american charities

As the sun rises on this Thanksgiving, we should honor the first half of the word, being truly thankful for all we have, but we should swap the ‘a’ for and 'i’ and make this holiday one of Thinking as well.
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We must think of the Native Americans who own this land we are living on. The landlords we’ve not paid our rent to for centuries, who know more about being thankful for this planet and all of the creatures that share it, than we ever will. Think of what’s been done to them, and think of ways to un-do them. Think of giving it all back and making damn sure it doesn’t happen again, to anyone, anywhere. Think of the Brave and beautiful tribes that are standing together at #StandingRock peacefully protesting something they should have never had to even consider a possibility. Those standing proud against mistreatment and cruelty and still remaining peaceful. Think of the patience and strength it takes to not lash out and retaliate against injustice, but to remain, steadfast and united. Think about that unity in the face of a divided country, think about ways to close that divide and gently take away the power from those who abuse it, steal the metaphorical water cannons and rubber bullets from their arsenals and let reason ring true, ring loud.
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Think about those who don’t have what they need to live as they deserve, and we should think about ways to fix it. We must think about how we can be better, more compassionate, braver in the face of the adversities we face; we must think about how important it is that we all become vulnerable once more. There is sweet strength in the surrender to honest vulnerability.
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We must think about ways to Act. We must act. Donate our time or money or energies into helping and giving back. Start today, this day of all days, and start here. Go to StandingRock.org and Donate. Donate to the Mni Wiconi Health Clinic, to the Sacred Stone Camp and the Sacred Stone Legal Defense Fund. And Lastly, Talk, to your families, your loved ones, to anyone sitting across the table from you today. Talk to them and spread awareness into any corners this light hasn’t yet reached.
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Happy Thanksgiving my friends. And Happy Thinksgiving as well.

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I know we talk a lot about Asian Kate Bishop but what about Native American Kate Bishop? I’m here for that

how on the one hand everyone’s like “yeah, but you’re white” and on the other “lol Hawkeye and archery isn’t that sort of stereotypical?” and Kate just OWNING all of it, every aspect of her heritage and name and skills and not caring what anyone says

So, I just watched "That's Dancing!", a documentary about dance in movies made in the 80s.  And it reeeaaallly made me miss dance.

I miss dance class.  And I wish I was a better dancer.  If I had the money, I would start taking class again this week. 

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We need your help!!!!

We all know and love this adorable goofball dorito:

And he’s turning 35 this coming June!

Last year, the fandom raised $1,200 for Christopher’s Haven, and had 62 donors pledge to donate blood through the American Red Cross.  This was done as the fandom’s birthday gift to him.

And we’re doing it again this year, and aiming to make it even better!

2016 campaign

But we can’t do this alone.  This is a gift from the fandom.  It’s gonna take all of us!

Can you help?  Donate, give blood, signal boost the campaign/spread the word - it’s all needed!  And please remember if you’re giving blood to pledge on the red cross Sleeves Up campaign page.  Even if there’s not a red cross near you and you end up giving blood at a local blood bank, it still counts!

Thank you so much, fellow Evangers!

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When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. 

The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild. Yet, after five years, the Red Cross’ legacy in Haiti isn’t new roads, schools and hundreds of new homes. And it’s difficult to know where all the money went.

In Search Of The Red Cross’ $500 Million In Haiti Relief

Photo credit: Marie Arago for NPR

Hey everyone! While you’re enjoying your lovely home-cooked meal, take some time out of your day to donate to a charity that benefits Native Americans! Here are some ideas to get you started:

The Native American Heritage Association
The Native American Rights Fund
Futures for Children
First Nations Development Institute
The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program

All of these organizations score a 3 or higher on Charity Navigator (0-4 scale) & provide assistance & opportunities for Native Americans all over the country!

Feel free to add other reputable organizations & have a happy thanksgiving!