Source: Frederik Frede
“The festival Holi has many purposes. First and foremost, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring’s abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose, commemorating events present in Hindu mythology. During this event, participants hold a bonfire, throw colored powder at each other, and celebrate wildly.” wikipedia
My new favorite source of inspiration…Hugh MacLeod-gapingvoid
PhilanthroFest is a volunteer based organization that connects people, passion and philanthropy in South Florida. The PhilanthroFest team celebrates the South Florida arts community, philanthropic organizations and community resources in a yearly, large scale community event.
The event, now in its second year, connects 1000’s of South Florida residents to valuable resources and services in the areas of Business & Economic Development, City/County Services, Civic Engagement/Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Cultural/Arts/Humanities, Educational, Environmental, Health/Human Services/Disease Prevention, Poverty/Welfare, Animal Related, Food/Agriculture/Nutrition, Recreation & Sports, and Youth Development & Services.
PhilanthroFest features more than 100 South Florida non-profits and community agencies, art, music and dance entertainment, a kid’s zone, a community stage, healthy living section, and other family friendly attractions.
The event takes place annually in April and is free and open to the public with the goal of connecting potential volunteers and donors to not-for-profit organizations while creating an environment that promotes civic engagement, deepens community connections and sparks the philanthropic spirit of South Florida.
PhilanthroFest’s goal includes providing educational resources to non-profits in the areas of social media and on-line engagement, digital marketing and web development. PhilanthroFest creates collaborations between public/private partners and industry experts to create the PhilanthroFest Non-Profit Community Engagement Institutes, educational workshops and hands-on learning opportunities that help strengthen non-profits’ communications strategy, donor loyalty and volunteer engagement. PhilanthroFest helps non-profits excel while connecting the community to their cause.
Brian Williams interviews brothers Ari Emanuel, agent, Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, and Ezekiel Emanuel, a bioethicist. Regardless of whether you agree or believe as they do, parents dream of this kind of successful for their children but most importantly dream that our children live their dreams and live up to their potential.
I am so excited about my inspirationenergy items on cafepress! It gives me the opportunity to offer items that reminds us to be an inspiration and also allows me to give back. On cafepress, I receive 8% of the cost of each item. I am committing 50% of my profits to my “inspired to give” organizations. I will keep a running tally of the total funds raised on my sidebar! Thanks for your support and shop inspirationenergy!