EVENT DATE: Aug 23, 2014
We have a small place equipped with towels, china, and plenty of appliances that are gathering dust in our kitchen...which is just to say that we are fortunate to already have most of life's material necessities. Gifts are not at all necessary, but if you would like to put that money toward one of the following charities, we would be most appreciative! Thanks! Emily & Ben
Breaking the cycle of poverty by providing affordable housing, early childhood education, life skills training, and career support for single mothers. (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/19/business/program-works-to-lift-single-mothers-out-of-poverty.html)
Harlem Children's Zone
Providing a holistic approach to ending poverty by creating a pipeline of education and support for children and families from birth through college. A program beloved by President Obama, Oprah, and This American Life.
A non-profit organization aimed at improving the lives of people in Africa with programs in food security, HIV/AIDS, sanitation, and women's empowerment, among others. This charity boasts a low administrative overhead with 94 cents of every dollar used directly for program implementation.
Planned Parenthood of Montana
Washington state has over 30 Planned Parenthood clinics, Montana as 5. With all the clinics located in the more populated cities, this may require 4 hours or more of travel for rural residents. Politics aside, Planned Parenthood provides access to healthcare services regardless of a patient's ability to pay, and we think that's a cause worth fighting for.