I wanted to do a little something different this year and add some charitable organizations to my gift giving guide. The following organizations are some that are near and dear to my heart.
I truly feel that it is a blessing to be a blessing. Please take a look at the following organizations and make a donation if you can. If not, let it be a reminder to you that your gifts that you give can be bigger than you, and find an organization that you can sow into.
The Hustlers Guild, a 501 (c) (3), was started by Obama Administration Alumni Yasmin Salina, Jason Spear, and Kevin Beckford. The three shared many of the same experiences when it came to navigating as young minority professionals in the Nation’s Capital. With a commitment to extend their expertise and resources, The Guild was formed to service underrepresented youth.
Their mission is to develop and empower youth ages 10 -19 years old, as well as college freshmen of underrepresented communities to drive innovation that will impact the future
You can donate to Hustlers Guild here.
C+1(Cancer plus 1)
The Mission of Cancer +1 is to end the feeling of loneliness felt by individuals fighting a chronic illness.
To level the playing field, C+1 believes that by sharing the patient/caregiver experience with one another we will provide real, tangible information about various areas of healthcare to benefit one another. Healthcare should not just be about the life before a disease and the life after a disease…but during. Sharing experiences and resources can be the greatest benefit to change the lives of the ones with the disease and the ones caring for their loved ones
By connecting real people who are experiencing similar circumstances, we are able to create a safe and informative community where people can be authentic, detailed, but more importantly provide an environment where we can heal one another on an unparalleled level.
You can donate to C+1 here.
Bo Fosters Hope
The Eusibio “Bo” McCoy Foster Children’s Support Project, Inc. was formed in memory of Sergeant Eusibio McCoy, fondly known to family and friends as Bo. Bo was in foster care from a very young age, until he aged out at the age of 21. Bo often discussed with her what he deemed to be inadequacies in the foster care system and the need for more programs that would provide educational, mentoring, tutoring and life skills for those aging out of the system. His dream was to one day form an organization to aid children in foster care. At the age of 21 he joined the United States Army and quickly excelled, becoming a military policeman and a combat instructor prior to being promoted to Sergeant just weeks prior to his untimely death in Belgium at the age of 24. While in Belgium, Bo was instrumental in getting many of his fellow soldiers to volunteer at a local orphanage. It was not until his death that many of them learned that he had spent most of his childhood in foster care and why he had been so passionate and persistent that they volunteer. This organization is dedicated to his memory and fulfilling his dream!
You can donate to Bo Fosters Hope here.