GOD, Country, Corps
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
I'll try playing my part too ..
Polaris Project, both do work against human trafficking which is, in my opinion, the absolute worst human rights violation there is today.
I don't need to post a link. Everyone sees it every day on tv, on the net, on the radio.
This a very cost effective charity I contribute to frequently. They are highly rated by Charity Navigator.
Our mission is to mobilize and deploy private sector resources to advance availability, access and use of micronutrients, especially vitamin A, among at-risk populations in need.
Vitamin Angels reduces child mortality worldwide by connecting essential nutrients with infants and children under five. Essential nutrients enable young immune systems to fight infectious diseases, helping children attain good health and the opportunity to lead meaningful and productive lives.
One foundation I will never donate to is the United Way. My husband used to work for them, and from what he understood, a huge portion of the donation went to administrative costs. Something like 90%.
I donate to Police Benevolence agencies when they call, because the money goes to help spouses of slain officers.
The last donation I made was to the Pink Daisy project. It's a breast cancer foundation that helps the people with breast cancer. The Pink Ribbon foundation is great, but it's more for awareness and research. The Pink Daisy project actually takes the money and gives it to the women to use for things they need. For instance, a $100 donation would be used for either groceries or a utility bill for a woman who can't work because of the chemo, or a gas card so they can afford to go back and forth to the doctor. It's an amazing organization. An old high school friend of mine is very much involved in it, because she had a double mastectomy a few years ago, and remembers how hard it was to make ends meet when she was unable to work.
The Pink Daisy Project
Not sure if this counts, but I like this concept quite alot
We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
Originally Posted by Gipper
Winter Is Coming
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
-Thomas Jefferson (who owned slaves and had sex with them)