8:18 AM The last weekend before Thanksgiving is here. Everyone is looking forward to plenty of food and good times ahead of them - I feel you. 

Just like Christmas, I think Thanksgiving is more and more losing its traditional meaning and that's why I want to give you some sweet ideas today to remember what you are actually celebrating this next week! 

Being thankful and grateful is wonderful - being in the moment and appreciate what you have or don't have. Personally, I know where I am and who I am... I can call myself a lucky ass when it comes to so many things... there are people out there who really suffer - they won't have a fun week next week, because they may suffer from all kinds of conditions. 

#OCaiko is here to help everyone who's in help. I started #OCaiko to help underprivileged kids around the world - collecting donations and helping them with the basics. I already did my first project (you can read about it here) and I am excited to find new projects or simply spread the word to motivate you to become engaged here, too. 

I have always donated old clothes of mine and helped people around me who don't have the same tools to succeed like me (...not saying I'm successful, haha). This Thanksgiving, we should all be a bit more humble... Christmas is on its way, too. Let's be thankful for everything we got and help others who really need help. 

Below I am sharing some cool ideas how to engage this season. Help a charity, send donations, or help your community - there's always work to be done! 

1. MAP: Medical Assistance Programs (MAP) a nonprofit providing essential medicines for mission clinics and hospitals in developing countries around the world.
2. PLANNED PARENTHOOD: a commonsense approach to women's health and well-being, based on respect for each individual's right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning
3. CURE ALZHEIMER: Cure Alzheimer's Fund has an all-star team of scientists working together to find the most promising research towards a cure. 
4. WORLD VISION: this here is something for everyone. kids, girl rights, empowerment, agriculture, clean water, tools, medicine - anything needs to be supported here! 
5. SAVE THE CHILDREN: help children in need!
6. SHARE OUR STRENGTH: Share Our Strength's mission is to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. 
7. SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES: helping children around the world.
8. REACH OUT & READ: giving all kids the chance to experience the joy of reading! 
9. NATIONAL CENTER FOR YOUTH LAW: using the law to help children in need. 
10. "I HAVE A DREAM" FOUNDATION: the "I Have A Dream" Foundation works to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education, fulfill their potential, and achieve their dreams.
11. CHARITY WATER: giving everyone around the world the access to clean water! 
12. AJIRI FOUNDATION: the Ajiri Foundation pays school fees for orphans in western Kenya
13. NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION: keep the green life alive. Save the beautiful parks!


I think you will definitely be able to find a great charity from above! It's good to help and make this planet a better one for everyone ~


Happy giving!