Friendly reminder that with one click, you can:
- Give free food to the hungry.
- Help get a woman in need get a free mammogram.
- Give free food to shelter animals.
- Give a free meal to a homeless and hungry veteran.
- Help a family receive therapy for an autistic family member.
- Help provide a child with life-saving health care.
- Help give a child a free book to read.
- Protect 11.4 square feet of wildlife habitat
The autism one gives a link to Autism Speaks though.. :F
This is your annual reminder that The Salvation Army threatened to close all of their New York City soup kitchens if they were going to be forced to stop discriminating against their gay employees. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t want to donate to any charity that would use the hungry as a bargaining chip to get what it wants. There are better charities to donate to. There are charities that donate 100% of their money to the people they’re trying to help, rather than taking some of that money and using it to fight against gay rights (as the Salvation Army does.) There are charities that don’t state on their website that homosexuals are morally obligated to live a life of celibacy. There are charities that accept everyone and help EVERYONE.
For more information on how exactly the Salvation Army is anti-gay and, just in general, horrible, you can click here.
And please, if you’re my friend, or if you know any gay people, or even if you’re just not an asshole, PLEASE stop going bargain-hunting at the Salvation Army. And stop donating your money to them. There are better places for clothes. There are better places to donate.
Also, Salvation Army’s anti-trans policies have literally killed at least one woman.
Please donate to Amnesty International, Goodwill or Doctors Without Borders instead
Important reminder for this time of year!
i hate that people need to be told to research a charity before giving them money
I already knew this, but passing it on for others who might not.
Goodwill all da wayyyyyyyy
or your local thrift store as well!
Goodwill (yay work!) and Thrift Town for sure. Back when I was waaaaayyyy younger and we rarely looked into the Salvation Army, I found them too expensive anyhow.
maybe the only thing i appreciate about twitter.
Number five though. Fuck.
Since Uganda is getting a lot of interest on the internet right now, I figured it was important to try to present an alternative source of information. Invisible Children is, as many already know, a highly problematic organization, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to help. Here are some other sources of information, statistics, and ways to donate/help.
- American Progress’s 2007 report, “What to Do About Joseph Kony”
- Amnesty International’s 2011 report on Uganda
- Global Security’s page on the Lord’s Resistance Army
- Washington Post, “A Child’s Hell in the Lord’s Resistance Army,” May 2006.
- HRW: “Protect civilians from LRA abuses,” May 2011
- AllAfrica.com, “Amnesty International wants Kony arrested,” May 2010
- AI’s Uganda Portal
- Human Rights Watch’s Uganda portal
- Democracy Now!’s Uganda portal
Hi Tumblr! I’ve decided that since I finally have a steady income (and am finally getting steady with it, I think (I hope)) I want to give to another charity regularly, and I want to give to a LGBTQ+ charity. I am looking at several different ones but I’d like to hear recommendations from you, because I believe individual feedback is much better than just looking at the organisation’s website.
So do you have experience with LGBTQ+ charities? This is your chance to pimp out your favourite ones!
I’d prefer UK based as it’s closer to home (or the current home anyway - though if you have really good charities in other countries you want to recommend, feel free; the more the merrier! plus I intend to make all suggestions public so someone else might decide to donate even if I won’t) and I want to make sure that they are charities completely open to all sexuality and gender identities, and are not completely focused on the LGB part, leaving out all else.
Other than that I don’t have a huge preference - it can be social, medical or any other kind of charity as long as it’s a good cause and they’re doing a good job. :)
Send me your suggestions please?