charity, giving

The holiday season is now officially in full heart-warming swing, and while today has been deemed “National Giving Day” that doesn’t mean it ends tonight!

Personally, I feel overwhelmingly and abundantly blessed in my life, from a loving and supportive family, to good health, security, shelter and food. But that is not the case for so many, which provides us with the perfect opportunity to reach out and share our blessings with others who might be in need.

There are countless ways we can make a difference in our own community/the world. What I’ve learned is that some charities, who have their eye focused on the needy, sometimes miss the mark on how much of donated money actually reaches those who need it the most.

Which prompted me to search for an independent resource who rates charities, based upon financial data on how donated funds are actually distributed to those in need. There are many other sources for this information, this is but one, but I personally find the A – F rating on this website easy to understand.

This website allows you to easily select the charity that touches your heart, from children, to animals, to veterans and rates them according to how the $ are actual spent.

Here are just a few of the charities that have an A rating according to the American Institute of Philanthropy

American Humane

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Marine Toys For Tots Foundation

Save The Children

American Wildlife Foundation

Homes For Our Troops

Human Rights Watch

Meals On Wheels America

Doctors Without Borders USA

Semper Fi Fund

Fisher House Foundation

Big Brothers Big Sister Of America

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter where your heart guides you to spread your love and kindness. If you have been blessed, here’s to paying it forward.

May God bless you with good health, a happy family and much love.

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Jonet Wooten is a 56 year old former investigative newspaper reporter/photographer. She's always in search of the latest and greatest in Fashion, Beauty and Travel, which she writes about on her AWARD WINNING blog. Creator of the popular global fashion series She's Got Style.

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