Friday, December 28, 2012

'Tis the Season for Charitable Giving

From a Democracy for America e-mail:

This time of year, the Democracy for America community is inspired to share its good fortune with others. If you are in a position to share as well, here is a list of DFA staff-picked charities, all of which would be worthy recipients of your gift.

Doctors Without Borders: Medical and administrative staff work in nearly 70 countries providing medical aid to those most in need regardless of their race, religion, or political affiliation. They travel to some of the most challenging corners of our globe to bring critical aid to those suffering.

Heifer International: Their mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty, and care for the Earth. Your contribution will purchase an animal of your choice -- goats, cows, bees, water buffalo are among the options -- to give families the world over a hand-up and hope for a way out of poverty toward on-going prosperity.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: The DFA staff adore their dogs, so the thought of harm and cruelty to any animal makes our stomachs turn. The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.

Nature Conservancy: We've got just this one planet for our home, let's take care of her! The Nature Conservancy works around the world and in all 50 US states to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

Global Fund for Women: This might just be one of the best ways to get involved in the War for Women. The Global Fund for Women is a grant-making foundation that advances women's human rights by funding women-led organizations worldwide, enabling women and girls to reach their potential and live free of discrimination and violence.

Ronald McDonald House Charities: Their mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Families of critically ill kids find solace, comfort and a warm meal at Ronald McDonald Houses around the country.

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