A recent report issued by Giving USA said that in 2017, Americans gave over $410 billion to charity. Donating money or time to a charitable organization has a two-pronged effect; it helps the group and it helps the person donating. If youI strive to lead a more meaningful, fulfilling life worth celebrating, giving to others in need is a great place to start. Many organizations take donations of time and/or money to sustain themselves and their stated mission. Find a charity or cause that you believe in and donate to them. The feeling you get from helping others is priceless.
Hope for the Warriors
Many groups out there do great things to help America’s veterans. Hope for Warriors offers full-cycle help for service members, veterans, and their families. They focus on health and wellness, community, and giving support to soldiers transitioning from the military to civilian life.
Since 1877, American Humane has spent over a century helping animals big and small, wild and domestic. They help animals find shelter, forever homes, and provide urgent care and promote the strong bonds between animals and people.
National Council on Aging
When it becomes difficult for older citizens to care for themselves, the National Council on Aging steps in. The work to improve the financial and health situations of senior citizens that can’t do it themselves.
Prevent Child Abuse America
This charity proudly gives 94% of its cash budget to programs that believe in stopping child abuse and neglect in the U.S. They can do this because of the donations they receive. The charity uses these donations to fund parent educations programs and advocate for federal policies that protect children.
Hearing Health Foundation
The Hearing Health Foundation has researched hearing loss and tinnitus since 1958. They want to prevent and cure hearing loss and hearing related diseases for good. They also create opportunities for those with hearing loss or other hearing related diseases.
The Innocence Project
Thanks to The Innocence Project and DNA evidence more than 350 people have been exonerated. The project opens up cold cases and re-examines them with new DNA evidence to free wrongly accused and convicted people. They also want to reform the criminal justice system to prevent wrongful convictions in the first place.
Scholarship America steps in to help promising high school students with the grades, but not the money, to go to college. They fund organizations and programs that help people get into college, scholarships funds, college readiness programs, and financial aid education.