I interrupt your regular programming (daily posts about previous months' charity nominations) to bring you these important messages.
Nominations for the month of November end tonight at midnight NYC time! If there's a cause that's near and dear to your heart, nominate it on Charitocracy so we can all learn about it, too. It only takes a couple minutes to find in our 501(c)(3) database and write up a brief description of why you think it's a great cause. Or just post a YouTube or Vimeo link and let it do all the talking for you!
Also, if you're like me and have some pre-election jitters, why not harness your nervous energy by warming up your voting muscles over at Charitocracy? Remember you can split your vote across up to 5 causes, and during the first 2 weeks of each month -- before the Top 10 list is cast in stone -- any nominated cause is eligible to receive your vote(s)!
Over the next 24 hours, please do your charitable duty and your civic duty and bring out your vote!
Fourth in our series of posts about Charitocracy nominees, we have Kids In Need Foundation nominated by donor SeattleStrong.
The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.
For the 16 million kids who come from families struggling with extreme poverty, getting school supplies can make all the difference in the world to their future success. How can a kid be expected to succeed in the classroom without the basic tools to learn?
Last year, the Kids In Need Foundation helped 154,000 teachers and 4.8 million students in some of the most challenged communities across the country. In our 20 years, we have distributed nearly $800 million in supplies to kids who would otherwise go without.
Third in our series of posts about Charitocracy nominees, we have Project HALO nominated by donor Tewtone.
Project HALO (Helping Animals Live On) is a non-profit, NO-KILL animal rescue and sanctuary based in Charlotte, N.C. We are a 100% volunteer organization and are funded privately by generous donors.
Project HALO rescues homeless, stray and unwanted dogs and gives them a second chance, providing a safe and loving foster home along with any medical attention they may need while looking for permanent loving homes to adopt them. All of Project HALO’s animals are spayed or neutered and are vet current at the time of their adoption. Further, we provide a home for those animals that are deemed unadoptable so they may live out the rest of their lives in a loving, caring atmosphere.
There are many things that sets Project HALO apart from other organizations. For one, no one is paid a salary through Project HALO so you know that every penny you donate goes to the direct care of the animals.
The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
Civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. founded the SPLC in 1971 to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement became a reality for all. Since then, we’ve won numerous landmark legal victories on behalf of the exploited, the powerless and the forgotten.
Our lawsuits have toppled institutional racism and stamped out remnants of Jim Crow segregation; destroyed some of the nation’s most violent white supremacist groups; and protected the civil rights of children, women, the disabled, immigrants and migrant workers, the LGBT community, prisoners, and many others who faced discrimination, abuse or exploitation.
Our friend Maurice (aka Moe) made a great suggestion: write a brief post about each nominated cause. So I'm going to cover them in chronological order, starting with this, our very first nominee by donor llemarie.
Mickaboo is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our basic goal is to rescue parrots and other commonly domesticated companion birds who have been neglected, abused, injured or surrendered to us because their owners can no longer care for them. To accomplish this goal, we do the following:
Provide medical care and safe, healthy, foster homes for the rescued birds we take in.
Take in and rehabilitate injured or sick conures from the San Francisco "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” flock.
Find and educate quality adoptive homes for the birds in our foster care.
Inform avian caregivers on the most current standards of care via our free classes, online resources, and consultations.
Educate the public about the tragedies of overpopulation, and encourage them to adopt, not buy or breed birds.