DNA Picks 9 Favorite Charities for Giving Tuesday

If you have any money left after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, then you can do something selfless on Giving Tuesday.

It’s the day dedicated to donating money, time, or support to non-profit organizations that pour all its passion into worthy causes.

Here at DNA, our team has a special interest in personal empowerment, community advancement, and making the world a better place.

So we’d like to encourage you to consider some of our favorite organizations on Giving Tuesday.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
This is the largest organization in the world dedicated to fighting blood cancers, specifically leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. LLS also provides services and resources to improve the quality of life for people who do have those diseases. It has a Charity Navigator, which evaluates the transparency and effectiveness of charitable organizations, rates of 55 out of 70.

Pies Descalzos Foundation
Colombian superstar Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos-Barefoot foundation, named after one of her most popular songs. It works toward providing education for needy children in countries like Colombia and the U.S. by providing resources such as school materials. The organization also advocates for policies that make education more universal.

Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa, Fl
Metropolitan Ministries work toward supporting the poor and homeless families in Central and South Florida. This organization does community outreach and provide basic necessities to alleviate short-term struggles. But they offer a long-term solution as well. The Inside the Box Cafe and Catering program teaches people skills useful in finding a job in the food service industry.

A Fighting Chance Now
A Fighting Chance Now (AFCN) connects Hispanic youth to information, tools, and even mentors that enable them to make the most of their schooling and even obtain a higher education. It was founded by DNA’s very own Alejandra Campoverdi who states AFCN “empowers Hispanic youth to reach their full potential” and “take their future into their own hands.”

Un Techo Para Meu Pais
This organization identifies families in shanty towns throughout Latin America providing them with transitional homes and other resources to eventually become legal homeowners. It also helps bring educational workshops to hard-to-reach neighborhoods and offers micro-loans for people who just need an opportunity to work.

United Negro College Fund
Most well-known for it’s popular motto, “a mind is a terrible thing to waste,” the United Negro College Fund is solely dedicated to helping young African Americans obtain a higher education. It also provides access to internships, fellowships, and scholarships, especially to 39 private historically black college and universities throughout the U.S. Charity Navigator gives it a score of 61.34 out of 70.

Ashoka supports entrepreneurs who are dedicated to finding innovative ways to solve some of the world’s biggest social issues. Through its fellowship program, it provides entrepreneurs with mentors, a network of collaborative support, and access to investors who may help make small ideas grow big.

Public Media in the U.S. like PBS and NPR
Last but not least, why not support your local public radio and television station. Is it a conflict of interest for Fusion? We don’t care. These are some of the only people who give information to the public, down the middle, like it was meant to be delivered.