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Charities to Support

Everyone has their own charities that are near and dear to their heart, but here are a few examples of the organisations that I tend to support.


ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL

Every child, every person, deserves a fair chance in life. Imagine what it’s like when serious medical challenges hit you at a young age while everyone else is busy in the playground. Add to that, your family doesn’t have the money to help. St. Judes’s:  Always a worthy cause.

Description: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is changing the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening childhood diseases. In total, this nonprofit costs about 2.4Million USD a day to run, yet it costs children absolutely nothing to receive treatment.

The discoveries that have been made at St. Jude’s have completely altered the world of childhood medicine. Since St Jude’s establishment in 1962, the survival rate for childhood leukemia has increased from 4 percent to 94 percent and the overall survival rate of childhood cancer has risen from 20 percent to a whopping 80 percent.

You can donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting their website, linked here.


AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

Every child, every person, deserves a fair chance in life. Imagine what it’s like when serious medical challenges hit you at a young age while everyone else is busy in the playground. Add to that, your family doesn’t have the money to help. St. Judes’s:  Always a worthy cause.

Description: The American Heart Association is the United States’ oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization has grown to more than 20 million volunteers and supporters.

The American Heart Association helps to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide the necessary tools and information to help save and improve lives. They are the United States’ leader in CPR education and create international treatment guidelines to help healthcare professionals provide quality care to their patients. 

You can donate to the American Heart Association by visiting their website, linked here.


BERMUDA RED CROSS

I love this charity mostly because of its mission statement and their “we’ll be there” attitude. A natural disaster?  Could happen when you least expect it. The Red Cross will be there.

Description:The Bermuda Red Cross was formed in 1950 as a branch of the British Red Cross Society. Today, the Bermuda Red Cross provides a variety of programs to locals including first-aid training, public talks, fundraising events, disaster relief and more. The Seven Fundamental Principles that encompass the entire Red Cross movement are:

  • Humanity: to prevent and alleviate human suffering;
  • Impartiality: to relieve the suffering of individuals without discriminating as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions;
  • Neutrality: to enjoy the confidence of all by not taking sides in hostilities or engage in controversies of a political, racial, religions or ideological nature;
  • Independence: to maintain autonomy from the government;
  • Voluntary Service: to provide relief without being prompted in any manner by desire for gain;
  • Unity: to maintain only one Red Cross in any one country;
  • Universality: to ensure that the movement is worldwide and that all societies have equal status and responsibilities.

You can donate to the Bermuda Red Cross today by visiting their website, linked here.


SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS 

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” This quote, attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, sums up how I feel about this charity. If you feel compassion for animals, then in most cases you’ll feel it for humans too. The SPCA makes the world a better place.

Description: The Bermuda SPCA was founded in 1919 and is acting today as an open admissions shelter for all animals.

The entire mission of the SPCA is depicted in its core principles of: 

  • providing an effective, lawful means to prevent cruelty to animals; 
  • promoting the education of the general public on the care and well being of all animals;
  • and encourage and promote kindness to all life.

These organisations are found all over the world, with a location in almost every major city across North America. Find the closest one near you with a simple google search. Unfortunately, I’ve only had personal experience with Bermuda’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – you can donate to them by visiting their website, linked here


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