Tis’ the season for the spirit of giving! While many people will just donate a lump sum of money at the end of the year, UncommonGood wanted to highlight some of our partner nonprofits and how you can help them fulfill their mission in some unique and fun ways. Check out the full list below:
Amish Rescue Mission’s Secret Santa
The Amish Rescue Mission is an organization working to rescue Amish people from abuse, rape, and human trafficking by providing safe houses, education, hope, and healing. During Christmas time, the people who have been rescued or chosen to leave the Amish way of life have left their families with little to nothing but the clothes on their backs. ARM is asking for help with a Secret Santa for the individuals currently at their safe houses. Please look at the list, and if you feel led to, buy and send to ARM
Letters for LifeHouse Foundation
LifeHouse Foundation provides safe, sober transitional homes to help people rebuilding their lives and re-establishing relationships in the state of Washington. While LifeHouse still needs monetary donations, you can also be of enormous assistance by taking a few moments to write a letter in support of their work. City officials regularly hear from people concerned about those LifeHouse seeks to serve, so your written letter supporting our work goes a LONG way to show that our community values what we do.
Stay Safe with a Global Co Lab Mask
The Global Co Lab Network is a virtual “do tank” designed for inter-generational engagement focused on empowering teens, incubating initiatives out of carefully designed informal gatherings “Co-Labs,” and seeing those initiatives executed. A unique way to support their initiatives would be to buy a mask and help promote their mission. Teens who are part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Co Lab are designing handmade masks to message sustainability. You can purchase each for $5 plus shipping and handling!
Pay for a Wildlife Vet Appointment
Hoosier Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation is committed to aiding injured, orphaned, and sick wildlife native to Indiana. Their core service is to provide state-licensed care to these animals with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. This includes providing veterinary care as well as raising orphaned babies and juveniles. The nonprofit also promotes healthy human-wildlife relationships via educational programs for schools, during wildlife walks, and while tabling at local events.
Become a Rotary Club Member
As a Rotarian, you will have access to resources and programs that can help you increase your personal and professional skills, gain world understanding, and make lifelong friendships—all while bringing about sustainable, positive change in communities. UncommonGood recommends the Stamford Rotary Club because it’s our home base but there are thousands across the United States for you to join!
Boost Hope by Buying Some Shoes
Boosting Hope, Inc.’s mission is to boost hope for underprivileged, disadvantaged individuals and communities, by providing support and help in four key areas: health, livelihood, education, and housing. Boosting Hope, Inc is a registered 501(c)(3) in the states of Nevada, New Jersey, California, Washington, and Texas. A very unique way to help them raise funds is to buy some handmade, leather shoes where the nonprofit gets 100% of the profits of the shoes.
Become a Housing Hero for Sherlock’s Homes
Sherlock’s Homes Foundation provides housing, employment opportunities, and a loving support system, for homeless LGBTQ+ young adults so that they can live fearlessly as their authentic selves. Within one of our homes, these young adults learn about responsibility, accountability, financial independence, life skills, and most of all how to love themselves. A $25 donation keeps ONE young adult protected for ONE day and ONE night in a loving, supportive, safe home.
Sponsor a Care Package for Grieving Mothers
Loss is hard and grief is messy. Sometimes it’s difficult for friends and relatives to know what to say or do when a loved one experiences the loss of a child. A simple way to show you care and that you are ready to walk with a loss family through their grief is to send an Emma’s Care Package. Emma’s Footprints is a nonprofit that provides help, hope, and healing after pregnancy and infant loss.
Travel to Africa and Support House of Friends
House of Friends is an East Africa initiative where volunteers are hosted in a hostel-type home and can find community and mentorship with locals within Kenya and the United States. By staying with House of Friends during your travels, you can support their work within the local African community and have a one of a kind travel experience.
Custom Jewelry for a Cause
Shanti Shalom helps seniors live in peace and enjoy the fruit of their labor by providing free last will & testament and notary services to the elderly. One way they raise money is by making custom, handmade chromotherapy jewelry. Check it out and order a custom piece today!
We hope that you can find a way to bring a little joy to someone in need this holiday season.
Happy Holidays from UncommonGood!