No matter what your well-thinking friend says, it isn’t socialism to make sure the least of us have a safety net. Whether it’s pulled from the Bible (“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God”- Hebrews 13:16) or from great leaders (“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness”- Martin Luther King, Jr), charity should be taken as our duty. As we rise, it is our job to make sure others rise with us.
Every quarter we donate a portion of our profits to causes we believe in. Sometimes we get to plan out our donations in advance. Sometimes, however, we react in the moment and donate to causes that need the money immediately.
We have a mix of those this quarter. Let’s take a look at the places we donated to Q3’21.
Hurricanes are a fucked up phenomenon. Even more fucked up when they continue to tear into the same region over and over again. That’s why we choose to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana. People in the Gulf region need food.
We’re all one bad day from being out of work, out of money, and out on our asses. Step Up is an organization which “delivers compassionate support to people experiencing serious mental health conditions and chronic homelessness to help them recover, stabilize, and integrate into the community.”
Education is important, and to take advantage of an education children need the necessary supplies. Sometimes their families cannot afford all of them.
As someone who needed to constantly sew the holes closed in his backpack so it could be used multiple years, I know the value of a good backpack. I want kids to never feel the need to sew theirs. Not when someone can help supply them with a new one when necessary.
Afghan Refugee Funds
I don’t give a damn what side of the political divide you’re on, people shouldn’t suffer because of a disastrous war. We’ve chosen to donate to these four orgs helping our Afghan sisters and brothers.