- campaign /kam-PEYN/
- amass /uh-MAS/
- proceeds /PROH-seeds/
- solidarity /sol-i-DAR-i-tee/
- famine /FAM-in/
[noun] – a planned series of activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
The campaign to complete the road widening project was successful.
[verb] – to gather a large amount of something, esp. money, by collecting it over a period of time
Lilian amassed a large amount of money just from selling her novels.
[noun] – the amount of money received from a particular event or activity or when something is sold
The event organizers agreed to give all the proceeds to the local community.
[noun] – agreement between and support for the members of a group
Let us focus on strengthening the solidarity between the two parties to avoid conflict.
[noun] – a situation in which there is not enough food for a great number of people, causing illness and death
Famine is a serious problem that must be addressed immediately.
The campaign was established as an act of solidarity between the Irish and the Native Americans. Ireland was struck with famine in 1845 when a fungus destroyed the country’s potato crop, which was their main source of food. The Native Americans responded in 1847 by garnering a total of $170, equivalent to more than $5,000 in present times, to donate to Ireland. Irish GoFundMe donors left heartwarming messages on the page such as, “From Ireland, 170 years later, the favour is returned! To our Native American brothers and sisters in your moment of hardship.” and “You helped us in our darkest hour. Honoured to return the kindness. Ireland remembers, with thanks.”
True or False:
- The donations are meant for the African-American community.
- The famine struck Ireland in 1845.
- Naomi O’Leary is the fundraiser’s organizer.
- In 1847, the Native Americans donated more than $5,000 to the citizens of Ireland.
- Potatoes were not the main source of food for the Irish in the 1800s.
- After reading the article, how do you suppose the Native Americans would feel about the Irish’s way to return the favor?
- Is giving something back necessary to prove solidarity between two people or groups? Why or why not?
- In returning a favor, what else do you think can we give aside from money during the pandemic? Kindly enumerate.
- In your opinion, should corporations donate to charities? Please explain your answer.
- Would you rather donate to a fundraiser or do volunteer work? Please share your thoughts.
Express Your Opinion:
- Everyone should donate to those in need at least once a month.
- “Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.” ―John D. Rockefeller Jr.
- “Don’t hold back your gift, because you never know when you might be helping someone. We all have a gift to give.” ―Laya Saul