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12 Underserved Causes You Probably Didn’t Know About

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the top buzzwords this weekend and we hope you’re shopping safely. Before you spend your last dollars on the hottest deals of the season, consider giving to some heartwarming causes. Here are 12 underserved causes that could use your generosity this #GivingTuesday.

1. Girls Incorporated (National office)

Girls Inc.’s research-based programming is delivered by trained professionals who focus on the development of the whole girl, supporting, mentoring and guiding girls in an affirming, pro-girl environment. At Girls Inc., girls learn to value their whole selves, discover and develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face.

2. Hearing Health Foundation

Mission: Hearing Health Foundation’s (HHF) mission is to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research and to promote hearing health.

3. Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Mission: The Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.

4. Jeremie Christian Mission

The Jeremie Christian Mission is a nonprofit that strives to raise up a future generation of Haitian leaders with a strong background in their faith. Here’s how the staff describes their mission:

“We want to live The Gospel not just teach about it. With every word we speak, with every act of kindness and compassion, we want people to see the heart of God.  We want to teach about our Savior, raising up a future generation of Haitian leaders equipped to continue the Great Commission here in Haiti and even around the world.  We want to create disciples who create disciples. It’s just that simple.”

Give to the Jeremie Christian Mission through Givelify

5. NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Mission: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is known as America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.

6. Marine Mammal Center

Mission: The Marine Mammal Center advances global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education.

7. Prevent Child Abuse America

Mission: To prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children.

8. R.A.W. International Ministries

R.A.W. International Ministries is a faith-based nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to equip, empower and develop individuals to reach their fullest potential both spiritually and naturally.

9. Sarah’s House of Refuge

Sarah’s House of Refuge (SHOR) is designed to unite individuals with and without disabilities to become vibrant, dynamic, committed men and women of God in the areas of education, social, spiritual and career development, maximizing one’s potential through the transformation of the mind in an effort to create a legacy and higher quality of life allowing participants to take their rightful place in today’s society.

10. Southwest Adventist Junior Academy

Southwest Adventist Junior Academy is part of the global Seventh-day Adventist system of schools, which focuses on the holistic development of its students. This work is accomplished through creating environments infused with Christian values to allow for the optimal growth of the spiritual, social, emotional, and physical faculties of each child. This unique aspect of our schools greatly influences our school operations and overall culture. The careful selection of curricula is rooted in the network’s mission: To prepare students for this life, and the Heavenly life to come.

Give to the Southwest Adventist Junior Academy through Givelify

11. United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

Mission: UMCOR comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters – be it famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire or other events—to alleviate suffering and to be a source of help and hope for those left most vulnerable.

12. World Resources Institute

Mission: WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.


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Basha shares the stories of our Givelify family by creating engaging content like videos and blog articles. She also runs a girls' mentoring group at a local YMCA.

Basha Coleman