As some of you may have noticed, there’s a new link listed under the contents section, Giving Back. I’ve always been a person who has donated time and money to causes I find worthy. I think if one is fortunate enough to have a comfortable and secure life then we have a duty to share with those who are less fortunate and in need. I also think that there are causes of the utmost importance that I want to help support and promote.
Until this point, I’ve not really shared my charitable giving, choosing to keep that info mostly to myself, but I’ve decided to use the platform that I have here at Indie Fixx to help promote and publicize those organizations that I find worthwhile and those to which I personally donate.
To that end, each month I will be donating a portion of the proceeds from Indie Fixx and the Indie Fixx Shop to a different charitable organization. The organizations I choose will provide humanitarian support, focus on the arts, provide for environmental stewardship, be concerned with animal welfare and other issues and causes that are near and dear to me.
Each month, I will share here and at the Indie Fixx Shop the organization that I have chosen to highlight. I hope this new feature will help those who are able to get involved either with donating time, money or goods to a cause(s) that you find important. I also hope to help you discover new and worthy causes and organizations you may not have heard of.
2008 Giving Back Recipients
Kiva – Provides micro-loans to individuals in developing countries. You can lend money to specific individuals and choose to reinvest your donation when it is repaid. I’ve donated several times in the past and have even reinvested my original donation.
Playpumps International– Their aim is to provide a source of clean drinking water in Africa where a major source of illness is contaminated drinking water. They have an ingenious approach to this problem-merry-go-rounds! Installed near schools, the PlayPump system doubles as a water pump and a merry-go-round for children. Inexpensive and easy to install, over 950 have been installed in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, and Zambia.