Posted by: mesabimisadventures | November 29, 2011

A Little Insight Into A Lot of Giving By Others

My favorite thing about my 31 Days of Giving Project has been the open opportunity to talk to people about what they are passionate about in life, as exemplified by the charities/organizations they encourage me to support and/or support themselves.

The father, whose daughter survived cancer as a child and is now a healthy young woman, suggesting that I donate to St. Jude’s and the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

The mother with a keen sense of empathy who funnels her energy towards ending human trafficking.

The globally-minded friend that believes in the sustainability of gifts from Heifer International.

When we pay our taxes, we don’t get to indicate where we want that money to go and unfortunately, sometimes we financially support groups that don’t align with our values.  So how do you balance that out?

Sometimes you get lucky and you get to have a career that allows you to make a difference in an arena that means a lot to you, which is why I won’t be focusing many donations towards environmental groups.  That leaves me with everything else that matters to me as well as the people that matter to me.  You’ll see some familiar local groups highlighted, some well-known national groups, and a few totally random groups.

“Put your money where your mouth is”

Umm… Okay

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Responses

  1. See also http://itemp.org/ regarding human trafficking.


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