A Little Goes A Long Way
As we approach the holidays, we become more thankful for what we have. For those we love. For those that love us.
And although each of us may have a down time now and again, we must always keep in mind that there are those who going without. Those who are in pain. Those who just need a little more help.
With that in mind, I’d like to just put a little note into everyone’s heads: a little bit goes a long way. A dollar. A blanket. A can of food.
Never forget that the person or family you are helping would be worse off without your help.
I also wanted to list a few charities that you might want to consider contributing to. Some I have assisted myself. Others I have heard about. But I thought a list would be nice to help remind us that some of us are more fortunate than others in one way or another.
I also encourage anyone to leave a comment with other charities to add to the list. Especially international ones, because I am not well versed with any.
Note: purposes are taken directly from each charity’s website.
Charity: March of Dimes
Purpose: Dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Charity: Angel on a Leash
Purpose: To create the best therapy dog programs in health care facilities and other settings across the country.
Charity: Ronald McDonald House Charities
Purpose: Creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well being of children worldwide.
Charity: American Cancer Society
Purpose: Committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy and rehabilitation.
Charity: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Purpose: Dedicated to the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hand of humans, and must be protected under law.
Charity: Make a Wish Foundation
Purpose: To grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Charity: Dress for Success
Purpose: To promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
~*~ Aly ~*~
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