Excuse my inner social worker but she would like to do some guest posting here on my blog. The season of giving is coming up and no matter how financially strapped I might be at any given time, I know I am lucky and fortunate. Vying for three hundred dollar chairs and daydreaming of two hundred dollar rain boots is a luxury, whether or not I can afford them at the moment, because being able to even want these things means I have time to think about them; I am not worried about heat or clean water, or my next meal. I pick a charity every holiday to donate to, whether it's a little or at other times a little bit more. I figure it's a small donation for all of those that I love - who can easily go with one or two less stocking stuffers from the target dollar section. Really, we can all go without items from the dollar section, especially for a good cause. Add that up and you could instead give a little something that can impact someone else in a big way, even with as little as just a few dollars. With all that said I think each week up until the big (holi)day, I will post a favorite charity of mine. Today I am starting with my all-time favorite.
Heifer International is an amazing organization. I mean the work they do is phenomenal Truly, it has to be one of the best models of charity there are. The mission is basically in the philosophy of "give a man a fish, feed him for one day. teach a man to fish, feed him for life." I also like that you can find a way to help within any budget. They serve people around the globe including the U.S. and Europe. They will also send you cards that you can give to others letting them know that you donated in their honor. Plus you get cool address labels every year. Check them out, the pictures are worth it in and of themselves as you can see.
Do you have a favorite charity? If so I'd love to hear about it!