Feeling that holiday spirit of giving? Not sure who to help? Well, look no further. We're highlighting 10 worthy, national charities and encouraging everyone to give what they can.
Welcome to the first installment blog of our 10-part Charity Series. Here at Renovate Your World we deal with all things home-related. Amidst the chaos surrounding foreclosures, underwater mortgages and contaminated drywall it's easy to forget the millions of those who don't have a home at all. It seems fitting, then, that a site devoted to home improvement hold up the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) as the first worthy charity in our Charity Series.
The NAEH does just what its name suggests: works to prevent and end homelessness in the US. It is non-profit, non-partisan and no-nonsense. In addition to mapping out a 10-step plan to put -- and keep -- a roof over everyone's head, the NAEH provides resources for local organizations to shape policy and implement homelessness prevention practices that work. The Alliance's policy focus includes families, the chronically homeless, the youth, rural homelessness and veterans.
Although many programs have received Stimulus Money to advance their cause, the Alliance does not receive any federal money at all; it benefits largely from the generosity of others. So if you are in the spirit to give, consider the National Alliance to End Homelessness.