Want to mix up your donation game? Here are some cool, weird, impactful, wonderful places to put your charitable moneys that you may not have heard of:
TOP DD: donate to support much-needed research to end mental suffering. They run on a shoestring and produce amazing results.
Survivors Ink: helps victims of sexual trafficking overcome their experiences by transforming the tattoos with which their pimps marked them as “property”. Cover-up tattoos are expensive and hard to do, but life-changing.
sadly, this has been pulled: Blood Sport, the video game that donates blood! I thought this was an interesting idea, though I wouldn’t do it. However, the project’s been taken offline.
Child’s Play: We continue to love a charity started by gamers, which gives toys to kids in hospitals around the world. Most active around Christmas, it runs throughout the entire year.
Cat House on the Kings: a no-cage, no-kill cat shelter that lets ‘unadoptable’ or feral cats live happy, safe lives — and you can adopt the kitties that want human company! They have wards for FIV, kittens, quarantine, indoor/outdoor, outdoor only, etc., and they really need donations right now. They also do boarding.
The Nine Lives Foundation takes cats out of high-kill shelters and works to get them homes. They also work on TNR programs and low-cost spay and neuters. Help spay and neuter more cats before kitten season comes again!
Note that there’s probably a local shelter in your area that could use your help!
Speak your Silence: dedicated to ending the stigma on adult survivors of sexual abuse. A small charity that’s growing and spreading a great message of awareness, acceptance, and providing counseling.
also, why not a video?: