In our Times…


With the COVID-19 and racial tensions affecting so many vulnerable Americans across the country, I want to encourage those who have the means, the will, and the compassion to donate their time, services, and funds to support organizations whose mission aligns with your values. Give what you can, however small. There are many worthy organizations out there. Choose one you feel called to help. It doesn’t take much to reach out, just the will to act. Here are organizations that align with my values.

American Bookbinders Museum: The ABM celebrates the history, tools and process of western bookbinding. Website: https://bookbindersmuseum.org/about-us/, Charity Guide: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.profile&ein=263235193

Adopt-A-Native-Elder: The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program supports the traditional Elders who live in the cultural and spiritual traditions of The Dine (Navajo) People.
Website: https://anelder.org/, Charity Guide: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=10404#mission

Environmental Working Group: Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. Website: https://www.ewg.org/, Charity Guide: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=8564

First Nations Development Institute: Through a three-pronged strategy of Educating Grassroots Practitioners, Advocating for Systemic Change, Capitalizing Indian Communities, First Nations Development Institute has been working to restore Native American control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own. Website: https://www.firstnations.org/, Charity Guide: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=7156

Hereditary Disease Foundation: The Hereditary Disease Foundation is committed to finding and funding innovative research to cure Huntington’s disease and impact other brain disorders. Website: https://www.hdfoundation.org/, Charity Guide: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=15516

Huntington’s Disease Society of America: The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is a national, voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Huntington’s Disease and their families. Website: https://hdsa.org/, Charity Guide: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=13075

Natural Resources Defense Council: The Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. Website: https://www.nrdc.org/, Charity Guide: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4207

Rose Foundation for Communities and Environment: Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is a grantmaking public charity dedicated to inspiring community action for environmental protection, public health and corporate social responsibility. Website: https://rosefdn.org/, Charity Guide: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=5832

Sierra Club Foundation: The Sierra Club Foundation promotes climate solutions, conservation, and movement building through a powerful combination of strategic philanthropy and grassroots advocacy. Website: https://www.sierraclubfoundation.org,
Charity Guide: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=5838

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