We are very excited to start our campaign next week in support of Planned Parenthood. Every year we love when the fandom comes together and supports a cause to honor Kristen for her birthday. Every year though, we run into complaints from fans who are not happy with the chosen charity. Every year there are fans who decide they don’t want to participate because they feel we should have selected their chosen charity. This is not the spirit of what we are doing. Everyone is free to donate whatever amount to whatever charity they choose on any given day. However, we want to emphasize that this project is for her fans to honor Kristen. It is really not about what you want, but about her. We hope that everyone keeps this in mind over the next 5 weeks. We have had a lot of success over these past years and we hope that continues.
Now, that said, there is a lot of divisiveness happening with the project this year due to the chosen charity. In past years, we just move on and hope everyone comes around and supports the charity anyway. However, this year we understand that this is a charity that some people just cannot support due to their beliefs. We ask that you please respect their opinions and beliefs and not make them feel ostracized from the community. With this understanding and knowing that these fans also want to contribute to honor Kristen for her birthday, we will put together a second drive. Doing this, more people around the world will benefit from our help. Below we have the poll for these charities. Once again, please do not vote in the poll unless you plan on helping out with this one. Please note, there are notable charities missing from this poll. Since we are unsure about the level of participation, we have to keep it as low maintenance as possible. For example, with a charity like Women in Film, either they would, or we would have to hire a third party to run the drive which takes away money and resources. So the organizations listed in the poll below have the ability to create team pages on their websites. This poll will be open through Saturday, March 4th.
Our organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are proud to boast more than 2 million supporters across the country.
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Susan G Komen
Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.
buildOn’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education.
We are breaking the cycle every day through service learning programs in some of the nation’s toughest high schools and by building schools in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Thanks for participating!