Radical Generosity on Giving Tuesday

Worthy Local and Worldwide Charities



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“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the one closest to you.” ~ Mother Teresa

Do you believe charity starts at home? What charities and nonprofit organizations touch your heart? That’s the topic on my mind for #GivingTuesday.

I believe charity should start at home. Help your family however you can first. Then, your community. Then, the world.

I love the GivingTuesday philosophy of a world built upon shared humanity and generosity.

GivingTuesday is a Movement that Unleashes the Power of Radical Generosity Around the World.

GivingTuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity.

Our global network collaborates year-round to inspire generosity around the world, with a common mission to build a world where generosity is part of everyday life.

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.

Something as simple as a smile or sharing our time makes a difference. If we have funds to donate to our favorite charities, that’s awesome too.

It’s often easier for profitable business owners and lucrative individuals to help local charities and those beyond our neighborhoods because their donations to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations are tax deductible. But, tax deductions doesn’t stop the rest of us donors who give what we can and don’t worry about the write-offs or accolades. That’s radical generosity!

I can think of so many worthy charities locally and worldwide. I’m sure you can, too. You are welcome to share a link in the comments to your favorite charity. Perhaps it will speak to someone who is in a position to help.

Community Unity Network

Locally (Grant County, Indiana), my daughter and son-in-law run a charity organization called Community Unity Network. They give away hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies, cook homemade meals for various outreach groups, deliver meals during the holidays to those without transportation, give gifts and food at Christmas, have cookouts during the summer, help single mothers find housing, furniture, and clothing, minister to the community, and so much more. They fund it themselves, along with a few random donations from people who say God told them to help with their community outreach programs. I dream of someone with a big heart and money to spare to help them continue their mission of loving the lost and downtrodden through radical generosity.

If this charity organization appeals to you, please consider donating by scanning the QR code below. Their Cash App address is $communityunityGC. Alternatively, you can mail a check to Community Unity Network, 1804 W 11th St, Marion, IN 46953. You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation. Thank you in advance for helping a local charity continue their faith-based ministry.

Throughout the past two decades, I have published several anthologies to help charities. Below are a few books you can purchase where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the respective organization.

SCARS Anthology (Affiliate link — also donated)

SCARS: Poems and Short Stories About Mental Health and Healing

Proceeds from the SCARS anthology are donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI.org) and 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

You can donate directly to NAMI or 988, email a copy of the receipt to me at indieauthors@substack.com, and I will send you the ebook!

The goal of Nature Matters is to celebrate nature and raise our awareness of environmental issues. Proceeds benefit nature and environmental conservation programs such as Operation Honeybee.

Remember When: Memories of Life, Loss & Love (Affiliate link — also donated)

Remember When — Memories of Life, Loss, and Love is a book of poems my best friend and I wrote to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and donate the proceeds to research, which will hopefully one day find a cure for the insidious disease.

I could go on and on to make this a very long read, but I’ll stop here for now. Hopefully, you get an opportunity to check out the books and worthy charities.

Your turn! What are your favorite charity or nonprofit organizations?

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