Ice, Ice, Bucket: Talking About Philanthropy

Instead of the ice bucket challenge, you can always donate money on your own to different organizations. Some good information here!

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Today’s post is a guest essay from Bonnie T., from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Squirrel Hill. We hope to feature Bonnie’s work once a month or so, going forward.

If you’ve used social media in the last two months or so, you’ve probably encountered at least one video of a friend, stranger, or celebrity getting doused in very cold water. The dousee gives a small amount of money to charity (but would have been expected to give a larger amount had they chosen to stay dry), and challenges other people by name to repeat the experience/payment.

It turns out public libraries are really bad places to dump buckets of ice water over people. We have no towels, the floor gets all slippery, and it’s not great for the books. So when we want to start conversations with people about philanthropy and activism, we have to fall back on…

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