Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Twelve Days of Yule: Day 3, December 23

Three French Hens

Doctors Without Borders
a.k.a. Médecins Sans Frontières

How do you get from point A (french 
See note*
hens), to point B (today's group)? Doctors without Borders was founded in France in 1971. In many ways they have picked up where the Red Cross left off, serving medical and humanitarian issues on a global scale.

Can I really say enough about the need for medical care in developing or politically volatile regions? Recently, the global ebola virus crisis has made good press (Time's People of 2014, rightfully so). And yet the need goes beyond this drama to the many day-to-day needs of a typical community. 

Click here to donate.

Charity Navigator: four (of four) star rating

*Note about the hen image: I cannot tell you how many images of "french hens" showed them with cigarettes. Slap a beret on its head, stick a cigarette in its beak - it's French, right?! True to stereotype (although that's changing), I couldn't bring myself to show smoking chickens and a health organization... 


Image from notgoinggracefully

Also: Happy Festivus, for the rest of us!  Random fact: Wisconsin governor Jim Doyle was declared Governor Festivus in 2005, and had his very own Festivus pole at the mansion in Madison. Doyle's Festivus pole is now in the Wisconsin Historical Society Collection. Who knew?!

Twelve Days of Yule = Twelve Days of Giving is a personal initiative by me at the SoMil Homesteader to bring some focus to a holiday about gratitude. I don't have any official connections to any of these organizations, other than being a very small donor. Peace out. 

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