Post # 17
We are donating to Higher Achievement Program through I Do Foundation as both Fiance and I volunteer there and Susan G. Komen for the Cure as I’m an active volunteer and my mom is a breast cancer survivor and my aunt, great-aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away.
Post # 18
I love the charity idea and think it should be one that means something special to you and your families.
We plan to donate to the shelter we rescued our dog from. In Our Hands Rescue http://www.inourhandsrescue.org/ in Brooklyn.
If you look at the site, our Monty is the 2nd dog from the left at the very bottom with a huge grin on his face.(He was one of the first dogs they saved!)
So glad to see so many other bees out there doing this.
Post # 19
Instead of favors, we donated to the Greater Chicago Cavalier Rescue. I also donate to the Midwest Labrador Retriever Rescue, Cavalier Rescue USA, and LEARN Labrador Retriever Rescue. As you can see I love my cavvies and labs!!!!
Post # 20
Operation Baghdad Pup through SPCA international.
Post # 21
We’re doing favors and a donation and we’re doing that thing on theknot/wedding chan where when you buy something online a donation goes to….
My BFF/MOH’s baby girl who I consider practically my niece has an incurable, life threatening form of epilepsy so our donations will be going to C.U.R.E.
(We’re also hosting a silent auction & fundraiser in a couple months too. She does have her own “My Story” page, but I’ll refrain from a shameless self-plug for our fundraiser. )
Another one of my favorites is the Alzheimer’s Association since both FI’s Poppy & my Nana were stolen by the disease
I also really love Ronald McDonald House – they give families a place to live when a child is sick & in the hospital, so the parents & family can stay closer.
Post # 22
@ darcy – I spent a lot of time in the Ronald MacDonald house in Ont. My sister was in and out of sick kids a lot growing up. Definatly a great charity!
Post # 23
I’m with Mrs. DG– I do kiva.org. I’m not sure if you would consider it charity because technically you maintain of your money– but that is what I think is so SO fantastic… you get to keep lending that money out over and over again and making an even bigger impact! Basically you choose an amount to donate and you pick a person to loan that money to. Generally it is people in third world countries who are trying to start businesses. It’s that whole “teach a man to fish” thing. Then they pay that money back to you over a period of time. I’ve lent out the SAME money three different times… each time it gets paid back I just put it right back out there. Yay!!
I also donate monthly to Women for Women International. You sponsor one woman in a developing country to help her attain education, get healthcare, food, etc. Once again… it is a way to help women help themselves. (see a theme with my giving? lol)
Post # 24
We donate to our local no-kill shelters, where we adopted Toby (our silky terrier in my avatar.)
Post # 25
@ Redeemed Rebekah – they really are such a great organization. My niece had cancer a few years ago and my brother, SIL and their younger daughter all got stay as long as they needed, no charge. It really helped a lot.
I REALLY hate to burst everyone’s bubble but I was talking to a friend who’s a Vet-tech about no-kill shelters and I’m sorry to say that technically… they don’t exist (at least not in the NY area). Most places that claim to be will ship the poor animals that haven’t been adopted for a long period of time to another shelter where they do the deed. It’s really not cool at all and I was crushed when I found out.
Post # 26
@dancy- i’ve heard the same thing. They are technically “no-kill” because they don’t do the killing, but when they can’t adopt a dog out they do transfer to other shelters who can put them to sleep. It is really sad but I guess if a dog is in a shelter for a really long period of time what else can they do? I mean at some point it seems almost cruel to keep a dog in there without much human interaction for years. I wish that there was a way to make people understand that dogs are NOT DISPOSABLE so that not so many would end up in shelters in the first place. Also I wish more people would understand that shelter dogs are a FANTASTIC option for getting a pet. I got my purebred corgi from a rescue group that pulled him from a shelter in my area and he is the best dog I’ve ever had. When I got him he was 3 years old, already potty trained, never chewed, never marked, already had been fixed and had shots, doesn’t need to be crated, etc. It’s like someone else did all the work and I get this amazing already-trained dog for a fraction of the cost of what he could have cost in a pet store! (stepping off soapbox now…)
Post # 27
We havent decided yet but we are considering
American Diabetes Association – Fiance works for them and my uncle and my grandfather both died due to diabetes related causes
Alzheimers Association – FIs grandmother passed away last year after suffering from Alzheimers for over 10 years
ASPCA – all of our animals are rescues and we care a lot about helping out other animals
a gay rights organization possibly HRC because my uncle and my best friend are gay and we think its unfair that all humans dont have the same rights
Post # 28
Special Olympics- my best friend/MOH little boy has down syndrome.