Hi there Sunday people!
I´m back in the US after a week in Norway and I just had my second surgery last Wednesday. Now I am getting stronger and stronger and I am placing all my bets that I will be back in shape in not too long.
My mum is visiting Washington DC and since I will be on crutches for a little while, we are having a slow and cozy weekend with restaurant visits and relaxing at home.
As Valentines Day is getting closer I thought I would make a list of meaningful and cute gifts for your loved ones. As you all are well aware, at certain times during the year, there is lots of advertisement and encouragement in the media to give to charity and to care for a cause. That is great, however, there is never a bad time to do something good. So why not use Valentines Day for a good cause? Don´t get me wrong, I LOVE chocolate and flowers, but I think a gift with a meaningful cause is pretty cool as well.
There are a jungle of charities to support out there. Whether it is a local charity/organization, national or international, the most important thing to make sure is that the one you use is effective so that your donation not is lost in covering administration costs. You can read more about Effective Altruism here.
No matter if you want to “adopt” an animal using the name of the one you love. Or if you want to sponsor a child or give a card with a donation. Or give a painting where a significant amount goes to charity or support refugees with means to survive the winter, – below are some recommendations of excellent options to support a great cause. ♥
The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million members in the United States and close to five million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature
Bakers, tailors, engineers, pharmacists, students and many more, the White Helmets come from all walks of life. The 2,900 volunteers are united by their motto that ‘to save one life, is to save all of humanity’. 100% of money raised goes directly to the White Helmets.
Helping deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.
Render Loyalty offers breathtaking fine art photographic artwork that supports threatened species and the conservations that protect them. With each print purchase you are directly supporting threatened species conservation.
Mercy For Animals believes that a humane society is possible. They are committed to reducing the greatest amount of suffering for the largest number of animals. Their efforts focus on protecting farmed animals—the most abused and exploited animals on the planet—and utilize a broad range of strategic approaches that seek to expose cruelty, prosecute abusers, and inspire consumers to make compassionate food choices.
Exist in nearly every country in the world. Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Med fotball som virkemiddel hjelper Karanba et stort antall barn og unge fra slumområder med personlig utvikling, utdanning og utfoldelse.
Working relentlessly to reduce animal suffering through grassroots education to change eating habits and corporate campaigns to reform farm animal treatment.
For 70 years, across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF defends the rights of every child. Explore their work to see the programs they create on behalf of children. UNICEF’s lifesaving interventions and programs around the world have helped reduce the number of child deaths by more than 50% since 1990, and yet 16,000 children still die every day from preventable causes.
Girls Health Ed is a community-based organization that seeks to educate girls between the ages of 8 and 17 about their overall health. The organization empowers girls and young women to make healthy, informed choices throughout their lives by having volunteer ‘teaching fellows’ from relevant health fields teach seminars in urban schools and community centers.
Provides medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial.
Plan works in more than 50 countries around the world to make a lasting impact on the lives of children, families, and communities.
Right now I´m on my way to another great organization, a local one here in DC, to volunteer. Sarah´s Charities fuels social change as a resource for those who wish to help the homeless, and for the homeless wishing to be helped, and today we are baking cakes to be delivered to 3 local shelters for Valentines Day. I hope you have a great rest of your Sunday and a wonderful Valentines Day on Tuesday.
With Purpose & Pepper