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I suggest that we ask reverendmother, reverendmommy, Songbird and St. Cass (who will surely join as soon as her geeks are available) select 2 worthy charities for a vote of the members of the webring, since they are the creators of the merchandise and the webring. They can post the selections on this blog with some description and we can vote through our comments.
I'm partial to Habitat for Humanity. Of course, I am from Georgia...
Habitat is active here,too. Do Habitat donations go to a central point to be distributed, reverend mommy? I guess my preference would be for something where our (probably fairly small) donations will be used more to help individuals directly than to pay administrative costs. I have to admit I don't know a lot about how Habitat is run, since my experience with them has been limited to helping out lamely on a local building project or participating in a fundraising walk, but I would love to know more.
or maybe a scholarship for a second career woman to go into ministry? (I'm sure this is going to be a huge amount of money, yes?)
I"ve done work with Habitat for Humanity here in the northeast. I think they would be a good choice.
With appreciation for Grace's suggestion, I actually have no strong feeling about it. I had suggested Heifer because they help people become self-sufficient, and as women who mostly have good secure jobs and homes it would be nice to reach out in that way... although I suppose Habitat also falls into that category.
I have passing familarity with Habitat, but am more acquainted with Heifer project, so I'll admit to some partiality there. I did some diocesan coordinating with/for them, when we lived in IL several years ago. A good outfit, and one where a high percentage of donations go to direct assistance.
Either Heifer or Habitat would be fine with me.
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Heifer Project would be another good choice.
I like both HH and HP.
By the way, I deleted a comment above that was a link to a website with naughty t-shirts. I don't want you to think I am censoring opinions about Heifer or Habitat! :-)
Happy with either.And now I have reclaimed my credit card from darling daughter (yes, I know...only a mug lends her card to an 18 year old) I can even order my t shirt.
Except that the kids won't let me...but I've ordered the tote bag,which they approve because it's green...No, I know it's not GREEN...but it's "green"..OK?!?
I get it, Kathryn. But why are they against the t-shirt?
I know this is an old thread, but I stumbled upon it today.I would like to see people support cruelty-free humanitarian charities.Habitat for Humanity would have been my choice between the two. But there are charities that help communities in the Third World without using animals. Some that come to mind that I think Christians could support are Plenty International, Trees for Life, Lifewater International (and similar well-digging charities), the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, and last but not least, some missionaries whose projects are sponsored by All Souls Episcopal church in Pasadena http://www.all-souls.com/304KenyaProject.htmIf you choose to support Heifer Project, they have various projects that don't involve animals -- the bee projects, worm projects & tree projects. People can designate which projects they want to support. I hope when people know that, they would feel compelled to look for ways to help people without harming animals.Thanks for reading.In case I'm not able to sign in, my name is Sue, and my site is http://episcoveg.weblogger.com