12/9/14

Philanthropy is giving time and money to help the community. Our group’s mission is to serve our community by helping to protect the environment.  The charities our group identified are I Love a Clean San Diego, Surfrider Foundation of San Diego, International Rivers, and Our City Forest. I Love a Clean San Diego educates our community to conserve and enhance our environment. The Surfrider Foundation of San Diego is an organization that protects the environment and keeps the oceans clean. They go down to the border to prevent the built up of sewage and preserve the beaches. International Rivers is an organization that constructs dams around the world to protect the water for Earth. Our City Forest takes care of, plants, and protects trees in the community. They also like to encourage others to care for the trees around them as well. Financially, The Surfrider Foundation scored a 13/15. International Rivers scored a 10/15. Our City forest scored a 12/15. We decided to donate to three charities, one per person in the group. Jamie chose to donate to Our City forest instead of International Rivers because first of all, the financial score was better, and second, the phone call was slightly better than the other organization because she found out more about Our City Forest than International Rivers. She also thinks that the work they do, taking care of and planting trees, is more helpful than building dams to protect ocean water, even though that is also very important. Amber chose to donate to the Surfrider Foundation of San Diego because they are an involved with the city of San Diego. She likes that they help educate the youth and personally knows people who worth with the Foundation. Madison chose I Love a Clean San Diego because it was a local charity that she participated in. We are all going to donate 100% of the money we each get to our organizations that we chose wisely.

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