Yesterday in my BlogFlash2013 post about water, I asked you to consider donating just $20 to help build a well in a community needing clean, safe water. In the grand scheme of our lives $20 seems like so little to give to give hope to so many.
Yet there are a lot of different organizations out there asking for donations for so many different causes. There are health organizations, human rights organizations, political organizations, and religious organizations. The list goes on and on and it is enough to make your head spin as you try to decide which organization can do the most good with what you have to give. You have to decide what causes you support and how to best demonstrate your values through your giving. My friend +Jacqueline Wilson wrote an amazing post titled Cats, Comics, or Kids which talks about where people are putting their money even in this economy. I would urge you to visit her site and read it as it is truly eye-opening.
I know that I am rethinking some of my spending habits because of organizations such as Monkey Do Project and The Thirst Project. Seeing what other people don't have is making me realize some of the things that I can do without in order to help someone else. Monkey Do Project has many infographics detailing what $26 could give to a child in Appalachia. Could you spare $26 to help Pave the Path with Monkeys and give a child a backpack with school supplies and healthy snacks?
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