If you are interested in giving the gift of a donation this holiday season, here are some causes we find particularly moving.

 


Girl Rising

Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school. Girl Rising uses storytelling to inspire action that gets girls into classrooms worldwide.

The Malala Fund

Your gift supports global advocacy efforts, funds girls’ secondary education projects in places like Pakistan, Nigeria and Kenya and helps Syrian refugee girls get back to school and learn safely. Give now to empower girls and transform their world through education.

The Trevor Project

The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth!

UNHCR- The UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR provides basic and necessary humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees and helps the most vulnerable refugees with urgently needed relief – cash for medicine and food, stoves and fuel for heating, insulation for tents, thermal blankets and winter clothing.

GEMS

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services’ (GEMS) mission is to empower girls and young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential. GEMS is committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children by changing individual lives, transforming public perception, and revolutionizing the systems and policies that impact sexually exploited youth.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. Planned Parenthood also works with partner organizations worldwide to improve the sexual health and well-being of individuals and families everywhere.

Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual’s right to privacy. We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life and strong family relationships.

Based on these beliefs, and reflecting the diverse communities within which we operate, the mission of Planned Parenthood is

  • to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual
  • to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services
  • to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality
  • to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications

To tell one’s story is a human right.Support Afghan women as they bring their words out of the shadows. Your donations pay for: A room of their own, Dari and Pashtu programs, and Laptops and Internet.

Casa Ruby in Washington, D.C.

Casa Ruby is the only Bilingual Multicultural LGBT Organization providing life saving services and programs to the most vulnerable in the LGBT community. Our Mission is to create success life stories among Transgender, Gender Queer  and Gender Non-conforming Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual people. Casa Ruby’s drop-in community center provides hot meals, clothing exchanges, internet and computer access, support groups, case management, emergency housing referrals, and legal services counseling.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Reaching out globally, St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Deep Center

Honored at the White House, receiving the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Deep Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free, fun, and rigorous writing workshops for public school students in Savannah, Georgia. We connect kids with a thriving community of writing mentors—local authors, poets, and journalists—to help them share their stories. Deep also strives to raise the voices of diverse young people in our community to ensure their perspectives, stories, and aesthetics are part of our rich cultural fabric, and to afford them the opportunity to engage in critical debates and the development of new cultural forms and movements.

 


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