As American Program Bureau rounds out its 50th anniversary, APB would like to give back one more time to the charities and organizations the company’s speakers work tirelessly for. As with the previous times APB donated to charities this past year, the company looks to its supporters again to decide which of these deserving charities it should contribute to. Read through each one, and then cast your vote by leaving a comment about your charity of choice on this blog post, the APB social media post, or favoriting/retweeting the message regarding #APBgivesback from the speaker!
No More – Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Blair Underwood
Award-winning actor and producer Blair Underwood is an ally to No More & its partners, a campaign to raise public awareness and engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Launched in 2013 by a coalition of leading advocacy groups, service providers, the U.S. Department of Justice, and more, No More was created with the belief that greater dialogue will fuel enhanced funding for direct service, advocacy, and prevention. Since No More doesn’t accept direct donations, there are local and national organizations that would be contributed to instead.
Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation – Universal Human Rights Month: Desmond Tutu
December is Universal Human Rights Month, and the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation seeks to inspire young people to build a world of peace within themselves, between people, and among nations. The foundation’s programs are based on the teachings of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. The foundation’s philosophy of “Ubuntu,” means “We are all connected. What affects one of us affects us all.” Donations go towards helping the foundation democratize peacemaking for a new generation of young people in order to make the world a better place by providing tools and teaching them the concepts and ways of compassion, tolerance, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
350.org – Universal Human Rights Month: Mary Robinson
Mary Robinson was the first female President of Ireland and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. An organization that matches her work with the Mary Robinson Foundation, 350.org, believes in a safe climate and a better future. Robinson and this charity are committed to sharing the principles of respecting and protecting human rights; ensuring revisions on climate change are participatory, transparent, and accountable; and using effective partnerships to secure climate justice.