While growing up, my mother made sure to keep my busy. If I wasn’t at church, then I was at choir practice. If I wasn’t at choir practice, then I was at band practice. If I wasn’t at band practice, then I was in tutoring. You get the picture. Some would say she kept me busy so I’d stay out of trouble. But I believe she kept me busy to give me a broader outlook on life. Every day, I was exposed to different people. I was humbled by different experiences. And I learned to be more empathetic towards so many different situations.
To bring more attention to these different situations, I decided to use my platform to talk about three amazing charities. Each charity, listed below, has affected my life in some way. So if you’re looking to support a few good causes, here are some chairites you should know about.
Hungry For Music Charity
I love music. And at the age of 9, I was taught how to read, write, and play an instrument. But things aren’t the way they used to be. Musical programs continue to get cut and more and more every year. And children are left with no means of learning more about the arts. Which is why I support Hungry for Music. Their mission is to put quality musical instruments into the hungry hands of kids. They serve children who show a desire to learn music, as well as teachers who have students willing to learn. In 23 years, they’ve delivered 10,000 instruments to children in 48 states and 20 countries. It’s important to keep musical programs like this alive. Think about what would happen if you couldn’t listen to amazing music anymore?
Leukemia Research Foundation
In 1999, my grandmother passed away from Leukemia. She was the backbone of our family. And there isn’t a day that goes by that my mother and I don’t talk about her. Because she was an amazing individual, who helped so many people, I decided to support the Leukemia Research Foundation in her honor. This foundation is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures. They also strive to enrich the quality of life of those touched by these diseases. I also love that this charity is transparent, check out their charity score here.
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
Diabetes is a disease that runs in my family. And I’ve lost two important people in my life because of this disease. To help find a cure, I support the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. This foundation is the organization of choice for those who are serious, passionate and committed to curing diabetes. Their mission – to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now. You can view their charity score here.
As bloggers, I feel we have an amazing platform to affect change. Using it for good, helps me honor those I lost and allows me to help another family in need. I’m hoping, by the end of this year, I can raise money for each of these charities. I haven’t come up with a plan to do so yet, but if you have any ideas, place them in the chat area below. Until then, thanks for having this important conversation with me. The only thing missing was the tea, coffee, and sweets.