Donate With Destiny!

Welcome to my DONATE WITH DESTINY page!! 

Not only is it my commitment to serve but it is also to contribute to a greater cause by paying it forward with the intention of being a part of the SOULutions!  There are MANY causes I am passionate about and want to be a part of, but the following are organizations close to my heart that I have either been an active volunteer for or financially contribute in some way.  I hope this page grows and grows with more!  In the meantime, I want to share with you the areas on my heart I give to and why.  

Therefore, any service, product and/or program you purchase from my site, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to one of these charitable organizations. 

Read more below about the organizations and know you are paying it forward with ME!! 

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THE JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION FOR AORTIC HEALTH    This is a foundation near and close to my heart.  My brother, Joseph passed away suddenly and unexpectedly due to Aortic Dissection.  I continue to support the efforts, research and focus on awareness of this rare tragic disease, that affected my life and family.     Amy Yasbek,  (wife of actor John Ritter)  founded The John Ritter Foundation  (just weeks after John’s sudden death due to an acute aortic dissection)  for the purpose of receiving donations in honor of John’s life, the foundation is focused on thoracic aortic disease education, support, and research. 

THE JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION FOR AORTIC HEALTH

This is a foundation near and close to my heart.  My brother, Joseph passed away suddenly and unexpectedly due to Aortic Dissection.  I continue to support the efforts, research and focus on awareness of this rare tragic disease, that affected my life and family.   

Amy Yasbek, (wife of actor John Ritter) founded The John Ritter Foundation (just weeks after John’s sudden death due to an acute aortic dissection) for the purpose of receiving donations in honor of John’s life, the foundation is focused on thoracic aortic disease education, support, and research. 

OUR HOUSE GRIEF SUPPORT CENTER    Currently, I am a Volunteer Grief Support Leader at OUR HOUSE, and it has been one of the most rewarding, humbling, educating and heart stretching experiences.  Another organization near and dear to my heart as I have grieved my own heartbreaking loss.   They do tremendous work and I offer my support in any way I can.    The OUR HOUSE mission is to provide the community with grief support services, education, resources, and hope. Since 1993, OUR HOUSE has helped thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults as they embark upon their journeys to hope and healing.

OUR HOUSE GRIEF SUPPORT CENTER

Currently, I am a Volunteer Grief Support Leader at OUR HOUSE, and it has been one of the most rewarding, humbling, educating and heart stretching experiences.  Another organization near and dear to my heart as I have grieved my own heartbreaking loss.   They do tremendous work and I offer my support in any way I can. 

The OUR HOUSE mission is to provide the community with grief support services, education, resources, and hope. Since 1993, OUR HOUSE has helped thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults as they embark upon their journeys to hope and healing.

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS    The Compassionate Friend organization  greatly helped my mom during excruciating times of her grief.  They too offer group support for mothers whom have lost children and other grievers.  Although, I have not personally been involved, I fully support their mission and efforts, as I have known first hand the help they can provide.     The mission of The Compassionate Friends: "When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family".

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

The Compassionate Friend organization  greatly helped my mom during excruciating times of her grief.  They too offer group support for mothers whom have lost children and other grievers.  Although, I have not personally been involved, I fully support their mission and efforts, as I have known first hand the help they can provide.  

The mission of The Compassionate Friends: "When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family".

RAINN.ORG    I have been on the national speakers bureau for RAINN for several years.  They are one of the leading organizations bringing awareness to sexual assault.     RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

RAINN.ORG

I have been on the national speakers bureau for RAINN for several years.  They are one of the leading organizations bringing awareness to sexual assault.  

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

 
PEACE OVER VIOLENCE    I was actively involved at  Peace Over Violence  (POV) in many ways, as a Certified Trained Crisis Counselor and Trainer to new counselors, Advocate, Violence Intervention Specialist and Voices Over Violence Speaker.  Whether I served on the crisis hotline, responded to crisis in hospitals or to law enforcement, or spoke to the community to raise awareness and educate or share my own personal story, the opportunities and experiences shaped me as a person.  Not only did it provide lifelong skills to counsel and work with those experiencing trauma and crisis (relating to sexual abuse and domestic violence) it helped with my own healing.  I am  DESTINY OVER VIOLENCE and SEXUAL ABUSE!    POV's MISSION:    "Building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence."

PEACE OVER VIOLENCE

I was actively involved at Peace Over Violence (POV) in many ways, as a Certified Trained Crisis Counselor and Trainer to new counselors, Advocate, Violence Intervention Specialist and Voices Over Violence Speaker.  Whether I served on the crisis hotline, responded to crisis in hospitals or to law enforcement, or spoke to the community to raise awareness and educate or share my own personal story, the opportunities and experiences shaped me as a person.  Not only did it provide lifelong skills to counsel and work with those experiencing trauma and crisis (relating to sexual abuse and domestic violence) it helped with my own healing.  I am  DESTINY OVER VIOLENCE and SEXUAL ABUSE! 

POV's MISSION:

"Building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence."

VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM    VIP (Community Mental Health Center) is the first organization I got involved with as a volunteer.  I served as a Mentor to a young girl through Violence Intervention Program.  They provide support, resources and education to families, children and elderly of abuse and experiencing trauma.  I am proud was involved for the time I was.  I continue to support as much as I can by donations!       The mission of the Violence Intervention Program: "Is to protect and treat all victims of family violence and sexual assault."

VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM

VIP (Community Mental Health Center) is the first organization I got involved with as a volunteer.  I served as a Mentor to a young girl through Violence Intervention Program.  They provide support, resources and education to families, children and elderly of abuse and experiencing trauma.  I am proud was involved for the time I was.  I continue to support as much as I can by donations! 

 

The mission of the Violence Intervention Program: "Is to protect and treat all victims of family violence and sexual assault."

PETA     I LOVE Animals!  All animals, humans, souls of all kinds.  I LOVE PETA's work and advocacy in standing for animals (and people :), so I contribute by offering financial support and I have been a vegan for many years as well!    PETA's Mission Statement:    "  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters.    PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in the food industry, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.    PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns"

PETA

I LOVE Animals!  All animals, humans, souls of all kinds.  I LOVE PETA's work and advocacy in standing for animals (and people :), so I contribute by offering financial support and I have been a vegan for many years as well! 

PETA's Mission Statement:

"People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in the food industry, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns"

SAVE THE ELEPHANTS    You have probably seen elephant symbols sprinkled about throughout my website.   Not only do I LOVE them as animals, but what they represent in my life.  (you can see my explanation below) .  I can't say enough about this organization (among a few I love), in how they protect and fight for Elephants preservation, they do extensive research to better understand them and how we as humans can co-exist, monitor their environment to keep them safe!     "Our mission is to secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live; to promote man’s delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species."                

SAVE THE ELEPHANTS

You have probably seen elephant symbols sprinkled about throughout my website.   Not only do I LOVE them as animals, but what they represent in my life. (you can see my explanation below).  I can't say enough about this organization (among a few I love), in how they protect and fight for Elephants preservation, they do extensive research to better understand them and how we as humans can co-exist, monitor their environment to keep them safe!  

"Our mission is to secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live; to promote man’s delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species."

 

 

 

 

 

 
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND    Echoing my love for all animals, humans and souls...I also value the nature and environment in which we (they all) inhabit.  They do amazing work in vital areas: Food, Climate, Oceans, FreshWater, Wildlife and Forests.  I want to support the safety and protection of all species and our environment!    WWF: "Our mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth".             

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND

Echoing my love for all animals, humans and souls...I also value the nature and environment in which we (they all) inhabit.  They do amazing work in vital areas: Food, Climate, Oceans, FreshWater, Wildlife and Forests.  I want to support the safety and protection of all species and our environment! 

WWF: "Our mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth".

 

 

 

 

              ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP    The EWG resources and guides have been a staple in my life whether I check the app on my phone or my computer for their approval of food items, cosmetic and skincare and household items.  They do extensive work in providing research, education and fighting for our protection by trying to enforce policies to protect us. empower us as consumers to make safer and more informed decisions about the products we buy and provide information about the companies in which we buy from.  Another organization I contribute to and support.    "The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.    We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment."  

 

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP

The EWG resources and guides have been a staple in my life whether I check the app on my phone or my computer for their approval of food items, cosmetic and skincare and household items.  They do extensive work in providing research, education and fighting for our protection by trying to enforce policies to protect us. empower us as consumers to make safer and more informed decisions about the products we buy and provide information about the companies in which we buy from.  Another organization I contribute to and support. 

"The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.

We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment."  

 

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