Looking for a good cause to support this holiday season?

 
Here are several we can personally recommend. These are nonprofits that we have worked with and can vouch for. They do great work, are well run and you’ll feel great supporting them!
 

Animal Rescue 

Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN from Eagan, MN provides safe harbor for animals in carefully-selected foster homes, great vet care with local vet partners and specialists, well-trained, enthusiastic and ethical volunteers working as a team and best practice adoption processes to ensure a safe and loving environment. To donate to Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN go to: http://www.goodkarmamn.org/donate.html

Draft Gratitude from Winchester, NH rescues draft horses from kill or neglect type situations. Once rehabilitated, these horses are paired with qualified adoptive homes to be used for light work including farming, homesteading, pleasure driving and riding, and companionship. Horses that are not able to be adopted for any reason will live out their lives in the care of Draft Gratitude. To donate to Draft Gratitude go to: http://www.draftgratitude.com/support.html

Horse Haven of Tennessee from Knoxville, TN is the oldest and largest equine welfare organization in the state of Tennessee. The organization’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home God’s neglected or abused equine through programs of shelter, adoption, and education across the state of Tennessee. To donate to Horse Haven, go to: http://horsehaventn.org/how-to-help/donate.html

Humane Society of Greater Dayton from Dayton, OH is committed to helping lost, abandoned and homeless animals, and to providing Dayton’s families with the resources to become loving, lifelong pet owners. To donate to Humane Society of Greater Dayton go to: https://e.gesture.com/events/73p/

Humane Society of Southeast Missouri from Cape Girardeau, MO provides quality humane care, adoption, and education for the good of companion animals and humans across Southeast Missouri. To donate to Humane Society of Southeast Missouri go to: https://semopets.org/giving-tuesday/

Priceless Pet Rescue from Chino Hills, CA is dedicated to stopping the killing of adoptable dogs and cats. Priceless Pets is leading the no-kill movement by energizing the public and maintaining comprehensive, innovative, life-saving programs designed to save the animals most likely to be euthanized in shelters. To donate to Priceless Pet Rescue go to: http://pricelesspetrescue.org/donate/

Southern Pines Animal Shelter from Hattiesburg, MS is dedicated to providing humane shelter for homeless and lost cats and dogs, affordable spay/neuter and healthy pet services, encourages adoptions and educates the community about responsible pet ownership. To donate to Southern Pines Animal Shelter go to: http://www.southernpinesanimalshelter.org/donate.html

Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter from Burbank, CA is devoted to providing medical, social, behavioral and financial care for animals at risk and determined to eliminate animal homelessness in the Burbank community. To donate to Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter go to: http://thevbas.org/donations

 

Support for people

Bestwa from Grand Prairie, TX provides daily meals, medical care, and education to vulnerable children in Liberia, which is one of the poorest countries in Africa. They currently have over 900 children in their feeding program and they need more support to continue to help these children. To donate to Bestwa go to: http://bestwa.org/giving-tuesday-2017/

Chia and Friends from Grand Rapids, MI helps single moms pursue a career education by providing a network of academic, financial, and spiritual support to help them succeed in school and reach their fullest potential. To donate to Chia and Friends go to: http://www.chiaandfriends.org/contact-us.html

Hoofbeats with Heart from San Tan Valley, AZ is dedicated to providing therapies that can profoundly improve the lives of those living with physical, mental or emotional challenges. Their equine activities and other nurturing interactions with animals provide a scaffold on which therapists mount a full range of physical, occupational and speech therapies. To donate to Hoofbeats with Heart go to: http://hoofbeatswithheart.org/

Housing Crisis Center  from Dallas, TX moves individuals and families from desperation to stability. On any given night, they shelter more than 210 households in supportive housing. Additionally, they provide support to more than 10,000 at-risk individuals annually through legal clinics. To donate to Housing Crisis Center go to: http://www.hccdallas.org/give/

Illuminate India from Medford, OR exists to advocate for and help impoverished children in India. By efficiently providing basic needs  and therapeutic resources, Illuminate India will help to improve existing circumstances for orphans, vulnerable children and children with special needs. To donate to Illuminate India go to: https://givingtuesday.razoo.com/story/Illuminateindiagivingtuesday2017

Multicultural Refugee Coalition from Austin, TX provides a bridge of support for refugees between the initial and brief resettlement process and the long-term success and integration into the Austin community. To donate to Multicultural Refugee Coalition go to: http://www.mrcaustin.org/

Paderewski Academy of Music from Chicago, IL promotes and supports music education among children, youth and adults in Chicago’s Polish-American community. They strive to enrich Chicago’s cultural life by adding to it the beauty and value of one of the most distinct European cultures – Polish culture. To donate to Paderewski Academy of Music go to: http://pasochicago.org/index_eng.html#

PEER Academy from Knoxville, TN provides an individualized education for children with autism and other disabilities, where each child is empowered to reach his or her full potential through the development of academics and life skills necessary to become self-sufficient adults. To donate to PEER Academy go to: http://knoxpeeracademy.org/contribute/

Olancho Aid Foundation from Olancho, Honduras is a faith-based organization that empowers Honduran youth to transform themselves, their communities and their country through education. To donate to Olancho Aid Foundation go to: https://olanchoaid.org/forms/donation-form

Still Waters Learning Center from Norcross, GA is a private Christian school that serves the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area. The Day Care and Preschool Music programs educate children from 6 months through age 4 while the Elementary School, After School and Music programs service Pre-K,  Kindergarten, 1st – 5th Grades and middle school through age 12. To donate to Still Waters Learning Center go to: https://stillwaterslearningcenter.org/giving/

United Way of Hunterdon County from Flemington, NJ brings people and resources together to improve lives and conditions and to advance the common good of their community. To donate to United Way of Hunterdon County go to: http://www.uwhunterdon.org/how-you-can-give