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Sylum Charity: LGBT Center (Los Angeles)

Since June is Pride Month – I thought it would be good to showcase LGBT Charity.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is one of the oldest in the United States, and has been helping kids off the streets for decades.

IF you know of any good LGBT Charities please let me know – I’ll add it to my list.   Also make sure to leave a comment on this thread and leave it for others to find!

For More Info: Los Angeles LGBT Center

Sylum Charity: Gary Sinise Foundation


At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.

We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.

Freedom and security are precious gifts that we, as Americans, should never take for granted. We must do all we can to extend our hand in times of need to those who willingly sacrifice each day to provide that freedom and security. While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation’s defenders, we can always do a little more.

– Gary Sinise

For More Information: Gary Sinise Foundation

Sylum Charity: World Central Kitchen


Sylum Charity: Gary Sinise Foundation

At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.

We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.

For More Information: Gary Sinise Foundation

Last November I put out a poll on what type of Charities you would like to see highlighted.  I’m still taking suggestions!

Sylum Charities: Call Out

As we approach the end of the year! I wanted to take a moment to thank those who have sent in names of charities so we can showcase, plus hopefully we’re exposing some less known charities to a wider audience!

For this post I would like for those who have charities they contribute to, and would like to have it showcased, to send me the name of the charity so I can prep for 2022 (I’m not even sure I’m ready to type 2022 yet!!!)   On the other side if there is a certain style of charities (cancer research, Alzheimer, environmental etc..) you would like to see also let me know.

To make it easy for all – I’ve set up a form below the ‘Read More’ line.

Read more“Sylum Charities: Call Out”

Sylum Charity: Hurricane Ida

As many have heard Hurricane Ida made landfall 16 years years to the date, August 29th, in New Orleans at winds up 140 mph.

If you’re looking for a way to help please check out Charity Navigator that has listed out the top charities that are on the ground helping.

Charity Navigator is a great source to research particular charities to see what their business practices, and where exactly the money goes.  So if you ever have a question about a charity – use Charity Navigator.

Sylum Charity: American Bird Conservancy

In honor of Nico’s birds 🙂

American Bird Conservancy is dedicated to conserving wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.

Our Bird Conservation Strategic Framework — summed up in the ABC pyramid at left — shows how we approach bird conservation. It’s simple yet successful.

With an emphasis on achieving results and working in partnership, we take on the greatest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on rapid advancements in science to halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats and build capacity for bird conservation.

For More Information: American Bird Conservancy

Sylum Charity: Khumbu Climbing Center

As mentioned in the Qumolangama snippet on the last day of Seven Days – this is the Khumbu Climbing School. 

It has a larger part in the finished story, but I did want to highlight it for his month’s charity.


High in the Himalayas of Nepal near the beaten track to Everest, there is a humble pastoral village called Phortse that is perched among the clouds. You may not see it if you trek up the precipitous path more traveled, past Tangboche Monastery and beneath the breathtaking pyramid of Ama Dablam. But look to your left, across the gaping gorge of the Dud Kosi river and you will see a terraced knoll dotted with stone structures. It is there in the shadow of the holy peak, Khumbila, above a quiet birch forest that the Khumbu Climbing Center found a home.

The Khumbu Climbing Center (KCC) was launched in 2003 and over the past fifteen years has become a successful vocational program for indigenous people. Each winter for two weeks, technical climbing skills are taught along with English language, mountain safety, rescue, and wilderness first aid. Dr. Luanne Freer, who oversees the Everest base camp ER, attests that KCC skills and knowledge are saving lives at the roof of the world. Nearly one thousand Nepali men and women have now attended KCC since its inception.

In the beginning, our instructors were qualified western climbers and guides who had experience in the Himalaya. Most of the teachers are now Nepali but we continue to have a small Western team travel to KCC each season. They often include National Park rescue rangers and professional guides who generously offer their time and expertise. They pay their own way or get sponsorship to give of themselves to the Sherpa community. We at KCC are deeply indebted.

For More Information: Khumbu Climbing Center

Sylum Charity: Sheldrick Wildlife


The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife and habitats.

Working across Kenya, our projects include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.

For More Information: Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Sylum Charity

Just sending out a quick message that if there is a charity that you would like showcased, let me know!  The more the merrier.  Let’s get as many of them out there for all to see.

Sylum Charity: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The mission for the Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.

Frolicking sea otters, fast-swimming sharks, pulsating jellies and waddling penguins — our world-class exhibits and breathtaking scenery instill a love of the ocean in our visitors. With over 200 exhibits and 80,000 plants and animals, the Aquarium is a window to the wonders of the ocean.

They have great educational services, and do a lot of work with rehabilitating sea animals, plus studies and conservation of the Pacific Ocean.

For More Information: Monterey Bay Aquarium

And to share the one of their live cams – Bird Cam!  It really is entertaining watching these guys run around!


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