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Jan 13

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Nov 21

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Sep 21

Have you ever wanted to start your own social network, like Facebook, MySpace, FourSquare, or Twitter? Then you have to start by asking yourself why you’re doing it. Perhaps you want to start your own private social network, or maybe you want to start a social network that anybody can join, or maybe you want to start a network where people help eachother – all of them are achievable.

Sep 21

There are many different kinds of social networks. There are Social Networks that anyone can join readily and easily such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, FourSquare, YouTube, BeBo, Stumble Upon, and the list goes on & on. Then there are Professional Social Networks Such as LinkedIn. Then there are Local Social Networks such as meetup.com, nextdoor.com, ect. Finally there is a such thing as a Social Helping Network-Which is basically people helping people. Two websites that are social helping networks are wishuponahero.com and treeofwishes.com.

Sep 21

On Both websites members place their wishes on the site, others if able grants them. On Tree of Wishes every time a wish is granted thought the site a leaf is added to the tree. On Wish Upon A Hero every time a wish is granted, members receive a star next to their name. Members also award each other in form of caring awards, advice awards and leaf awards for granted wishes.

Sep 21

Then there’s also the people Helping People Network, which is just like the 2 sites I just mentioned, with just one big difference, which is exactly where I am getting at: the People Helping People Network is only in certain cities and thus is considered a local people helping people network. It has its own web site. People post their wishes, or something they need help with, and someone else reading it may grant their wish. The wishes can be wishes for a friend, for your kids, for a ride somewhere, for help with a chore you are unable to complete yourself, holiday wishes, even prayer wishes. The sites even come complete with a community board so people can list happenings in the town and or local places to get help for people struggling.

Sep 21

So Why not create own own local people helping people network, in our own neighborhoods, where people can turn to for help. Members can post their wishes/needs, even their prayers online, and there will be a chance that someone might be able to fulfill that need or wish.

Sep 21

One wish that really stands out, I can recall hearing on Tree of Wishes… One of its members who was suffering from bipolar disorder and was a victim of severe abuse. She came to a point and decided to end her life, miraculously one of the members reached out to her, and changed her mind. That is how powerful these sites can be.

Sep 21

These websites not only give people the chance to be helped, they also give people the chance to contribute.
The sites has grown from helping to reunite families to granting wishes big and small so far, more than 30,000 requests have been granted on wishuponahero alone.

Sep 21

The wishes range from very small things like cards & they even had weddings granted. They sent wheelchairs. They even got children eye glasses.
Heroes have sent a World War II veteran back to Pearl Harbor for his 90th birthday. Several people chipped in to get a bike for a boy with Down syndrome. For a girl whose house burned down, heroes gave her a dress and shoes for her senior prom. A boy with terminal cancer got a chance to meet his basketball idols.

Sep 21

All that is so wonderful, however there are some things that you need help with that you can only find locally such as a ride some where or help with a chore are just 2 examples, which is why a local social helping network would be just as great.

Sep 21

You could reach out to the people you want to reach out to. It isn’t like giving to one particular organization where You don’t know where it was going to or who.

Sep 21
And no Wish is Too Large, or No Hero Too Small. 
Many people on the sites both ask for and grant wishes, playing the roles of giver and receiver through good times and bad, which is the way it should be.
Both sites are examples of how far simple acts of kindness can go — especially in rough economic times.

And no Wish is Too Large, or No Hero Too Small.
Many people on the sites both ask for and grant wishes, playing the roles of giver and receiver through good times and bad, which is the way it should be.
Both sites are examples of how far simple acts of kindness can go — especially in rough economic times.

Sep 21

You can make a difference and it doesn’t cost you a penny. It may be just a phone call. It may be just a kind word or a card or a letter. But something as simple as that can make all the difference in the world to somebody in need.
That is why we should start our very own local social helping network, similar to these sites, I believe churches should get a private network like that and cities and small towns should get a social helping network similar to wish upon a hero. If that would happen, I believe that people in need wouldn’t be left to fend for themselves so much, people would know exactly what they need help with and just might offer. It’s well worth a try.