Tis the season of giving! This year has seen many global transitions, but one thing that’s remained constant is the spirit of generosity. So many have donated, demonstrated, and shared resources to advocate for health, safety, and compassion. We’re so thankful for all the spectacular charitable organizations out there who do this good work!
When considering where to direct your own charitable action this #GivingTuesday, however, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by that wealth of options. So, to help you refine your selection process, we offer some of our favorites:
From Sonja, our co-founder:
The Alliance Theater, Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds onstage and off by deeply engaging with its local community, modeling radical inclusion and catalytic experiences on our stages, in classrooms, and throughout Atlanta.
WAWA (West Atlanta Watershed Alliance), a community-based non-profit organization that works toward creating a greener, cleaner, healthier and more sustainable Atlanta.
Breakthrough Atlanta, who provides a six-year, tuition-free, year-round program that provides a pathway to college for Atlanta’s underserved middle and high school students.
From Marika, our digital account manager:
- Salvation Army – A lot of times I donate there because it’s near my home and convenient but I like the fact that their thrift stores are to help raise money to fund their homeless shelters and disaster relief efforts.
- One Roof – I used to volunteer there at the assistance office. Their money goes to helping the homeless get into financial assistance programs to get them into housing. They also have a pantry that I donate food to so that people have food for the holidays. I also love that they provide counseling services.
From Kylie, our social media assistant:
- Save the Children, a humanitarian organization who provide essential services and support on the ground in the West Bank and Gaza to Palestinian children.
- Jewish Voice for Peace, an anti-Zionist progressive Jewish activist organization in the United States.
- Choose Love, a UK-based organization which provides humanitarian aid to, and advocacy for, refugees around the world.
- The Trevor Project, a crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ+ youth.
- Native Land Digital, an Indigenous-led Canadian non-profit that’s created an interactive map to represent and educate on Native territories, land acknowledgements, and the history and impact of colonialism.
From Lenaya, our digital marketing associate:
- Atlanta Humane Society, helping Atlanta pets through our pet rescue services.
- Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue and Adoption, a Kennesaw-based non-profit committed to transform abused, abandoned, unwanted and unloved dogs and cats into a cherished friend for life.
This is of course not an exhaustive list of amazing goodwill organizations. We encourage you to research who caters to your local community, as well as widespread ones working on causes you’re passionate about. May you be the gift that keeps on giving. Happy holidays!