I was thinking of charitable things for the social currency to do, and I thought of Dogecoin sponsoring Nascar. Maybe we should sponsor something too as a community but more focused on improving peoples lives.
The overall idea
I then thought why not sponsor children around the world, by simply creating a pool of money and send it in direction of children in need. It would be easy to facilitate through cryptocurrency, because we could simply by one click send the amount we wish for to a money pool and then spend it. This would help the communty to achieve a sense of purpose and feel good about spending time with the coin and at the same time help people.
What I can do/What I think we need
Personally this would be something I would be inclined to spend something like 20-30 dollars worth of reddcoin a month on and if enough share what they can (maybe a percentage of their minted coins each month?) I think we could actually generate a larger sum of money for people who for sure are in need.
Now I do not want to have the responsibility of coming up with a solution for protecting people from getting scammed or programming the money pool to child in need website or whatever, this is not within my skill range. But I will definately happely write stories about every donation made by the community on this website and thereby help it grow with a strong sense of purpose. If anyone is up for making a website and maybe trying to come up with a decentralised blockchain solution for handling the money between donation, I dont know what I am talking about, but then please share your ideas and skills :) !
The morality of the idea
Furthermore I think it is important to discuss the moral implications of using people in need to feel good about a money system and if this is something we even want Reddcoin to be associated with. Personally I obviously think it is a good idea but will be happy to be proven wrong! My main argument is: it benefits the community with a sense of purpose and unity about something good. And it helps individuals around the world in a very concrete way which I think it what being social is about.
Other ideas a long the same lines. We could maybe even make different pools like: support a child, support an artist where artist can share their story and we maybe can help them buying materials for projects and so on. The opportunities for taking social responsibility seem endless, again I think charity to someone in serious need of money is a great place to start because most can agree this is a good thing to do.