Donate before Jan. 1st, and groups will match your amount
So 2012 is almost over, though it seems that it wasn't that long ago when it began. But alas, as you get older, time definately seems to go faster. Now one of the things you might notice if you are interested in politics, and subscribe and/or a member of various political and social organizations, is various last minute pleas by organizations to give money before midnight on January 1st. These organizations offer to match individual donations, usually up to a certain amount.
The people funding these matching offers, sometimes board members but also just concerned citizens, are people who deeply and truly care about these various causes. So, here are some organizations, most of them who are donated to, that offers matching donations, but to be sure that it gets the matching amount, I would recommend to do it by 11 p.m. central time on December 31st, or before midnight on the East Coast. Once again, all offer to match your donations.
Support gay rights and gay marriage with FreedomtoMarry
Support human rights with Human Rights Watch
Oppose the drug war with Drug Policy Alliance
Support children overseas with UNICIF
Feed the hungry with Feeding America
Support Democrats with the Democratic Congressional Campus Caucus
Support the environment with Center for Biological Diversity
If you decide to donate or not, or to even read about the fine work of these organizations, thanks for taking the time to read this column and to examine the work of these organizations. Have a happy new year.