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Countdown to Christmas – My Friend’s Place

13 Dec

Today on the Countdown to Christmas I’m featuring My Friend’s Place.

I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know the mission and people behind My Friend’s Place over the past few months and I am so glad. They do amazing work for the homeless youth of Los Angeles.

Last year, My Friends Place:

Served 1,418 homeless young people
Provided nearly 30,000 meals
Provided over 540 linkages to on-site and off-site medical care for youth
Provided intensive case management to 452 homeless young people
Helped over 118 homeless youth successfully move into housing

And they are entirely privately funded. Last Friday I drove a carload of donations over to My Friend’s Place, and today I’m asking you to join me in supporting their mission. Your $5 donation will provide support to My Friend’s Place as they continue their work to provide hope and opportunity for hundreds of abused, abandoned and neglected youth each year.

Please consider adding 3% to your transaction to cover credit card processing fees.

If you know of a charity or charitable organization that you would like to see featured in this series, send me an email at anne@annehogan.net.

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Countdown to Christmas – Donors Choose

12 Dec

Today on the Countdown to Christmas I’m featuring Donors Choose.

In my opinion, teachers should be making a million dollars a year. Seriously. That is the very lowest salary you would have to pay me to do that job. But they don’t. And our schools are underfunded. The result is that teachers end up using their own too-low salaries to buy much needed supplies for their classrooms.

So you want to help, because you’re nice. Maybe a teacher needs markers. Or tissue paper for paper mache volcanoes. Or poster board. Or paper towels. There’s a lot going on in classrooms, and it’s hard to know exactly which teachers need help and what they need.

This is where Donors Choose comes in. Teachers can upload their wishlists, and you can fulfill them. Easy peasy. You can choose to fund projects by location, subject matter, or highest poverty area. Check them out today and see how you can help.

Please consider adding 3% to your transaction to cover credit card processing fees.

If you know of a charity or charitable organization that you would like to see featured in this series, send me an email at anne@annehogan.net.

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Countdown to Christmas – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

11 Dec

Today on the Countdown to Christmas I’m featuring the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

You can make a donation of any amount to help support the research and patient work of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Please consider adding 3% to your transaction to cover credit card processing fees.

If you know of a charity or charitable organization that you would like to see featured in this series, send me an email at anne@annehogan.net.

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Coundtown to Christmas – The Elephant Sanctuary

10 Dec

Today on the Countdown to Christmas I’m featuring The Elephant Sanctuary.

The Elephant Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization that provides permanent housing to African and Asian elephants. It is a true sanctuary – not open to the public.

Elephants face a number of horrific atrocities in captivity, and The Elephant Sanctuary provides a safe place for these intelligent animals to retire after being rescued from abusive situations.

Listen, I could kill you with stories of what elephants are regularly subjected to in the name of “entertainment”. In my work, I’ve seen just about every kind of animal abuse and atrocity that you can image. The elephant stories are still what haunt me and keep me up at night. If you would like to learn more about elephants, and why you should never under any circumstances go to the circus, let me know and I’ll share some links. That’s how bad it is, I’m not even going to post a link because there aren’t enough warnings in the world.

Today’s donation amount is a little higher, but it would make a great gift – and discussion opportunity – for kids. You can adopt an elephant for $10. (If you’re looking for kid-friendly ways to discuss the abuse elephants face, I can get you some of those resources as well.)

When you adopt an elephant you can see the various donation levels. For $10, you’ll get a certificate of adoption, as well as photo of “your” elephant and their story.

Please consider adding 3% to your transaction to cover credit card processing fees.

If you know of a charity or charitable organization that you would like to see featured in this series, send me an email at anne@annehogan.net.

You can view the entire Countdown to Christmas series on Pinterest.

Countdown to Christmas – Alex’s Lemonade Stand

9 Dec

Today on the Countdown to Christmas I’m featuring Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

Your donation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand will benefit pediatric cancer research. Need I say more?

The holiday season is difficult for a lot of people, especially those who have a terminally ill child. Provide some hope to these families this season.

You can donate as little as one dollar to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, and you can even chose the type of pediatric cancer you would like your donation to benefit.

Please consider adding 3% to your transaction to cover credit card processing fees.

If you know of a charity or charitable organization that you would like to see featured in this series, send me an email at anne@annehogan.net.

You can view the entire Countdown to Christmas series on Pinterest.