Photographer-writer Jennifer McNelly hit the streets to find out which charities you love best. Here’s what you said.
“I would say my favorite charity is probably St. Jude. I had a friend who had a little boy with brain cancer. It’s just really nice to have an organization that helps families going through situations like that who don’t charge them for hospitals and all the stuff it takes to try to make their kids better.”
“I really like Junior Achievement. I’ve been involved with them for years and even served on their board. I appreciate the focus on teaching youth ‘real world stuff’ like math and finances. It’s important because they learn a lot of useful skills they will use when they are adults.”
“My favorite charity is Catholic Charities because they donate and support numerous causes.”
“The Center for Women and Families is a great organization. I just know they are very supportive and kind in what they do. I think it’s really cool how they help women from one situation and bring them into a better one.”
“I really love all that the Humane Society does and organizations like them. We have gone through them a lot to get our pets. Our family has always been a big advocate, and we really respect their mission.”
“I have volunteered a lot with Power Ministries, and I would have to say that they are my favorite charity. They are a Christian charitable group that does programs for adults with disabilities. They have events called Handy Camps to help individuals with severe disabilities and it gives them an opportunity to get our of their homes. The counselors or ‘buddies’ really try to build a one-on-one relationship with the campers. I’ve volunteered as a buddy before and I think I get more out of it than the campers.”
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