Most of us share the common goal of wanting to give back. And most of us are also looking for ways to declutter. Today, we combine the two by gathering-up our gently used books, phones, computers, guitars and shoes. Time to declutter and give to a vetted list of the best charities to support right now.
The Best Charities to Support Right Now
What do you do with books you’ve read, phones and computers you’ve upgraded and instruments your kids lost interest in playing? Are all of these stagnant things piled-up in your closet, guest bedroom or garage?
Recently, I read an article about how little of the proceeds of our charitable donations goes to those in need. The more I read, the more it gnawed at me that fat cats are benefiting from our generosity rather than those who are genuinely in need. So, in true Aries fashion, I set out to find the best charities to support right now and I’m sharing my vetted list with you.
THE BEST CHARITIES TO DONATE: Books, Phones, Computers, Guitars and Shoes
Cell Phones for Soldiers – Donate your phones, regardless of age and condition, to soldiers overseas.
Cristina.org – Donate your computer to organizations that provide education, rehabilitation and job training to those in need.
THE BEST CHARITIES TO DONATE: Money
Environmental Defense Action Fund -Donate to help implement clean energy solutions, reduce emissions, and find sustainable ways to grow food and supply water.
All Hands and Hearts – Donate to address the needs of communities impacted by natural disasters.
All of the best charities to support right now have been vetted by Charity Watch, a watchdog group who ranks charities by their transparency and financial disclosures. Each charity has been rated by the amount spent on programs relative to overhead. There are so many people in need right now. If you’re able, please join me in giving back any way you can. Do good. Feel good. -xo