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Still riding solicited charities for which to donate, a few came to me with this one; none more important than my very own sister, @mstriar Marla.

She suggests, I abide.
It can't be simpler.

The @marchofdimes #MarchOfDimes March of Dimes
aims to prevent birth defects, premature births and infant death. They also assist and support families with children in NICUs.
They have a storied history of achievements, and if you would like to learn more or donate, please visit:
https://www.marchofdimes.org

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As always, I encourage you to donate to any of these highlighted causes, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, and/or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

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Sports fans, we know this one well. The Valvano speech. Now, the Stuart Scott speech.
Those AMAZING VIP experiences we wish we could bid on, but never could afford.

Alas, The V Foundation @espn drive came on tv a couple months back, and while I knew I couldn't bid on any experiences, donating was always an option.

The V Foundation has an endowment funded by donations.
This allows for 100% of outside donations to go cancer research and programs.

For 25 years, they have attempted to eradicate cancer, and have helped some fine organizations along the way.

To learn more, or donate, visit:
https://www.jimmyv.org

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As always, I encourage you to donate to any of these highlighted causes, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, and/or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

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#CharityChipAway | #CCA (#28 of 53)
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In keeping with the Summer Camp theme, my next selected charity was basically a given.

@holewallcamp #TheHoleInTheWallGangCamp
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
was founded by Paul Newman in order to provide a camp experience to children afflicted with serious medical conditions (and their families!), free-of-charge, so that all children can just be kids for a while.

To learn more, or donate, visit
https://www.holeinthewallgang.org

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As always, I encourage you to donate to any of these highlighted causes, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, and/or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

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#CharityChipAway | #CCA (#27 of 53)
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Over the Summers, I take a semi-haitus from my career to work at a Day Camp.
While I was asking for charity recommendations online, it became ever apparent that I needed to ask one of my Mentors/Bosses/Friends for her input. Sheryl Dale is a very important person to me, and her sense of selflessness is immense.
Upon finishing my question, her immediate response was Hope's Door @hopesdoorny .
My next donation immediately headed there.

Hope's Door is a NY-based charity facing issues related to domestic violence, head-on.
They offer a plethora of services to ALL victims of domestic violence (including children). Should you wish to learn more (or donate), visit:
http://hopesdoorny.org

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As always, I encourage you to donate to any of these highlighted causes, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, and/or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

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#CharityChipAway | #CCA (#26 of 53)
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In keeping with a theme for these then-delayed donations, seeing as how we were near 4th of July, I kept with another military-themed donation.

Mike Lambert @lambo523 had offered this suggestion when I solicited requests for charities.

#NoDogGetsLeftBehind
@ndglb is a charity that aims to reunite soldiers with the stray dogs they encounter and bond with while overseas.
In this regard, they are providing two invaluable services!

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As always, I encourage you to donate to any of these highlighted causes, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, and/or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

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#CharityChipAway | #CCA (#25 of 53)
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Just because the postings took a hiatus, doesn't mean the donations did. Be prepared for up to 12 posts today; catching you up on my Summer donations, as well as catching me up to the calendar.

Way back in July (for a donation intended for June), I donated to @wwp (Wounded Warrior Project) #WoundedWarriorProject when I solicited requests for charities and @gchlgina Gina responded.

#WWP offers a multitude of services, as well as a sense of community, to Military Members that incurred injury or illness (whether physical or mental) during their service post-9/11.
They have been around over 15 years, providing services to the eligible in need.

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As always, I encourage you to donate to any of these highlighted causes, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, and/or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

Please Like/Share/Comment/Tweet/Regram, etc., this photo, and hopefully spread my hashtags as well.

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#CharityChipAway | #CCA (#24 of 53)
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The second donation this week is "work-related".
Yesterday, I had the privilege to do some work as a Stand-In on @maiseltv #TheMarvelousMrsMaisel.
@rachelbrosnahan stars as "Midge", but the important part for the sake of this post is her work with (as well as serving on the Board of) @covenant_house #CovenantHouse.

Covenant House is an organization that offers housing and support to young people in need.
It is an extremely multi-faceted charity; I would be remiss to actually explain all they do.

Please visit their website and learn about all their good work and programs, and donate, should you choose.

http://www.covenanthouse.org

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As always, I encourage you to donate to any of these highlighted causes, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, and/or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

Please Like/Share/Comment/Tweet/Regram, etc., this photo, and hopefully spread my hashtags as well.

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#CharityChipAway | #CCA (#23 of 53)
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So, I missed a week (again), money has been tight, but that's just a reason, not an excuse.
Laziness is no excuse either.
This week will have two donations in order to make up for missing last week.

The first donation this week goes to @nextforautism #NEXTforAutism.
NEXT works to create programs to assist people with autism and their families to more completely integrate into their communities as well as increase knowledge of spectrum disorders.
It is not an organization that funds research, but moreover looks to increase social awareness and change.

Feel free to visit their website
http://www.nextforautism.org

in order to learn more and/or donate.

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As always, I encourage you to donate to any of these highlighted causes, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, and/or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

Please Like/Share/Comment/Tweet/Regram, etc., this photo, and hopefully spread my hashtags as well.

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#CharityChipAway | #CCA (#22 of 53)
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May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, so I knew this week's donation was going to a charity that does work in the fields regarding mental health.

Now, while I am the FIRST to point out the distinction between #MemorialDay, #VeteransDay, and #ArmedForcesDay, I felt that I would like to contribute to the benefit of veterans and active-duty members of the Armed Forces.

This is where the #NationalSuicidePreventionLifeline comes in. They have a specialized #VeteransCrisisLine for friends and families of, or veterans themselves, to call should some form of crisis arrive.
You can call and receive assistance to help deal with your issues, or to seek advice on how to help your friend/family member.
The number is the same as the Suicide Prevention Line
1-800-273-8255; just Press 1 after connecting.
You can also text 838255.
In times of distress, a call may just be the slightest bit of help that someone needs.
One should at least try.

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline/Veterans Crisis Line
is run by @mhaofnyc, the Mental Health Association of New York City.
The websites are as follows:
http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
http://www.veteranscrisisline.net
http://mhaofnyc.org

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As always, I encourage you to donate to any of these highlighted causes, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, and/or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

Please Like/Share/Comment/Tweet/Regram, etc., this photo, and hopefully spread my hashtags as well.

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#CharityChipAway | #CCA (#21 of 53)
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Making up for lost time... This Thursday (05/24/18) is #RedNoseDay here in the USA.
@rednosedayusa is an off-shoot of @rednoseday in the UK, which was started by @comicrelief over there.

Red Nose Day / Comic Relief is an organization that attempts to alleviate child poverty domestically and internationally.

More information about their US+ efforts can be found at http://comicrelief.org and donations can be made via
http://donate.rednoseday.org

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As always, I encourage you to donate to any of these highlighted causes, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, and/or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

Please Like/Share/Comment/Tweet/Regram, etc., this photo, and hopefully spread my hashtags as well.

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#CharityChipAway | #CCA (#20 of 53)
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Apparently, punctuality is not my strong suit.

My friend, @deirdrehitit , posted on her Facebook page about raising awareness for Apraxia, a disorder of which I knew nothing.
A colleague of hers has a son affected by Apraxia of Speech, and in September they are participating in a local walk to raise funds and awareness via @apraxiakids / #CASANA.

Beyond the simplest intent of donations, this is what #CharityChipAway can be about; helping the local as well as the global. By personalizing the causes; putting faces to them.
And to literally bring causes to the eyes and minds of others.

I would do a disservice by attempting to explain Apraxia of Speech here, so I refer you to the website:
http://www.apraxia-kids.org

If you would like specifically to donate to the Westchester Walk, feel free to join "Team Chris" #TeamChris by going to the following website and entering Team Chris in the team search field.
http://community.apraxia-kids.org/site/TR?fr_id=2784&pg=entry

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As always, I encourage you to donate to any of these highlighted causes, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, and/or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

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#CharityChipAway | #CCA (#19 of 53)
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Going to make this one brief.
This week I had the pleasure of working in the vicinity of an actor who we know from countless neo-classic films and some quality television.

I don't know of his current activity with @mssociety , but at one point he was involved enough for them to place him on their website. Today I donate in his honor, and for all those enduring their fights with MS. #MSSocietyNYC is the recipient of my $10 micro-donation this week.

The National Multiple Sclerosis society strives to both cure MS and also make the lives of those afflicted easier in their battles.

http://www.nationalmssociety.org

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As always, I encourage you to donate to any of these highlighted causes, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, and/or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

Please Like/Share/Comment/Tweet/Regram, etc., this photo, and hopefully spread my hashtags as well.

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#CharityChipAway | #CCA (#18 of 53)
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Looks like I'm back to late again this week...very late, but as they say, better than never.

This week's Chip Away goes back to my numerical core; utilizing the numbers 13, 18, and 31. 13 = Love, 18 = Life, 13+18 = 31.

I knew I had yet to come up with a charity for this week, and while I wasn't procrastinating in finding one, none struck me. That is, until today.

Today, my Facebook-friend, @MindySter (actress, Mindy Sterling) posted that she was campaigning to have her friend, @CharlieSchlatter (actor, Charlie Schlatter) compete to win The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Honor. [ @leukemialymphomasociety #MWOY ]. 13 18 31 actually had its genesis many moons ago with a donation to a #LLS Team in Training; my first true charitable contribution. It all seemed so fitting.

Plus, when Frau Farbissina asks you to donate to TV's Ferris Bueller (and animated Flash...and Kick Buttowski...and...)...well, one obliges. 😁

#LLS is an organization dedicated to finding treatments and cures for Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, and Myeloma; as well as improving quality of life for those afflicted.

They have many different websites, but the best place to start is : http://www.lls.org

Should you want to donate via Mr. Schlatter's MWOY campaign, that link is:
http://pages.mwoy.org/calso/los18/cschlatter

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As always, I encourage you to donate to any of these highlighted causes, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, and/or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

Please Like/Share/Comment/Tweet/Regram, etc., this photo, and hopefully spread my hashtags as well.

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I wasn't going to include this one at all, but a friend urged/convinced me to do so. It is a charitable organization, after all.

As part of our dues payment process, @sagaftra #SAGAFTRA extends the option to make a donation to @sagaftrafound #SAGAFTRAFoundation .
Semi-annually, I donate an amount that winds up making my total billing a round-dollar.

Honestly, the services they provide to both members and local communities are too numerous to mention, so I suggest you read through their website at:
http://sagaftra.foundation

To all my peers and colleagues who will soon pay their dues 😎, I encourage you to do something similar and use a donation to round your payments...and donate more, should you choose!

#CharityChipAway | #CCA (#17 of 53)
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A week late on the previous one; a couple days early for 4/23.
This Chip Away exists because @jschramer (Jessy Schram, a fine actress) posted across her social media accounts that she was to perform at the @nfhopeconcert benefit earlier this week.
This concert donates contributions and proceeds to the #NeurofibromatosisNetwork.
In a tangetially-related cause to my previous #CCA, the Neurofibromatosis Network seeks to find treatments and cures for NF.
Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerves. It is indiscriminate across ethnicities and sexes.
To learn more, go to:
http://www.nfnetwork.org

and http://www.nfhope.org

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As always, I encourage you to donate to any of these highlighted causes, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, and/or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

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Okay. First my apologies. In my haste, I made a picture that didn't adhere to Instagram dimensions.
Now let's move on.

I'm nearly a week late on this one, and I suppose it is kismet. Flipping through the channels this morning on @news12wc Traffic & Weather, I saw a High School Girls' Lacrosse Tournament benefiting #GainsForBrains. Went to their website http://gainsforbrainslax.org and discovered this organization donates proceeds to a Chappaqua-based charity; @makingheadwayfd .
The Making Headway Foundation #MakingHeadwayFoundation strives to support and comfort children with brain and spinal tumors, and their families, via numerous programs; and assist in funding medical research as well. It was started by a family who endured their own related ordeals.
Please visit the Foundation's website at:
http://makingheadway.org

#CharityChipAway | #CCA (#15 of 53)
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A bit late this week, but here we are...
This week I had the privilege to work in the vicinity of Keith Carradine (among many other talented people; cast and crew). Mr. Carradine in 2016 received a "Caregiver of the Year" Award from @alzassociation #AlzheimersAssocation , so in his honor this week's donation will go to that charity.

The Alzheimer's Association strives not only to provide for research into the disease, but also to assist with care and support. They also promote manners in which to improve brain health.

Please visit their website for more information about the afflictions, the charity at-large, and how to donate:
http//alz.org

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As always, I encourage you to donate to this week's organization, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

Please Like/Share/Comment/Tweet/Regram, etc., this photo, and hopefully spread my hashtags as well.

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#CharityChipAway | #CCA (#14 of 53)
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So, I had a busy week.
This donation was made all the way on Monday, but I didn't have an opportunity to post until today.

In keeping with the newly established concept of donating to a cause based on my work in any given week, I made a tangential donation.
This week I had the pleasure to work with (well, "around", actually) @deborah_annwoll .
I did not have the opportunity to ask her for a cause true to her heart, but I remembered reading an article many moons ago about her boyfriend, @ejscott1106 and the condition he endures.

In honor of the two of them, this week's donation of $13.31 (see previous posts for the significance of those numbers), was made to #ChoroideremiaResearchFoundation .

Choroideremia (CHM) #CHM is an inherited disorder that diminishes sight and eventually can lead to total blindness.

To learn more about the disorder and the #CRF , please visit their website at:
http://curechm.org

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As always, I encourage you either to donate to this week's organization, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission, I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

Please Like/Share/Comment/Tweet/Regram, etc., this photo, and hopefully spread my hashtags as well.

Even the littlest bit of love can go a long way.

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#CharityChipAway | #CCA (#BONUS of 53)
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_________ ...but wait; one more!

This #CCA is a bit different, and it goes outside the realm of selecting 501(c)3s, but sometimes exceptions must be made.

In the recent Harlem fire that has become a huge news story, one of my colleagues in the entertainment industry was fortunate to survive (and recover completely), but lost his apartment and his possessions, and was not insured.
A college schoolmate of his put together a GoFundMe page, and with enormous love, it has surpassed donation thresholds twice!
This week's truly bonus #CCA goes towards #SpelmanBeaubrun , a very sweet and special man who deserves every effort of assistance to get back on his feet.

His #GoFundMe page is:
https://www.gofundme.com/welovespelman

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Should you not know Spelman, and wish possibly to donate to a different cause, I would direct you to the #FDNYFoundation @FDNYFoundation , where you can offer donations to the fund for Lt. #MichaelDavidson 's Children's Educational Fund.
Lieutenant Davidson was the #FDNY @FDNY veteran who tragically lost his life in service fighting that fire.
That page is:
https://www.fdnyfoundation.org/donate

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As always, I encourage you either to donate to this week's organization(s), make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission, I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

Please Like/Share/Comment/Tweet/Regram, etc., this photo, and hopefully spread my hashtags as well.

Even the littlest bit of love can go a long way.

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It came to me that in my line of work, as I encounter many actors/celebrities, I might take the opportunity to ask them about which causes they feel strongly. Many people in this field have causes with which they are aligned, and so if I work with someone who is approachable, I will, from here on out, attempt to see if they would like a #CharityChipAway to go in their direction. [Thank you, @marlainamoysak , for being that last push.] This week was the first week I had a real opportunity to put this new plan into motion.

I had the esteemed privilege of watching Mr. Freddy Rodriguez @freddyrodriguezofficial work this week and last, so at lunch one day I mentioned #CCA and asked if he had any causes he in which believed strongly.
When he mentioned #PuertoRico , I was shocked that it hadn't already come to mind to donate in relief of #HurricaneMaria and the related devastation on the island.
I knew I had to rectify that immediately.

The plight of the Puerto Rican people has been recounted numerous times, and in such has inspired the formation of so many charities.

In Mr. Rodruiguez's honor, I selected a bonus charity this week; #UNIDOS via the @hispanic_federation .

Please visit
https://www.hispanicfederationunidos.org
to learn more about what the organization specifically is doing to help Puerto Rico.

Once again, the numbers #13 & #18 & #31 have reared.
The importance of those numbers to me that the Hebrew words for #Life and #Love have numerical equivalences to 18 and 13, respectively. Therefore Life+Love=31.
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As always, I encourage you either to donate to this week's organization, make a chip-away donation to one of your own choosing, or alert me to a charity you feel should receive a donation from me and receive highlight here.
With your permission, I will make the donation in your honor as well as including you in that week's posting.

Please Like/Share/Comment/Tweet/Regram, etc., this photo, and hopefully spread my hashtags as well.

Even the littlest bit of love can go a long way.

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#Donate
#Unidos
#HispanicFederation

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