Hey all! Hope you had a FABULOUS holiday! Gonna upload a video about my vacation soon, but wanted to drop in and remind you that it’s charity donation season! I have a few places I always give to, thought I’d list them if you’re interested in some good causes to support!
Mr. Hollands Opus Foundation: http://www.mhopus.org/
Donates instruments to needy US public schools and keeps their music programs running when they’re threatened. As a former musician myself, violin got me a full scholarship to college and enriched my life in many ways. Very low overhead too. They also take instrument donations and refurb them!
Wikimedia (owns Wikipedia): http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home
I consider this the public radio of the internet. We all use it, we should support it to keep it going, because if it disappeared our internet life would be much sadder.
Stray Cat Alliance: http://www.straycatalliance.org/
I donate to several other animal charities, but this one addresses the root of the problem of stray cats. They capture, and release feral cats and prevent them from making more feral cats. Good idea!
This is a very cool charity where you’re actually giving a LOAN to small businesses across the globe, and when they repay the loan you get to re-invest the money in another business. Helping a woman in Mongolia open a clothing shop is a cool feeling
Please share any other ones you feel passionately about as well! I always check charities on Charity Navigator to see what percentage of donations go to actually helping their cause. Some of them are TERRIBLE with regards to overhead (As much as 80% going to their administration)
Ok, Happy donating!!