How it started

Beginning in 2009, when the world economy started to fail, I was one of the many hit hard by both a bad economy and bad luck.  I was known to shout out in frustration, “I want to save the world, but I can’t even save myself.”  During this difficult time I was amazed at the support that came from unexpected sources. Things changed for me in the beginning of 2011. I soon realized that others were still having challenges. So I decided it was  time for me to give back.  To pay it forward so to speak.  Perhaps even begin saving the world one step at a time.

In August 2011 I drove across the U.S where I met people at various stops along the way.  I stopped at job fairs, homeless shelters, churches and other places where I met people who were still having financial challenges. I told the stories of six of the people I met. At the end of the trip, readers voted for who I gave $1,000 to. The people I spoke with didn’t know there was any money involved. They knew simply that I was a writer profiling people having a tough time in a challenging economy. When I went through my challenges, I felt like I had no voice. This gave them a voice.

We’re now into the second phase of the Rebel-With-A-Cause project. It’s a tie-in with my travel writing website Drop Me Anywhere. Readers vote on where I travel without a plan. While on each trip, I will spend a day, or part of a day, volunteering with a local organization. I’ll then write about that organization here. I’ll let you know what they do, who, or what they help, and how you can get involved.

So please read and share. And if you’d stop by Drop Me Anywhere and vote, I’d be grateful.

Want to talk?

Follow me on Twitter @DropMeAnywhere.

Contact me by E-mail at crosen7646@yahoo.com

LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/cbrosenblat

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”


5 Responses to “About”

  1. Marc Michaelson August 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    looking forward to the journey here

    • Carole B. Rosenblat August 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

      Marc –

      Thanks so much for taking the time to read, comment and subscribe. I am passionate about this project and hope to honor the stories of the people I write about.

  2. Justin October 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    Carole is a very talented Rebel with a Cause.

  3. www.beautythroughthebeast.com September 27, 2015 at 7:38 pm #

    “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” GREAT quote!!!
    Carole, we are soul sisters!!! I love your idea, I will be following your blog. I have a blog as well, but it isn’t nearly as exciting (www.beautythroughthebeast.com).
    As soon as I am done with cancer surgery and reconstruction, I want my next job to have to do with travel. I was an Italian teacher at a public high school, then I left to study abroad in Florence to get my Master’s in Italian. I, too, am unmarried and without children or a dog, so; Have Passport, Will Travel! Not everyone can do that, or wants to, so I hope a company will take advantage of my fervor. While in Florence, I traveled extensively throughout Europe. I can relate to having a different relationship to “stuff.” I cherish the experiences I’ve had, with the people I’ve met, the memories I’ve created, and the photographs I’ve taken. If you need a partner in crime, or another traveler, I’m in!! Seriously, what a great idea! Chiara

    • Drop Me Anywhere September 27, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

      Glad you can relate. I’ve learned, and changed, so much on this journey. I’m not sure what’s next but would love to make it into a TV show. Need a production partner.

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