A little while back, I was tagged by Marcus to make a post of five charities that I think are good to contribute to. Without further ado, the five I’ve come up with are:

1. The American Diabetes Association (ADA)- I participated in the local diabetes walk in October, and I work at a company that manufactures diabetes diagnostic products. There’s a family history of diabetes, and that puts me at risk, and I’d love to see a cure.
2. St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital– Children are accepted for treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Their research is changing the way children are treated for cancer and other diseases.
3. Children of Promise– Similar to charities like Compassion International (also a good one to donate to), where you sponsor a child from another country. It’s a ministry of the Church of God, and the coordinators Paul and Brenda Maxfield are dear friends. They personally visit all of the sponsored children every year!
4. Pet Refuge– I don’t know if this is strictly local or not, but I’m a big fan of Pet Refuge. They are a no-kill animal shelter, and they have many volunteers that foster animals until they can be adopted. They are always in need of money and supplies.
5. The American Cancer Society and their Relay for Life- Cancer has personally touched so much of my family, and continues to touch the lives of so many people. I can only imagine how the world would look if we could find a cure for cancer.

I can’t keep track of who has done this and who hasn’t, so forgive me if you are getting tagged a second time. I tag: Jess, Alli, Robyn, and Laura.

11 Responses to “Charities”

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  2. Deb Says:

    Very nice list…and well thought out

  3. CyberCelt Says:

    Just a few of my favorites would be Mercy Corp. and Save Darfur. I have a post on Darfur on my blog if you wish to read it.

  4. skeet Says:

    Excellent choices, all worthy of our donations.

  5. J.E. Says:

    St. Jude is one of my favorite organizations. I really believe in their cause and love the fact that they treat patients without regard to financial considerations.

  6. Ann Says:

    Thanks for reminding us of these causes.

  7. Jessie Says:

    What a great list! You and I have about the same list. All great organizations.

  8. Colleen Says:

    That’s a great list.

  9. Amy Says:

    Wow – what a nice list. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  10. Lisa Says:

    I would only add the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and March of Dimes and your list is complete. :)

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