Supporting a good cause

Today is the last day to support your favorite causes and get the tax credit in April (if you pay taxes in the U.S.) – so do it! Support the people and charities that “fight the good fight!” Her are the charities I supported this year:

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF)
MSF is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care. In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
EFF fights for privacy and freedom of speech on the Internet.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU fights to preserve the constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties in the United States. I especially appreciate their stand against capital punishment and for prisoner’s rights. (Important info about donating to the ACLU here)

Planned Parenthood
provides free healthcare and sex education; advocates for reproductive rights in the U.S.

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Science-based environmental protection organization

One World Market
Durham’s only non-profit fair trade store

teaches Durham’s youth respect for life, for the earth and for each other through gardening and growing food

These are the causes I actively support, and I would invite you to join me and make a contribution to one or more of them, too.

I know there are many more worthy causes out there. If you know of one, please comment.

Happy New Year!

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