Give Back in 2017: December

In 2017, one of my goals was to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I hope I introduced you to some great organizations and maybe even inspired you to join me in this monthly challenge!

Year in Giving

Instead of featuring one organization in December, I’m going to take you back through all the organizations I featured this year!

January – Girls Inc.

The mission of Girls Inc. is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We put our mission into practice through the Girls Inc. experience that equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults.

Photo taken from Girls, Inc.’s Instagram.

February – Race Forward

Race Forward‘s mission is to build awareness, solutions, and leadership for racial justice by generating transformative ideas, information, and experiences. We define racial justice as the systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all and we work to advance racial justice through media, research, and leadership development.

Image taken from Race Foward’s Facebook page.

March – She Should Run

She Should Run‘s mission is to expand the talent pool of women running for office in the United States by providing community, resources, and growth opportunities for aspiring political leaders.  We believe that women of all political leanings, ethnicities, and backgrounds should have an equal opportunity to lead in elected office and that our democracy will benefit from the varied perspectives and experiences that women bring to leadership. We know that when women run for office they win at the same rates as men. Yet women are not encouraged and recruited at the same rate as men. 

Image taken from She Should Run’s Facebook page.

April – Changing Worlds

Changing Worlds exists to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding.

Image taken from Changing Worlds’ Facebook page.

May – National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists because there are people with MS. Our vision is a world free of MS.  Everything we do is focused so that people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

Image taken from the National MS Society’s Facebook page.

June – charity:water

charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

Image taken from charity:water Facebook page.

July – The National Parks Foundation

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

Smoky Mountain National Park

August – Life After Hate

LIFE AFTER HATE is dedicated to inspiring individuals to a place of compassion and forgiveness for everyone, including themselves.

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Image taken from Life After Hate’s Facebook page.

September – Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

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Image taken from Equal Justice Initiative’s Facebook page.

October – Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.


November – NPR

The mission of NPR is to work in partnership with Member Stations to create a more informed public — one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures.

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Image taken from NPR’s Facebook page.

December – Gifts that Give Back

A compilation of products that do good for the world including TOMS, Love Your Melon, The Giving Keys, The Elephant Pants and more.

Image taken from TOMS’ Facebook page.

End of Year Giving

Kick start your 2018 with giving back at the end of 2017. Donate to one of the organizations above or find another one that you’re passionate about!

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