Charities and Resources

Below is a catalog of charities/organizations that I have donated to and/or wish to promote; whenever I have a little money to spare, I will donate it to a charity, or charities, and then post the record(s) of the transaction(s) here. I encourage everyone to consider donating to the organizations listed on this page if able. Or, at the very least, take a moment to check out some of their resources and activism-related efforts and work.

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Charity Donation #1 - July 15, 2014 (Intact America):



“ABOUT INTACT AMERICA”
Vision Statement
Intact America envisions a world where children are protected from permanent bodily alteration inflicted on them without their consent, in the name of culture, religion, profit, or parental preference.

[+] Mission Statement
Intact America works to protect babies and children from circumcision and all other forms of medically unnecessary genital alteration, whether carried out for cultural conformity or profit, in medical or non-medical settings.

We seek to achieve our goals through education, advocacy, public policy reform, and the empowerment of our supporters, partners, and volunteers.



Charity Donation #2 - December 2, 2015 (Respect):


“ABOUT RESPECT”
Respect’s sole focus from 2000 until 2007, was perpetrators of domestic violence. We have since diversified, but perpetrators remain a key strand of our work. In 2004 we launched the Respect Phoneline which has helped thousands of people, male and female, by phone and email over the last decade.

[+] Respect has been supporting male victims of domestic violence since 2007 when we took over the management of the Men’s Advice Line and re-launched it as a UK-wide service on freephone 08088010327. Since then, we have helped thousands of male victims as well as frontline workers and concerned friends and family by phone and email.

*I recommend donating to or supporting the ManKind Initiative or SAFE instead of Respect, both of which are linked below, as they appear to be superior organizations for helping male victims of domestic violence. I was unable to donate to them due to technical issues on this go (with the former not accepting American Express and the options for contributing not working for me on the latter), but they are next on my list, and they each do terrific work.

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OTHER ORGANIZATIONS:

RAINN - Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network: “RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of 'America's 100 Best Charities' by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.”

BSM - Bloodstained Men: “Circumcision is more than a scar or a memory. It's a bloody wound that lives in our flesh. Bloodstained Men & Their Friends invite all people of goodwill to join us in protest against the forced circumcision of children, wherever it occurs in the world.”

FOREGEN - Promoting Genital Integrity Through Regenerative Medicine: “Foregen’s goal is to heal the physical and psychological damage that is inherent to circumcision. Research (and common sense) irrevocably demonstrates the functional and sensory losses to the penis when circumcised, as well as the potential for psychological damage for those on whom such surgery was imposed. Fortunately, regenerative medical techniques now offer a greater possibility than ever to regrow human tissue (especially dermal tissue) lost in prior trauma. However, those techniques have not yet been applied to those who have been circumcised.”

PAACT - Patient Advocates for Advanced Cancer Treatments: “The PAACT organization is comprised of very capable staff members, who share a common desire to help patients become aware of our present understanding of prostate cancer, to help patients to participate in their own health improvement and to direct them to appropriate physicians and medical centers of excellence for treatment. First time PC or advocacy callers to PAACT requesting information receive the PAACT initial patient package of prostate cancer information. The educational material is designed to provide a quick course in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation and treatment options for prostate cancer. Included in the package is the quarterly 'Prostate Cancer Communication' newsletter.”

BCRF - The Breast Cancer Research Foundation: “The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health.”

NCCC - National Cerivcal Cancer Coalition: “NCCC was founded in 1996 as a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer and HPV disease. In 2011, NCCC merged with American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), a nonprofit with a nearly 100-year history of educating and raising awareness on sexual health issues. The NCCC has thousands of members around the world, and chapters across the U.S. NCCC’s sister organization, the Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer, works throughout the developing world as a platform to empower people, communities and societies to reduce the disease burden from HPV and cervical cancers.”

WGEF - Women's Global Empowerment Fund: “The mission of Women’s Global Empowerment Fund is to reach underserved women in northern Uganda through microfinance loans and education programs, creating opportunities while strengthening families and communities. It seeks to offer women leadership and empowerment abilities required to lead successful, dignified lives.”

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NOTE II: I will be adding more organizations to this section in the future. If anyone has suggestions for additions to this catalog, feel free to submit them to me (my contact email is Krista@femitheist.net).
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Afghan Women's Mission:
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Kiva:
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Hope International:
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U.N. Women (Say No to VAW):
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Women for Women:
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Stop Violence Against Women:
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Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq:
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Equal Rights Now - Iran:
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES:

- United States:

The National Domestic Violence Support Hotline: “The Hotline is part of the largest nationwide network of programs and expert resources and regularly shares insight about domestic violence with government officials, law enforcement agencies, media and the general public. The Hotline relies on the generous support of individuals, private gifts from corporations and foundations, and federal grants. Its largest single source of financial support comes in the form of an annual federal grant from the U.S. Health and Human Service’s Family Violence Prevention Services Office. This funding is critical to The Hotline in providing services to domestic violence victims.”

A.A.R.D.V.A.R.C: “The organization was formed in 1996 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2001 (IRS ruling received in 2004) by former victims of relationship and family violence for the purposes of assisting others to find resources, receive guidance, and enjoy the support and empathy of others who have ‘been there, done that.’”

Men Web: Battered Men: “Battered Men - The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence. 5.365 million men battered each year, silent too long.” (Offers a variety of information on male domestic violence victimization.)

S.A.F.E: Stop Abuse for Everyone: “Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) provides unique services for domestic violence victims. We help those who typically fall between the cracks of domestic violence services and few services are available: straight men, GLBT victims, teens, and the elderly. We promote that there should be services for ALL victims and accountability for all perpetrators.”

Haven Domestic Violence Shelter: “As Oakland County’s only comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming to nearly 30,000 people each year . . . Men are allowed to stay at the shelter if they are being sexually abused or hurt by their wife, girlfriend or partner.”

HelpGuide.org: “We serve over 65 million people a year—free to all, and free of advertising or corporate influences. Our goal is to help you and your loved ones with information you can trust that will strengthen your emotional heath, improve your relationships, and help you take charge of your life.”

- United Kingdom:

ManKind Initiative: “The ManKind Initiative is a national charity (registered in 2001) providing help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence. We employ two members of part-time staff to operate the help-line and rely on a small team of volunteers to run the charity. On average our income and expenditure is £40,000 and we are currently receiving no funding for our helpline from trusts or grant-making bodies so we rely on the kind generosity of the public to provide this vital service.”

Respect: “Respect’s sole focus from 2000 until 2007, was perpetrators of domestic violence. We have since diversified, but perpetrators remain a key strand of our work. In 2004 we launched the Respect Phoneline which has helped thousands of people, male and female, by phone and email over the last decade.”

The Dash Charity: “One in four women and one in seven men will be affected by domestic abuse. You’re not alone and The Dash Charity is here to make sure you get all the support you need. We offer a number of Services that will be tailored around your individual needs. We’re an independent charity so we can offer a service that’s completely confidential and ensures you’re never short changed on the level of attention you’re given.”

- Australia:

One In Three Campaign: “One in Three is a diverse group of male and female professionals – academics, researchers, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, lawyers, health promotion workers, trainers and survivor/advocates. The Campaign aims to raise public awareness of the existence and needs of male victims of family violence and abuse; to work with government and non-government services alike to provide assistance to everyone affected by family violence; and to reduce the incidence and impacts of family violence on Australian men, women and children . . . While welcoming the advances that have taken place over recent decades to support women and children suffering from violence, we acknowledge that there is a complete lack of programs, services and support to help men in the same situation. We feel that it is unjust and inequitable to abhor only that violence done to women and children while ignoring violence done to men.”

- Scotland:

Abused Men in Scotland: “A safe Scotland for All. Objectives: To support men who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic abuse and also to offer advice to those concerned about the position of such men and their children. To work with any man over 16 concerned about domestic abuse, regardless of sexuality, transgender status or history, age, dis/ability, religion, race, nationality or ethnic origin. To advance education by distributing educational information relating to; undertaking training and research in; and raising public awareness of domestic abuse experienced by men and their children. To promote full recognition for male victims of domestic abuse and their affected children. To promote specialist services to help relieve the isolation, distress and hardship faced by male victims and enable men and their children to recover from domestic abuse. To advance the equality, safety, dignity, and health (both physical and mental) of male victims of domestic abuse. To promote early intervention and prevention of domestic abuse.”
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MISCELLANEOUS:

Dental Care Guidance for Caregivers of Patients with Down Syndrome: “The mission of Our Dental Care Blog is to educate Americans on the importance of oral health. Despite an increase in dental health problems, just over half of Americans still do not visit their dentist every six months. In fact, one in five Americans haven’t visited the dentist in a few years! Oral health education is our number one priority. It’s why we have a library of articles on dental topics that will improve and prevent oral health concerns. With information online, Americans can quickly learn why they need to keep their mouth healthy, and learn how to do it, so they can improve their health overall.”