If you can afford it, make the world a better place. I either donate or participate in the programs of all of the organizations listed below.
The SMA Foundation. A non-profit organization dedicated to researching a cure for a neuromuscular condition called spinal muscular atrophy, which affects 1 in every 6000 children and is untreatable, incurable, and always fatal. They also accept checks at this address:
888 Seventh Avenue, Suite 400
New York, NY 10019
The Hazelden Foundation A residential treatment center in Minnesota. The Lifesaver Patient Aid Fund provides dollars directly to the care of individuals in need of treatment who cannot meet the full cost of care through personal and insurance resources.
Odyssey House A residential treatment center in Harlem. Helps underprivileged populations, including children, parents, senior citizens and the mentally ill. Treatment models take into account current research, utilizing what works most effectively to help individuals build stable, productive lives.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation The oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States. Relationships between Big Brothers and Big Sisters and their Littles have a direct, measurable, and lasting impact on children’s lives. It’s a great, great program. Can truly change the life of a child.
Out of the Pits A non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Pit Bulls that have been abandoned and abused.