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Supporting charities reminds us that we’re all one community

Charitable causes and organizations can be found everywhere. We could all rattle off the names of several. They are so common that they sometimes fade into the background of all the information we receive on a daily basis.

The problem is, despite the name recognition, many of us acknowledge them and “feel” supportive of their missions without actually donating to the cause.

Giving back to any important cause is a valuable way to connect with the larger sense of community among us. We may not see exactly where our dollars go, but it is invaluable to know that somebody out there benefited from a little bit of generosity.

At the start of 2020, I committed to supporting Curetivity, a non-profit organization that assists St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Curetivity has raised $22.5 million to St. Jude both from the foundation and from individual donors. The foundation accounted for about $13 million of that.

For its work in 2019, St. Jude named Curetivity its Volunteer Group of the Year, recognizing its commitment to the hospital’s lifesaving mission.

When I considered how I wanted to make an impact, I thought about children and their families going through such a frightening experience with cancer. Being an ally to a hospital whose efforts give these families hope is a wonderful way to help a community in need.

A donor may not see each face and hear each story, but investing in the hope and betterment of others at large is reminds as that we are all one community working together.

As we go through 2020, I will continue to seek out causes that I can help and highlight their work. I encourage everyone to identify a charity that speaks to them and make a donation, no matter how big or small.

Photo Credit: Curetiviy.com Website