I will hold the candle, till it burns up my arm
I’ll keep takin’ punches, until their will grows tired
Oh I will stare the sun down, until my eyes go blind
Hey I won’t change direction, and I won’t change my mind
How much difference does it make?
Lyrics by Pearl Jam
That is the ultimate question one asks when deciding who and what causes to champion. How much difference does it make? Are these organizations deserving of my hard earned money or my valuable time?
These are some of the causes that have more than peaked my interest. To some of these groups, I have made donations. Others, include me on their mailing lists so that I can write letters or sign petitions when important issues arise.
This post is not meant to spark political or moral debate over whether or not a certain cause or issue is justified. It is only meant to be a starting place for inspiration and encouragement to anyone hoping to discover where they too can make a difference.