7 organizations that could use some Philly love on #GivingTuesday
After camping out for #BlackFriday, going local for #SmallBizSaturday and web-dealing for #CyberMonday, you’d think we could have a break from the hashtag sales pitches. But maybe what follows is better than a break. It has been “a thing” for four years now, this #GivingTuesday, the charitable counterpoint to the cash-dropping madness in the days after Thanksgiving.
Say what you will about the guilt factor, charity is a necessary economic force at the end of the day, and it doesn’t matter how or why people donate. (Unless you’re a politician accepting donations from an unseemly Big Pharma tycoon.) So for #GivingTuesday, here’s our list of local organizations that could use a little love.
- Mighty Writers has been helping young students think, read and write with clarity for years now in Philadelphia. They have four locations around the city, including a dual-language Spanish-English center. Relying on volunteer teachers is tough, though, so your charity can go a long way.
- The Philadelphia Student Union has a wonderful opportunity you can support for this this #GivingTuesday, where all donations will be matched by a generous anonymous donor (up to $3,000).
- The National Association of Hispanic Journalists will be putting its #GivingTuesday proceeds towards scholarships for Latino journalists, which it has been funding since the early 1980s. Latinos are badly underrepresented in a press corps, and access to scholarships is slim.
- The Latino Victory Project is one of the main campaigns of the Latino Victory Foundation. Its aim is to help Latinos get elected to political offices on the local, state and national level. The campaign also aims to educate Latino voters and create a political pipeline for underrepresented Latino communities across the U.S.
- New American Democracy Campaign is a joint effort between Latino Victory Foundation working and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), whose goal is to turn millions of immigrants into a new block of citizens, voters and national leaders.
- League of Conservation Voters Education Fund has developed grassroots programs in Latino communities in several states and runs bold online and traditional communications efforts that are engaging, training, and elevating new Latino activists and leaders in the fight against climate change and for a healthy future.
- Any Philly nonprofit you think does great work. Really, it doesn't matter where you money goes if its being redirected to those who need it most. Linked here is a list of ten area nonprofits including Congreso, Project Home and the Children's Literacy Initiative that could all use your financial support.