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[PUBLIC] About the Kemetic Orthodox Religion => [PUBLIC] Serving the World: Ma'at In Action => Topic started by: Sarytsenuwi on December 24, 2018, 11:01:11 pm

Title: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: Sarytsenuwi on December 24, 2018, 11:01:11 pm
As we approach the new year, I thought we might reflect on upcoming volunteer opportunities that we are considering, or perhaps already planning, to participate in for our local communities.

I’ve recently been asked to serve as a regional alumni representative for my undergraduate institution, and am looking forward to supporting current students and alumni with their career efforts!

How about you? What possibilities exist in your community to carry Ma’at into the world?
Title: Re: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: Tatuayinepu on December 25, 2018, 12:31:54 am
Wow. Congratulations on your selection to be alumni representative!

I am continuing my efforts through my business to assist people who may have a need but don't have funds for my products.

I realize that's not really volunteering, but it is one way that I can reach out and assist others.   
Title: Re: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: laurenb on December 27, 2018, 11:16:27 am
Em hotep!

For myself, my goal for the year is to set up yoga classes at one or more of our local dog shelters. The idea is that it does us as people some good to be around animals, as well as get those animals some love and attention. The ultimate goal is to help connect future owners with their future pets, and all proceeds from the classes will go to helping cover some of the shelter costs.

Title: Re: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: Tatuayinepu on December 27, 2018, 11:28:46 am
Thank you for sharing this, Lauren. That sounds really awesome, and you're helping more than one species at the same time :)
Title: Re: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: laurenb on December 27, 2018, 11:42:08 am
Thank you for sharing this, Lauren. That sounds really awesome, and you're helping more than one species at the same time :)

Thank you! I was a bit hesitant to share, as it's a plan that's only in its infancy, but it's one very dear to my heart.
Title: Re: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: Sarytsenuwi on December 27, 2018, 01:13:45 pm
Wow. Congratulations on your selection to be alumni representative!

I am continuing my efforts through my business to assist people who may have a need but don't have funds for my products.

I realize that's not really volunteering, but it is one way that I can reach out and assist others.   

It is absolutely a wonderful act of Ma’at that shows generosity and kindness! And sometimes for wonderful things to continue, a cost is necessary. So official volunteering or no, this a fantastic project for those who need assistance. Thank you for sharing, and please let me know if there is anything I can do to support your efforts!
Title: Re: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: Sarytsenuwi on December 27, 2018, 01:14:50 pm
Em hotep!

For myself, my goal for the year is to set up yoga classes at one or more of our local dog shelters. The idea is that it does us as people some good to be around animals, as well as get those animals some love and attention. The ultimate goal is to help connect future owners with their future pets, and all proceeds from the classes will go to helping cover some of the shelter costs.



Oh I love this idea and wish I could attend! Nekhtet for your service to friends both two footed and four.
Title: Re: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: Neshnytyinepu on December 27, 2018, 08:32:04 pm
Em hotep, Rev. Saryt!

I will be continuing to volunteer at the monthly herbal free clinic, providing herbal consultations to people and mixing up teas, tinctures, and salves as needed.

Senebty,
Title: Re: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: laurenb on December 27, 2018, 08:52:08 pm
Em hotep, Rev. Saryt!

I will be continuing to volunteer at the monthly herbal free clinic, providing herbal consultations to people and mixing up teas, tinctures, and salves as needed.

Senebty,

This sounds fascinating! What a wonderful thing to do! I'd love to learn more about this

Senebty,
Lauren
Title: Re: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: Maen on December 29, 2018, 05:07:31 am
Cool stuff! I really like you ideas!

I did a charity thing on the solstice. The budget that usually goes into Christmas presents was donated to the Cairo Cycling Geckos:
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/05/22/cairo-cycling-geckos-cycle-to-feed-the-poor-support-refugees/
I love this initiative. They promote women's rights, they promote cycling for health and environmental benefits, and  they help poor people and refugees - all in one project!

senebty

Ma'en

Title: Re: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: anxietealeaves on January 29, 2019, 06:24:33 pm
Em hotep!

Thus far, I have decided to sponsor a child in Egypt. It is a commitment that I have made until he comes of age and achieves his dream of being an accountant. :)

The second task that is in the works, is to shadow an embalmer to test my mettle. If I am able to handle it, then I plan on possibly pursuing funerary work in honor of Anpu, who led me to Kemetic Orthodoxy in the first place.

In addition, or if unable to do funerary work, then I plan on volunteering at a cemetery.

It isn't a whole lot, but every little drop makes an ocean as they say. :) I love reading everyone's ideas and plans. It makes me feel so good to know such awesome humans.
Title: Re: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: Senneferet on January 31, 2019, 06:30:28 am
I can't do much myself for various health and financial reasons, but I have been supporting my husband in his charity endeavours. He started sponsoring a little girl in Somalia last year and I hope to be able to craft some things to send to her family. He's also getting more involved in his church and I encourage him in that (buying mince pies for local children, clearing the graveyard etc)
Title: Re: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: Sarytsenuwi on February 10, 2019, 03:55:16 pm
Em hotep, Rev. Saryt!

I will be continuing to volunteer at the monthly herbal free clinic, providing herbal consultations to people and mixing up teas, tinctures, and salves as needed.

Senebty,

Nekhtet for this, Neshnyt! As someone fortunate to have received your assistance in the past, I'm grateful to hear that others will be receiving your assistance and wisdom. <3 Much love to you and all success with this ongoing effort.
Title: Re: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: Sarytsenuwi on February 10, 2019, 03:55:59 pm
Cool stuff! I really like you ideas!

I did a charity thing on the solstice. The budget that usually goes into Christmas presents was donated to the Cairo Cycling Geckos:
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/05/22/cairo-cycling-geckos-cycle-to-feed-the-poor-support-refugees/
I love this initiative. They promote women's rights, they promote cycling for health and environmental benefits, and  they help poor people and refugees - all in one project!

senebty

Ma'en



That is such a fantastic (and fascinating!) program. Thank you both for sharing it with us, and for supporting their work.
Title: Re: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: Sarytsenuwi on February 10, 2019, 03:57:38 pm
Em hotep!

Thus far, I have decided to sponsor a child in Egypt. It is a commitment that I have made until he comes of age and achieves his dream of being an accountant. :)

The second task that is in the works, is to shadow an embalmer to test my mettle. If I am able to handle it, then I plan on possibly pursuing funerary work in honor of Anpu, who led me to Kemetic Orthodoxy in the first place.

In addition, or if unable to do funerary work, then I plan on volunteering at a cemetery.

It isn't a whole lot, but every little drop makes an ocean as they say. :) I love reading everyone's ideas and plans. It makes me feel so good to know such awesome humans.

These are fantastic ideas all around! How are things going? I realize we're only a few weeks on from your post, but I'd love to hear how it works out for you. <3
Title: Re: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: Sarytsenuwi on February 10, 2019, 03:59:00 pm
I can't do much myself for various health and financial reasons, but I have been supporting my husband in his charity endeavours. He started sponsoring a little girl in Somalia last year and I hope to be able to craft some things to send to her family. He's also getting more involved in his church and I encourage him in that (buying mince pies for local children, clearing the graveyard etc)

These are all wonderful ideas, and how fantastic that you are also supporting your partner in his support of others. Thank you for sharing with us!
Title: 2019 — Carrying Ma’at Forward
Post by: Awibemhethert on February 10, 2019, 06:08:46 pm
I finally found a volunteer opportunity that has my name on it. I was supposed to start next Wednesday, but I need to recover from my fall. I’m hoping for the 20th now.

It’s a very small therapeutic riding organization (if you can call 2 people an organization). The have about 5 horses and have one or two disabled kids riding at a time. They do this Wednesday 2-7 and Thursday 3:30-7:30. I will be trying 2 hours a week (Wednesday 2-4).

I was horse mad as a child. I took both Western and English riding lessons and went to horse camp for a few years.

This feels like such an amazing chance to connect to my childhood for good.


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