In the spirit of the 25 Random Things About Me meme/online chain letter going around Facebook right now, below is a list of 13 causes that are close to my heart.
13 Causes I'd Give to If Friday the 13th Was My Lucky Day
- Art in Action: Youth Leadership Training Program
Mission: "Art in Action empowers youth leaders by engaging arts for social change through personal, social, political, and cultural education."
- Dining for Women
Mission: "Dining for Women empowers women living in extreme poverty by funding programs fostering good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency and cultivates educational dinner circles inspiring individuals to make a difference through the power of collective giving."
Dining for Women's blog
Mission: "The Enough Project is helping to build a permanent constituency to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity."
Enough's blog, Enough Said.
- Genocide Intervention Network
Mission: "The Genocide Intervention Network empowers individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide."
- Global Fund for Women
Mission: "The Global Fund for women promotes women's economic security, health, education and leadership."
Global Fund for Women's blog
- Maine Coon Adoptions
They rescued and helped us adopt our Maine Coon cat, Dora!
- I Love Libraries
Mission: "Friends of I Love Libraries was created to provide a means for library advocates to strengthen grassroots efforts in support of America’s libraries.
- People's Grocery
Mission: "Our mission is to build a local food system that improves the health and economy of the West Oakland community."
People's Grocery blog, Brahm's Blog.
Mission: "Spot.Us is a nonprofit project of the Center for Media Change. We are an open source project, to pioneer 'community funded reporting.'”
- Streetside Stories
Mission: "Through the power of storytelling, Streetside values and cultivates young people’s voices, fostering educational equity and building community, literacy and arts skills."
Streetside Stories' blog, Street Blog
Mission: "UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized."
UNICEF blog, Fieldnotes
- Urban Sprouts
Mission: "Urban Sprouts is a nonprofit using school gardens to help youth actively engage in school, eat better and exercise more, and connect with the environment and each other."
Urban Sprouts blog is also their website.
- Women for Women International
Mission: "Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies."
Women for Women International blog
Cross-posted from BlogHer. Britt Bravo is a Big Vision Consultant.
Flickr photo credit: Luck of Summer Rain uploaded by Gordana Adamovic-Mladenovic. Photo of Dora the Cat by Me.