Many of us that work in technology are blessed. We perform a job that requires creativity and intelligence. We don't have to work outside or engage in hard physical labor. We are well compensated, and we can do this job for many years. Certainly that's not true for everyone and there is plenty of stress, but compared to many construction trades, medical workers, and more, we have a good job.
I believe in giving back to the world, both in time and money. Volunteering for causes that matter to you is a good way to spend some of your time. I hope everyone volunteers at some point in their life, and I also hope that you support those charitable causes that matter to you.
This is the holiday season, with many celebrations across various cultures and religions. It is a time of the year that many of us donate a bit more, and I was reminded of that this week.
Denny Cherry and Associates Consulting has published a post where they will donate to a cause if you view the post. Their cause of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. They also have a link where they will match your donation if you click through and donate yourself.
This isn't a cause I normally think about, but I do think it's good to take extra care of children, so I donated myself. If you believe in this cause, then please think about adding your own funds.
If you have other causes, local or otherwise, take a minute today and think about if and how you can support them this year.