! Check it out and show some lovin’ please! Every little bit helps!

Hey! First off, I’ve picked you because out of all the tumblrs I follow, you are one of the tumblrs that I think are among the most positive and influential blogs on this site. Please post this for me and encourage everyone else to reblog, donate, and spread the word!   

In Kakamega, Kenya… Saving a child’s life through immunization: $12. Provding desperately needed pre-natal vitamins to expectant mothers: $15. Hope for thousands of people living in one of the world’s most impoverished communities: priceless. 

Spare a dollar. Spare ten dollars. Any penny you give is helping us save lives and making a world of difference to people who really, really, really need you.

**Please go to to donate** If you can’t donate, PLEASE reblog to spread awareness. I cannot express how much your time, contributions, and efforts are appreciated - thank you!

Hit the like, retweet or share button below to spread the word. :)

“David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied for wearing pink to school. They took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school.

‘I learned that two people can come up with an idea, run with it, and it can do wonders,’ says Mr. Price, 17, who organized the pink protest. ‘Finally, someone stood up for a weaker kid.’

So Mr. Shepherd and some other headed off to a discount store and bought 50 pink tank tops. They sent out message to schoolmates that night, and the next morning they hauled the shirts to school in a plastic bag.

As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes. ‘It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,’ Mr. Price recalled.

The bullies were never heard from again.”

Read more on the Pink Shirt movement & share the love!

…And help keep our waters healthy for everyone!

On September 18th, we’re cleaning up the Lachine Canal in Montreal! But you don’t have to be from here to help! The whole week is dedicated to cleaning shorelines across Canada.

Visit the WWF website (World Wildlife Federation) for details on how you can get involved.


Dates: September 17 – 25, 2011

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is about removing shoreline litter to help create healthy waters for everyone, including the wildlife and communities that depend on them. You can make a world of difference by joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast to clean up shoreline litter in your community.
About the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

A joint conservation initiative from the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF-Canada, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup presented by Loblaw Companies Limited aims to promote understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is now one of the largest direct action environmental events in Canada, engaging tens of thousands of participants annually in every province and territory. Each year, the public support and general awareness of the program has increased, inspiring more volunteers to join in to make a difference. In 2010, the Shoreline Cleanup celebrated its 17th anniversary with 47,027 registrants nationwide.

Two ways for you to get involved:
1. Become a Site Coordinator and organize a cleanup in your community.

2. Register to participate in an already organized cleanup.

Start by searching our online map at to find a cleanup near you. You can even suggest new cleanup sites.

Stay up-to-date on the latest Shoreline Cleanup news and facts about aquatic litter. Visit to subscribe today.

I did this. Because I am a girl. If you’re a girl (or a girl respecting fella), I urge you to hop on board too.

Excerpt from Plan International

Because I am a Girl is Plan’s campaign to fight gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls out of poverty.

Across the world, girls face double discrimination due to their gender and age, leaving them at the bottom of the social ladder.

Research has shown that girls are more likely to suffer from malnutrition; be forced into an early marriage; be subject to violence or intimidation; be trafficked, sold or coerced into the sex trade; or become infected with HIV.

Plan is producing one girl report each year in the run up to 2015, the target year for the Millennium Development Goals. Each report provides tangible proof of the inequalities that still exist between boys and girls.

Join our campaign and help us transform the lives of the world’s poorest girls.

I made my donation via text message. Text HOPE to 30333 to donate $5 to the cause.

How else can you get involved?

1. Sign the petition

Tell the UN to declare 22 September International Day of the Girl.

2. Social media

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Hyves and MySpace.

3. Make a donation

Give to Plan’s girls fund and help make a difference.

4. Sponsor a girl

Support Plan’s long-term development work by sponsoring a girl in a developing country.

5. Sign up for news

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest campaign news and action alerts.

"Earth to liberated women: when you display legs, thighs, or cleavage, some liberated men will see it as a sign you feel good about yourself and your sexuality. But most men will see it as a sign you want to get laid. Forewarned is forearmed."

- Appropriately named Dan Rottenberg

I don’t do this often, but this is a cause near & dear to my heart. Yes means yes, no means no. Victim blaming has got to go. (See post & photos from Slut Walk in Montreal.)

SIGN THIS petition now.

If you can stomach it, read his editorial here. I find it vile, uninformed, highly prejudicial & discriminatory. If I weren’t actively trying not to judge him (rather than his opinion), I’d say he has issues with women. Maybe from his childhood*. And he probably has a small penis**. Just sayin’.

*may not actually be true. **probably true.

Hey Dan? Remember… if you get fired, you ASKED for it.

Please re-blog to your ladies & let them know it’s NOT okay to blame victims for their rape or the rape of anyone else.

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