Are you looking for a do-good Father’s Day gift? Below are a five ideas for places to make a donation in honor of your dad.
1. If your dad loves camping and the outdoors, why not donate to the National Park Foundation? If you live near a National Park, add a hike, or camping trip to your gift.
2. From earthquakes to tornadoes to tsunamis to wildfires, the American Red Cross seems to be working harder than ever these days. You can designate that your donation go to a) where the need is greatest, b) disaster relief, c) help for military members and their families, d) your local Red Cross chapter, or e) Japan earthquake and Pacific Tsunami disaster relief.
3. GlobalGiving, a nonprofit that connects donors with grassroots projects around the world, has selected six projects your Dad might appreciate like HeroRATs, rats that are trained to sniff out unexploded landmines and tuberculosis (how crazy is that?).
4. Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Your dad can use his Kiva gift card to make a loan to an entrepreneur based on the kind of enterprise he wants to fund (e.g. retail, health, transportation, arts), and where they’re located.
5. If you’re not sure what organization your dad would like to support, you could still give him a Good Card from Network for Good. You choose the amount and he chooses the organization.