Make A Difference

syrian-child-foodSometimes things get harsh at the Morning Nightcap. Sometimes we’re raving. Sometimes the tongues are firmly planted in the cheeks. I like to call it fiery..or maybe inspired. Regardless of whether our readers are inspired or ticked off, the point is to get your attention and make sure you’re paying attention. So, on that front. Commentary, rants, raves, and nonsense aside, we should all be paying attention to those parts of our world that are in trouble and need help.

The world has bad people, but there are more good than bad. Be one of the good ones.

 

Below you’ll find links to some places to start to try to make a difference. Read up. Donate. Spread the word.

Kiva – Loans that change lives.

Kiva is a non-profit organization geared toward connecting people through lending to alleviate poverty. By leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. You can look through their extensive list of worldwide borrowers, setup to lend, and then receive updates on your borrowers status and the progress on getting repaid. It’s success through giving and watching those you’ve helped make progress. Setup a loan today!

The Salvation Army

“Doing the most good”. Simple and to the point. The Salvation Army focuses on feeding, clothing, and housing those in need. We’ve all seen the Red Bucket Donations during the holidays, and they also accept donations year round online. The Salvation Army is one of the top charitable organizations with very little over head and they are able funnel nearly all money donated towards the various causes they support. Click to donate!

Save the Children

Save the Children is a U.S. non-profit organization focused on helping children in need. They provide food, health and housing services, education, disaster relief, and more in an effort to give every child a healthy start despite whatever adversity they may face. Click to donate!

Direct Relief International

Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and 70 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. It is one of the top organizations in terms of getting the donation money to where it needs to go to affect the most need. Click to donate!

UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was created by a mandate to coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. It’s primary focus is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. Click to donate!

American Civil Liberties Union

For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. From profiling to gender and race rights, the ACLU works to uphold our rights. Click to donate!

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Cancer is a terrible disease that affects everyone in one way or another. Supporting cancer research is about more than wearing pink and watching your favorite sports team show support one month out of the year. Research is ongoing and steps are always being made, but it’s going to be a long road to travel to try to stop this terrible disease. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is one of the best organizations dedicated to Breast Cancer research. Click to donate!

MoveOn.org

Their motto is “Democracy in action”. MoveOn.org is a family of organization focused on using the internet to fuel democracy by helping people learn about, support, and succeed in campaigns related to the issues that drive them. Click to donate!

The Conservation Fund

The Conservation Fund is dedicated to making conservation work for America. By creating solutions that make environmental and economic sense, we are redefining conservation to demonstrate its essential role in our future prosperity.  Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, we have worked in all 50 states to protect more than 7.5 million acres of land since 1985. Click to donate!

Change.org

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Change.org gives us a chance to make a difference and make our voices heard on vital issues. Through Change.org’s platform people everywhere are starting campaigns, mobilizing supporters, and working with decision makers to drive solutions. Click to get involved!