I admit, I don’t donate to a lot of charities. Actually, I usually only donate to one. I have donated to the Red Cross, but like most people, I only donate to them after a disaster. I donated to them after the nuclear power plant explosion in Japan and after Katrina made land fall. I have also donated to the World Wildlife Fund, usually in someone else’s name as a gift, but I have no done that all that often.
The charity I typically donate to is the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Why do I do this? Well, to be honest, I love cheetahs and they are going extinct. I whish they could be around for all future generations to admire. They are amazing and beautiful creatures. Now, some people would say “Lets take care of our own before we worry about animals.” I would argue, A. a lot of people already donate to charities for the poor and suffering, and B. I don’t have a lot of faith in humanity. That’s right, I said it. I would rather give my money and time helping something that is suffering because of humanity than help humanity itself. We were given a shot a running this planet, and we seem to be running it to the ground. Again, I know, this is just my opinion, and linking to the charity I donate to won’t help. But it cannot possibly hurt. Or can it?