Make a donation to a charity. Make the donation in honor of your friend or family member and then gift them the receipt or card saying what the charity is about and why you chose that charity. It could a topic that your person is interested in, something that means something to them personally or you personally, etc.
Below are a list of some charities, big and small...american and international...that I find interesting and worth looking into if you want to make a donation during this holiday time!
in no particular order
- Your high school or college alma mater
*Mission~ "To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens."
*Mission~ "The Arthritis National Research Foundation's mission is to provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases."
*Mission~ "The Mia foundation was developed to give animals born with birth defects a fighting chance. So many animals born with birth defects, such as cleft palates or missing limbs, are euthanized at birth. With a little work and a lot of love, these animals give back so much more than anyone could possibly imagine. All they need is a chance!" "
*Mission~ "Fisher Houses provide military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury."
*Mission~ "The increase and diffusion of knowledge."
*Mission~ "First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy~ access to books."
Now has offices in USA and Canada
*Mission~ "Our mission is to heal, education and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues."
*Mission~ "The Humane Society of the United States and our affiliates provide direct care to more than 100,000 animals each year—more than any other animal welfare organization—through our sanctuaries, veterinary programs and emergency shelters and rescues. We work to professionalize the field of animal care with our education and training programs.
*Mission~ "Improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations by mobilizing and providing essential medical resources needed for their care."
*Mission~ "Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity."
*Mission~ "ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities. We help people survive conflict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC is committed to the delivery of programs that ensure measurable quality and lasting impact for the people we serve.
*Mission~ "Our mission is to become the leading organisation in the provision of psychosocial support for children living with HIV in Southern Africa. Having proved the effectiveness of this concept in Lesotho, our vision is to work in partnership to positively transform the lives of the world's most vulnerable children."
*Mission~ "ACF International, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger."
*Mission~ "We help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care."
*Mission~ "Charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water people in developing nations."
There are many other amazing charities out there so if these don't suit your needs keep looking! If you know of some that I should add to this post or to my "Support a Cause" page please let me know!
Until my next post...love y'all!!