Last week, we completed our quarterly voting, and below you’ll find the charities the giving circle’s chose.
If you like to donate to cause you care about but feel like your donation is too small to make a difference, don’t have time to research a charity before you donate, and wonder if your donation makes a difference, then you are invited to join one our virtual giving circles and pool your small donation with other people who care about the same cause. That group becomes your donation team. Together, we make sure we’re giving to the right charity, that our donation is going to be used in the right way, and that’s it’s going to make a big difference.
This No Kill Dog and Cat Sanctuary in Fort Lupton, Colorado goes above and beyond to save cats and dogs. Last year Every Creature Counts found furever homes for over 2,700 homeless pets and neutered/spayed over 7,000 spay dogs and cats.
For the first time ever, we had a three way tie.
Feeding America is a network of food banks around the country. Specifically, we the Kids Cafe programs which provide free meals and snacks to low-income children through a variety of community locations where children already congregate during the afterschool hours—such as Boys and Girls Clubs, churches or public schools.
Girls Empowerment Network, located in Malawi, advocates for young women at both the local and national level. Nationally, they are working to pass laws that protect girls and women from harmful practices like child marriage. Locally, they work with tribal leaders and young women to create a culture where women are protected, valued, and educated.
Nuru International made a second appearance. We donated to them in September of 2012, and since then they’ve expanded to another community. Nuru International is unique in that they focus on a community and work on every issue that community needs help with. They don’t just pop in a build a well. They build schools, teach leadership and team building skills, develop businesses and create markets.
This is an exciting charity doing life changing work. The Mission Continues helps veterans find meaning and purpose by redeploying them to work with non-profits in their communities or in crises around the country, so that their shared legacy will be one of action and service. The opportunity to volunteer at great charities in their communities changes the life of the veteran and improves the community. Win, win!