Three terrific causes worth supporting
Any kindhearted soul can say a few words about their favourite charity, in the hope of convincing you to give them your time and money. Not too many people would cram a bunch of different links into one sitting, tied together by the loosest of threads. What do you say we try anyway?
- When former Journalists for Human Rights Executive Director Ben Peterson left the organization in December, he committed to signing up a hundred new monthly donors, starting with himself. I’m already a monthly donor, so I can’t help Ben reach his goal directly, but I can certainly encourage you to become a donor too. I can’t say enough good things about this organization, and I invite you to learn more and get involved.
- Coincidentally, I left the Literature for Life board of directors in December, and I continue to support them as a donor. My story’s not as impressive as Ben’s, of course; I was just one of a number of board members, I served two years compared to his ten, and now I’m donating twenty bucks a month compared to the hundred he’s giving to JHR. Nonetheless, I’m always happy to spread the word about the terrific work Literature for Life does to improve the quality of life for young families in Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods. You can visit them online to learn more, and to become a donor.
- One of the last projects I tackled for Literature for Life was a fundraising campaign in conjunction with the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Dozens of charities take part in the marathon every year, giving participants the chance to support the cause of their choice. This year’s run will take place on Sunday, 14 October 2012, and registration is already open.
Do take a moment to check these links out, and please consider supporting any or all of these organizations in whatever way you choose. And as long as I’m piling one link on top of another, feel free to suggest a few of your own in the comments. Thanks!
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