Wednesday, December 3, 2008

ON FUN ~ Worthy Causes...




Edition #6

Thirteen Things about THE BUMBLES -

and a sampling of charities we think are worth donating to in this season of giving...


1. The Jimmy Fund - Fundraising organization & Red Sox charity partner for one of the world's leading pediatric & adult Cancer care & research centers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA

2. Perkins School for the Blind
- Independence education for blind & deafblind @ Helen Keller's alma mater in Watertown, MA

3. Special Olympics - Athletic training & competition for people around the world with intellectual disabilities & special needs - founded in large part by JFK's sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver

4. Fisher House - Provides a free onsite comfort home at Military medical facilities for families tending to hospitalized servicemen & women

5. Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine - Located in MA, The Travis Fund for Needy Animals provides financial assistance to responsible owners for the medical care of their animals as well as to cover costs for found animals

6. Our local library - Financial gifts, in addition to donations of books, CD's and DVD's, always help to keep one of the few remaining FREE services in the community going

7. Audubon Society - Education & advocacy for environmental conservation - we support the local MA chapter

8. Cystic Fibrosis - To assure a cure and improve patients' quality of life through this chronic genetic & life-threatening disease affecting the lungs & digestive system

9. Rex Foundation - Founded by the Grateful Dead to support community social services along with creative efforts in the arts & sciences along with education

10. The Bridge School - Made prominent by Neil Young's fundraising concerts, this school in the Bay Area of CA works to provide alternative communication training and to transition severly speech & physically impaired children back into their communities

11. The Hole In The Wall Gang - Paul Newman founded the world's largest family of camps serving children with serious illnesses - for children too sick to travel to a camp, the "Camp-In-A-Suitcase" program brings the camp to them

12. Toys for Tots - The Marines have been giving out Christmas presents to needy children nationwide since 1948

13. Three Cups of Tea - National Best Selling book raises awareness and the organization works to promote peace and community education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan & Afghanistan




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    16 comments:

    Hootin' Anni said...

    #3 and 12....I do donate. And my all time favorite [if I can say favorite, it's for personal reasons, is Ronald McDonald House]

    My 13 is posted...it's all Olde English today. Stop by, won't you?

    poppingbubbles said...

    Thanks for this list! I have my own list of worthy causes that are dear to my heart too.

    Happy TT!

    Brenda ND said...

    It's important to remember others. Good list. Happy TT!

    Alice Audrey said...

    I'd heard of a few of these, but a lot on the list are new to me. Excellent list.

    Delighted Mom said...

    GREAT idea! I may have to steal this one next week! :) And I will definitely move the book up on my list! Thanks!

    Heather said...

    I donate to two of these annually, but many of the others were new to me. Great list!

    colleen said...

    I once bought a goat for someone. I forget the charity that does that. They have a catalog. I checked out the Three Cups of Tea. That one drew me.

    Have not read Water for Elephants. When I was a girl I saw The Greatest Show on Earth and it was WAY over my head.

    Clarence said...

    This is a such a good idea for a thursday thirteen! :) Thanks for popping by my way. Have a fab weekend.

    Natsthename said...

    What an awesome thirteen! I'd give to Susan G. Komen for the Cure or The Globe Santa.

    Starrlight said...

    Happy TT! Those are great charities. Hole In The Wall is awesome.

    Toni said...

    Wow what a great list. These all sound like great causes and good places to donate!

    NotJustAMom said...

    Great list! I do the Toys for Tots every year. I will have to check out some of these charities.

    Julie said...

    You've named 13 very deserving charities, but as a special education teaching assistant, I have to root for the Special Olympics :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my T13!

    Joyce said...

    This list of worthy causes is a good resource, and an encouragement as well. I enjoy hearing about folks who want to help others. :)

    Grace @ Sandier Pastures said...

    All deserving charities to donate to. Thanks for visiting my TT earlier this week.

    Danica/Dream said...

    I love these!! So glad you shared.