Wednesday, November 26, 2014

#GivingTuesday is Just Around the Corner - 10 Nonprofits You Can Support

Great Dane Dog for adption in Austin, Texas - JackFor two consecutive years the well known #GivingTuesday holiday has mobilized millions of individuals and nonprofits globally who have raised money online for charities and causes. On December 2, 2014 the international day of giving will once again commence. As I reflect on what I am thankful for this holiday season I am especially proud of the work from the dedicated staff at the many nonprofits that I have supported and worked with over the years who are making meaningful change within their communities. 

I encourage you to support a charity of your choice this #GivingTuesday or throughout the holiday season. Consider one of the below nonprofits that are filled with passionate advocates for the arts, children, animals, families and education. You can give them your time, donated goods from their wish lists, or your money. Whatever you give, take the time to appreciate what you are thankful this season.

Sitar Arts Center (D.C.) - Children's art center in Adams Morgan that provides dance, theatre, music and art classes for disadvantaged youth.

Paws of Austin (Austin, Texas) - Great Dane rescue organization in Texas (pictured a currently adoptable dog named Jack. Check out him and others up for adoption   HERE.)

Twelve Day of Christmas Inc. (D.C.) - providing Christmas gifts and meals, plus back-to-school supplies to disadvantaged children. 

Community of Hope (D.C.) - Supports families with housing and healthcare in four Wards of the District. 

Sasha Bruce House (D.C.) - provides a safe haven and counseling services for homeless and abused youth.

N Street Village (D.C.) - provides a place of empowerment and recovery for low-income and homeless women.

Washington Animal Rescue League (D.C.) - rescue dog organization.

Reach, Inc. (D.C.) - After school program providing reading instruction and tutors for disadvantaged D.C. youth

DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (D.C.) - Organization providing nearly 30,000 DC public and charter school students with free field trips and tickets to cultural institutions throughout the city.

Project Create 
(D.C.) - Nonprofit providing arts instruction  to homeless children in transitional homes and shelters.


Miriam's Kitchen 
(D.C.) - a nonprofit working to end chronic hunger in the District.

Looking for a nonprofit in the D.C. region to support, but just don't know where to start? Check out the Catalogue of Philanthropy that provides a wealth of resources on fully vetted and approved nonprofits that are part of their network. More than 300 organizations across D.C., Maryland and Virginia are a part of the Catalogue family. 

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