For all of us citizens of the United States, year end is a time of making resolutions (which we may or may not break in the new year) and for making last minute donations to some of the thousands of organizations who desperately need your help. And whether or not you are doing it out of the kindness of your heart or for the tax deductions, I am sure any of them would appreciate your donation (no matter how big or small).
Here are some organizations I have featured on Theologee as well as some other ones I think you should be aware of and would put your hard earned money towards good things. Please feel free to post some of your favorite charities in the comments section. (As always, do your homework before you donate.)
“Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.”
A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I got a chance to spend the night in San Francisco and see the play The Book of Mormon. The guys who created South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, wrote The Book of Mormon with the genius Robert Lopez who was behind the Broadway show Avenue Q. For those who have never heard about The Book of Mormon, the musical centers around two Mormon missionaries who are sent to Uganda to convert the people of a very poor, war torn village. One of the missionaries, Elder Kevin Price, is upset that all of his dedication to the faith failed to get him sent to be a missionary in Orlando, home of Disneyworld. Elder Arnold Cunningham is a not-so-bright kind of fellow who is also compulsive liar and is picked to be Elder Price’s partner in Uganda. It is clear from the start that Elder Price sees this mission to Uganda as a proving ground for what a good Mormon he is while for Elder Cunningham, the thrill of this mission is a best pal kind of friendship with his mission partner. Hilarity and singing ensue. Continue reading