I believe wholeheartedly that all beings are connected. While I aim to do what I can to make a difference in my circles of community, there are organizations who have the reach and the resources to do a lot more.
That’s why, each month, I pledge to donate a minimum of 7% of my earnings to one such organization. Paying it forward into the greater good is my way of giving thanks for the financial support I’m blessed to receive by doing this work I love so much.
I’ve chosen to focus on organizations based in Syracuse, where I call home, and surrounding regions of Upstate New York. I am intimately familiar with their missions and successes because I’ve either personally benefitted from them or know women who have.
My list of rotating recipients includes:
The National Women’s Hall of Fame
–In gratitude for ensuring that the contributions and stories of female leaders, innovators, and change-makers will continue to inspire women and girls across generations.
–In gratitude for their efforts to prevent domestic and sexual violence and to provide a safe haven and support for local women in crisis.
–In gratitude for supporting and nurturing women who are struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and bodily dissatisfaction to embrace a healthy relationship with food and themselves.
Lyme Action Network
–In gratitude for advancing empirical information and understanding about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.