Do you need a book edited and also want to do some good? If you give to one of the following amazing charities, you will receive both mega karma points and a discounted edit. That’s like feeding two birds with one handful of seed, which is infinitely kinder and more fun than killing birds with stones. As a matter of fact, there are a couple wonderful bird-related organizations below that need your support.
Aside from the Whidbey Camano Land Trust (WCLT)*, I am not affiliated with or endorsed by any of these charities. I selected them simply because I am passionate about the work they do and would like to support their efforts. I included a wide selection of organizations so that you too can find one that you are passionate about.
If you haven’t already, visit the discounted editing services page to learn more about how discounted edits work.
*My sister is a land steward for the WCLT, and I have also worked on some of their land restoration projects, which is how I know firsthand just how hard they work in the field of land protection and environmental restoration.
Charities That Qualify for a Discounted Edit
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – A voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
British Hen Welfare Trust – Each year we save approximately 50,000 hens from slaughter and find them caring pet homes through our network of 32 regional pop-up centres so they can enjoy a free range retirement.
College & Community Fellowship – A nonprofit dedicated to helping women with criminal convictions earn college degrees so that they, their families, and their communities can thrive. We advocate for equity and opportunity for the communities we serve.
Fountain House – Dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing opportunities for our members to live, work, and learn while contributing their talents through a community of mutual support.
Good Cheer – Good Cheer’s innovative Food Bank is at the core of our mission. We provide healthful food—including fresh locally-grown produce—to an average of 850 families each month. We need your ongoing support.
Green Lantern Lunches – A year round, 100% volunteer and donation based program that delivers lunches to food-insecure children on weekends during the school year and all weekdays during the summer months—when the children need it the most!
Helping People Help Themselves – Provides homeless and low-income individuals and families, including veterans, with housing, food, clothing and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.
Homeless Connections – Ending homelessness by connecting individuals and families to resources that promote self-sufficiency and prevent future homeless episodes.
Kiva – Kiva is an international nonprofit with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.
For Kiva, you can either donate to help Kiva with operating expenses or make a loan (or better yet, loans). If you choose the loan option, please do so through my invite page—sometimes accepted invites mean I get to give extra loans too. And please be careful—microlending is addictive in the best of ways. You can see the loans I’ve contributed to so far at my Dream Raven Designs’s Kiva profile.
Lambda Literary – Lambda Literary believes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture, and that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published, and read.
Literacy, Inc. – LINC’s mission is to engage families and community members to support young readers in high need neighborhoods.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence – We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence. We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.
Nature and Culture International – Protects biologically diverse ecosystems in concert with local people in Latin America.
National Council for the Traditional Arts – For over eight decades, through festivals, tours, symposia, exhibits, and media productions, the NCTA has showcased the very best of the myriad grassroots folk, tribal and ethnic cultures that comprise our diverse nation.
Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program – Page Ahead is the leading provider of children’s books and literacy services in Washington State, serving more than 850,000 children with over 2.8 million new books since 1990.
Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Adoptions – We provide vet care, foster homes and adoptions. Since 2007, Palomacy has rescued more than 800 birds and helped countless others through coaching, education and referral.
Puppies Behind Bars – Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement.
Rainforest Foundation US – Partners with indigenous communities to protect rainforests around the world.
RAINN – The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Rare – For over 40 years, we have empowered local leaders to inspire community pride in sustainable natural resource management so that people and nature thrive.
SAARDA – Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America improves lives affected by schizophrenia-related brain illnesses (mental illnesses involving psychosis).
Shriners Hospital for Children – Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
Solar Cookers International – Solar Cookers International’s mission is to spread solar thermal cooking technology to benefit people and environments.
Trevor Project – The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
WAAIF – Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF) is dedicated to providing food, shelter, veterinary care, and nurturing to displaced pets until loving homes can be found for them.
Water.org – Empowers families with access to safe water and sanitation through affordable financing.
Whidbey Camano Land Trust – The Whidbey Camano Land Trust protects the islands’ most important natural habitats, scenic vistas and working farms and forests in partnership with landowners and our island communities.