Yesterday I asked you to share a favorite cause or charity, and then go and support another one listed. And several of you took up that challenge. I want to thank each of you that did. I’ve made a donation to each one you listed, and hopefully others did as well. What a remarkable way to make a difference in people’s lives.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to participate, and still want to, I wanted to share with you the organizations that were highlighted yesterday by YOU, my awesome community. Here they are, in no particular order:
- From Amy Thomas Polk Clothe Your Neighbor as Yourself http://www.cyny.org/ (Helping the homeless) Cindy Seipel also mentioned helping the homeless. In Phoenix there is Andre House and St. Vincent de Paul who are providing life’s necessary services to the homeless.
- From Dawn Marie Perkins Childrens Hemiplegia and Stroke Association http://www.chasa.org
- From Kathy Yellets: http://www.withlovefromjesus.org – With Love from Jesus is currently ministering to over 3,500 families each month in addition to assisting many other ministries with helpful resources for their outreach. The distribution of food, household items, clothing, furniture, computers, and vehicles provides the opportunity to share the love of Christ to the community.
- From Kathleen Noland: http://www.soldiersangels.org — may no soldier go unloved. Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families. Founded by the mother of two American soldiers, its hundreds of thousands of Angel volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.
- From Melody Thacker: http://www.Kiva.org Kiva allows you to loan money to people for their business in 3rd world countries.
- From Debbie Myers: http://www.cancer.org which is the link for the American Cancer Society.
- From Diana Miller Brinsley Food for the Hungry at http://www.fh.org. Food for the Hungry is a multi-faceted Christian organization that includes a child sponsorship program, disaster relief and a gift catalog. You’ll find more information at http://www.facebook.com/foodforthehungry.
- From Allison Marie: http://www.pancan.org is the site for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. My grandmother was diagnosed last February and due to the PANCAN group, we were able to get her matched with a top-notch surgeon and she is still with us today.
- From Harriotte Snipes Ennis Pet adoptions is my number one cause…why spend money to purchase one, when there are so many wonderful animals at the shelter, just waiting for someone to love them. (From Jennifer: You can find a pet to love at Pet Finder http://www.petfinder.com. My family got matched with a pet from Eleventh Hour Rescue in NJ – http://members.petfinder.org/~NJ376/Home.htm, which is an amazing organization!)
- From Rachelle Teller Feeding America is one of my causes. Their website is http://feedingamerica.org/ You can also go to their facebook page and find out how you can donate time or money.
- From Tony in the blog comments yesterday: We dropped off parcels of groceries and Christmas presents to a destitute family this afternoon. It is so fulfilling to be able to Bless someone who has very little by Paying Forward the Blessings we receive. (From Jennifer: What families in your neighborhood need some extra help? Check with local civic organizations and houses of worship in your area.)
- From Jennifer: Another group I love is Physicians for Peace. They promote international friendships through medicine, equipping people in underdeveloped areas to help themselves through medical training and support.
Thank you to all of you who shared a bit of your heart with us yesterday. And if the spirit moves you, I encourage you to donate to one of these charities, or one that is close to your heart, in honor of this holiday season.
May those of you who celebrate it have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for all the good you do every day!
And if you have another charity you’d like to share, or would like to tell us how you’ve donated or helped, please share those in the comments!
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