29 Before 29 Or, Goal #10 – Pick A Charity to Support

This was probably my toughest 29 Before 29 goal because there are so many worthwhile organizations out there.

There are organizations that strive to make diseases like Parkinson’s and cancer nothing more than a distant memory.

Great organizations that work on behalf of veterans, protect civil and First Amendment rights and animal rights organizations whose commercials just make you cry and cry and cry.

There are ones who are fostering cultural understanding through music and art and ones that serve as guardians of history, remembering tragedy so it never happens again.

These things are all crucial to the betterment of humanity and the world around us, but my mind kept coming back to one thing – food.

If you can’t feed yourself, you really can’t do much of anything else.

I have been stunningly, shockingly lucky in life.

I have never been hungry. I’ve never gone without food and I’ve never worried where my next meal was coming from. But there are millions of others can’t make that claim.

So, I did a little research and decided to support Heifer International – an organization that basically adheres to the notion that if you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day but if you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for life, make a little scratch on the side and one day, maybe send his grandkid to college.

Heifer International was started in 1944 by Jack West, a farmer who realized that children don’t need cups of milk so much as they need a cow to milk. So, he started this organization and 65 years later, had fed millions of people.

I’ve got no skin in the game. I’m not affiliated with the organization and I receive no compensation from them. I just really believe in the work they’re doing.

Everyone’s gotta eat – man, woman, old, young, rich, poor, black, white, brown. It really is the one thing that unites us all.

So, if you have the means — donate to Heifer International and invest a little in the world around you.

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