Give until it hurts. Despite the current status of the economy and more than likely yours as well, it is more crucial than ever to Give. Over the years I have become ever more critical of who I decide to give to and build a charitable relationship with. The relationship is the most important piece. Whether its a personal cause, a job-related endeavor, or a individual passion it's important to give to an organization in which you have a connection with. So as I discuss my charitable relationships I do so knowing everyone has their special cause, but also sharing credible organizations as ideas for those who want to begin building their charitable relationships.
A dance marathon at The Ohio State University benefiting Children's Hospital pediatric cancer. As a co-chair for the 1st ever event back in 2002, my understanding and trust for the use of the money raised is strong. I am proud to see this event grow to where it is 10 years later and can't wait to see where it goes next.
A nonprofit, year-round youth development organization, anchored by a residential summer camp with an educational focus. This is one special place. The incomparable staff behind this hidden jewel are undertaking a Capital Campaign so Project Morry can go from serving 400 children each year to over 1,000. The fundraising drive will achieve three key priorities: 1) Purchase our summer camp site 2) Establish a Westchester facility 3) Expand our Summer Camp facilities. Start supporting Project Morry today.
Global Camps Africa changes the lives of South Africa’s vulnerable children and youth by providing HIV/AIDS prevention education and training through a high-impact residential camp experience and continuing education, equipping young people with the life skills that will support them in becoming safe and productive adults who have hope for the future. I had the privilege of volunteering at Camp Sizinani run by Global Camps Africa and it truly is life-changing for each person, children (campers) and adults (staff).
OTHER Charitable Foundations to support - remember find one that fits you.
PENCIL: Transforming Schools. Together www.pencil.org
SCOPE: Summer Camp Opportunites Provide an Edge www.scope-ny.org
MS Foundation: Multiple Sclerosis www.nationalmssociety.org
KIVA: loans with a purpose www.kiva.org
Donors Choose: Specific projects, direct to teachers, students benefit