So this month’s charity highlight is St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude’s has over a billion dollars in annual expenses that funds research, doctors, patient services, and more. In fact it is around the 5th or 6th largest charity in the US. It is already one of the biggest and most well known charities in the country, so why shout it out here? Well because I think it’s just such a worthy charity and cause, and giving to St. Jude has had lasting impact on thousands and thousands of children around the world.
Myself and my company AnimeCon.org donate money to St. Jude every year as one of our favorite charities.
St. Jude’s has a charity score of 91.42, and is given a 4-Star rating according to charity navigator. The score is calculated from high scores in finance and accountability and transparency. St. Jude’s is very clear where all the money you donate goes. The score is based on Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year published by the IRS.
I think St. Jude does great things by caring for children with illnesses who can’t afford treatment elsewhere. Thousands upon thousands of children every year have had their lives saved by St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
But what’s even more interesting is that St. Jude funds a Research Hospital, not just a practice hospital. This means that work is done at St. Jude’s to develop new life-saving medicines and treatments, which are used around the world. They advance all kinds of breakthroughs in research, and are leading research on drug resistance, child cancers, and child diabetes.
If you can give to St. Jude, do so here.
The author Ryan Kopf is the President of AnimeCon.org and has founded some anime conventions across the Midwest. He writes blogs about software development, anime conventions, and other things that pique his interest.