Happy New Years everybody and welcome to Project Change the World. My name is SQ and I'm personally so glad you decided to stop by and take a look! I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen so far. If you haven't had a chance to read the "About Us" section yet, let me give you a brief overview of what we're doing. But first, some statistics- Fact: "Every 10 seconds, a child dies of hunger (http://www.wfp.org/)." Fact: "Nearly 1 BILLION people don't have access to clean drinking water (http://www.charitywater.org/)." Poverty, animal rights, child abuse, education, global warming, homelessness, disease, genocide, world hunger, natural disasters, drug abuse, suicide, teen pregnancy, eating disorders, health care, discrimination, tobacco use, bullying, violence, addictions, money, women's rights, dirty water... The list of needs never seems to end. But there is a way to fix all the problems with the world today. It just so happens to involve you actually. That's right; you can make a difference. But "how?" you ask. Simple. All you have to do is reach out a hand to someone that needs help rising to their feet again. You can donate, volunteer, and help a stranger. Support a charity that seems to strike a chord with you. Donate money, food, clothing, and other items to them or simply donate your time to help out with fundraisers and campaigns. Volunteer to read books to children or be a big brother or sister (http://www.habitat.org/default.aspx), be supportive of friends and family, write letters to politicians, give a positive and encouraging speech to youth, support the arts, recycle, put yourself in someone else's shoes before you judge them, adopt a pet from the pound, help pack meals to send to third world countries, and always wear a smile. These are just a few of the ways you can make the world a better place. For more ideas and suggestions, check out our "Change" page at /change.html. The world won't change over night of course but it's all these small things that will add up that can make a true impact. So join our movement to help out in any way that you can contribute. Visit our message boards to meet like-minded individuals who believe that kindness can make a difference. Discuss what you're doing to help. Talk about issues that matter to you. Or go out and knock some things off our "List of Recommended Ways to Change the World" list or tell us what we should add to it. Spread the word of what we're doing. We are trying to save people, animals, and the environment. Tell everyone you know about this movement and encourage them to get involved. Come out and support our events. We can't do this alone. We're all human beings and therefore, we're all connected from the homeless to the billionaires. We're in it together. You don't have to be rich or have a high school diploma to change the world. All you need is the heart and the knowledge that this is our world. Not my world or your world. After all, the biggest problem with the world today is not poverty, crime, or even hate but rather indifference, knowing and not doing anything about it. What if you were that person who needed someone's help but everyone acted as if they could not see you? Let's make sure that no one is invisible to us. Let's unite now and change the future of our world, together and forever...