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Benj and Jessica launched a nonprofit. Follow our journey as we built a 501(c)(3) and a web site, and now usher in an endless stream of worthy charity nominees and monthly grant winners!

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February 2021 winner Glimmer of Hope Foundation

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Charitocracy's 54th check to February winner Glimmer of Hope Foundation for $1299

We have good news about February winner Glimmer of Hope Foundation, right after this quick update...

300

By the end of 2016 we had 200 donors. That magic number saw us through 2017, 2018, and 2019. We'd attract new donors at a rate roughly the same as our attrition rate, plus or minus about 10%. Then came February 2020!

Stay tuned for a blog post dedicated to this milestone. But spoiler alert: thanks to a combination of aggressive (and successful) recruiting campaigns by several nominees over the past 12 months, including this winner below, and the rollout of our new OBX site, we've surpassed 300 donors! Next stop: 400?

February 2021 winner Glimmer of Hope Foundation

Last night we named Charitocracy's 54th monthly winner. Congratulations to Glimmer of Hope Foundation, nominated by donor pottspac1@gmail.com. They show girls and boys their strength and beauty by donating bald dolls and giving HOPE to those battling childhood cancer. You can find their website here.

Now you have a week to further sweeten the pot with a special one-time donation of any amount, which we'll add straight to the check we write to Glimmer of Hope next week. And feel good about your part in our collective $1299+ grant to support their ongoing work.

Have a great March, stay safe, and be sure to log into Charitocracy to update your votes or nominate a new cause!

Spotlight on nominee Glimmer of Hope Foundation

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nominee Glimmer of Hope Foundation

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee Glimmer of Hope Foundation, nominated by donor pottspac1@gmail.com. They show girls and boys their strength and beauty by donating bald dolls and giving HOPE to those battling childhood cancer. You can find their web site here.

A few words on Charitocracy

Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!

About nominee Glimmer of Hope Foundation

Our Beliefs

In a world where people are too often judged for their outer appearance, we aim to make children, teens, and young adults battling cancer feel beautiful in their own skin. We donate bald American Girl dolls of 4 skin tones to girls battling cancer or hair loss. Every girl or boy deserves to have a doll that looks like THEM. Representation is everything. At Glimmer of Hope we value loyalty, love, diversity and kindness. Once your child is gifted a doll or care package, you become part of a family, our “Glimmer” family.

Our Services

Doll Donation

We donate bald American Girl dolls to children battling cancer and hair loss worldwide. We also donate “look alike” dolls or dolls with hair to children battling cancer that have not/will not lose their hair.

Care Package Donation

We donate care packages (typically a $250-$500 value) to boys, teenagers, young adults and children that may not want a doll. These care packages include anything from makeup, to toys, diapers, clothing and much more. Each care package is curated specifically for the child based on their likes.

Meal Donation

We sponsor meal donations for the Izzy Room (Izzy Foundation) for the oncology floor at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island (Floor 5). Each meal donation provides enough meals for all of the patients and staff on the fifth floor.

So please visit the page of nominee Glimmer of Hope Foundation to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out this video of Braylee unboxing her doll:

Spotlight on nominee We The Protesters

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Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee We The Protesters, nominated by donor zardoz. They are a national organization focused on ending racism and police violence in the United States. You can find their web site here.

A few words on Charitocracy

Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!

About nominee We The Protesters

Campaign Zero

We The Protesters is a national organization focused on ending racism and police violence in the United States. Since 2015, we’ve built the most comprehensive database of police violence in the nation, used the data to identify effective policy solutions and supported movement organizers to enact these policies at every level of government.

Campaign Zero is a project of the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, WeTheProtesters. Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide.

⚠️ Campaign Zero encourages policymakers to focus on solutions with the strongest evidence of effectiveness at reducing police violence. Our platform is continuously updated in response to the findings and insights of researchers and organizers nationwide. Given the range of new research studies on implicit bias training, mental health training, community representation in policing, and body cameras finding little to no evidence of effectiveness at reducing police violence, we have flagged these policy areas with ⚠️ disclaimer.

So please visit the page of nominee We The Protesters to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out this video answering the question Why You Should Care About Police Union Contracts: