Spilled Ink, more than anything, believes that its our individual responsibility to help others when we can and without the compulsion of a tax collector backed by a military. Please, please, please find it in your heart to support one of them.

Sample Backpack Supply List For Children Returning to School

  • Backpack
  • 3-ring binders
  • Lined paper
  • Pencil holder
  • #2 pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Glue
  • Colored markers
  • Highlighters
  • Plastic ruler
  • Blunt scissors
  • Index dividers

Spilled Ink and friends believe that giving to charitable causes is a obligation every single human must meet. Whether its time, money or even clicking on links or retreating the name and URL of a charity, each of us has something to give those in need or the means to preserving the Earth and it’s creatures. As a race and an organism of this planet, we share and must bear this responsibility without question and with honor.

Supporting charities is Spilled Ink’s preferred means of reaching out to others. Taxation and forced wealth redistribution by the government and its agents compel us to resent those in need while charitable organizations compel us to empathize and reach out with our hearts. Politics, politicians, and political parities waste our money and resources while diverting our attention away from the real issues: someone needs your help and you have the ability to help them.

  • CityTeam

    City Team Ministries

    www.cityteam.org

    CityTeam Ministries is a non-profit organization serving the poor and homeless in San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Philadelphia and partnerships in 82 other countries around the world. Since 1957, CityTeam has provided life-saving food, shelter, clothing, recovery programs, youth outreach, camp for at-risk inner city kids, discipleship and other essential care 365 days a year.

  • One Warm Coat

    One Warm Coat

    www.onewarmcoat.org/

    One Warm Coat started out in 1992 as a Thanksgiving Weekend coat drive in San Francisco. Since then, more than 1 Million coats have been donated in thousands of local communities across North America. Each coat drive has the same intent — to collect coats that will be GIVEN to those in need.

  • C.O.L.O.R – Creating Opportunities, the Longheyer Organization for Relief

    Creating Opportunities, the Longheyer Organization for Relief

    www.coloraid.org

    Creating opportunity for impoverished children and youth through aid, education, and raising social awareness. Person to Person Philanthropy is our goal; to help children and youth, and make contributions using unique, creative, and personal projects.

  • Autism Speaks

    Autism Speaks

    www.autismspeaks.org/

    At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.

  • Disabled Veterans

    www.pva.org/

    For more than 64 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes—to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence.

  • Second Harvest Foodbank

    Second Harvest Foodbank

    www.shfb.org

    Serving an average of 231,311 people per month, Second Harvest Foodbank provides food efficiently through innovative direct-service programs and collaboration with a network of 326 partner non-profit agencies operating at more than 700 different food distribution sites. Partner agencies include shelters, pantries, soup kitchens, children’s programs, senior meal sites, and residential programs.

  • Project Mexico of the Orthodox Church

    www.projectmexico.org

    Project Mexico through the guidance and volunteerism of young people strive for the alleviation of suffering by building homes for Mexico’s poor. Hundreds of homes have been built for needy families with the help of nearly 10,000 volunteers. St. Innocent Orphanage in Tijuana provides a home for teenage boys who live on the streets or who have been put out of other orphanages.

  • American Forests

    www.americanforests.org

    The nation’s oldest nonprofit conservation organization, American Forests has been an influential voice for conservation and the environment since its founding in 1875. Working with individuals, communities and policy makers to protect and restore forests around the world, and raising awareness of how important these ecosystems are to all forms of life on the planet. Every $1 donation plants a tree.

  • WWF World Wildlife Fund

    WWF

    www.worldwildlife.org

    WWF’s mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species; promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution.

  • MercyCorps

    Mercy Corps

    www.mercycorps.org

    Mercy Corps helps people in the world’s toughest places turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities for progress. Driven by local needs and market conditions, our programs provide communities with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. Our worldwide team of 3,700 professionals is improving the lives of 16.7 million people in more than 40 countries.