While I may not be Emma Watson or Malala (seriously, you go girls), I wanted to do something in 2015 that would be inspiring and educational. Last January I made a resolution to research various nonprofits (locally, nationally, and globally) and pick one to donate to each month in 2015. This would give me the opportunity to better understand the issues being faced and the programs that are being implemented to tackle them.
We get so caught up in our own worlds, that we forget there is a much bigger one out there. One where people don’t get the luxury of running through a fun and safe park, taking art lessons, eating fresh food, reading, or even putting on clean underwear.
To kick-off 2016, I thought I’d share a list of the organizations that I found. Some are because of my passion for art and reading, a couple build upon girl empowerment, and others are for my love of animals and parks. All of them inspired me in some way and continue to support the things I believe everyone deserves.
January: One Girl
February: Recipe for Success
March: Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP)
April: Buffalo Bayou Park
May: Discovery Green
June: NPR/Houston Public Media
July: Art Bridge
August: Girl Effect
September: Houston K-9 Division
October: Undies for Everyone
December: Room to Read
This is one resolution I definitely want to continue to carry on. While I didn’t have time to write a short description about each one, I do encourage you to check them out. Maybe there’s something in there that you’ll be interested in helping out this year!