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Top Causes To Watch In 2012 (SLIDESHOW)

First Posted: 12/28/2011 3:51 pm   Updated: 03/21/2012 7:47 pm

As we reflect on a year of climbing poverty rates, homelessness and other crises near and far, we recognize those whose good works have helped others and look to 2012 for their increasing reach.

The charities below have worked tirelessly in 2011 to fight everything from hunger to polio, and will undoubtedly be called on in increasing ways during the coming year.

Check out the causes to watch in 2012 and see what you can do to make a difference.

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With recent reports revealing homelessness among children has spiked 33 percent in the past 10 years, there will be an increasing need for aid in the coming year. Organizations such as The National Coalition for Homelessness provides options to help through a national directory of organizations that support homeless families. The National Alliance to End Homelessness provides a directory of issues such as chronic homelessness, families, veterans -- as well as ways to help.
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