December 16th, 2012

tachikoma: celebratory

Seasonal Giving 2012

It's time again for Non-sectarian Festival Holiday seasonal giving, inspired by [personal profile] innerbrat! I will donate (slightly more than) the amount I’d otherwise spend on a card and postage to the following three charities on your behalf - £1.50 per person. If you select more than one charity, I’ll divide the donation among them. Hence, if you select all three, I’ll donate 50 pence to each on your behalf. I’m not planning to name anyone other than myself when I make the donations. This year the poll is completely anonymised and located only on Dreamwidth. If you're reading this post on LJ, you should be able to click the "View Poll" link and vote.

If you are able to make a small reciprocal donation on my behalf as well, that would be wonderful, but it is not required. Please select from the following three charities:

  1. Medecins sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) is an international aid organisation that provides emergency aid to people affected by natural and less-natural disasters and war. They are independent, a-partisan and a-religious and use this independence to provide medical aid to everyone who needs it. (Description taken from [personal profile] innerbrat.)

  2. Planned Parenthood is a US-based charity that "work[s] to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible choices."

  3. Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is a London-based charity that reunites lost dogs and cats with their owners or cares for them until new homes can be found, giving them shelter and veterinary care.




I'll tally up the votes and make my donation on solstice (21 December). Comments are screened and will remain so, if you would like to identify yourself when you vote or let me know about reciprocal Seasonal Giving.