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50 for 50, Day 20: Center for Biological Diversity

June 6, 2011

Condor wings
California Condor. In a zoo. Still magnificent.

Thanks for stopping by my 50th Birthday Celebration, Day Twenty. One more month…

Here’s the background story: because I feel so blessed and have pretty much everything I could ever need, I am asking people to get involved with charities, if they are so inspired, in lieu of any fabulous birthday presents you were planning on sending me (or not).

I am featuring a different charity every day for 50 days leading up to my 50th birthday to give you plenty of chances to get involved. I started on May 18. I wanted to give a voice to different good works around the globe. If you ARE inspired to take action, please leave me a comment and let me know that you did. This is all I want for my birthday – to spread some love and kindness. Thank you, my dear friends.

Someone I know works at theCenter for Biological Diversity. He’s a lawyer who actually works for good – trying to save species from extinction, preserving habitat, protecting the earth for future generations. So this one is for John.

From their website: The Center for Biological Diversity works through science, law and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, hovering on the brink of extinction.

Donation page is here. Join their activist network.

Previously featured organizations:
Bikes Not Bombs
Friends of Maddie
Surfrider Foundation
United Through Reading
Operation Shower
The Liz Logelin Foundation
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Kids Vs Global Warming
Help a Mother Out
Direct Relief International
Accelerated Cure for Multiple Sclerosis
Women for Women
Epic Change
Amnesty International

  1. June 6, 2011 09:31

    I think charities are great but the last few years I’ve more into giving to individuals when I see a need. I’ve not always felt safe when donating to some charities; my Dad is 88 and he has given so very much (I don’t even have a clue) to overseas charities that I’ve felt iffy about. I like to know where my little donation goes and someone appreciates it. Examples: a young divorced mother of a 2 year old that works so hard to keep them afloat; a young girl in a drug home who has personal needs; young married couple struggling, etc.

    • June 8, 2011 06:08

      I think it is great to help one on one, but I also feel like there are so many problems that have to be looked at in a larger light…like disaster relief or curing diseases. I think we all need to do something, no matter what it is, to make the world a better place.

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