Are you tired of the commercialization of the holidays?
Do you hate the conflation of “joy” with “stuff”?
Would you like to help others in less fortunate circumstances?
If that’s you, here are a few places you can help out this season.
The Tenacious Unicorn Ranch – Livermore, CO
The Trevor Project – West Hollywood, CA
A toll-free suicide hotline that caters to LGBTQIA+ youth. Donate here.
A crisis hotline for the trans community. Support them here.
Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women – Albuquerque, NM
Native women experience violence at an alarming rate. Help this organization represent tribal communities and shape public policy by donating here.
Heifer International – Little Rock, AR
This organization sells livestock to impoverished communities at a fair price to provide opportunities and improve the local economy. Donate to the nonprofit directly or purchase a gift option from their catalog.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) – Washington, D.C.
The largest supporter of survivors of rape, abuse, and incest. The network runs a hotline, assists local services, and crafts public policy. Donate here.
Conservation Fund – Arlington, VA
From the website: “We make conservation work for America by creating solutions that make environmental and economic sense.” Donate here.
Matthew Shepard Foundation – Casper, WY
A foundation dedicated to erasing hate, founded by the parents of Matthew Shepard. Support their efforts here.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – New York, NY
A longstanding organization here to defend your civil rights. Help them here.
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) – San Antonio, TX
Defending the rights of immigrants and refugees; recent efforts include reconnecting children with their parents. You can donate on their website.
Southern Poverty Law Center – Montgomery, AL
The center is here to destroy hate groups. Help them keep Nazis out of the government here.
Mermaids UK – Leeds, England
An organization dedicated to uplifting trans and nonbinary individuals under 20. Donate online here.
If you want to and you’re able to give this season, good on you.
For the rest of us, happy holidays all the same.
Let’s support one another any way we can.