Friday, March 12, 2010

My Favorite Charities

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

Today at Kelly's Korner, Kelly is hosting "Show Us Your Life - Favorite Charities".

I am so happy to be able to tell you about my favorite charities. I am so excited to share with you the joy it brings me to give to charities and non-profit organizations. It's always been a big passion of mine to give to people who need it. Growing up my parents were always donating to charities, and always giving us their spare change so we could 'donate' as well.

I have two charities that I feel most passionate about. One of them is Compassion International and the other is the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). I try to give to both of them on a regular basis, and we always give as much as we can. Usually we give at once a month, and more often if we can.

Compassion is a Christian orginization that helps to take care of children in extreme poverty from 26 different countries. These countries include: Africa, Asia, South America, The Carribean, and Central America. Compassion does a lot of things for people like: training mothers in a field that will help them provide for their family, teach mothers how to care for their children, they have a malaria intervention team, and they partner with churches to provide a safe place for children. Most importantly (I think), they allow people to sponsor children. Child sponsorship is only $38.00 a month. You can find more information about child sponsorship and the Compassion International orginization on their website.

I found out about the MDA when I was working at Kroger several years ago. Every March we would sell paper shamrocks that were purchased as donations for the MDA. You could buy them for $1 or $5. Back then I would try to buy a $1 everday, and a $5 one on Fridays (pay day). Once I graduated high school and got a real job, I began donating as much as I could each month. MDA is a non-profit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy, and education. Since the Association's earliest days, it has been energized by its number-one volunteer and national chairman, entertainer, Jerry Lewis.

We also are very passionate about our church and giving in the tithe. We tithe and try to give as much of ourselves as we can. We believe that everything we are and everything we have is because of Him. So we tithe to worship and glorify Him. I have not always given in the tithe, and I can't always give as much as I'd like. But I can say that for me, it's not so much about the monetary gift, as it is about putting your faith and trust in Him.

There are TONS of charities out there, and I would LOVE to be able to give to them all. Unfortunetly, I can't do that. I do try to give as much as I can, and I hope that one day I can give to even more charities.


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