It’s been just about a year since I started regularly giving money to charities. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m going to start repeating some of them, and I think the usefulness of documenting it here at the blog is coming to an end. I hope I’ve helped persuade some of our readers to start giving regularly to organizations that do good work. I’m glad I’ve gotten into the habit of giving myself – it’s a concrete way to make a difference and it also helps me stay informed about the issues that matter to me.
This past year has been a roller coaster, to say the least. As I’m not a fan of literal roller coasters, the metaphor is pretty apt. We likely have at least three more years of what we’ve experienced so far, and the need to DO something about it has only grown. So I know that I’ll continue to give financially where I can. I’ll also continue to show up at rallies and marches, to attend local, state, and federal candidate forums and town halls, and be as informed as possible about the big stuff (I’m currently working my way through the text of the indictment against Paul Manafort). I’m also looking for ways to be more involved by volunteering my time, which has always been the most challenging for me. And of course, I continue to do my job to the best of my ability, which is a social justice act in itself.
In the list below are the organizations I’ve donated to in the past year. Underneath I’ve listed some other worthy organizations that I’ll be giving to at some point in the near future.
November – Trans Lifeline
December – Planned Parenthood
January – Natural Resources Defense Council
February – Council on American-Islamic Relations
April – ProPublica
May – The Innocence Project
July – EMILY’s List/Annie’s List
September – Hurricane Maria Relief through Global Giving
October – NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Other organizations worth your donations:
Please add other worthy organizations in the comments.