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       All of the charities on this page are tax-deductable unless otherwise stated. AS of 2008, the charities in Section A were using 75% or more of their total revenue for program services. ~ Miriam A. Kilmer
Section A

       Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) "Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) is the dedicated partner of the National Zoological Park. FONZ provides exciting and enriching experiences to connect people with wildlife. Together with the Zoo, FONZ is building a society committed to restoring an endangered natural world."
       CARE "In the past year, CARE's work reached 65 million people in 71 countries. Thanks to donors like you, poor families got the resources they need to send their children to school, combat the spread of HIV/AIDS, learn new business skills and build a better life for themselves.
       Capital Area Food Bank "Each year the CAFB distributes 20 million pounds of food, including 6 million pounds of fresh produce, to over 700 partner agencies."
       Green America "Green America is a unique member supported organization promoting social justice and environmental sustainability through economic action. We hope you'll join us and become part of our work for a green future."
       Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
       National Center for Missing and Exploited Children "The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them."
       National Parkinson Foundation - "The Mission of the National Parkinson Foundation is: To find the cause of and the cure for Parkinson's disease through research - To improve the quality of life for persons with Parkinson's and their caregivers - To educate persons with Parkinson's, their caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the general public about Parkinson's disease and its treatment."
       The Nature Conservancy "We've protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally."
       The Save Darfur Coalition "Around the country and across the globe, the Save Darfur Coalition is inspiring action, raising awareness and speaking truth to power on behalf of the people of Darfur. Working with world leaders, we are demanding an end to the genocide, and our efforts are getting results. The key to our success is the millions of everyday citizens who have joined our movement.... We are an alliance of over 180 faith-based, advocacy and humanitarian organizations.
       Become a Sierra Club member.
       Southern Poverty Law Center "SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups."
        Special Olympics, Inc. - Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to 2.5 million adults and children with intellectual disabilities across 165 countries. The Special Olympics movement offers one of the world's greatest platforms for acceptance and inclusion for all people - regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or cultural differences.
       St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ~ Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.... St. Jude is a place where many doctors send some of their sickest patients and toughest cases.... All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family's ability to pay.
Section B

       The following organizations use 80% or more of their expenses for program services, although they may not use 75% or more of their total revenue for services.
       American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. They are controvertial, and I don't always agree with them, but I stand with them for human rights. Because they lobby, they are not tax deductable.
       American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Virginia, Inc. They are controvertial, and I don't always agree with them, but I stand with them for human rights. Because they lobby, they are not tax deductable.


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