Yesterday was about thankfulness- today is about giving back. My life is not perfect, but I have a home, food, warmth, people who love me and care for me. So many people don't have these things here in this country or around the world. I try to give all year round, but most especially at the holidays.
P.A.W.S. of Michigan - ok, I know I am biased here. ;) But P.A.W.S. does so many great things, and I am most excited about our low-cost, high quality, spay-neuter clinic that we will be opening.
The American Red Cross - My father volunteers with them, and I hear from him all the good they do in our community, across the country and across the world.
Forgotten Harvest - I learned about this organization through a friend, and they do great work for people. So many people in our own community are going hungry.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Michigan - I have seen firsthand what a great program this is for children.
World Vision- Sponsor a child in an impoverished country.
You can also choose to donate your time instead of money - volunteers are so valuable to non-profit organizations, and they never, ever have enough. I tend to focus on people and animals, but there are so many other causes I haven't mentioned. Find an organization that you feel strongly about at Volunteer Match.
What about you- what charities or oganizations do you support?