November's over, and the holiday season is in full swing. Now that we've all filled up on turkey and impulse buys, it's time to pick ourselves up off the proverbial couch and get giving. Also because it's #GivingTuesday and our lives are secretly ruled by #hashtags, right?
Jokes aside, today is a wonderful excuse to give to organizations that are making a difference in the world.
There are lots of ways to give, and many organizations out there doing good work in their own ways. Ultimate, other than being a lot of fun to play, is also used in several non-profits as a tool for social change. With sportsmanship, integrity and inclusiveness at its foundation, Ultimate impacts the lives of youth and adults all over the world.
NOT SURE WHERE TO DONATE? LOOK NO FURTHER. HERE IS A LIST OF AWESOME organizations THAT ARE CHANGING LIVES USING ULTIMATE:
YUP holds clinics, summer camps and scholarship programs to support leadership and community in underserved areas in Cambodia.
Southend Ultimate/All Girl Everything Ultimate Program (AGE UP):
South End Ultimate and AGE UP empower young people to become leaders and social justice activists while building diverse friendships through clinics, leagues and leadership programs in South Seattle.
Support the growing ultimate community in Kenya by helping 6 low income players go to WUGC 2016 in London!
GUM: Girls Ultimate Movement aims to increase girls’ participation in Ultimate through outreach programs that get girls playing and aware of opportunities in their Ultimate communities! Find out more about GUM here!
ERIC: Early Recognition is Critical promotes body awareness and healthy living in youth through clinics, tournaments and learn to play kits with materials and curriculum for schools and organizations. Learn more about ERIC here!
Ultimate Peace: Ultimate peace brings together youth from different backgrounds in communities of conflict in the Middle East to promote friendship, leadership and nonviolent conflict resolution. Find out more about UP here!
Donated already? You go Glen Coco, keep on being awesome.