Friday, December 23, 2011

Non-profit of the Month: December 2012 - Salvation Army



There aren't quite as many places as there used to be that permit the red kettles with bell ringers that collect donations for the Salvation Army.  But with the internets, one can go online to donate.

A few years back I was a volunteer bell ringer.  That experience was recounted on this blog over here.

In any case, hope you will consider giving to the Salvation Army or some other group that is helping people in our communities.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Non-Profit of the Month: November 2011 - Hope for the Warriors

When I think of Iraq and Afghanistan, I often think of the photographs that are shown on television or the newspaper of the most recent deaths.   The deaths have exceeded 6000.  In addition, there are tens of thousands that have been wounded in mind and body who have come home. And finally, there are the loved ones of those who have died or have been injured.  These too bear the burdens of war in the loss of a loved one or the ongoing care giving to one who has suffered the wounds of the wars.

And so for this month's non-profit of the month, I'm supporting Hope for the Warriors.

There are many organizations like this big and small, national and local who have gathered together good hearted people to stand with and support our service members and their families.

Please consider supporting one of these groups doing this kind of work.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Non-Profit of the Month: October 2011 - Friends of LA Phil and Venice Family Clinic

Have been a subscriber to LA Phil since 1999.  Ticket revenue covers part of their cost.  The rest comes from individual donations and corporate sponsorships.  The LA Phil also does educations events for youth in the city so I've tried each year to chip in a little bit by donating to Friends of LA Phil.

Another cause I've been supporting regularly is Venice Family Clinic.

Politically, it is going to take some time to sort through the government role in health care.  In the mean time, I think people should support local entities that are doing whatever they can.