I've been nominated in the Mominations on Babble.com in the Green category and am now the front runner. If I win, I can donate $5000, the prize, to a charity of my choice. I would like your help winning the contest as well as deciding what non-profit to donate to.
Here are the non-profits I am considering and why.
My first choice right now is the International Center for Traditional Childbearing as there is such an urgent need for midwives of color and I want to see more midwives trained.
I could give the money to Midwives Alliance of North America with the stipulation that it be used as a scholarship for midwifery education.
I'm also a strong supporter of the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood and consider them the top group now fighting now to keep our kids free of commercial influences.
Environmental Working Group has been instrumental in letting us know about so many important environmental issues and specifically for helping us know about healthy skin care products with their Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, something I refer people to all the time.
I admire the work of The Center for Media and Democracy, the only organization I know working today to protect democracy through high quality journalism. I received an award from them a few years ago for my investigative work on how formula companies undermine breastfeeding.
The 40-year-old consumer advocacy group, Public Citizen, is working to defend democracy from corporate influence.
And, finally, I just heard about the Museum of Motherhood. How cool is that?
Please tell me what you think by voting in my poll. Thank you very much.
And, in your posts, let me know about organizations that I might have forgotten about or overlooked.