Every two seconds, an individual needs a blood donation. One blood bank donation can save up to three lives. The average blood donation takes 10 minutes to complete – and donating blood takes only 1 pint of our 10 pints in our body. There’s a consistent deficit in blood banks and an unrelenting demand for blood; it’s needed for surgeries, babies, anemic people, chemo patients – so many people, and yet, there’s a constant shortage. Most importantly, there’s a major deficit in blood banks in the summer and winter seasons.
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Talk about a hair-raising experience - Movember has taken over yet again. No, it's not just an excuse for men to toss their razors for a month and let their facial hair grow however it may. Turns out, Movember's been around for ten years!
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Over the week of May 20 Universal Wilde held bake sales for the One Fund at our facilities throughout Massachusetts. One bake sale was held per day in each of the locations and at the end of the week we raised $710 to donate to the One Fund.
Last week, we held four bake sales for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley's Family Fund. What is the Family Fund? It's a program that works year-round in the Greater Boston (and Merrimack Valley) area to provide families with emergency food, emergency shelter, utilties assistance, financial education, and more. It's truly a wonderful program and we were very fortunate to participate in their fundraising efforts this year.
At Universal Wilde and Wilde Agency we understand the importance of giving back. It gives you that “warm, fuzzy feeling” knowing that you’re helping someone out or making the world a better place. Philanthropy isn’t just good for those who are receiving – it’s good for those who give, too, beyond the “warm fuzzies” you feel.
Turns out, philanthropic actions have a positive psychological effect. A research study done by Harvard University showed that being charitable positively affected willpower and physical endurance of those who did a good deed. A separate research study done by Newcastle University showed that those who were generous with their money were more well-liked and trusted – and at the end of the study, they had more money than they started with!