10 Non-Profit Donations for December
I am fortunate enough to enjoy the financial resources that allow me to make year-end donations to several non-profits. The 10 organizations that I have contributed to over the last few days are as follows:
American Red Cross. Climate change means that natural disasters are more and more likely as we move forward. No one is better at mitigating these unfortunate situations than the Red Cross.
Austin Habitat for Humanity. I was invited to join the Board for AHFH last spring. Watching this organization help tackle the city’s affordable housing problem has been an incredible journey.
Central Texas Food Bank. What was formerly known as the Capital Area Food Bank has moved into a larger office and embraced an even more expansive agenda for erasing hunger.
Goodwill Central Texas. Yes, Goodwill re-cycles and re-sells gently used consumer goods. Much more significantly, they gently re-habilitate lives that have gone a tad astray.
Knowbility. A longtime supporter of SXSW, this Austin-based 501-C3 dedicates itself to making the Information Age (and all its devices) more accessible to all users.
The Parents’s Circle Family Forum. I became aware of this group that facilitates Middle East peace, reconciliation and tolerance after the incredible presentation by Robi Damelin at the 2016 SXSW Community Awards.
The Poynter Institute. In the wake of November 8 and all things Fake News, the profession of journalism must be rebuilt from the ground up. If anyone can do this, Poynter can.
The most important message of the holiday season is that giving is better than receiving. Please share your time, talent or treasure with the people and organizations that are most important to your life!
Hugh Forrest tries to write four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts generally cover technology-related trends. When not attempting to wordsmith, he serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW in Austin.