These non-profits are on my wish list both national and international. I’d love to work with them someday:
Green Bronx Machine - - Stephen Ritz is an inspiration. Teaching kids how to grow their own vegetables in school and helping them become entrepreneurs in the process.
Surfrider – I’ve worked with Heal the Bay lots (technical term), but haven’t gotten to this national ocean saving organization yet.
Best Friends Animal Society – the Utah Sanctuary – They originated the Puppy Mill Protests I participated in years ago. They rehabbed the Michael Vick Dogs.
Gleaners Community Food Bank in Southeast Michigan – I’ve worked with Food Forward in LA, but this group feeds the needed of Detroit with really innovative programs.
The Taos Land Trust http://www.taoslandtrust.org/pages/volunteer_info.html - Because much of my family has settled around this haunting beautiful section of New Mexico.
I’d love to work with Veterans in Murray Ky – Serving meals, telling stories, whatever they need. This is where my grandfather hung out before he passed on.
Be the Match – Marrow/Stem Cell Donation – After 3 years on the donor list I’m a possible match for a 57 year old woman. Will find out in a few months.
And the international groups:
Goonj – The ULTIMATE REUSE REDUCE RECYCLE ALIEVIATE POVERTY group in India – they are doing brilliant
Mercy Ships - These ships are all over the world. They bring medical relief to remote villages who might not otherwise see a doctor.
Royal Canal Cleanup – In Dublin, Ireland. I was suppose to work with them while I was there last May, but got one of my notorious May sinus infections. They still send me emails. I still want to help.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Because what little girl doesn't want to be a pirate?