We’ve been meaning for a while to make a habit of giving to charity. Our lives have been pretty good, and we want to know that some of that goodness gets passed on to others.
This is part of our 100 Things in 2016 challenge. Here’s the full list.
So we each of us sat down, chose a cause we cared about, and made a donation. Here is where our money went.
Becky: The Pajama Program
The Pajama Program is a charity that provides new PJs and books to kids who are homeless, living in extreme poverty, or who have no parents. We teared up just looking at their website.
Ben: Black Girls Code
Black Girls Code is an organization that teaches girls of color how to write computer programs. My field is one of the least diverse by gender and race, and initiatives like this will help correct this imbalance, and provide opportunities to kids that might not otherwise have them.
Will & Lucy: Animal Shelters
The kids both love animals. Will has benefited greatly from the therapy animals at the Sandhill Center, and Lucy has been asking for a while to make a lemonade stand and give half the proceeds to the animal shelter. So her donation went to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, and his went to Animal Humane New Mexico.