DSSE

"I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand". 

—Charles de Lint poet, folklorist, artist, songwriter, performer

Let's get Dizzy!

Do Something for Someone Else (DSSE) pronounced Dizzy.

Is there anything you would appreciate some help with around the house or garden? If so

Do Something for Someone Else is all about helping our neighbours within community. As such it is a service unique to members of our locality dedicated social network. Please join here to add your full request details, and to connect with those who may be able to help within your locality.

Do Something for Someone Else~ Our Hope.

In our ultra-monetised and commodified society, the simple act of asking for help has become uncomfortable. Everything it would seem must have a price, delivered by a ‘professional’. When we do receive selfless help, so conditioned are we to pay for everything, many of us feel compelled to offer payment. 

DSSE is pragmatic about this. We know that we all need help from time to time with a myriad of different things, often of no interest to the aforementioned professionals. Our database provides the opportunity to ask for help. Our members area provides the opportunity to get to know each other. Those who like to help can volunteer without the expectation of personal gain, but with the added benefit that they can raise a few pounds for a local project that they also want to help.

Those who need help can pay as much or as little as they wish. For those who are struggling financially that may be very nominal. Meanwhile those who are comfortable financially may choose to be generous.

Potential. Where might this lead?

It’s a sad fact that we live in challenging times, so challenging that it’s hard to do much more than focus on getting through the day by taking care of ourselves and maybe some immediate family. Indeed, anything beyond that can be seen as a threat.

The question is, is this our human nature, or is it a manifestation of our dominant culture of competition, of separation, and an artificially manufactured fear that causes us to look inward?.

Chrysalis Commons Earth believes it is the latter. We have no wish other than to allow our true nature to manifest by facilitating opportunities for all of us to contribute from a selfless perspective. We expect some to take joy from volunteering perhaps on a daily basis, but what if we developed a culture where we all thought in terms of making time to ‘Do Something For Someone Else’ at least once a week, or even just once a month?. Of course, we can be both recipients and providers depending upon our abilities and our needs.

Ultimately we can rely upon money, or we can rely upon each other.

If there is something you would like to delegate, or are really struggling to do for yourself, please list it on our DSSE database. We are all then invited to consider what we think we might be able to do to help.

One Day

 We have no wish other than to allow our true nature to manifest by facilitating opportunities for all of us to contribute from a selfless perspective.

Welcome/Welcome back to Agora, our online and real-world gateway to all that is happening in your locality, and your invitation to participate in helping to create more caring, more inclusive, more vibrant places to live. Please add your profile. It's not essential in order to explore, but if you have decided to join, please, let's get to know each other.
Please check back often to this message as we will use it to update on our progress, ideally as a result of feedback & suggestions from the membership. This is a platform designed to facilitate collaboration & cooperation. Your contribution is highly valued & encouraged at every turn.
From within our member's area you can explore all our directories, also accessible to non-members, but here you can actively engage.
If you have something that you would like to add to a directory please enter your details as appropriate for us to upload.
Each project has an associated group, again for you to actively engage with as you decide. If it's your chosen project to support when shopping, you may decide that you want to get involved in other ways in order to help.
We are also adding discussion groups/topics of interest. You are welcome to join wherever you may be in the UK, but the aim is to share the best most positive stuff so that we can all work together to implement wherever we may be with the friends we have made locally via our shared platform.
Chrysalis is a grassroots bottom-up initiative focused on transformation in the spirit of the caterpillar to the butterfly.

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