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Spotlight on mikeroweWORKS Foundation

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mikeroweWORKS Foundation

Next in our series of posts about Charitocracy nominees, we have mikeroweWORKS Foundation nominated by donor emily0153.

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that rewards people with a passion to get trained for skilled jobs that actually exist. As CEO of the Foundation, Mike Rowe spends a significant amount of time speaking about the country’s dysfunctional relationship with work, highlighting the widening skills gap, and challenging the persistent belief that a four-year degree is automatically the best path for the most people.

Through its scholarship programs, including the Work Ethic Scholarship Program, the Foundation provides financial assistance to qualified individuals with a desire to learn a skill that is in demand. The Foundation has been instrumental in granting more than $3 million in education for trade schools across the country.

Visit mikeroweWORKS Foundation's page on Charitocracy to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!

December 2016 winner Girls on the Run

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Charitocracy's 4th check to December winner Girls on the Run for $731

We voted in our fourth winner on New Year's Eve!

Congratulations to winner Girls on the Run, and to donor Elinora for nominating it! You can find their web site here. Check out this video about them, and feel good about your part in our collective $731 grant!

Now have a great January (2017!), and log into Charitocracy to update your votes or nominate a new cause!

Go Home, 2016, You’re Drunk

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Trust me, 2016, I can't possibly do worse. And you know we hid your car keys for a reason.

A lot of us would like you to be done. Enough is enough. We've been patient, but you've been downright obnoxious and hostile. You don't have to go home, 2016, but you can't stay here. Actually, please just go home.

I'm flagging you a cab, giving the driver a twenty, and sending you packing. And while I have my wallet out, I'm making one more tax-deductible contribution to Charitocracy. Maybe if enough donors chip in, we can make 2017 a little bit better for everyone.

Here are the 3 best ways I can make a year-end contribution to Charitocracy:

Donation receipts are emailed instantly in all 3 cases. Let's start off 2017 on the right foot!

2016, let me hold that while you get out