Every December, we sit down and sort out (and then make) our charitable contributions for the year. Because 2007 was so good to us, we’ve decided to not only increase our donation levels, but also to add another charity to our list. What follows is a list of the main causes that we’re supporting this year.
The first four are holdovers from last year, whereas Unicef is a new one for us this year; thus, I haven’t written about them previously.
Like the others, Unicef sports a four star rating from Charity Navigator and nearly 92% of their funds go to “program services, “ with just 2% going toward administration and 6% going toward fundraising costs. Beyond this, we also believe strongly in their mission, which has a worldwide focus on children’s health and welfare.
Whichever charities you happen to support, I urge you to contribute whatever you can afford, especially given the recent news that charitable contributions are down this year while requests for assistance are on the rise.