Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises
was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit,
the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Some of you say, “Joy is greater thar sorrow,”
and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.
Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.
When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.
At Joyful Heart Foundation are incredibly grateful to you for your interest in getting more involved in our work and efforts to end sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. In 2004, Joyful Heart was just a glimmer of an idea—an idea that began when Mariska Hargitay started her role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. It was an idea to help the millions of survivors heal and reclaim their lives, an idea that if we turn towards these issues together, the weight of these crimes doesn’t have to be carried alone. With the support of people like you, we’ve accomplished so much since then. Yet much work lies ahead—and that’s where you come in.
For a while now, we’ve been calling what we’re doing a “joyful revolution.” And we’re asking you to join it by turning towards these issues.
The turn is simple—and profound. As it did for Mariska, it can often begin with learning more about these issues and how they affect peoples’ lives. In exploring this section, we invite you to keep this in mind—and to never underestimate the impact you can have on someone’s life—simply by being informed and supportive.
“If we are able to communicate only one thing about your role in a survivor’s journey, it is this: never, ever underestimate your power to affect its course.”
– Maile Zambuto, Joyful Heart CEO
We need to put an end to child abuse.
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Derived from the recommendations of the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, Strong Communities for Children is a universal community-wide approach to prevention of child maltreatment. It is intended to change community norms—to facilitate informal support for families and to strengthen parents’ belief that they can improve the quality of life for their own and their neighbors’ families. A phased intervention, Strong Communities begins with recruitment and mobilization of volunteers, initially to spread Strong Communities’ messages and ultimately to provide direct assistance to families of young children. Principle-driven, Strong Communities uses assets in the community to expand and strengthen networks of supportive relationships and, in particular, to increase support to parents. At least in concept, Strong Communities appears to be applicable in highly disparate communities and societies.
You Make the Difference
The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) is pioneering discoveries to prevent, treat, and cure lupus by identifying and championing bold and novel research in this difficult disease. We don’t receive federal funds to do this; we raise funds from people like you. And we need your help! As a nonprofit organization [a 501(c)(3)], all contributions to the LRI are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The tax ID for the Lupus Research Institute is # 06-1565950. Your contributions are used wisely; we send nearly 92 cents of every dollar contributed straight to the scientists in their laboratories searching for answers to lupus. Will you consider helping us in one or more of the following ways? Donate, get involved, please come be a part of our race to pioneer discovery in lupus! – See more at: http://lupusresearchinstitute.org/help-cure-lupus#sthash.3RYOmkPk.dpuf
Although no two cases of lupus are alike, there are symptoms—things that a person with lupus feels or experiences as opposed to a doctor testing for—that many with the disease notice. Common complaints include the following: Swollen, stiff, and painful joints Fever over 100 degrees F Fatigue Rashes on the skin and/or sensitivity to the sun Swelling around the ankles Chest pain with deep breaths Unusual hair loss Pale or purple fingers from cold or stress Mouth ulcers, often painless In some cases of lupus, several of these symptoms develop at once in what is called a “flare.” – See more at: http://lupusresearchinstitute.org/lupus-facts/lupus-symptoms#sthash.KN2fI6Tg.dpuf
Join the #kareemsalmanfoundation in our efforts to help cure Lupus
Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation
We are challenging you, your church and/or your organization to sponsor a Virtual Toy Drive! We are extremely thankful for your partnership in raising funds to enable us to send toys to children battling a cancer diagnosis.
Last year we exceeded our goal of assisting 14,000 children, and their families. With your aid we were able to serve over 16,300 families in 2013! This year our goal is to assist over 15,000 families. Do us a favor and forward this page to someone you think would like to get involved with a Virtual Toy Drive of their own to raise funds for CCRF!
You can make a difference in the life of a child today for as little as $5. Your contribution will make a difference to a child battling cancer in the hospital all year long!
Learn more about CCRF by visiting
Choose from the toy options in the donation form to support a child in a way that is comfortable for you.
The Kareemsalmanfoundation is committed to helping in the name of Kareem.
Donate to the breast cancer research Foundation.
BCRF is committed to preventing and curing breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research.
Your generous gift brings us one step closer to achieving our goal. It also supports more than 200 scientists on 6 continents as they pursue research that will accelerate progress and transform lives.
Thank you for helping us make the end of breast cancer a reality.
Don’t Street Race There is a Place
Our new outreach campaign is one to effectively raise awareness for our cause and our sponsors support of our program. The new billboard is one that gives the public knowledge about the solution to illegal street racing. The campaign ” Don’t Street Race There is a Place” billboard will go live on January 5th. Sponsors essentially get the billboard placement as a free add on to our Sponsorship package, sponsors still receive placement on all marketing materials, social media networks, website placement and event access for 2015. Please review the campaign design attached and email us back regarding more information. Join us in our battle against illegal street racing and be part of the only non-profit fighting for the solution to illegal street racing.
Wish List and Gift Registry
The holiday season is around the corner. No family should be hungry or needy.
Please give to a good Cause.
We want to make sure the families have what they need to make their stay as comfortable as possible. Just like any other House, we need items but in bigger quantities.
Conduct a wish list drive at your school, work place or church to help the Houses in their every day needs
Please follow the following link: https://rmhcsouthflorida.org/wish-list-and-gift-registry/
Ebola first appeared in 1976 in simultaneous outbreaks in Nzara, Sudan, and in Yambuku, DRC
The latter was in a village situated near the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name
Fruit bats are considered to be the natural host of the Ebola virus
The case-fatality rate varies from 25 to 90 percent, depending on the strain
Help fight Ebola. Every bit helps
If contracted, Ebola is one of the world’s most deadly diseases. It is a highly infectious virus that can kill up to 90 percent of the people who catch it, causing terror among infected communities.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated hundreds of people with the disease and helped to contain numerous life-threatening epidemics.
Join the #kareemsalmanfoundation in fighting the Ebola Virus