Tight Times at Home? It Could Be So Much Worse.

9 years ago
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In this time of tightening budgets, many people are looking to save
money, not spend it– and only on the things that are truly necessary.
It should be no surprise that charities and other non-profit
organizations are feeling the financial crisis as well. Ironically,
these are the times when they need support the most. More people need
help, and there is less money to help them with.

This is an excerpt from my recent blog post at Odd Gurl Out, on making an impact globally. I look at the gateway organization Global Impact, who in turn supports 50 of the best charitable causes out there. In this post, I take a look at:

  • Heifer international
  • Woman for Woman International
  • The William J. Clinton Foundation (Yes, that is our former Prez Bill)
  • Oxfam America 

Researching this post helped put my (and everone else's in America) situation in perspective. Yes, money is tighter, but I've got a roof over my head, food in the fridge and electricity to power it all. I've got clean water that won't give me the screaming gnarlies, and I don't live everyday in fear that insurgents are going to bomb me, that rebels are going to rape me, or that my children are going to starve to death.

If you would like to hear more, just check out my blog. 

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