Charitable giving has been an essential element of thriving communities for thousands of years. Whether through monetary gifts, food, time or other resources, sharing with others makes the world go round. Giving alms or donations is a major tenet in all world religions and spiritualities, as philanthropy and kindness to others is a highly elevated teaching. Generosity of spirit can be practiced in a myriad of ways; making donations to causes you believe in, volunteering your time and energy, raising awareness and providing education about a particular issue are equally valuable.
Below you will find various organizations and nonprofits, hand selected and vetted by Kate, supported financially by Kate’s Magik. Through recurring or one time donations, we believe that every little bit counts and adds to the collective healing of our Earth and those who call this planet home. Please join us in donating to these important and worthy causes. Remember that these donations are tax deductible!
No More Deaths is an advocacy group based in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, United States, that seeks to end the series of fatalities of undocumented immigrants crossing the desert regions near the United States-Mexico border. Every year, No More Deaths mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to provide food, water, and first aid to individuals crossing the Southern Arizona Sonoran Desert. They offer humanitarian assistance to recently deported people in Mexico, document abuse at the border, and support community organizing and sanctuary efforts in Tucson. The mission of No More Deaths is to end death and suffering in the Mexico–US borderlands through civil initiative: people of conscience working openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights.
Sea Shepherd’s sole mission is to protect and conserve the world’s oceans and marine wildlife. They work to defend all marine wildlife, from whales and dolphins, to sharks and rays, to fish and krill, without exception. Serving as the only fleet in the world whose sole purpose is to protect all marine wildlife, they are committed to the protection and enforcement of conservation law. Their model of engagement provides unique, at sea resources to assist, serve and support developing coastal and island governments in the protection of their sovereign waters against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Sea Shepherd’s primary goal is to greatly enhance a government’s own capacity to patrol, monitor, and enforce their own laws.
Salvavision is a Tucson, Arizona-based organization providing aid and support to asylum seekers and migrants that are passing through or being dropped off by cartel or deported by Border Patrol in the remote town of Sasabe, Sonora. They also have partnerships to support returnees who have been deported to their home countries. The core initiative of Salvavision in conjunction with the town of Sasabe, Sonora, is the Casa de la Esperanza Resource Center. Salvavision works for those who are not able to speak out and stand up.
Mission Blue inspires action to explore and protect the ocean. Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots. Hope Spots are special places that are critical to the health of the ocean — Earth’s blue heart. Some Hope Spots are already formally protected, while others still need defined protection. Under Dr. Earle’s leadership, the Mission Blue team has embarked on a series of expeditions to shed light on these vital ecosystems and ignite support to safeguard them as marine protected areas.
Watershed Management Group (WMG) develops community-based solutions to ensure the long-term prosperity of people and health of the environment. WMG provides people with the knowledge, skills, and resources for sustainable livelihoods. They envision a world where the relationship between communities and the environment creates prosperity for all. Watershed Management Group has a strong focus on improving desert ecosystems. WMG is based in Tucson, Arizona, and have developed deep roots and an enduring history here. They regularly work in the Phoenix Valley, other southern Arizona communities, and in the Arizona, U.S.-Sonora, Mexico border region.
The Tucson Indian Center is a 510(c)3 non-profit organization with an American Indian Board of Directors, providing Social Services and Wellness Services to the urban Indian community of Tucson, Arizona. The mission of the Tucson Indian Center is to lead, serve, empower and advocate for the Tucson urban American Indian Community and others, by providing culturally appropriate wellness and social services.