This Christmas I will be donating to three charities, and you can help. Leave a comment telling me which charity you think is most deserving and for every comment I will donate $1 (up to $100 total). Comments will be open until December 24th and I will make the donations on December 25th.
Somaly Mam Foundation: I read her book The Road of Lost Innocence years ago; it was very disturbing and touching. The Somaly Mam Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the eradication of sex slavery and the empowerment of its survivors, led by the vision and life’s work of Cambodian survivor and activist Somaly Mam. Founded in 2007, the organization helps victims to escape their plight and empowers survivors with economic independence.
Amazima Ministries: Katie Davis moved to Uganda when she was 18 and adopted 13 children. Amazing! She established a non-profit organization that seeks to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the people of Uganda who need it most. She started a feeding program to the community, nourishing over 1,200 children Monday through Friday, which allows the children to attend school instead of begging on the street. Also provided is medical care, Bible study, general health training, and a self-sustaining vocational program.
Animal Compassion Network: At first I was interested in donating to the North Shore Animal League America (since I heard about all the good work they did after Hurricane Sandy). But I wanted to donate to a local charity and the Animal Compassion Network is the largest, non-profit, safe-for-life animal welfare organization in western North Carolina.
Update 12/25/12: $20 was donated to each charity.