The first paycheck for the month of July kind of caught me off guard. This month I have been feeling very patriotic so I went out and found this wonderful organization. The National Military Family Foundation uses funds for things such as free camps for children of deployed troops, military spouse scholarships, our legislative initiatives to improve the lives of military families, and community outreach – that combine to ensure that NMFA remains the voice for military families. I support our troops and know quite a few people that are either in the military or have a family member within the military. Anything that I can do to help them, I will. Feel free to give to this organization if you find yourself searching for a reputible group to doate to since I know you are all members of the Benevolent Blogger Project. Wait… What? You’re not a member? Well, find out more about this awesome idea started by Mike Lawson here.
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I fell behind the past two paychecks in donating. Mostly because I was too lazy to do some research. Well, I’m happy to say that I made up for those past two paychecks today. Learn more about the Benevolent Blogger Project started by Mike. View all of my past donations here.
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Last Thursday I was paid… that means time to give to another worthy cause.
This period, I have decided to donate to Equality Arizona. The mission of Equality Arizona is to secure, protect and defend the rights and welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Arizona. Currently, Equality Arizona is looking for funds to fight SCR-1042 which is currently in the Arizona Senate waiting to be voted on. If this bill makes it through the Senate, it will be on the November ballot. Arizona has already answered the question about same-sex marriage and domestic partner benefits. Read more at Equality Arizona. The official statement can be found here.
Check my Benevolent Blogger Project page for an up to date list of all the causes I have contributed to. Also, more information on the whole Benevolent Blogger Project can be found at Mike’s website.
Mike has created the Benevolent Blogger Project and has challenged other bloggers to join. This is a very cool concept and after reading about it here, I have decided to join.
The whole process of getting started is very easy. As Mike mentions, searching for organizations you deem worthy of your time/money is the fun part. Since I just had a payday last week, my first contribution has been made. I will keep a running list of the organizations that I support at the bottom of this post. They will consist of groups, associations, and charities that are important to me and those I love. The list will grow as I give each month.
My pledge to the project is to give 4% of each paycheck away to a worthy cause. After running the numbers, I feel that this amount fits perfectly within my budget. This percentage has the ability to grow over time, but I think it is a good starting point.
I recommend you read about the project on Mike’s site and take some time to think about it. This project has the potential to become something big and affect many people around the world.
Who I Support