- Helping people, international: AFSC, Oxfam, MercyCorps.
- Helping people, local: Joseph's House and Shelter, Unity House.
- Advocacy: Friends Committee on National Legislation, ACLU.
- Sustainable agriculture and renewable energy: I have not yet picked enough favorite charities in this category, so for now, it's just Capital District Community Gardens.
- Education: Again, I have not yet picked enough favorite charities in this category. This should include education around the world. In the U.S. it should include education for poor people and immigrants. It should include all levels, preschool through adult. In addition to academic material, it should encompass outdoor education and service learning. My area of expertise is higher education, so for the now, in this category, I've got Haverford College, Marlboro College, and College of the Atlantic.
- Support your local farmer's market, small businesses, public library, public radio station, and folk music venues. In my case, this includes Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market, Oliver's Naturals, Market Block Books, Troy Public Library, WAMC, WUMB, WMUD, and WMPG.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Favorite charities, take three
I've written two posts in the past on my favorite charities. I would think that one would have been enough, yet here I feel compelled to do it again, as my interests have shifted. At least they shifted a little bit. Not a whole lot though, so it will actually be kind of repetitive.