Charitable Giving

by on January 18th, 2013
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The Unemployed Philosophers Guild is committed to charitable giving. We support many causes throughout the year. So each time you make a purchase from us, it’s like charity!

Here are some of the notable organizations we supported in 2012. Get to know them and lend them your support as well.

THE CENTER FOR JUSTICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY

This international human rights organization is dedicated to ending torture and aiding survivors of torture and human rights abuses to find justice. CJA engages in litigation to hold perpetrators accountable and to advance the rule of law in countries around the world. CJA also provides psycho-social services to victims of torture.

WOMEN FOR AFGHAN WOMEN

Based in Kabul and New York City, WAW provides front line programs and services to women in crisis in eight provinces in Afghanistan. Services include community organizing, human rights advocacy, and education. In addition, WAW operates seven shelters in Afghanistan, providing an essential service to women and children in need.

TREATMENT ACTION GROUP

TAG is an independent AIDS research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment and a cure for AIDS. Founded in the early 1990s, TAG is one of the oldest AIDS advocacy programs in the US.

THE RED HOOK INITIATIVE

The Red Hook initiative is a local community-based organization that provides long-term programming to youth aged 10-24 in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn. Their mission is to empower and nurture the youth of this unique neighborhood to continue on the path to a self-determined and fulfilling life.

MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS

Founded in 2006, this coalition of mayors from across the US is dedicated to stopping the flow of illegal guns into American cities. The organization resolves to punish criminals who posses, use, and traffic in illegal guns, hold accountable gun dealers who break the law, and support state and federal legislation that targets illegal guns.

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACCESS PROJECT

RHAP promotes the safe integration of contraception and abortion into primary care, promotes an evidence-based, women-centered approach to reproductive health care, works to reverse the abortion-provider shortage, improves medical education and expands access to reproductive care, and develops the next generation of clinician activists and leaders. Their approach, which combines activism with training, advocacy, and mentoring, seeks to ensure that women at nearly every socioeconomic level can readily obtain birth control and abortion from their own primary care clinician.

WILLIE MAE ROCK CAMP FOR GIRLS

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a non-profit music and mentoring program that empowers girls and women through music education, volunteerism, and activities that foster self-respect, leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. Their summer day camp offers instrument instruction, songwriting support, performances by visiting artists, and culminates in a showcase concert.

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

We like books. And we’re based in Brooklyn. So of course we had to contribute to our local library.

TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES

Transportation Alternatives is New York City’s leading transportation advocacy program, fighting for safer, smarter transportation and a healthier city. TA is committed to reclaiming the city’s streets for bicycling and walking, and ensuring that every New Yorker has access to public transportation.


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