Causes and Organizations We Support
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Here are some of the many organizations we support. We hope you will learn more about them and help them continue their good works.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
We enhance care and support - The Alzheimer's Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias. We are here to help.
We advance research - As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure. Visit our online Research Center.
We advocate - The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer's research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. We diligently work to make Alzheimer's a national priority. Join our cause.
The Autism Society is a network of members and supporters dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by autism and their families. We support you by deliver services and education through our growing network and community.
We hope you will suggest the Autism Society to your friends! You can also visit us at www.autism-society.org; www.twitter.com/autismsociety or contact our information and referral service at 1-800-3AUTISM or www.autismsource.org.
The mission of Best Friends is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. We do this by demonstrating and promoting exemplary animal care and building community programs and partnerships.
While the number of dogs and cats being killed in shelters has been reduced significantly since Best Friends began its work 27 years ago—there is still much more work to do. The next phase of the No More Homeless Pets mission will be to bring the number down to essentially zero. But getting there will take innovative efforts from within the animal welfare world and more importantly, the commitment and dedication of everyone who has a pet or cares about animals. By supporting our mission, you're helping to save the lives of millions of homeless pets. Visit us at http://bestfriends.org/
The Johns Hopkins Children's Center partners with the The Big Apple Circus Clown CareSM program to enhance the emotional and social well-being of your child and family by providing the comic relief so often needed during a hospital stay. Working in close association with Child Life specialists, the clowns interact with clinical and hospital staff to relieve each child's sadness, anxiety, isolation, and even pain, by diverting his or her attention during medical procedures. A community outreach program of the Big Apple Circus, the clowns visit children throughout the Children's Center, from the pediatric emergency room to pre- and post-op surgery suites and outpatient clinics, three days a week.
Learn more about the services and resources available to help you and your child have a positive experience at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
buildOn's Service learning programs engage students in challenging urban areas and show them the limitless power they can achieve through community action. In each of these programs, youth contribute intensive local service – helping the homeless, seniors and children in their communities – to confront urban struggles with passion and optimism.
We believe community service and education are vital to ending extreme poverty in the developing world – and here at home. Our U.S. service learning programs focus on three core activities: Issues Education, Community Service and Building Schools.Find out more at http://www.buildon.org/
Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wild cat sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild. Carolina Tiger Rescue provides lifelong sanctuary to 70+ wildcats and offers educational tours and field trips to thousands of visitors each year at their 55 acre facility in Pittsboro, NC.
For more information, visit http://carolinatigerrescue.org/
More than half the world's kids live in poverty — that's a big problem. But to put it in perspective, we could give every child in the world an education for $39 billion — $17 billion LESS than Americans spend every year on their PETS. So, yeah! We CAN make a difference! To help in the movement to eradicate poverty, Children International invests in child-development programs as the most effective way to break the cycle of poverty. Our unique, global approach provides kids with three essential elements:
• A team of caring people who inspire, encourage and support them: local doctors, dentists, coaches and caring staff who really know our kids, plus a remarkable group of committed volunteers (8,000+ worldwide!) and 300,000 supporters!
• A safe place: 75+ community centers located where our kids live — true oases of hope with clean, uplifting spaces that include medical offices, libraries, computer labs, tutoring areas, meeting spaces and playgrounds. Our centers are unique because few organizations become such integral parts of their communities, allowing the kids and their families to truly own their transformations.
• A path out of poverty that addresses the issues of health education, empowerment and employment through country-relevant and age-specific programs and services:
Want to be a part of this movement? Let's DO this! Learn more at our website: children.org.
Cleveland Clinic's locally-based hospitals, family health facilities and specialty centers are working together to provide better care for our communities.
For more information, visit us at http://cle.clinic/1OpRYWK
The Friendship Circle is based on the Biblical commandment of V'Ahavta L'Reacha Kamocha, "to love your fellow as yourself.",
The Friendship Circle carries out that concept in life-changing ways by: 1) Engaging children and teens with special needs through a full range of experiences. 2) Supporting parents and members with much needed respite and support. 3) Enriching, inspiring and motivating teens to share their time and talents with others. 4) And connecting teen volunteers, children with special needs, and their families to theJewish community through educational and social opportunities.
By fulfilling its mission, the Friendship Circle is helping to build a better world for children with special needs, one good deed at a time. Visit us at http://www.FriendshipCT.com/
To celebrate and nurture life in our local community before, during and after a breast cancer diagnosis by providing education, access to wellness resources and support programs to all those touched by cancer. Motivated by hearts, our organization will be a steward and local haven of life for those touched by cancer.
Stop by our office or call 401-861-HERO (4376) today. email@example.com
Guiding Eyes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides superbly bred and trained guide dogs to men and women who are blind or visually impaired. All Guiding Eyes dogs expand horizons for people to achieve life's goals.
All services are offered free of charge to people who are blind or visually impaired.
Guiding Eyes is dependent upon contributions to fulfill its mission. Our Headquarters and Training Center is located in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and our Canine Development Center is in Patterson, N.Y. - Visit us at https://www.guidingeyes.org
With an emphasis on Veterans, we provide the housing and services necessary to help homeless individuals return to a productive and meaningful life. Established in 1998, Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute,Inc. (ABRI), doing business as Homes for the Brave, is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit. ABRI currently operates two programs and will soon open a third. These programs are Homes for the Brave, the Waldorf Supportive Housing Program, and Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes.
ABRI/Homes for the Brave offers transitional housing, case management, life skills training, vocational education and training, job placement, financial literacy, and independent housing assistance. http://www.homesforthebrave.org/
Honor Flight Network's mission is to transport America's veterans to Washington, DC free of charge to visit those War and Service memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices.
The Honor Flight Network's mission remains the same: honor America's Veterans by transporting them to Washington, DC to see THEIR memorials honoring their service and the ultimate sacrifices of their friends. Based on recent statistics, we are losing World War II Veterans at the rate of approximately 1,000 per day. HFN will continue do whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of our veterans and help our senior heroes travel absolutely free to Washington, DC.
Visit us at http://www.honorflight.org/
Humane Society International (HSI) embodies the international programs of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), a charitable nonprofit organization founded in 1954 with a constituency of more than eleven million people. Humane Society International oversees and coordinates the work of The HSUS abroad, addressing animal issues that cross many borders and impact millions of animals worldwide.
Celebrating animals, confronting cruelty worldwideThis is the official fan page of Humane Society International, the international arm of The Humane Society of the United States. http://www.hsi.org
"Educate a Woman... Educate a Family"
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc. provides basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women using a holistic approach within a compassionate, supportive environment. All women are welcome without regard for race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin. Find out more at http://www.mercylearningcenter.org
The Mr. Mo Project is run by Chris and Mariesa Hughes and is an established 501(c)(3) non-profit group responsible for saving countless shelter dogs since 2011. Together they fight to save senior shelter dogs nationwide, to honor of the life of their late and beloved senior dog, Mr. Mo.
With generous donations from Team Mo Sponsors, and the amazing Mr. Mo dog rescue community: all program dogs enjoy veterinarian medical bill assistance for the duration of their life, including free transportation to one of our generous foster homes, and other great benefits.
Please continue to direct all requests for help to Gremlin's Facebook page or the firstname.lastname@example.org email. Foster applications can be found on the website www.mrmoproject.com
The National Down Syndrome Society is an American organization that offers support to people with Down syndrome, their families, friends, teachers, and coworkers, and educates the general public about Down syndrome. The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
To learn more, visit: https://secure.ndss.org/en/About-NDSS/Newsroom/Rec...
Think Kindly. Act Boldly.
Our mission is to promote kindness as a guiding principle of humanity. Newtown Kindness is committed to fostering compassion in children and inspiring life-long contributors to society. The organization aims to facilitate acts of kindness within communities as well as raise awareness of kindness through education, sharing and recognition.
Click 'About' below for details. http://newtownkindness.org -- http://instagram.com/newtownkindness
We encourage and facilitate kindness!
We believe that when a soldier gives his life in defense of our great nation, the least that we can do is pledge to honor that sacrifice and care for his children. This is the heart behind Operation 300, a registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization which hosts adventure camps for children who have lost their fathers as a result of military service and seeks to honor the families of the fallen.
In honor of SOC Aaron C Vaughn - Operation 300 is a registered501(c)3 non-profit foundation designed to create a week-long adventure experience for children who lost their fathers as a result of service to our country. www.operation300.com
The mission of Pilots N Paws is to provide a user-friendly website communication venue between those that rescue, shelter, and foster animals and pilots and plane owners willing to assist with the transportation of these animals. Founded in February of 2008, Pilots N Paws continues to make a difference in the lives of innocent animals.
We have flown thousands of rescue animals, military working dogs, service dogs, and dogs soldiers have adopted from war zones to safe havens provided by rescues and families. We encourage everyone to please alter your pets and become responsible pet owners. Together we are making a difference and will continue to do so as long as this need exists. To find out how you can help, please visit pilotsnpaws.org.
We are a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to assisting mobility limited Veterans by remodeling or building new housing. Quality of life is important for severely wounded Veterans who have life changing injuries. None should be desperate within their own homes. http://www.purplehearthomesusa.org/
Founded by two Combat Wounded Veterans, Dale Beatty and John Gallina, who are STILL on a mission to care for other service connected disabled Veterans by providing housing solutions either through rehab or remodeling of current housing or acquiring new housing to ensure safe, barrier-free living for Veterans with disabilities and the loved ones who care for them.
A mission to turn leftovers into meals for those in need. Many restaurants and organizations, such as Starbucks and Panera, are working to ensure less families go hungry. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a non-profit organization that donates leftover food from restaurants, universities, farmers markets to homeless shelters. http://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, originally based in New York, has a branch in the mid-Hudson valley. 1/4 of households in Poughkeepsie is food insecure, but 40% of food produced in the States is thrown away to landfills. The organization aims to rescue food(of all kinds, and all amounts) that would be otherwise wasted, and deliver it to those who are in need. Anyone can be part of the work that RLC does. You can donate funds, donate food, donate your time as a volunteer or as a driver. You can also help with community outreach, publicity, and many other ways!
The Road Recovery Foundation is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998 by Gene Bowen and Jack Bookbinder. ROAD RECOVERY is dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, resources and knowledge. With support from the mental health field, ROAD RECOVERY provides hands-on mentorshiptraining, educational/performance workshops, peer-support networking, and "all access" to real-life opportunities by collaborating with young people to create and present live-concert events. ROAD RECOVERY empowers young people of all backgrounds to face their struggles and helps them develop comprehensive life skills, guided by professionals and supported by a community of like-minded peers.
Road Recovery works closely with a variety of New York's respected residential treatment centers & facilities, sober living facilities, and foster care agencies to service over 50,000 children since 1998! For more information visit our website at www.roadrecovery.org
Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation's adolescent girl campaign, supports the empowerment of girls everywhere. Since its launch in 2010, the campaign has funded UN programs that promote the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries and built a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates – including Girl Up Global Advocates Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and Latin American business leader Angélica Fuentes. Our youth leaders, representing more than 850 Girl Up Clubs in 66 countries, stand up, speak up, and rise up to support the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl. Learn more at GirlUp.org.
The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) is a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill big cat rescue located in Sandstone, MN. TWS is funded solely on private donations. The Sanctuary is a home for animals, not a zoo for people and is not open to the public. Combining natural and spacious habitats with a life free of exhibition and exploitation, TWS allows all residents to live wild at heart. As a true sanctuary, we do not buy, breed, trade, sell or exhibit animals
You can help end the captive wildlife crisis and keep the wild in your heart, not your home. Making donations supports us in our mission of rescuing wild cats in need, providing a safe and natural environment for our residents, and educating the public on appropriate pets. Our wish list can be found at http://amzn.com/w/1MICD0XWOY7F7. We offer a sponsorship program where you can support any resident at TWS and your donations go directly to providing food, veterinary care, toys, and habitats for the cats. We have a volunteer program to assist in building habitats, ground maintenance, and fundraising events. Internship opportunities are available for biology or related students. Other ways to help include not patronizing traveling zoos, especially where photos with cubs are allowed, adopting appropriate pets from your local shelter, such as domestic dogs and cats, and researching animal exhibits before attending to make sure they do not buy, breed, trade, sell or exhibit animals.
WOL was established by two-time Olympic Skier, former NFL football player and Colorado native Jeremy Bloom, with a vision to initiate a cultural change by granting Wishes to deserving seniors throughout the nation.
At WOL we believe that most seniors have one thing in their life that they have always wanted to do or experience. Through WOL and with your support, we will make those wishes come true, contributing to an American cultural change that honors and celebrates the lives of our elders. #wishconnect --- http://www.wishofalifetime.org/
In A Dog's Journey Home, see the dedicated Tracy's Dogs team in action, led by Tracy Whyatt, as they work tirelessly to save the lives of thousands of dogs and find them proper homes across the country. In this emotional episode, see the team save dozens of dogs from a "kill shelter" in San Antonio and bring them to meet the owners of their new forever homes in Buffalo, New York. Watch the full story only at onlygood.tv!
"The best way I have always put it is: If you wake up in the morning, and you have cancer and you don't feel well, you can call into work and say 'Hey, I have cancer, I don't feel well,' and everyone understands. You are told to rest and not worry. Now, try to call into work and say, 'My anxiety is so bad. I can't do this today.' In that case, you are told to get it together and get to work. How is that possible? How are these two conditions, which are both life threatening, treated so differently?"
While serving in Afghanistan in 2010, Marine Corporal Juan Dominquez lost both legs and his right arm in an explosion. He may have lost 3 limbs, but it hasn't stopped him from pursuing his dreams.
Art classes allow young people to express themselves in important ways. Unfortunately, arts education is disappearing from schools in America; since 2008, 80% of school districts have cut funding for art programs. Simultaneously, student creativity scores have dropped. Fortunately, there are people and groups out there fighting to keep arts education present and vibrant in schools across the country.
Tennis is a popular and fun pastime, in that it requires mental focus and athletic ability. But due to the cost of equipment and court time, lots of kids never get the chance to try their hand at the sport. Leaders of the Junior Tennis Champion Center (JTCC) recognized this cost challenge, and decided to do something to change it. In 2009, JTCC launched a Community Outreach initiative, with the goal of introducing underserved kids in Prince George's County, MD, and Washington, DC to tennis. And the program has become an indisputable success.
What's more fun than watching a fashion show? How about a fashion show featuring incredibly cute dogs??
Jim Curtis is an award-winning health industry pioneer. But reaching the pinnacle of success, as he has today, was no cake-walk. Only after accepting the curveballs and challenges that life threw his way could Jim find happiness and thrive in his career.
The inaugural Universal FanCon (FanCon) is the first large-scale, 24-hour, inclusive event that celebrates the diversity of fans, the diversity of fandom, the true needs of those who love pop culture and a celebration of the differences that make us strong. Hosted at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD, April 27-29, 2018, FanCon's mission is to create a sense of belonging by providing authentic connections and experiences through fan-centric parties, programs, panels and partners.