EVENT DATE: Oct 28, 2017
We picked the charities we did because those are causes we feel passionate about. Here is a little bit about each one:
Lexrap - I know the president of this organization, Marianne Boswell. She does everything she can to help the refugees and a lot of good comes out of this organization.
Cancer Research Institute - Working in a pathology lab where cancer genetics testing is done every day, I see first-hand how necessary it is to have funding for cancer research.
American Cancer Society - My mother has done this organization's tax returns and helped out in many other ways, donating her time and skills. This organization really makes a difference for cancer patients and their families.
Water.org - This organization is dedicated to providing clean, safe water for people around the globe. One of the countries they serve is India. Having been to India and growing up in India, it is clear to both of us that clean water is a high priority and should be a basic human right.
Mental Health America - This organization has a good rating and is dedicated to helping to promote mental health for those struggling with mental illness and provide early identification and intervention. With a neuroscience background, we would love to see more help for those with mental illness.
Days for Girls - This organization provides sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and health education to girls internationally. An issue that many shy away from that needs our attention.
Waco Habitat for Humanity - a nonprofit Christian organization that partners with future and current homeowners to build simple, decent, and affordable housing for low to very low-income families.
Girls who Code - a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. This addresses two important points- that children need more early computer science education and that girls can code and should be encouraged to do so.