DATE: 11/29/2004 09:03:00 AM
A Chance to Give - If you're looking to give away some of your good fortune this year to help the less fortunate, here are some places you can go:
World Vision International - For $26 a month, you can provide food, healthcare, education and other necessities to a child in another country. My wife and I sponsor a child in India - Sandeep. It's a worthy organization with a good track record.
Compassion International - An organization similar to World Vision. Sponsor a child for $28 a month.
The Heifer Project - This is a great organization. With a small donation, you can purchase livestock or pay part of the cost for the purchase of livestock. These gifts can make a huge difference in the quality of life for families around the world.
Hunger to Hope - This project helps local rescue missions provide food, shelter and other necessities to people here in the United States.
The Salvation Army - The mission of the Salvation Army is to fulfill Jesus' commandment to help 'the least of these.'
Operation Christmas Child - A program of Samaritan's Purse, this initiative provides Christmas gifts to children around the world.
Angel Tree - Christmas is difficult for children whose parents are in prison. This program helps churches connect with those families and provide gifts and necessities.
Toys for Tots - The Marines are cool. Not only do they fight America's battles, they run this program, which provides needy kids with toys.
The USO - These guys do too much to name here. Entertainment, care packages, phone cards - all of it to help men and women serving overseas in uniform. A truly worthy cause.These are just a few organizations that could use your help.