Ask the readers: What charities do you give to?
My last post on giving made me think a bit about... well, giving. My train of thought, fortunately, is easy to track.
I give a good deal of money to charity every year, enough so that the monetary amount actually affects my tax returns (in a good way). I was just thinking about all of the places that I give to, and since some people started posting other charities in the last blog post, I thought I'd just out and out ask: who do you give to?
Because I'm really dig critters, be they fuzzy or bald, small or huge, I give to the following organizations on a regular basis:
Rolling Dog Ranch and Sanctuary is a great place and fantastic organization where disabled animals go to live out their days, or even find new homes! Warning! If you like animals, or have a functioning heart, do not visit this site until you are somewhere in which you can wipe away tears. Not that I'm the crying type, no sir. I'm pounding my chest in an aggressive manner as we speak. No, I'm worried about you sissy types who cry easily... especially if you read the story about Spirit ...the ... wonderdog (breaks down sobbing).
The Elephant Sanctuary is well-known, and damn, if elephants just aren't as cool as can be.
The Humane Society of the United States is activist enough for me to feel like they're really DOING something, but without being obnoxious, like PETA. I recently signed their plegde to boycott Canadian seafood until Canada stops clubbing baby seals like it's some kind of freaking hobby.
Who do YOU give to?
(Picture by Jo Philips)