In the Christmas chapter of “Living the Season Well” I mention the practice of giving first before getting, particularly as a family.
My husband and I have supported all of these non-profits in the past and consider them very worthy causes.
Five great places to give:
- Lulu Tree—thelulutree.com Lulu Tree partners with pastors and community leaders in villages across Uganda and Sierra Leone, seeking to equip families through their churches. Their work is also supported by their online shop, selling clothing and jewelry made by “Lulu Mamas.
- Preemptive Love—www.preemptivelove.org This coalition works directly with the people of the Middle East—Syria, Iraq, Libya—in ‘unmaking violence’ supporting the work of physicians, volunteers and the local people in bringing healing to their countries. They exist because of generous donations and also through an online Shop of items made by local people.
- First Aid Arts—firstaidarts.org Leaders since 2010 in bringing effective arts-based healing resources to trauma survivors, particularly those rescued from human trafficking, and those who care for them.
- REST Ministries—iwantrest.com REST: Real Escape from the Sex Trade is an independent 501(c)3, Washington State Charitable Nonprofit Organization, founded in November 2009 to help support and rescue trafficked women and youth.
- Sew Powerful—www.sewpowerful.org “We exist to combat extreme poverty in a very challenging place called Ngombe Compound in Lusaka, Zambia. We do that by equipping community members with jobs as well as training, tools, and technical skills to make what we call “Purposeful Products,” training African women in sewing and small business building.”