I was going back through a bunch of my financial stuff for the quarter and got to thinking about all of the charities I donate money and time to. What are some of the organizations that you contribute to?
Church - I do a weekly contribution, but I also volunteer to help with the teenagers as kind of a mentor and organize service projects in the community.
Animal Shelter Society - I help organize a large fundraiser every year and make a monthly contribution. I also go to the shelter every couple of weeks to help bathe and groom the animals, and will assist with pet adoption days.
Boy Scouts of America - I'm a merit badge councilor for several different badges, but most commonly for the Citizenship in the Community badge (a required one).
Youth Soccer League - I'm a volunteer referee for the 12-14 age group, mainly because I'm one of the few adults that can routinely run the length of a regulation soccer field for 90 minutes. I also contribute to a fund that buys low-income kids soccer equipment (shin guards, cleats, uniforms, etc.).
Habitat for Humanity - I donate a lot of sweat for this one. I most frequently pull roofing duty, which can be brutal during a central Texas summer.
Childrens Miracle Network - I have a niece with disabilities from seizures. They get $$$ from me and I go up to DFW every year for a big relay event with my brother.