Did a search, didn't really find anything along these lines (unless it was burried in one of the Random Thoughts threads, but, uh... they're too big to go through ).
I'm thinking about donating to charity, and I really want to address some of the major issues that mean a lot to me. So, I've already decided on a few:
- Fuel Fund of Maryland - helps provide heat and energy to needy families
- Maryland Food Bank - provides food to soup kitchens and pantries
- Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry - supports donation of fresh venison to food banks
- Habitat for Humanity - helps families find homes
I'm also considering donating to the Gesundheit! Institute (if you've seen the movie "Patch Adams"), to the local public library, and to a local medical center (a gift in memory of my dear friend, who was treated there).
Basically, I'm trying to address: hunger, heat, shelter, healthcare, and education. All so very important, and yet so many people go without them. I'm not opposed to doing things like giving back to my alma mater, or my department there, but I'd prefer to make a difference for the people who really are jammed up.
Does anyone have any favorite charities they regularly give to? Any suggestions for good ones working in my areas of desire, which I may have overlooked?