Blog Action Day is about mass participation and anyone is free to join in. There is no limit on the number of posts, the type of posts or the direction of thoughts and opinions.
In 2008 the aim is to focus the blogging community’s energies and passions on the mammoth issue of global poverty.
My post is focussed on the efforts of Kaakkum Karangal which does not even have a website as I know. They are a Chennai based NGO, which supports orphans, the aged and ill treated women.
They accept donations - nothing is too small- you can donate in kind and in cash.
They value your time as well - you could choose to spend it with the old or the young.
Annually we make a contribution to them on Anushka's bday. We receive hand written letters of thank you from the child whose education and care the money funds.
I know this is not enough but it is a start, a small step from us.
And another thought, most of us in India have maids ( who are often unreliable) let us not cringe to increase their pay annually. It need not be based on the market rate. After all we enjoy our annual increment as well don't we? And in most cases their salary is what we would spend on one dinner at a good restaurant. And if we feel the money will not be put to good use, let us educate their child- pay for their books or school term fees , anything to help.