Hello, all. I am opting out of the gift giving cycle this year. Those who feel they owe me something for whatever reason are invited to give to the following charities in my name instead.
Here are quick links to my preferred charities.
UN SYRIAN REFUGEE FUND : donate.unhcr.org/syria
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/ccupdate.cfm
THE WOUNDED WARRIORS PROJECT: https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=1143&ovr_acv_id=1398&campaignSource=ONLINE&source=BS15152P&gclid=CjwKEAiA7MWyBRDpi5TFqqmm6hMSJAD6GLeAdnNbJVRROZyIk8BYatcr80h34UQ0WL8UdYXhcbzv1xoC1Rjw_wcB
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: http://www.amnestyusa.org/donate-to-amnesty
Those wondering why there are no autism or Lyme links here (when I have both) are sadly advised that the reason for that was because I could not find a single charity in those categories that had not been rocked by a financial scandal of some kind this year.
But feel free to donate directly to an autism or Lyme group in your area or directly to a family affected by autism or Lyme. FB and GoFundMe are full of pages for such persons.
Thanks for giving, all, and for remembering the real reason for the season.