posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 06:18 PM
reply to post by randyvs
Crazy idea... but it worked!
There was a local dude who was out of work, desperate to find a job and becoming more depressed and apathetic as time went on without success. It was
suggested (some say lovingly, some say tough-lovingly) by his fiancée that he either find something to do while he isn't working, or he leave... So
the guy placed an ad on craigslist saying that he was out of work, had time to spare and would like to volunteer his help to those who may need it and
in addition, are there any others out there in the same boat and would they like to join him in helping those in their community with whatever may be
Shortly after placing this add, he was contacted by an elderly woman who's granddaughter, a single mother, needed help moving into a small apartment.
As it turned out, this woman had nothing with which to furnish this apt. He was also inundated with messages from those who were also out of work and
wanted to join him in his plans. So, with the volunteers help (someone had a truck, someone else was able to make a crib, someone else had other
things/time to donate) she was able to move and furnish (sparingly, but still...) a place for herself and child.
The craigslist post, by an out-of work, depressed dude who just wanted to get out of the house and DO something, snowballed into a community of
like-minded people who were all in a similar situation, helping out those whom they could, when they could and last I heard, is still going on...
Second idea: join the Peace Corps...
Third idea: be like Kane from Kung Fu and ... walk the earth ...
edit on 11-1-2011 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)