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Elan Gale is the best-kept secret in all of Bachelor Nation. He’s hilarious (just check his Twitter feed), his beard is borderline biblical... And he’s got a heart of gold. For his birthday, Elan tweeted a link to his only birthday wish: that friends donate to Next Door, an organization with a mission to end domestic violence “in the moment and for all time.”

In a lengthy, heartfelt The Year of Elan post, Elan explained his only birthday wish:

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“I’ve never been a birthday person because I feel weird having attention on me just because of something that two consenting adults did a long time ago, and I always have a hard time telling people what I want for my birthday because, frankly, I don’t need a lot.

But this year I do want something. I’d like to to something good for a world that has treated me kindly.

This charity is called Next Door and their website is http://www.nextdoor.org/

They are a great organization that provides services to women and children that are victims of domestic violence, a serious problem that jus won’t seem to go away.

So, here is what I’m asking. If you have any amount of money you want to give to this cause, please go to http://www.nextdoor.org/ and donate now. Then, find me on twitter @theyearofelan and let me know how much you donated and then I will match it.”

To donate, visit Next Door. To fall in love with Elan, follow him on Twitter. We suggest you do both today!

Source: The Year of Elan