The world is made more lovely by people showing other people kindness. Below, you can learn more about Skywing's involvement in communities and charitable organizations that hold a special place in her heart. We can always make someone's day a little brighter, starting with adding a little bit of kindness to their lives. So let's do so together! ^_^
“Mourn with those that mourn;
yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort.”
Established in 1967, the Autism Research Institute has ever since maintained position that “Autism Is Treatable”. The sentiment gives hope to millions who deal with autism in their lives or in the lives of those they love every day. “[Supporting] the health and well-being of people affected by autism through innovative, impactful research and education”, the Autism Research Institute maintains a high 92.92 rating by Charity Navigator, with full transparency in regards to how they use funds donated to their cause. My brother, Spencer, was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3. Ever since it’s been a struggle for him and my family. The folks at the Autism Research Institute truly are beacons of hope for families like mine and those within the Autism community. I hope that through assisting them, they can make leaps and bounds in regards to research to help my brother, my family and millions like us in their quest of facing autism together.
The humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Latter-Day Saint (LDS) Charities’ main purpose is to “relieve suffering, foster self-reliance, and provide opportunities for service”. Founded in 1985, the organization has worked to donate over $2.3 billion to aid and assist those in need, working in cooperation with numerous organizations such as the American Red Cross, UNICEF, and the United Nations, among many others. Working in over 195 countries and largely run on volunteer labor, what I love about this charity is how it not only follows Christ’s admonition to “feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, take in the stranger, clothe the naked and visit the sick and afflicted,” but it also helps people recognize their own divine, personal strengths and abilities. It’s like the saying goes “give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day; teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime,” – this humanitarian service does BOTH, remaining true to the statement: “Charity never faileth”.
The Tourette Association of America, founded in 1972, is the United States’ premier non-profit working to “make life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders.” The association does this in a variety of ways, including through advocacy for policies and services to promote positive environments, educating others on these disorders, working to find treatments and care for those with Tourette and Tic Disorders, and “providing help, hope, and a supportive community across the nation.” Tourettes is a unique disorder in that often times, those afflicted know that “odd” things they feel compelled to do is a ‘tic’ but they can’t help themselves. Regardless, those with Tourettes and within the community want the same thing we all do – to be loved and accepted. Join me in supporting this organization that teaches our community that everyone, even those with ‘tics’, deserve not our judgement, but our love and respect.
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