Featured charities

Following are some charities that we support. Most of them offer opportunities for involvement. For more information, you can click on any that interest you.

Earth Rights Institute

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Earth Rights Institute

Founded in 2001, Earth Rights Institute (ERI) exists to support a culture of peace and justice worldwide by establishing dynamic worldwide networks of persons of goodwill and special skill, promoting policies and programs which further democratic rights to common heritage resources, and building ecological communities.  We take an innovative approach to join education, advocacy and research in building ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable communities in some of the world’s poorest communities.  ERI is a United Nations NGO...

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End the Occupation

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

End the Occupation

A national coalition of hundreds of groups, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation works to end U.S. support for Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. The United States supports Israeli occupation and apartheid through military aid, diplomatic backing at the U.N., and resolutions in Congress. The US Campaign works to change U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians to support human rights, international law, and equality. The US Campaign also supports boycotts, divestments, and sanctions...

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Innocence Project

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Innocence Project

This organization has a tee shirt I proudly wear, which lists the names of all the exonerees and the number of years each one was wrongfully incarcerated. If you would like to be involved with this project, you can go to the website and click on Get Involved. This is from their website: The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.The Innocence Project was founded...

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SOS Children’s Villages International

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

SOS Children’s Villages International

SOS Children’s Villages International provides families for children needing care all over the world.  I support a little boy in Nepal, and I receive letters and drawings from him, as well as reports about him. This description is from Wikipedia: The organization’s work focuses on abandoned, destitute and orphaned children requiring family-based child care. Millions of children worldwide are not living without their biological families for a variety of reasons including: parental separation, domestic violence and neglect, they have lost...

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Resist

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Resist

I donate to this organization and I proudly wear their tee shirt, which says Resist Illegitimate Authority.  Resist gives grants to grassroots groups, and if you go to the website you can read inspiring stories about what these groups are doing.  You might be inspired to start a new group, volunteer with an existing group, or to donate to help other groups. The following information is from the Resist website: Mission Resist funds and supports grassroots groups organizing on the frontlines of the peace, economic, social, and environmental...

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Kiva

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Kiva

Kiva doesn’t ask for donations; instead they ask for loans for people who are borrowing money to improve their lives.  You start by reading the borrowers’ stories on the website.  After you choose someone you want to help, you loan whatever amount you want, starting with a minimum of $25.  When your money is repaid, you can either loan the money to someone else, donate it to Kiva, or withdraw it. I often deposit money on behalf of other people, for example as Christmas or birthday gifts to people who already have everything they want.  Then...

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International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

IFAW’s mission is to rescue and protect animals around the world.  IFAW rescues individuals, safeguards populations, and preserves habitat in over 40 countries. Guiding ideas Our vision: Our vision is a world where animals are respected and protected. Our promise: We promise supporters and policy makers effective animal protection solutions delivered with intelligence, compassion and integrity. Our principles: In order to achieve IFAW’s vision of a world where animals are respected and protected, we follow key principles in our hands-on...

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Breast cancer action

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Breast cancer action

I love this charity because it focuses on the real issues instead of wearing pink ribbons and running in marathons. If you go to their website you will find opportunities to volunteer or to become involved in other ways.

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