One thing I realized in 2021 was that it’s really important for me to be charitable, but I don’t put my money where my mouth is as much as I want to.
In years past, I’ve donated to causes I care about as they happened, such as hurricane relief or donating to the food bank during COVID.
But, why not make donating part of my monthly budget?
At first, I figured I would pick one charity and set up a recurring monthly donation. But, then I realized I have SO many different causes I care about — why settle on just one?
I decided that this year, I’m donating to one cause per month. For budgeting purposes, it’ll be the same amount of money each month.
I thought I’d share each month’s charity here, in case it’s one you’re interested in.
For January, I made a donation to The King Center, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Mrs. Coretta Scott King established The King Center in 1968 with a mission to empower people to create a just, humane, equitable, and peaceful world utilizing Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and methodology.
The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change has been a destination and a resource that is dedicated to educating the world on the life, legacy, and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., inspiring new generations to carry forward his unfinished work, strengthen causes and empower change-makers who are continuing his efforts today.
I was so inspired reading about all of the things The Center is doing, that I looked up some books on Dr. King to learn even more. Here are the ones I put on my TBR list:
- “The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- “Why We Can’t Wait” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “The Three Mothers” by Anna Malaika Tubbs
I am so excited about this plan and am wondering if you donate regularly to a single charity or how you manage your giving.
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