7 Nonprofits to Support in 2014

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If you’re looking for a little altruism to start 2014, here are a handful of really great organizations to support.

Indiegogo Campaign: TinySuperheroes

Since making their first cape in January of 2013, the folks behind Tiny Superheroes have made 500 capes for sick and disabled children. This Indiegogo campaign will help raise money to make and distribute 1,500 more capes in the next year.

Judge Us By Our Size Do Not–The Galactic Academy

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The Galactic Academy is one of the best kept secrets of Star Wars costuming. Dedicated to the fans 17 and under, these costumers are a force to be reckoned with. Unlike their big brother and big sister organizations, the 501st and Rebel Legion, the Galactic Academy does not require screen accuracy to be welcomed in. The only requirement is the child must be under the age of 18-years old and own a Star Wars costume of some kind.

This Dragon*Con, the Fans Pick the Charities

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Charity auctions and other fundraising events are a mainstay of many fan conventions, including Dragon*Con. In 2012, they raised more than $45,000 for the Georgia Chapter of the ALS Association. This year the con decided to approach charity a little differently by asking the fans where they’d like their donations to go in 2013.

Don’t Make Hulk Wanna Smash The Internet

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I hate New Year’s resolutions. Especially the part where the internet is flooded with copycat articles full of tips, tricks, top-ten lists, and celebrity declarations. The changing of the calendar doesn’t make the date special, and broadcasting their intent doesn’t necessarily help people achieve personal goals. Every year at this time, I compulsively dodge those posts and articles and vlogs because exposure to New Year’s