In a world where words and phrases such as “recession”, “record job losses” and “trillion dollar deficits” seem to overtake the evening news, any time I hear of something good, something that reaffirms my faith in people, I’m all for shouting it from the rooftops. Are you listening, because I’m making my way to my roof! I have found a website that is all about doing good – whether it’s doing good for others around us or doing good for our environment, Be Good To People.™ is working for the greater “good”.
I love this site partly because of the cool merchandise it offers – and especially the tees, but I also love it because of the efforts this group of folks make on a daily basis. Part of their business plan is to take a percentage of their profits in an effort to “spread the good”.
From what I’ve been able to discern, the company president, along with a small group of others, make all the decisions on how these funds are spent. Of course, it’s always important to acknowledge the larger charitable foundations – I’m always in awe of the power of these groups; but the BGTP team seems to have an excellent formula for getting funds to folks who might be struggling with everyday problems. They’re eliminating much of the red tape associated with the act of giving. This, of course, ensures there are no delays in making these contributions count the most. I can’t imagine a better foundation from which to build one’s faith from.
If you get a chance, head over to the BGTP site and see for yourself and while you’re at it, they have a Facebook page too. There are some inspirational stories to be found if we’re willing to see them. I’m going to take my recently recharged faith and see how I can become a Good Doer today.