December 31, 2019
Actor Bella Ramsey has become YoungMinds latest ambassador, the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.
Best known for her role as Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones, Bella Ramsey opens up about her own mental health struggles and wants to encourage other young people to do the same. She first shared her story on World Mental Health Day in 2018 - which for a 15-year-old is extremely brave.
You can read the full story here and share to inspire others!
This “Giving Machine” allows users to donate essential items to local and international charities with just a swipe of their card. Instead of dispensing candy bars, the machine has a variety of charitable options, such as donating a dozen meals to a local homeless shelter; supplying an underprivileged school with textbooks; and even gifting a pair of chickens to a family on the other side of the world.
There are only ten of these machines currently functioning in the world. This one, in particular, was unveiled in Denver, Colorado last week. The machines were launched by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a part of their #LightTheWorld campaign to encourage people to give during the holiday season. Their other machines have been stationed everywhere from Hawaii and Salt Lake City to London and the Philippines.
They raised over $2.3 million in 2018 for local and global charities. Total donations for 2019 will be continuously updated throughout the season and will be available on the Light the World website.
What a beautiful world we live in.