While your average retail outlet probably insists that Christmas is already upon us, I think most people have not yet engaged in the gift shopping. So with that in mind, I wanted to put in one place on the Interwebs what Diana and I want this year. We would like you to give to one of the charities below instead of buying us gifts. Of course, Simon is gonna want stuff, and that's OK, but for the grownups at Puzzoni World Headquarters, please consider giving to one of the following organizations. (I'd like to recommend an environmental non-profit, but I can't find one that isn't deep into the anti-GMO nonsense.)
As many of our friends know, GKTW has been one of our favorite non-profits for a long time. We continue to believe in their mission of offering kids with life threatening illness and their families the chance to create memories at the village and the surrounding attractions.
My best friend works for this organization, often explaining that they "give a hand up, instead of a hand out." I like their mission because it concentrates on enabling people to become self-sufficient.
Another friend volunteers for this org, and they've been at the heart of a very difficult year for the community. Their events are part of what makes Orlando a special place to live.
Civil rights have become a pretty big issue, and one that admittedly I took for granted. SPLC is a non-profit that looks out for those who often don't have a voice.