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VQ Picks: Charities

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s a good time to sit back and reflect on all that we have. The LGBTQ community has a well-established history of giving to others and to causes in which we believe.

So, we asked the VillageQ contributors to pass on their favorite charities so that we could share those with all of you.

These are the causes that are speaking to us right now and, if you are looking for places to give, we hope they’ll speak to you as well.

1. Heifer International: Heifer International works with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth.

Heifer International

 

2. Kiva: Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

Kiva

3. National Network of Abortion Funds: The NNAF’s mission is to make sure that all women and girls can get the abortions they seek.

National Network of Abortion Funds

4. Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition: The MTHC is is committed to improving health care access and the quality of health care received by trans and gender nonconforming people through education, resources, and advocacy.

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition

 

5. Avenues for Homeless Youth GLBT Host Home Program: The GLBT Host Home Program is an ‘outside-the-system’ community and volunteer-based response to youth homelessness. It offers a transformative and intimate approach to providing homeless gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) youth with safe homes and support.

GLBT Host Home Program

6. National Center for Transgender Equality: The NCTE is a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

National Center for Transgender Equality

7. Hetrick-Martin Institute: The HMI believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. Hetrick-Martin creates this environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 13 and 24 and their families.

Hetrick-Martin Institute

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