As a fundamental part of my guiding principles, I firmly believe that artists should not confine themselves to solitary creativity. It is essential for us to actively engage with the world, to foster a sense of community and mutual support. Our interconnectedness within the global fabric is undeniable. In fact, I would assert that the depth of your art can only reach its full potential when it is rooted in the world, for it is in this engagement with the human experience that the profound, universal Truth that underpins great art thrives.

I’d like to share some of the organizations, charities, and causes that hold particular significance for me, in the hope that you might find resonance with them as well. However, what matters most is finding a cause that truly resonates with your heart, especially one that operates locally to you. A great starting point is your library, which often serves as a hub of knowledge about the happenings and opportunities within your neighborhood.

Financially Fit Foundation

They’re a nonprofit that teaches you how to handle money the right way. Imagine feeling that you are great with money. They’re honored to teach brave souls a practical and heart-centered system for dealing with dinero and show you how to save, spend, and succeed without breaking a sweat.

Please note that I am a Board Member on this organization.


Animals, but especially dogs, will always hold a special place in my heart. I’ve had dogs throughout my life and it has been super rewarding. Right now I’m fostering a sweet pup named Diamond (check out her video on the left and let me know if you or someone else is interested in adopting her). But if you’re unable to take care of an animal directly, here’s some organizations that do great work and could use all the support they can get:

The Connecticut Hospice

In 1974, Connecticut Hospice made history as America’s inaugural hospice. Since then, it has consistently set the national benchmark for both home and inpatient hospice care, emerging as a frontrunner in palliative care.

With a team of over 200 dedicated professionals, the organization collaborates with more than 50 Connecticut hospitals, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and home care providers.

This institution holds a special place in my heart as it was my inaugural workplace. I began my journey at the age of 15, producing and editing their documentary commemorating 30 years of hospice care in America. This experience turned into a four-year commitment, made even more poignant as my father received care and ultimately passed away within the compassionate walls of this hospice.

Black Girls Code

Black Girls CODE (BGC) is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on providing technology education for African-American girls. Kimberly Bryant, an electrical engineer who had worked in biotech for over 20 years, founded Black Girls Code in 2011 to rectify the underrepresentation of African-American girls and women in the technology industry The organization offers programs in computer programming, coding, as well as website, robot, and mobile application-building, with the goal of providing African-American youth with the skills to occupy the millions computing job openings available.

Alz LA

Their mission is to improve the lives of families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia by increasing awareness, delivering effective programs and services, providing compassionate support, and advocating for quality care and a cure.

The Valley Of Change

The Valley of Change’s mission is to liberate Black people from systems of oppression and brutality. By honoring the intersectionality of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, our efforts expand to uplift all marginalized and underserved communities from systemic inequality and disparate treatment. We aim to actualize our vision through community driven actions, advocating for equitable policy solutions, visible representation and widespread education.

Ron Finley Project - Gangsta Gardening

They envision a world where people know nutrition and where it comes from. Where all ages embrace the act of growing, knowing and sharing the best of the earth’s fresh-grown food.
The Ron Finley Project is teaching communities how to transform food deserts into food sanctuaries, and teaching individuals how to regenerate their lands into creative business models. They envision and want to facilitate a world where gardening is gangsta!

Gangsta: projecting strength on one’s own terms, hip, cool, innovative, revolutionary, resolute, vital, the cutting edge.

Gen Z For Change

They are dedicated to empowering our generation through education and civic engagement, using the power of social media to drive progressive change and hold those in power accountable. They collaborate with content creators and organizations to create impactful campaigns, promote responsible use of technology, and advance our vision for a better future. With a strong following and proven track record, they aim to continue our leadership in the digital progressive movement and work towards a more just and equitable world.

Carousel Ranch

Carousel Ranch is dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with special needs. Through both their equestrian therapy and vocational training programs, they strive to create an atmosphere where every student can and will succeed… a place where therapy is disguised as fun.
Once more, these are the causes close to my heart, and they may not necessarily align with your own passions, and that’s perfectly fine. It’s not uncommon for people to feel overwhelmed by the multitude of deserving causes seeking support, making the choice challenging. This is precisely why it’s often best to select one cause and make it your dedicated focus.

I understand that, in a world that can sometimes appear frightening and daunting, this decision can feel incredibly difficult. However, recall the words of the beloved Mr. Rogers: “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

I have always found them, and I believe you will too.