One of the most frequent questions we get is, “What can I do to help?”. The answer can be deceptively simple – talk.
Getting the word out about Anchal and our cause is one of the best ways to help us reach more people, which translates to more quilts bought, more donors and therefore more women helped. You never know how one little conversation with a friend, a family member, a friend-of-a-friend, or even that random person on your morning commute can affect them or who that person will talk to.
We can reach even more people through social media. Each day we put out new Facebook and blog posts, tweet or pin something to our Pinterest Boards – but who will see it is really up to you. Following us on Twitter, liking a post on Facebook or sharing our new blog posts with your friends is easy, free and a really good way to spread the word about Anchal’s mission.
As many of you already know, yesterday was International Women’s Day (IWD), a movement celebrating women around the world. One reason you’ve heard about this movement is because it has really grown since 2000, when online grassroots methods really began to spread the word. Now it’s become an international holiday in countries including Afghanistan, Russia, Armenia, Cuba, Uganda,and Ukraine among others (see “Inspired by Suffragettes” post below). We love that we found reminders everywhere on the web – even the Google Doodle was all about women yesterday. And none of this would have been possible without people like you taking notice and starting a conversation about it. Don’t forget, your voice is a powerful thing, especially when you’re passionate about what you’re talking about.
Big movements begin with people like you.