Taylor's Giving Tuesday Picks

I'm picking 3 or more of these & giving whatever I can manage to give!
  1. RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) - www.rainn.org
    As someone who has used their online hotline services before, I can't stress how important this organization is to so many survivors.
  2. Jenesse Center, Los Angeles - www.jenesse.org
    I've worked with them in the past arranging a spot for clients at their center. Jenesse is a safe shelter for survivors of domestic violence & families. They give you a price breakdown, showing you where your donation will go, which I love. There's a section on their website with a list of resources the center desperately needs, so if you don't want to give money, things like school supplies, clothing, gift cards, etc. are accepted, as well.
  3. Lambda Legal - www.lambdalegal.org
    An organization that works to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of the LGBTQ community. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that their services are going to be more important than ever in the next 4 years.
  4. Transgender Law Center - www.transgenderlawcenter.org
    Working to change law, policy, and social attitudes so trans folx can live a life free from discrimination. Another service that will be needed in the coming years. They do wonderful work.
  5. SWOP USA (Sex Workers Outreach Project) - www.swopusa.org
    This organization works to end violence and stigma against sex workers through education and advocacy. People working in the sex trade do not get nearly enough attention from the nonprofit world, so SWOP's work is crucial.
  6. GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) - www.glsen.org
    If you work in education, I strongly recommend donating, becoming an advocate, and utilizing their resources. They have great tools for making education a far safer, more inclusive space for all.
  7. NCADV (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) - www.ncadv.org
    A staple. Check out their Hold a Cell Phone Collection - they partner with a company that recycles used cell phones & digital electronics, and the money from the sale of the refurbished phones goes directly to NCADV. So if you can't give money but you have used electronics to recycle, do it! You're keeping electronics out of landfills, and helping survivors all at once. 💕
  8. Planned Parenthood - www.plannedparenthood.org