What's going on here?

I've made a commitment: to do one good deed per day. Large or small, it doesn't matter. Self-sacrificing or not, extraordinary or mundane, it doesn't matter. Just one thing every day, that's all.

The more I do good, the better I feel about myself. Truly, to benefit others is to benefit yourself. I hope this journal may inspire others who also yearn to do good. So join me on this journey, if you will, and think about the difference you can make in your own life.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Amnesty International - Fighting Human Trafficking

Today I was approached by an Amnesty International worker on the street. She told me that Minnesota is currently one of the biggest cities for human trafficking in the U.S. Duluth, a city up north on Lake Superior, is apparently an international port with relatively lax security, making it attractive to traffickers.

ONE GOOD DEED: Become a member of Amnesty International to work toward their membership goal of one million, which number will be used to lobby for human rights in Congress.


  1. Hi Brandon,

    I agree with your blog that it is important for people to act (do one good deed per day) when they are aware of a social problem. However, how can one be more strategic in their giving and be certain that their dollars are making an impact?

    I believe one way of addressing this problem is to pool donation dollars to support top performing nonprofits. I would like to invite you to visit the nonprofit organization I'm working for called Philanthropedia at http://myphilanthropedia.org, where we consolidated 231 expert opinions to identify top performing nonprofits in different social areas for donors to support.

    Warm Regards,
    Dawn Kwan
    Manager of Nonprofit Profiles & Social Cause Expansion
    650 868 0525

  2. Thank you, Dawn. I've posted about your useful site! (see Nov. 28th entry)