As the child of hippie parents, I very much believe in helping those in need, including our furry friends who can't defend themselves. Here are some organizations that rock our world.
BEAGLE FREEDOM PROJECT - http://www.beaglefreedomproject.org/
This group gets two thumbs up from me and two paws up from the Beaglet.
Beagle Freedom Project began in December 2010 when Shannon Keith received information that beagles who were used for animal experiments in a research lab were to be given a chance at freedom. Their mission is rescuing and finding homes for beagles used in laboratory research.
KARMA RESCUE - http://www.karmarescue.org/
Karma is near and dear to my heart because not only do they rescue a high amount of pitbulls from certain death at local shelters but I'm the proud rescue momma of one of their dogs - love ya Gabe. I am also a volunteer.
Karma Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving animals in need by finding them permanent homes and providing the resources for successful companionship. Through education, they instill the critical need for spay/neuter and offer guidance to strengthen the animal-human bond. Their vision is to help create a compassionate society which provides safety, refuge and protection for all animals. They run COMPLETELY off charitable contributions.
TWLOHA - http://twloha.com/vision
As a former cutter (3 years in October 2013), this is also a cause near and dear to my heart. This group works hard to present teenagers and young adults with other healthier outlets for their pain, depression and confusion and to give them a sense of community.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
COVENANT HOUSE - http://www.covenanthouse.org/
Their vision is to help homeless kids. Each year in the U.S. alone, as many as 2 million youth experience a period of homelessness, and every year more than 5,000 of these young people lose their lives to the streets. Their hope and promise are lost forever unless they find someone – like Covenant House – to love and care for them.
BUSTED FOUNDATION - http://www.bustedfoundation.org
Busted Foundation aids women in Southern California, with the goal to expand to aiding women across the entire country, who are suffering financial hardships due to medical expenses from breast cancer treatment.