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Don’t Shop. Support Causes.

November 19, 2017 Leave a comment

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My favorite gift last year was from my mom who donated to Heifer International in my name. It was the best gift ever, so please consider giving the gift of caring. Don’t shop. Support causes.

On the news, a woman said she was going to spend much more money this year on gifts than any other, and I wondered if any causes would benefit from her generosity. Would there be children who could count on food on their table and a roof over their heads? Would their parents have an opportunity to provide for their family?

Last year, my family gave gifts from Heifer International, and it made my day to know that families would have a hand up in the new year with thoughtful gifts that help others.

You can buy gifts to give to your family members like jewelry, accessories, clothes, etc. that benefit others, and you can send cards that announce a gift donated in honor of your family member.

Here’s some organizations to check out:

GreaterGood.com 

Greater Good is an umbrella organization that assists with fighting Hunger, Breast Cancer, Animals, Veterans, Autism, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Literacy, and the Rainforest. You can choose to support the site in general or support a particular cause by clinking on your preference.

Heifer International

“Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.”

One.org

“ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than eight million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.”

You can make an impact by changing lives for the better. Please consider giving gifts that help others this season.

You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity. – Bill Gates

 

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Teal Pumpkin Project Supports Kids w/Allergies

October 30, 2017 Leave a comment

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Don’t forget kids with allergies this Halloween! The Teal Pumpkin Project.org offers a list of treats including fun alternatives like stickers, bubbles, and crayons for our wee Halloween guests with allergies. Make it a Happy Halloween for all our Trick or Treaters and take the Teal Pumpkin Project Pledge this Hallows Eve.

Source: Support the Teal Pumpkin Project and Kids with Allergies

Categories: Communities, Gifts, Holiday

Donate to #OneAmericaAppeal Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

 

“Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have brought terrible devastation— but also brought out the best in humanity. As former Presidents, we wanted to come together to help our fellow citizens in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean as they recover and rebuild.

Please give whatever you can. Every cent donated through the One America Appeal will help the victims recover. Thank you.”

https://www.oneamericaappeal.org/

Hurricane Relief – Donate Now to American Red Cross — ESIST

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Stop For-profit #Incarceration

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Privatization is not the answer, especially in the prison sector. As a nation, we’ve gone from championing each citizen’s day in court to bailouts for the wealthy while lower- and middle-class citizens go to jail.

It’s far past the time to stop corporations from taking advantage of our citizens in exorbitant bail and for-profit prisons.

Stop the corporate hold on citizens’ lives and support The Reverse Mass Incarceration Act of 2017 by contacting your local, city, state and federal representatives. Ask your representatives to support the new Senate Bill because it creates incentives to reduce mass incarceration.

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man. – Johnnie Cochran

 

 

#Healthcare Call to Action:

📱Call Senators (202) 224-3121 to #ProtectOurCare #ACA #SaveMedicaid ⚕️
🛑Stop the @GOP @SenateGOP🛑
➡️#HoldTheFloor @TheDemocrats & #GOP who care about Citizenry

Two #healthcare quotes for the price of one from Senator Bernie Sanders:

“The goal of real healthcare reform must be high-quality, universal coverage in a cost-effective way.”

“When we talk about the healthcare crisis in America we’ve got to also be talking about the dental crisis and how to address it.”

-Bernie Sanders

 

The Ultimate Sacrifice & Hope

This Memorial Day, I honor all of our fallen heroes for their ultimate sacrifice and hope for peace in our world.

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On Memorial Day, I don’t want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live. -Eric Burdon