Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Back

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?


  1. Another great article my friend Erin. You are so right - volunteers are what make a difference to so many organizations. Without the volunteers most could not survive and surely without financial support they could never survive. One that I do love besides animal rescues is Salvation Army. Those you mentioned are also much needed in our world today. God Bless you and thanks for giving of your time and your financial support.

  2. Thanks for the links of some great organizations!! Giving really is the reason for the season!

  3. Fluff- you are right the Salvation Army is another good organization. Billy actually worked for them in high school, and had good things to say about it.

    Staci- you are right, it really is!


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