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May 17, 2012


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(ms.) Michael

Ugh...that is hard. I've been a supporter of the St. Jude's Children Hospital for awhile...but I've done a lot of volunteer work for the Lupus Foundation of MN. And, my mother survived breast cancer so that is another "extended family" charity." Is it cheating to list three? :-)

You are coming up with fabulous questions, Gina!


Compassion International - children are my soft spot!! Check out those sweet little faces or even the hopeful teens!! Love!!

Elizabeth Anderson

Children's Hopechest - our family sponsors a child through them in Ethiopia......we write to her periodically and send care packages...very good for my kids to see who they are helping - also really like Catholic Charities' Sponsor a Family during the holidays - do this one thru work - fun to shop for individual family members and to get coworkers involved!

Jennifer C.

Be the Match Foundation. My husband and I both registered with them after loved ones needed transplants and were looking for donors. They found their donors, and maybe someday we can help someone else!


Cookie Cart! Helping kids in North Minneapolis + cookies = a really good thing. :)

Abby K

CHILD and Childhaven -- both help kids in the Seattle area. One for kids with disabilities (it is also a nonprofit school) and the other helps kids living with HIV/AIDS or are affected in some way by HIV/AIDS.


The National Braille Press is a great organization providing sight limited people hopes with braille books!


There are so many charities doing so much good in the world, it's hard to choose just one. In fact, I get anxious thinking about how I can't possibly help/contribute to all of them. I love that my church helps so many through the use of it's members' donations. Mormon Helping Hands is organized and sent wherever there is need for help, and it's worldwide. We donate 10% of our annual income to our church, and I am pleased that we are able to help in a small way. This probably isn't the answer you expected, but it's what I think about when I see the suffering in the world and want to help.


I have never had one specific favorite charity because I give to a variety of charities at different times and for different reasons. Right now, I'm focused on cancer-related charities because I have several friends and a young family member who are fighting that battle. My most recent donation to a cancer-related charity was a necklace and earrings set that was auctioned to benefit Susan G. Komen 3-Day for Team Tutas. https://libellulajewelry.blogspot.com/2012/02/team-tutas.html

Thanks for the contest entry! I absolutely love my custom business card stamp :)


Children's Place - it is a local group that provides child care to those that a cannot afford. Not only do they do great things for the community, they are humble and so appreciative of anything you can give to help!

Donna Livingston

Good ol' Red Cross. They are always on the scene of a natural disaster.


"United We Can" for world missions reaches all over the world


i love charity: water. clean drinking water is something i take for granted countless times every day. i especially like their campaign that encourages people to donate their age in dollars for their birthday.

amanda {the habit of being}

we like and support st. judes. as well, i give my time as a volunteer and whatever $ money we can to support the center where my son receives pt, speech, and ot.

MoniQ in WI

Heifer International--we love helping others around the world have the animals we wish we could have.

Kate Wilson

Big Brothers Big Sisters! We have had a "little brother" for 5 years and he's going to be graduating from high school this month. You truly don't know how much kids need help until you realize how difficult their lives really can be.


Feed My Starving Children ~ www.fmsc.org ~ does some pretty amazing work.


I think my favorite charity is probably Samaritan's Purse. Love the shoebox gifts.


American Cancer Society - participated in Relay for Life and their fight against cancer is close to my heart.

Christina D

Ronald McDonald House Charities - they provide temporary housing to families with children being treated at hospitals that are far from their home.


We donate annually to Smile Train in memory of our son. It's a great organization that repairs clefts in developing countries.


International Medical Corps. They provide necessary kits around the world to people who otherwise wouldn't have access to medical treatment. I often donate money for their women's wellness kits which helps midwives give exams and deliver babies.


There are so many incredible organizations ... it's hard to pick a favorite. Right now I'll go with Susan G. Komen, as I'm in training for the 3 Day 60 mile walk.


i am involved with several locally through an organization i volunteer with, but the shoesboxes at Christmas time for Samaritan's Purse might be my favorite. it is something my young son can relate to and enjoys doing with me, and that makes it extra special :)

Cheryl Jaeger

American Heart Association

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