We are a big believer in giving back. I am also a big supporter of the idea that you can tell a lot about a person’s character by the way he treats those who can do nothing for or to him.
Here are causes we support.
This is not an exhaustive list, but a good place for those who can, and who want to, give back. Another cause for you to look into is your neighbors. If you don’t know them, ask yourself why.
It won’t cure all the world’s problems, but when the world’s problems come knocking at your neighborhood’s door like it did New Orleans during hurricane Katrina or Hawaii when the volcano starts exploding, knowing who your neighbors are and who you can depend on (and them knowing they can depend on you) can make the difference between a bad day and a really bad day. As always, your mileage may vary.
In any case, I invite you to check these charities out. If they line up with your principles, I hope you will consider supporting them in whatever way seems best to you.