As the Christmas holiday nears, let us reflect on the true spirit of the season, the spirit of giving. As you count your blessings, be mindful of those who are less fortunate. As an example to all of us, Rick Allen‘s humble and pure heart toward helping people who can really use a hand, is inspiring and warms the heart. In that very same spirit, Screamer Magazine has decided to devote this special issue to Those Who Make A Difference. In addition to the few articles in this issue that show how rockers make a difference, we also highlight some charities that put your donations to work in the very best way. Please consider some of the top rated charities according to the highly respected charity watchdog organization CharityWatch.
Have a rockin’ Christmas and practice, practice, practice good will toward men.
From their website:
Unbound partners with families living in poverty, empowering them to become self-sufficient
and fulfill their desired potential.
When you sponsor a child, young adult or elder through Unbound, you invest in personalized benefits that support goals chosen by the sponsored individual and their family.
And with 92.1 percent of Unbound’s expenses going toward program support, you can rest assured your contributions are working hard to meet the needs of your sponsored friend.
When you sponsor through Unbound, you offer a hand up — not a handout — to a family working to lift themselves out of poverty through hard work, initiative and hope.
Your monthly contribution of $40 directly benefits the specific individual you sponsor to help meet their basic needs.
But your sponsorship does so much more.
With your support, our program empowers sponsored individuals and their families with tools to achieve self-sufficiency.
Local staff members work with sponsored families on how to best use their benefits to achieve personal and family goals. This may include resources for:
- Health care
- Education and skills training
- Improved living conditions
- Seed capital for a small business or farm
Thanks to your support and encouragement, families are able to invest in their children’s education, develop livelihoods and become active community participants.
Over time, they rely less on sponsorship and more on their own income-generation activities.