Holiday Giving: Donate to The Sikh Coalition

For a nation where Sikhs can freely and fearlessly practice their faith.

Looking for a worthy cause to donate some holiday cash? Throughout the month of December, I'll try to spotlight projects, causes and organizations that could use support through your generous giving.

Did you know that the majority of Sikh children in America, who wear a turban as part of their faith, experience higher-than-average rates of bullying? According to a recent report from the Sikh Coalition, two-thirds of Sikh children in four cities said that they are bullied in school. But we have the tools to help end school bullying.

Support the Sikh Coalition, a community-based organization that works towards the realization of civil and human rights for all people. In particular, they work towards a world where Sikhs may freely practice and enjoy their faith while fostering strong relations with their local community wherever they may be.

The Sikh Coalition provides direct legal services to persons whose civil or human rights are violated; advocates for law and policies that are respectful of fundamental rights; promotes appreciation for diversity through education; and fosters civic engagement in order to promote local community empowerment.

Founded in 2001 in response to a torrent of violent attacks on Sikh Americans throughout the United States, the Sikh Coalition is the largest Sikh American advocacy and community development organization in the United States, with three offices and 15 dedicated staff members nationwide, dedicated to promoting civil and human rights for all people and building a nation where Sikhs can freely and fearlessly practice their faith.

For further information, visit The Sikh Coalition's website. To make a donation, go here.

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