Before I start — last call to ask me some questions! Feel free to ask me anything! Moving on — after January 20, there had been a lot of events and happenings in the United States. Usually, I don’t pay attention to the political fiasco in the US, but the new administration in the capital awoke something in me. The changes have upset me and went against what I believe in. From human rights to immigration issues, I’d been very unhappy at some of the new stances the US politicians are taking. One particular issue had riled me up, and that led me to donate to its cause. From that moment on, I’d decided on a new goal for 2017.
I’ve decided to donate to a different charity every month. With the help of Charity Navigator, I’ve researched and found the twelve charities I want to donate. This is my list:
- American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
- American Humanist Association
- Americans for the Arts
- Cancer Research Institute
- Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
- Environmental Defense Fund
- Equality Now
- Kids in Need Foundation
- National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
- No One Left Behind
- Planned Parenthood
- The Trevor Project
My list shows that I support a lot of different causes. I support human and civil rights, arts awareness, health research, veterans support, animal and environment protection, children and youth support, and LGBT causes. And though not really a cause, I want to support American Humanist Association because by all definition, that’s what I am — a humanist (also an atheist, but that’s an entirely different subject matter). In the end, I hope to make a difference with my contributions. It isn’t much, but I know that every little bit helps, so I will do what I can do ensure that the world we live in will become a better place for us all.
Have you ever donated to a charity? What are some charities and causes do you support? Share with me in the comments!