December 13, 2019

Six Charities that I’d Like to Give To

Posted on March 1, 2010 by in Health, Life Quality

A new water pump for a community in need

Here are six charities that I’d like to support.

Charity Water — Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Many people in the developing world, usually women and children, walk more than three hours every day to fetch water that is likely to make them sick. Those hours are crucial, preventing many from working or attending school. Almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. That’s one in eight of us. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects. Come on, I take water for granted, showering, washing, drinking pure bottled water that is delivered to my home. I’d like to help bring water closer to everybody.

Scholarship America — Scholarship America’s mission is to mobilize America, through scholarships and educational support, to make postsecondary education possible for all students — and that mission is now more important than ever. Okay, I was lucky that my parents set my expectations on college and even though I dropped out of college because it wasn’t for me…I’ve continued education through self-motivation and raw curiosity. Some people could use some help improving their minds — this is an investment that will ultimately pay off for everybody.

Fund for Public Schools — This charity is dedicated to improving the NYC public schools. I’ve visited some of these schools…even the best ones could use help. The worst ones, lets just say, are using the “library” as a closet — seen it! People like me can move to suburban areas where the schools are great, which I did because I wanted the best school experience for my children. I’d like to help other children have a better experience at school.

Food Gatherers — If somebody doesn’t finish their dinner, I’ll try to eat it even if I’m full because I can’t stand to waste food. That’s why I’m fat. Food Gatherers reduces food waste through the rescue and distribution of perishable and non perishable food; coordinating with other hunger relief providers; educating the public about hunger; and developing new food resources. It’s like not wasting food in a big way!

Children for Children — Children for Children mobilizes the energy, ingenuity and compassion of young people to help them discover the power and potential to solve real world problems through volunteer opportunities and learning programs. Empowering children with idea that they can help…sweet.

AmericaCares — These guys deliver medicines, medical supplies and aid to people in crisis around the world.

I want to give to all of these this year. If you know of any other stand-up charities, please post them in the comments section so that I can become aware of them. Thank you. Also, before you give money to charity, here are Ten Best Practices for Giving.

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