Give Page: Paying it forward… one post, one share at a time. Please add one to your blog, today.

It was less than 2 years ago, that I lost my beloved baby sister and my 11 year old niece, as a consequence of longterm domestic violence. It was the kind of tragedy you only expect to see in movies, yet it had become a reality in my family. While I have always been happy to volunteer on occasion, or donate to causes in the past, this experience pushed me to do more. I now actively sponsor and participate in making a difference through the following charities, foundations and causes.

One simple way to make a difference… share it! Even a single share through social media has huge benefits for any website, including charities. Each “share” is like a vote, in addition to creating awareness. Want to make a difference? Send a tweet out with a link to the charity you support and give yourself a pat on the back for helping to make the world a better place! ~ Jeni Hott

Foundations, Charities and Causes SpoiledTraveler Supports – NO MORE is an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness. Aside from donating earnings made through my blogs, I also dedicate time each month to promote the organization through online media publishing and social media.  (Love Your Body Day is October 18th- Share it on Social Media!) Foundation: Love Your Body Movement – Love Your Body Day is October 18th.

Every day, in so many ways, the beauty industry (and the media in general) tell women and girls that being admired, envied and desired based on their looks is a primary function of true womanhood. The beauty template women are expected to follow is extremely narrow, unrealistic and frequently hazardous to their health. The Love Your Body campaign challenges the message that a woman’s value is best measured through her willingness and ability to embody current beauty standards.

Project Semicolon – Project Semicolon is an organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Their work is based on the belief that suicide is preventable. This foundation saves lives by raising public awareness, educating communities, and providing the necessary tools and resources for suicide prevention.

Alzheimer’s Association – I became active with this organization after my father was diagnosed with Alzheimers. They hold an annual awareness walk in more than 600 communities across the nation- these are massive and inspiring events open to people of all ages, including children. The impact is incredible, and it’s truly an amazing experience. All money raised goes toward Alzheimer care, support and research.