March 2, 2013 @ 4:57 pm (Permalink)
This week, my tax return came back to me. I’d already decided to stash a good chunk of it towards my grad school fund, and the remaining I could spend however I wanted. Well, after getting a PS Vita, a Kindle Paperwhite, a Nintendo 3DS XL, and a Samsung Galaxy S III . . . I pretty much realised that I did not need anything “big”. Well, I’d like a surround sound system, but that can wait. Haha, seriously, though, I did not want anything else, so I decided to donate to a charity or organisation.
So I asked my friend B. for suggestions. I told her I wanted to donate to an LGBT-related organisation. B. knows that I also am interested in youth work, so she suggested some LGBT youth organisations. One of the ones she suggested was GLSEN. I looked into them and their mission, and I decided this group was the one I wanted. I also looked into The Trevor Project, but their donation page was not using encryption (I didn’t see the “https” symbol on my browser), so I decided to just stick with GLSEN. And so I donated. In B’s honour. I wasn’t able to donate a lot, but I hope what I did donate will help them somehow.