Posted by: Maggie | November 4, 2009

Passion 4 Christ

Want to get and be real with Jesus Christ? Then visit
Copy and paste this url into your browser and your life will be changed 4ever.

wwiTV – Watch La Familia Delafe Live TV broadcast from Puerto Rico.

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Posted by: Maggie | October 18, 2009

Compassion International

Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

Compassion International is a Christian child sponsorship organization

that exists as an advocate for children, releasing them from spiritual,

 economic, social and physical poverty and enabling them to become

 responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Posted by: Maggie | June 13, 2008

Open Doors

Distribute Bible and literature
Leadership training and assistance
Christian community development
Web address is

Posted by: Maggie | January 24, 2008

Parental Rights

The campaign is dedicated to seeking an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to protect the rights of parents to raise their children. For more information, contact:
P.O. Box 1090
Purcellville, VA 20134-1090
Phone: 540-751-1200

Posted by: Maggie | December 15, 2007

Samaritan’s Purse

Our work takes us throughout the world to extend the love of Jesus Christ to hurting people. For over 35 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

Posted by: Maggie | November 14, 2007

Gospel For Asia

Planting Churches in Unreached Areas

In each aspect of Gospel for Asia’s ministry, the primary aim is to plant churches among the unreached — those who have never heard the Gospel.

Sending Native Missionaries

Gospel for Asia trains and sends native missionaries because they have proven extremely effective. They are already familiar with the language and culture, and they live at the level of the people they serve, thus removing many social barriers.

100 Percent Goes to the Field

Gospel for Asia sends 100 percent of the money you donate for work on the mission field to the field. Nothing is taken out for administrative expenses.

My Dear Friend,

In our busy lives, it is easy to be so preoccupied with our own dreams and pursuits that we lose our eternal perspective. Both the joys of heaven and the crying needs of a lost world can seem unreal and far away.

But the harsh reality is that 2.7 billion people of our generation are still unreached with the Gospel. What answers are we prepared to give to the living God when He asks about the blood of these multitudes on our hands?

Today, we have the great privilege of helping them come to know Jesus. If we will commit to live for what is eternal, this generation can be reached with the Gospel.

I pray that Gospel for Asia will become like a bridge, giving you the opportunity to walk away from your own preoccupations to the harvest fields of Asia—and see the perishing multitudes through the eyes of Jesus.

May you allow God to use your life to change the destiny of millions through your prayers and partnership with our native brothers and sisters.

A hundred years from now, you will be glad you did!

Yours for the lost multitudes of Asia,

Dr. K.P. Yohannan
Founder & President of Gospel for Asia

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Posted by: Maggie | August 15, 2007

The Jalen Rose Foundation

The Jalen Rose Foundation was established by NBA star  and Phoenix Sun’s Guard Jalen Rose to create life-changing opportunities for underserved youth through the development of unique programs and the distribution of grants to qualified nonprofit organizations.  Grants focus on sports and education and are distributed in Jalen’s hometown of Detroit as well as his current NBA home.Primarily funded through generous donations from Jalen, JRF has distributed nearly $1 million to charities.  Most recently JRF awarded a $100,000 grant to the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital and Research Center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In addition to supporting the endowment of a scholarship at the University of Michigan, the foundation distributes 5 four-year scholarships annually to Detroit high school seniors. JRF received more than 230 applications this year from qualified Detroit high school seniors looking for financial assistance. The foundation welcomes individual donations and corporate sponsors so that we can enhance our scholarship program. Every young man and woman deserves access to a college education!

Posted by: Maggie | August 14, 2007

Music Project/Charity

Myself and some musician friends created a music project/charity focusing on assisting two impoverished communites in Honduras. We created an original music CD and sell the CD on the web with all proceeds going directly to the mission fund supported by our parish church. So far, we have raised $13000 – no one, not me or anyone affiliated with the church, receives a penny. The recording and duplication of the CD, website, brochures, etc. have all been donated so all monies go the fund. This charity, along with other donations, has been responsible for rebuilding roads, chapels, farms, and schools. We have also reprinted schoolbooks for the kids and sent musical instruments for their school program. At this time, our focus has been limited to a small population, but we feel we have made a huge impact so far. Please check out my site, the church links re: the mission, etc, and contact me if you have questions.

Posted by: Maggie | August 4, 2007

Caring Bridge

As a Minnesota-based organization, our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones affected by the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis. Our entire staff and their families are safe, and we continue to work especially hard to ensure that CaringBridge is available for free to families and friends needing to stay connected, informed and supported as they care for loved ones injured in this tragedy.

Whether it’s an accident, disease, tragedy Caring Bridge is there to help keep families in touch.

Posted by: Maggie | July 23, 2007

Haley’s Hope

Krabbe disease is a lethal, demyelinating condition caused by a deficiency of galactosylceramidase (GALC) enzyme activity. This leads to accumulation of cerebroside and psychosine. The most common form of Krabbe disease is the infantile form. These babies have mental and motor deterioration related to loss of myelin in the brain and peripheral nervous system. They usually die by two years of age. Less common are later onset forms of Krabbe disease that affect children and adults. It is likely that different mutations in the GALC gene cause this variability in onset and severity of symptoms. Sometimes differences may occur even among family members. Krabbe disease is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, two copies of non-working (GALC) genes must be present for symptoms to occur. Researchers are currently trying to develop methods of treatment.

Posted by: Maggie | July 23, 2007

Wheels For the World

Joni and Friends’ flagship wheelchair outreach program, informs you on how to donate a wheelchair, crutches, canes, walkers or other rehabilitation equipment through a volunteer organization called Chair Corps. WFTW wheelchair restoration shop requirements are described along with a list of private correctional centers, state prisons and Federal prisons and penitentiaries who partner with Joni and Friends. International Mission Outreaches describes how to apply, what to expect and lists upcoming mission outreach. Wheelchair distribution advises on the three ways wheelchairs are dispensed to disabled individuals living abroad.

Posted by: Maggie | July 20, 2007

Out To Pasture-Caring For Abused Animals

Many people question why I choose to provide care to elderly, abused, terminally ill and/or physically challenged animals when there are so many healthy animals that are in need of a home.

    My response is to ask a simple question of them – if they had a friend that was elderly, abused, terminally ill and/or physically challenged would they not want to provide them with loving and supportive care?

    With animals we are loved unconditionally.  We dedicate endless time, energy and emotional attachment to them and in return, they become our soul mates, companions and sometimes our guides.  For this simple reason, they deserve the chance to live their lives to the fullest.

    The animals I care for deserve, as do all animals, to live a good life with as much love, peace, dignity and ease from pain as possible.  All of my charges will be fully supported for as long as they are able to live a quality life; however,  I believe that no animal should experience unnecessary pain or suffering simply to prolong its life.

                                          – Carrie Haggart

Posted by: Maggie | June 21, 2007

The International Institute of Connecticut, Inc.

It’s a non-profit social services agency helping new Americans to get on their feet. Check out the website at

Posted by: Maggie | May 15, 2007

The Moral Majority

What We Are All About:      
THE FOUR-PRONGED TMMC PLATFORMOur four-fold platform is:

(1) TMMC will conduct an intensive “Voter Registration Campaign” through America’s conservative churches, para-church ministries, pro-life and pro-family organizations.

(2) TMMC will conduct well organized “Get-Out-The-Vote Campaigns” in 2008.

(3) TMMC will engage in the massive recruitment and mobilization of social conservatives through television, radio, direct mail (U.S.P.S. and Internet) and public rallies.

(4) TMMC will encourage the promotion of continuous private and corporate prayer for America’s moral renaissance based on 2 Chronicles 7:14.

My leadership role in TMMC reminds me of a similar commitment I made more than a quarter-century ago. It was April 1979. I had just founded the Moral Majority and agreed to devote five years to its leadership. I actually gave ten years of my life before disbanding the organization in 1989 to focus on the expansion of Liberty University.

At that time, God burdened my heart to mobilize religious conservatives around a pro-life, pro-family, strong national defense and pro-Israel platform, designed to return America to her Judeo-Christian heritage.

And I distinctively feel that burden again. Our nation simply cannot continue as we know it if we allow out-of-control lawmakers and radical judges — working at the whims of society — to alter the moral foundations of America.

During Moral Majority’s heyday, we registered millions of new voters and re-activated millions more. More than 100,000 pastors, priests and rabbis and nearly seven million families joined hands and hearts to reclaim America for God. Many historians believe the result was the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 and the genesis of what the media calls the “Religious Right.”


In 2004, my wife Macel and I watched the election returns until early the next morning. President Bush was reelected (despite apparent manipulation of the early exit polling). Eleven family initiatives passed overwhelmingly in favor of traditional marriage, and opposing same-sex marriage. Unprecedented victories in the Senate and the House strengthened the President’s hand for future congressional action.

Tom Daschle, the Senate Minority Leader who had consistently obstructed President Bush’s efforts to appoint constructionist judges, was defeated. His defeat should serve as a powerful indicator that we have the power to effectively take on politicians who are under the spell of the potent abortion-rights organizations across this nation.

Christian giants like Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, provided energetic and courageous leadership. Dr. Donald Wildmon of the American Family Association, Dr. D. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge Ministries, Dr. John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, the many national leaders of the Arlington Group, the upstart alternative Internet news sites and more than 225,000 evangelical pastors helped turn out the largest electorate ever. And, I repeat, they all voted Christian!!

We must now diligently work to multiply our turnout for the 2006 and 2008 elections.

As national chairman of TMMC, I am committed to lending my influence to help send out at least 40 million evangelical voters in 2008. The thought of a Hillary Clinton or John Edwards presidency is simply unacceptable (and quite frightening).


Over the past few days, I have been inundated with requests from across America to “finish what you started 25 years ago.”

With more than seven decades now in the rear view mirror, I can honestly say that I feel the leading of the Holy Spirit to answer that call and to once again mobilize people of faith to reclaim this great country as “one nation under God.” My primary “light of the world” calling is to continue serving as pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church and chancellor of Liberty University.

But I am praying for the strength and wisdom to also successfully complete my “salt of the earth” ministry. America is worth saving. Our children and children’s children will hold us accountable if we fail.

We will be organizing in all 50 states and enlisting and training millions of Americans to become partners in this exciting task of bringing this nation back to the moral values of faith and family on which it was founded. My National Liberty Journal newspaper will serve as a springboard for this great effort.

I urge my friends around the country to immediately get involved and join me in this commitment, which is really an investment in America, in our children and in our children’s children.

Posted by: Maggie | May 11, 2007

Gospel For Asia

Planting Churches in Unreached Areas
In each aspect of Gospel for Asia’s ministry, the primary aim is to plant churches among the unreached — those who have never heard the Gospel.
Sending Native Missionaries
Gospel for Asia trains and sends native missionaries because they have proven extremely effective. They are already familiar with the language and culture, and they live at the level of the people they serve, thus removing many social barriers.
100 Percent Goes to the Field
Gospel for Asia sends 100 percent of the money you donate for work on the mission field to the field. Nothing is taken out for administrative expenses.
My Dear Friend,
In our busy lives, it is easy to be so preoccupied with our own dreams and pursuits that we lose our eternal perspective. Both the joys of heaven and the crying needs of a lost world can seem unreal and far away.
But the harsh reality is that 2.7 billion people of our generation are still unreached with the Gospel. What answers are we prepared to give to the living God when He asks about the blood of these multitudes on our hands?Today, we have the great privilege of helping them come to know Jesus. If we will commit to live for what is eternal, this generation can be reached with the Gospel.

I pray that Gospel for Asia will become like a bridge, giving you the opportunity to walk away from your own preoccupations to the harvest fields of Asia–and see the perishing multitudes through the eyes of Jesus.

May you allow God to use your life to change the destiny of millions through your prayers and partnership with our native brothers and sisters.

A hundred years from now, you will be glad you did!

Yours for the lost multitudes of Asia,
Dr. K.P. Yohannan
Founder & President of Gospel for Asia

Posted by: Maggie | May 9, 2007

Military Families Stay Together Through Video

 Thanks to United Through ReadingKeeping a family close while members are physically separated is a huge challenge for military families, especially in situations where communication is difficult or impossible. But thanks to Target’s support of United Through Reading, fathers and mothers, siblings, uncles and aunts, and even “adopted” mentors and classroom readers can send videos back home of themselves reading favorite books and singing songs. It’s a huge morale boost on both sides, and a constant reminder of love.
  Find out more about United Through Reading at

Posted by: Maggie | May 9, 2007

Project Cuddle

How It All Began
Project Cuddle® is the result of one woman’s crusade to help prevent infants from being abandoned. Debbe Magnusen and her husband Dave fostered over 30 drug-exposed babies, while raising two biological children. They eventually adopted five beautiful little ones. Thus,Project Cuddle’s® crisis line was formed from the living room of Debbe’s home, with the hope of ending baby abandonment.

On July 8, 1996, the 24 hour toll-free crisis hotline was unveiled to the public. Within 12 hours, Project Cuddle® received its first crisis call. A frightened young woman called and said “I saw you on TV and I know the trash is bad for the baby. You better figure out what to do with this baby or I’m going to put it in the park.” The woman had no prenatal care and assumed she was due in the next week.

With only days to orchestrate a safe and legal alternative to abandonment, Project Cuddle® was able to retain an attorney, a family wanting to rescue and adopt the baby, as well as an obstetrician, hospital and social counselor. Debbe Magnusen coached this woman through the delivery of a beautiful baby girl. After the baby was delivered into the arms of the adoptive parents, the birth mother said to Debbe. “I feel like I’ve done something good for the first time.” The woman did not break the law, the baby was safe and a rescue couple was overjoyed at having a new daughter in their lives.

Statistics indicate that 57
children are abandoned everyday

Statistics indicate that 57 children are abandoned everyday, that’s over 20,000 a year and these are only the ones that are found. Since it’s inception, Project Cuddle® has saved hundreds of babies across the country from the fate of being abandoned, or worse.

 Project Cuddle® was incorporated as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity in 1994. A volunteer Board of Directors oversees the organization, which Debbe runs on a day-to-day basis with the assistance of volunteers and a minimal paid staff. Since its founding, Project Cuddle® has successfully saved hundreds of babies from being abandoned. Project Cuddle® is committed to helping any pregnant girl or woman regardless of race, creed, religious affiliation, financial status or HIV status.

Posted by: Maggie | May 5, 2007

Turning Point Christian Center

Where the Road to Recovery Begins

Turning Point is a cutting edge, 15 month, faith-based residential program for men and women which provides healing from life-controlling addictions. Our vision is to see every person with an alcohol or substance abuse addiction freed, restored and prepared to make a valuable contribution to society.
Substance abuse and addictions have plagued 3 out of 4 families in
America. From inner-cities to affluent communities, it has become a modern-day epidemic, destroying lives and damaging families.Under the leadership of John Muratori, Turning Point has experienced remarkable success in recent years, receiving national acclaim from the Department of Mental Health, and Access to Recovery. He has spoken in our nation’s capitol on the plight of substance addiction in our country and the “Jesus Factor” in the faith-based rehabilitation component.
For close to two decades, compassion ministry has been the cornerstone of John Muratori’s ministry. In 2005, John felt the leading of the Lord to take Turning Point national with a vision to equip churches and ministries to effectively fight this growing epidemic in their respective states. Today, TPCC is currently overseeing the establishment of five new centers throughout the
United States.
In addition to new centers, many existing centers are also seeking out Turning Point for covering and direction as they faithfully fight this war.If your church or ministry is interested in starting a Turning Point in your city, please contact our administrative offices for an informational kit:

11 Union St.
Bristol, CT 06010
Main – 860.314.1101
Fax – 860.585.6515
Email –

Posted by: Maggie | May 5, 2007

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) was established in 1955 to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis (CF) and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation supports and accredits more than 115 CF care centers nationwide, which provide high-quality, specialized care for those with CF. These centers, located at major teaching and community hospitals, offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for people with CF and their families. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease where a defective gene causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that can clog the lungs, obstruct the pancreas and block the bile duct in the liver.

The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) was born of a group of Catholic Americans concerned about the multiple crises shaking every aspect of American life. Founded in 1973, TFP was formed to resist, in the realm of ideas, the liberal, socialist and communist trends of the times and proudly affirm the positive values of tradition, family and property. In addition to full-time members and supporters, the American TFP and its affiliate campaign, America Needs Fatima, count on over 120,000 supporting members nationwide who donate or promote TFP ideas. The TFP’s America Needs Fatima campaign promotes audiovisual presentations on the Fatima message that personally reach over 50,000 people every year.

Posted by: Maggie | April 21, 2007

Focus on the Family

Founded in 1977 in response to Dr. James Dobson’s increasing concern for the American family, Focus on the Family (FOF) is a nondenominational religious organization whose primary objective is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ by helping to preserve traditional values and the institution of the family. The primary means of accomplishing these goals are radio broadcasts, periodicals, books, films, videos, internet and events which share the message with constituents, schools, churches, and the public at large in the United States as well as around the world.

Posted by: Maggie | April 19, 2007

World Wildlife Fund

Known worldwide by its panda logo, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) leads international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats. Now in its fifth decade, WWF works in more than 100 countries around the globe to conserve the diversity of life on earth. With nearly 1.2 million members in the U.S. and another four million worldwide, WWF is the world’s largest privately financed conservation organization. WWF directs its conservation efforts toward three global goals: saving endangered species, protecting endangered habitats and addressing global threats such as toxic pollution, over-fishing and climate change.

Posted by: Maggie | April 17, 2007

National Parks Conservation Association

The mission of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is to protect and enhance America’s National Park System for present and future generations. Established in 1919, the NPCA is an independent, nonpartisan voice working to address major threats facing the National Park System. We advocate for the national parks and the National Park Service; educate decision-makers and the public about the importance of preserving the parks; help to convince members of Congress to uphold the laws that protect the parks and in support of new legislation to address threats to the parks; fight attempts to weaken these laws in the courts; and we assess the health of the parks and park management to better inform our advocacy work.

Posted by: Maggie | March 28, 2007

American Missionary Fellowship

American Missionary Fellowship (AMF) is a non-denominational, faith-based mission agency seeking to make a difference in America’s spiritual landscape. We see America as a strategic mission field of great proportions, considering the impact of immigration and the changing social mores impacting our culture. Every year, well over 100,000 people are touched and influenced by AMF missionaries toward faith and growth in Christ. Currently there are 320 missionaries serving with the valuable assistance of 10,000 volunteers. We see four to five thousand people of all ages become followers of Christ annually through our church-planting efforts and many outreach ministries.

Posted by: Maggie | March 28, 2007

Ambassadors for Christ International – USA

Ambassadors for Christ International – USA (AFCI – USA) is a diverse group of preachers and teachers uniquely bound together in ministry with one vision, purpose and mission. Our vision is to glorify God by life and ministry, seeking to know Him and make Him known to the nations of the world. Our purpose is to be a fellowship of gifted preachers and teachers, called of God, existing to work together with a focus on revival in the church, evangelism through the church and training for the church, among all people groups. We work to impact the Church in the nations and reach the nations within our nation.

Posted by: Maggie | March 28, 2007

ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal

ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal is a core institution in the Jewish renewal movement, dedicated to the Jewish people’s sacred purpose of partnership with the Divine in the inseparable tasks of healing the world and healing our hearts. ALEPH supports and grows the worldwide movement for Jewish renewal by organizing and nurturing communities, developing leadership, creating liturgical and scholarly resources, and working for social and environmental justice. ALEPH has attracted and energized thousands of seekers returning to Judaism, including many whose journey has led them through other spiritual traditions.

Posted by: Maggie | March 28, 2007

Aldersgate Renewal Ministries

Aldersgate Renewal Ministries (ARM), also known as the United Methodist Renewal Services Fellowship, works to encourage United Methodists and their churches to be filled, gifted, empowered and led by the Holy Spirit in ministry to the world. ARM also helps the church understand the richness of our Wesleyan heritage and history. Since 1974, ARM has sponsored Aldersgate, an annual, national conference on the Holy Spirit, and offers Life in the Spirit Seminars, week-end renewal events, for local congregations. We encourage the formation of Regional Affiliate Renewal Fellowships, which provide opportunities for fellowship. worship, learning and networking at the regional level. ARM is an affiliate of the General Board of Discipleship through the Upper Room Program Section.

Posted by: Maggie | March 28, 2007

The Alban Institute

An ecumenical, interfaith organization founded in 1974, The Alban Institute supports congregations through book publishing, educational seminars, consulting services and research. We work to provide you with new research-based information and new ways to learn and minister more effectively within and outside your faith community. The Institute encourages dialogue with many traditions, people of diverse ethnicity, men and women, large and small congregations, and those in urban and rural settings. We strive to strengthen American congregational life, ministry, and service.

Posted by: Maggie | March 28, 2007

Aish New York

Aish New York provides cutting-edge social and learning opportunities for young Jewish professionals in New York City in a warm, welcoming, and open atmosphere. Whether you want business networking events, a crash course in Hebrew, Jewish wisdom for living, or the Israel adventure of a lifetime, Aish New York offers you access to more of the value in being Jewish. Since 1974, Aish has been dedicated to revitalizing the Jewish world by reintroducing Jews everywhere to their heritage. Today it is a dynamic, rapidly expanding Jewish social and educational network committed to a worldwide renaissance of the Jewish people.

Posted by: Maggie | March 28, 2007

Agency for Jewish Education of San Diego County

The Agency for Jewish Education of San Diego County provides, promotes and facilitates quality educational programs, services and resources for the continuity and enrichment of Jewish life in San Diego. Our programs include: San Diego Limmud: A Community Day of Learning, Coronado Institute, Florence Melton Mini School, San Diego Ulpan, & Special Needs Resources. Additionally, we operate a supplementary high school, serving over 200 teens on two campuses.

Posted by: Maggie | March 28, 2007

African Enterprise

African Enterprise (AE) was founded in 1961 by a South African, Michael Cassidy, with the express mission to evangelize the cities of Africa, through word and deed, in partnership with the Church. AE is a Christian interdenominational, multicultural ministry of evangelism; reconciliation; leadership development training; and relief and community development. Our scope is all of Africa. AE leaders are African nationals that work with local church and parachurch leaders to mobilize congregations in outreach to African cities. Sixteen or more strategic cities are being reached this way each year. AE’s ultimate vision is to see an Africa of peace and justice through the spiritual renewal and transformed lives of thousands of people.

Posted by: Maggie | March 28, 2007

Adventist Southeast Asia Projects

Adventist Southeast Asia Projects (ASAP), a supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, is dedicated to spreading the gospel in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand as well as among resettled Southeast Asians in North America and other countries. ASAP sponsors pastors and lay workers who go from village to village spreading the good news of Christ soon coming to villagers that will listen. ASAP national workers put over 50,000 Bibles in the hands of Southeast Asians in the last ten years.

Posted by: Maggie | March 28, 2007

Adventist Frontier Missions

Organized in 1985, Adventist Frontier Missions (AFM) is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian lay ministry dedicated to establishing church-planting movements among people groups with no Adventist presence. There are over 1.5 billion people who will never hear the gospel unless someone goes and tells them. Jesus Christ called us to go and share the gospel with these unreached people. Our missionaries learn the language and culture and begin raising up a body of believers, committed to spreading the gospel among their people. Our completed projects have a mother church with at least one daughter church and one granddaughter church. These finished projects are strong and growing with church members committed to and trained for outreach.

Posted by: Maggie | March 28, 2007

Advancing Native Missions

Advancing Native Missions (ANM) has been called to seek out, evaluate, and support native missions groups who have a clear and defined evangelical statement of faith, who are open and transparent in their finances, and who are working among unreached people groups. We share information about these native missions with evangelical churches and individuals in North America and other regions of the world who are willing to pray and give for the advancement of God’s Kingdom through these ministries. ANM exists for one purpose: to help take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world’s remaining unreached and unevangelized peoples. We do this by standing behind thousands of native missionaries who are reaching their own people for Christ in more than 100 countries.

Posted by: Maggie | March 28, 2007

Activated Ministries

Activated Ministries is a Christian charity dedicated to helping those in need, sharing God’s Word with others through the distribution of Christian outreach materials and providing support to missionaries of the gospel, especially those of The Family International fellowship. Our mission is to strengthen families and children by promoting and teaching the moral values and character-building principles of the Bible. At Activated Ministries we are responding to today’s needs with true relief and hope for the future. While we minister to people’s physical needs on a material level, our primary purpose is to help others spiritually; meeting needs for love and hope, faith, friendship and family.

Posted by: Maggie | March 28, 2007


In July of 2006, ACMC merged with Caleb Project to become Initiative360. Initiative360 is in the business of walking with you to explore, discover, activate, and experience your role in God’s mission. Beginning in 1974 as an association of churches concerned about the declining interest in missions, ACMC developed into a champion for the local church’s role in missions. ACMC (Advancing Churches in Missions Commitment) serves as a missions catalyst for thousands of churches across North America and the world. ACMC challenges and equips the Church to take its rightful place in missions; teaching local churches how to strategically mobilize their spiritual, human, and material resources toward fulfillment of the Great Commission.

Posted by: Maggie | March 23, 2007

Link a Child

LINKACHILD is an initiative aimed at increasing the awareness of the plight of orphans by dissipating information available to potential donors through various avenues. LINKACHILD act only as a link by discovering the orphanages, solicit for support directly to the institutions in need.

In principle, we do not receive funds on behalf of the home but encourage sponsors to relate directly to various institutions through their contacts. In any case otherwise, 100% of funds transferable reach the homes (without deductions) directly as the administrative cost are borne by the management of LINKACHILD.

Administrative information can be sought from us as we bring to the disposal of the society, a versatile range of projects – from orphanage support to child training. Basically, we support a child by handling them a right to life!

LINKACHILD achieves this only, by partnering with you.

What we believe

Our main focus is to be privileged children (orphaned & motherless babies).

We believe that, through proper awareness, everyone will be enlightened to rehabilitating them by giving them basic survival needs such as food, clothing, shelter, healthcare and education.

Our Goals

We are committed to discovering the orphanages and their specific needs, hereby solicit for support from corporate organizations and individuals for aid. This we believe will totally eradicate abortion by teenage-pregnancy, help the abandoned & physically deformed children-hence, give these less privileged a reason to live! This is the beginning of giving hope to the future. Nigerians will then take care of Nigeria as we target that every home is fully adopted by individual or corporate support – lacking nothing!.

We do not receive funds on their behalf for integrity sake but create a link for direct access to the homes which we monitor to ascertain its implementation.

Posted by: Maggie | March 19, 2007

The National Arbor Day Foundation

Founded in 1972, The National Arbor Day Foundation inspires people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. We envision a world where trees and forests are abundant, healthy, and sustainable, and highly valued by all people. Through mass-media communications, by providing low-cost trees for planting, and by producing high-quality, easy-to-use educational materials, we work to make tree planting and care something in which nearly everyone can be involved. We also create mechanisms through which the average individual can directly support positive tree conservation and education projects. It is our constant goal to expand a person’s desire to plant a tree into a lifelong enthusiasm for tree planting and care, and for positive involvement in conservation issues relating to trees.

Posted by: Maggie | March 15, 2007

International Foundation of Hope

Operating since 1998, International Foundation of Hope recognizes and values the tremendous potential of the people of Afghanistan, and works in three interrelated areas: economic development, community empowerment, and education. IFHope’s approach is to establish and work closely with local community leadership councils to identify needs and implement projects. This process fosters democracy, self reliance and sustainability. In addition, IFHope builds keystone projects to serve as models of innovative entrepreneurial businesses, and seeks partnerships with organizations that have a proven expertise to benefit the people of Afghanistan. IFHope values partnership rather than competition or duplication and promotes no political or religious agenda.

Posted by: Maggie | March 15, 2007

Goodwill of Orange County

Goodwill of Orange County began helping people to help themselves in 1924. Our mission is to provide people with disabilities and other barriers the opportunity to achieve their highest levels of personal and economic independence. Goodwill of Orange County envisions a world where all individuals with disabilities and other barriers will have the opportunity to participate in a full range of life’s experiences, including competitive employment. In support of this vision, we will maintain leadership in creating and providing quality education, training, and employment services to empower individuals to be productive and independent, based on their abilities and interest.

Posted by: Maggie | March 15, 2007

Freedom from Hunger

Established in 1946, Freedom from Hunger brings innovative and sustainable self-help solutions to the fight against chronic hunger and poverty. Together with local partners, we equip families with resources they need to build futures of health, hope and dignity. Freedom from Hunger is best known for its proven self-help service, Credit with Education. We also provide other services that respond directly to the opportunity and need presented in our partners’ countries, including the Reach Initiative, and our special education services to help poor families fight malaria and become financially literate.

Posted by: Maggie | March 15, 2007

Glaucoma Research Foundation

`The Glaucoma Research Foundation’s (GRF) mission is to prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education, and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Since 1978, the GRF has funded innovative research and provided educational materials about glaucoma. Our donors have contributed over $45 million dollars to this cause. While we do not conduct research ourselves, we work closely with the research community to make progress towards a cure for glaucoma.

Posted by: Maggie | March 15, 2007


FLAME (Facts and Logic About the Middle East) has for over fifteen years brought the truth about Israel and the Middle East conflict to the attention of an American public that is mostly uninformed and misinformed about these matters. FLAME’s main purpose is to research and publish facts regarding developments in the Middle East and expose false propaganda that might harm the interests of the United States and its allies in that area of the world. FLAME is the only organization that, in a systematic manner, acquaints the American public with the truth about Israel, the enormous pressures to which the Jewish State is subject, and the great dangers–existential dangers–it would face if it were to yield to these pressures.

Posted by: Maggie | March 15, 2007

Caribbean-Central American Action

Founded in 1980, Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) promotes private sector-led economic development in the Caribbean Basin and throughout the Hemisphere. CCAA serves its goal of facilitating trade and investment by stimulating a constructive dialogue between the private and public sectors to improve the policy and regulatory environments for business on both the international and local level. The organization conducts policy-oriented programs in sectors such as financial services, transportation, energy, agriculture, apparel, intellectual property rights, tourism, telecommunications, and information technology. Today, CCAA is playing a major role in the advancement of the economic reforms and hemispheric free trade pledged at the 1994 Summit of the Americas.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Back to the Bible

Founded in 1939, Back to the Bible is a worldwide Christian ministry dedicated to leading people into a dynamic relationship with God. Using radio, TV, the Internet and other media, we share the Gospel message and help Christians grow to spiritual maturity. With broadcasts in more than 25 languages and an Internet reach to millions, Back to the Bible teaches the Word and touches the world. Our mission is sacred. In a desperate world only one thing can help – we must lead people into a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ through His Word. It’s time to turn back to the Bible.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Books For Africa

Founded in 1988, Books for Africa (BFA) collects and distributes books to children in Africa. We receive new and used book donations for primary through post-secondary levels from public and private schools, libraries, publishers and the general public. On the receiving end in Africa, BFA partners such as local YMCAs, Catholic and Protestant Church Dioceses, local member clubs of Rotary International and other non-government organizations take delivery of books. These indigenous organizations see that the books are delivered to the appropriate schools and libraries in their areas. Since our inception, we have shipped over 15 million books to 27 countries.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

William J. Clinton Foundation

The mission of the William J. Clinton Foundation is to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. To advance this mission, the Clinton Foundation has developed programs and partnerships in the following areas: Health Security, Economic Empowerment, Leadership Development and Citizen Service, and Racial, Ethnic and Religious Reconciliation. Through the William J. Clinton Foundation, President Clinton promotes the values of fairness and opportunity for all. His vision is the Foundation’s mission: to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Micro Business Development

Micro Business Development (MBD) was founded in 1993 to eliminate barriers to economic independence for community entrepreneurs, both youth and adult, through access to markets, resources, and business capital. These underserved populations include, but are not limited to youth, entrepreneurs with disabilities, refugees, women, non-native speakers and individuals facing the challenges of poverty. MBD has tailored its core programs to meet the specific needs of our community, including specialized services for women, refugees, youth, and clients with disabilities. MBD envisions a world where Microenterprise will be taught, thought, and employed as a core strategy to foster economic health in our communities.

Founded in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane organization established in the Western Hemisphere and today has one million supporters. The ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides national leadership in anti-cruelty, animal behavior, humane education, government affairs and public policy, shelter support, and animal poison control. The NYC headquarters houses a full-service animal hospital and adoption facility. The Humane Law Enforcement department enforces New York’s animal cruelty laws and is featured on the reality television series Animal Precinct on Animal Planet.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Rye Country Day School

Founded in 1869, Rye Country Day School is a coeducational, college preparatory school dedicated to providing students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches. In a nurturing and supportive environment, we offer a challenging program that stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative and social endeavors. We value diversity, expect moral responsibility, and promote strength of character within a respectful school community. Our goal is to foster a lifelong passion for knowledge, understanding and service.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Roxbury Latin School

Founded in 1645, Roxbury Latin School works to offer young men the finest secondary education available. The oldest school in continuous existence in North America, Roxbury Latin has an enrollment of about 280 boys, grades 7-12. It seeks bright and promising students of various backgrounds from all segments of the greater Boston community. Roxbury Latin’s endowments and the generosity of its alumni, parents, and friends enable the School to maintain a distinguished faculty, to charge a relatively low tuition, and to admit boys without regard to their parents’ ability to pay; the opportunities afforded by the School are therefore available to a uniquely diverse student body. The School’s 65 acre campus is located in southwestern Boston, in West Roxbury.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Punahou School

Founded in 1841, the Punahou School is a coeducational college preparatory day school in Honolulu, Hawaii. We are committed to providing an environment where students can develop moral and spiritual values consistent with Christian principles; develop intellectual, academic and physical potential to the fullest degree, preparing students for college and for challenges facing them now and in the future; develop and enhance creativity and appreciation of the arts; and appreciate cultural diversity and develop social responsibility. Our 3,700 students, in kindergarten through grade 12, reflect Hawaii’s ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity. Punahou is the largest independent school in the United States.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

The Piney Woods School

Laurence C. Jones founded the Piney Woods School in 1909 in rural Rankin County, Mississippi, to provide poor black students with a head, heart, and hands education. The Piney Woods School recognizes that throughout the United States there are students, especially African-American students, who have the capability to make their lives extraordinary through excellence in education and the development of moral and ethical attitudes. Sadly, many do not have the opportunity to do so for financial or more compelling reasons. For decades, our mission has been to provide excellence in education within a Christian community through the creation of an exceptional and proven academic model.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Phillips Exeter Academy

Founded in 1781 by Dr. John Phillips, a graduate of Harvard and resident of Exeter, Phillips Exeter Academy is a co-educational residential school serving 1,000 students in grades 9-12, and post-graduate level. Exeter’s academic offerings are unrivalled: 350 courses in 19 subject areas. The student to teacher ratio, 5:1, lets students explore the world with great support from the adults in the community. An Exeter education prepares students to use the skills learned at school in all life’s endeavors. Exeter is a life-changing experience, challenging and fun. It asks a great deal from every student – higher standards, greater expectations, and deeper engagement not only in the world of ideas, but also in the life of the community.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Menlo School

Established in 1915, Menlo School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school serving students in grades 6-12. The School’s mission is to empower students to explore and expand their interests, reach their fullest potential, develop the skills necessary for success in college, and become ethical, responsible, and engaged members of ever wider communities. Dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding fine arts and athletic programs, the School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment which upholds the highest moral and ethical standards.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Lakeside School

Lakeside School works to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning. In the 2005-2006 school year, 773 students attended Lakeside, studying under 102 faculty members; 99% of graduates went on to college.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

The Kinkaid School

Founded in 1906, The Kinkaid School is the oldest independent coeducational school in Houston. Kinkaid is a non-sectarian college preparatory day school enrolling a total of 1,280 boys and girls in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. The school has three divisions: Lower School (pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1-4); Middle School (grades 5-8); and Upper School (grades 9-12). Each division has its own faculty, classrooms, and separate identity, and each has a specific educational plan for nurturing its students. Kinkaid’s mission is to promote educational excellence, personal responsibility, and balanced growth, and thereby to help its students to discover and develop their talents and to fulfill their best potentials.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Lake Forest Academy

Founded in 1857, Lake Forest Academy (LFA) is an independent, coeducational, boarding/day, college preparatory school, grades nine through twelve. LFA strives to embody in its practices and to cultivate in its students excellence of character, scholarship, citizenship, and responsibility. LFA was originally founded as a school for boys in the Presbyterian town of Lake Forest, Illinois. The Young Ladies’ Seminary at Ferry Hall was founded in 1869. The schools proceeded with their separate missions of educating young men or young women until the early 1970s when the schools coordinated their efforts. In 1974, the schools merged to form the coeducational Lake Forest Academy-Ferry Hall School; the school was then renamed Lake Forest Academy.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Horace Mann School

The Horace Mann School was founded by Nicholas Murray Butler as a co-educational experimental and developmental unit of Columbia University’s Teachers College. In 1946, Horace Mann became financially and administratively separate from Teachers College. Horace Mann seeks to educate and nurture its students and to help them fulfill their potential. To attain this goal, the School provides a challenging and rigorous set of academic and extracurricular programs within a caring and supportive environment. Students are encouraged to test and learn about themselves, to develop a concern for others and to grow intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally. The School encourages students to understand that learning is a lifelong endeavor that is valuable in itself.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Greenwich Country Day School

Opened in 1926, the Greenwich Country Day School is a co-educational, independent day school with 840 students enrolled in nursery through ninth grade. The mission of the Greenwich Country Day School is to enable all children in our care to discover and develop what is finest in themselves, to achieve high standards in their studies, in their play, and in their character. We recognize that every child is an individual who possesses unique talents and abilities. In an elementary school program, we promote consideration of others, value diversity, and teach respect for all people. The Greenwich Country Day School maintains high academic standards, a broad and balanced curriculum, and time-honored traditions. We encourage children to take intellectual risks.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Greenwich Academy

Greenwich Academy (GA) is an independent college preparatory day school for highly motivated girls and young women in grades pre-kindergarten through 12. Founded in 1827, GA has a distinguished history of tradition and achievement, including a strong record of placing GA graduates in highly selective colleges and universities. GA values excellence in academics, athletics, the arts and community service. GA students are encouraged to follow their curiosity beyond textbooks and are nurtured and supported by their teachers, advisors and administrators as they take an active role in discovering their full potential and serving responsibly in their communities. GA fosters an appreciation of individual and cultural differences and a recognition of the fundamental interdependence of all people.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Glenwood School for Boys and Girls

Founded in 1887 as Illinois Industrial Training School for Boys, Glenwood School for Boys and Girls is a community supported organization that provides socially and economically disadvantaged children with a comprehensive residential, education and life-skills program in a safe, structured and nurturing environment. At Glenwood, children gain the confidence, skills and courage they need for a better life and future. With campuses in Glenwood and St. Charles, Illinois, Glenwood serves approximately 300 children from more than 60 communities in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Eastside College Preparatory School

At Eastside College Preparatory School we are committed to opening new doors for students historically underrepresented in higher education. Our challenging and engaging curriculum enables students to discover their intellectual strengths, sharpen their academic skills, and embrace new opportunities in a culture of learning that supports the potential of every student to enter and succeed in a four-year college and beyond. Eastside students who are the first in their families to go to college create a ripple effect, changing their own lives, the lives of their families, and the life of their community. Since the first class of eight student was welcomed in 1996, Eastside has grown to 210 students in grades 6-12.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Deal Yeshiva

The Deal Yeshiva is a private Jewish school providing preschool, elementary and secondary education to over 300 students each year. Post-graduate schooling is also available. The teacher to student ratio is 1:12. No website available.

Deal Yeshiva
200 Wall Street
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
tel: (732) 229-1717

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Chatham Hall

Chatham Hall was founded in 1894 by Rev. C. Orlando Pruden to provide secondary school education for Virginia girls. Originally named Chatham Episcopal Institute, Chatham Hall prepares young women for college and productive, fulfilled lives. We esteem equally the intellect and character of each student. A community of honor and trust, we value our Episcopal heritage and welcome students from diverse backgrounds. Our rigorous educational program encourages intellectual growth, creative development, and personal responsibility.

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School of Greater Washington is an independent community day school, serving approximately 1,515 students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Located on two campuses in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, the school is dedicated to creating an environment in which students can grow to their fullest potential as responsible and dedicated members of the Jewish people, and of American society. The school’s mission is based on six basic Jewish precepts: Torah L’Shmah, Ahavat Torah, K’dushah, Ahavat Yisrael, V’ahavta L’Rayakha and Tikun Olam.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School

The Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School is an independent Jewish day school committed to academic excellence by providing each student with a comprehensive general and Jewish education. The school opened in 1946, with a curriculum that combined general education with Jewish values and culture, as well as the Hebrew language. As a school of 450, Day School families and faculty continue to value our child-centered, nurturing learning community for nursery through eighth grade students. Teachers and students exude passion and enthusiasm.

Posted by: Maggie | March 14, 2007

All Saints’ Academy

All Saints’ Academy (ASA) operates a primary, elementary and secondary school in Polk County, Florida. Students obtain a general education with particular emphasis on teaching students morally and spiritually. ASA was established in 1966 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to offer youth of the parish a solid elementary education. It began with a single kindergarten class, and the Pre-K 4 class was added in 1967. By 1989, the school enrolled students through seventh grade. The Hampton Campus opened in 1995 to accommodate grades 6-12. In 1997, the first eight students graduated from ASA. Today, we continue to provide a high quality college preparatory education in a Christian environment.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) was established in 1984 to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them. Pursuant to its mission, NCMEC serves as a clearinghouse of information, operates a CyberTipline, provides technical assistance to individuals and law-enforcement agencies, assists the U.S. Department of State in certain cases of international child abduction, offers training programs, distributes photographs and descriptions, coordinates child-protection efforts with the private sector, networks with nonprofit service providers, and provides information about effective state legislation.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

North Cascades Institute

North Cascades Institute (NCI) seeks to inspire a closer relationship with nature through direct experiences in the natural world. Our mission is to conserve and restore Northwest environments through education. Since 1986, we have helped connect people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of natural and cultural history. Our goal is to help people of all ages experience and enjoy the mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest – so all will care for and protect this special place. NCI is committed to innovation and excellence in environmental learning and leadership. We believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

American Skin Association

The American Skin Association (ASA), founded in 1987, is the only volunteer-led health organization dedicated – through research, education and advocacy – to saving lives and alleviating human suffering caused by the full spectrum of skin disorders and cancer. Through its national grants and awards program, the ASA has given more than $5 million in recognition and support of research to promising physician/scientists and leading figures in the field, and to research centers at major institutions throughout the country. ASA helps raise the level of awareness among government decision makers regarding the need for additional funding for skin disease research, which today remains among the National Institutes of Health’s lowest priorities.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

National Ataxia Foundation

The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) was established in 1957 to help persons with ataxia and their families. The word ataxia is often used to describe a symptom of incoordination which can be associated with infections, injuries, other diseases, or degenerative changes in the central nervous system. Ataxia is also used to denote a group of specific degenerative diseases of the nervous system called the hereditary and sporadic ataxias which are the National Ataxia Foundations primary emphases. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of persons affected by ataxia through support, education, and research. The Foundation has also developed an extensive library of NAF brochures, fact sheets, books, and other educational material relating to ataxia.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

Environment Northeast

Environment Northeast addresses large-scale environmental problems that threaten regional ecosystems, human health or the management of regionally significant natural resources, primarily in a bioregional ecosystem including New England and eastern Canada. We address these problems through policy analysis; collaborative problem solving efforts; and an advocacy program that promotes environmental sustainability. Environment Northeast accepts funding from sources that allow us to maintain our independence as an impartial source of information and a credible advocate. Nearly all of our funding is from independent foundations and individual giving.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

Action on Smoking and Health

For more than 36 years, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has served as the legal action arm of the nonsmoking community, bringing or joining in legal actions concerning smoking, and insuring that the voice of the nonsmoker is heard. ASH’s mission is to: protect nonsmokers from the clearly-established dangers of secondhand tobacco smoke; reduce the deadly toll of smoking by banning the advertising and promotion of cigarettes, and by keeping them out of the hands of children; force those who use or profit from tobacco to pay the enormous costs of smoking which are now borne largely by nonsmokers; end all government support of the tobacco industry; and serve as a clearinghouse of information and ideas for all people concerned about smoking, both here and abroad.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

Dogs for the Deaf

Founded in 1977, Dogs for the Deaf works to rescue and professionally train dogs to assist people and enhance their lives. Hearing Dogs are chosen from adoption shelters, where they might otherwise be euthanized if no homes are found for them. By using shelter dogs we are able to help alleviate some of the unwanted dog population by rescuing these dogs, training them, and placing them in loving homes where they can provide an important service. The program’s investment per Hearing Dog is approximately $25,000. This includes the selection of the dog, veterinary care, training, placement, and follow up.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

Operation Lookout

Operation Lookout is dedicated to locating missing, abducted, and runaway children and reuniting them with their family or guardian at no cost to the family. We are committed to locating missing children through active casework investigation, assisting law enforcement agencies, and preventing child abduction through education and public awareness. Regardless of the duration of the search process, we are dedicated to providing practical help, technical support, and advocacy to the victim families or legal guardians of missing children. Since 1984, our resolve has been to remain involved throughout the duration of a case until the child is recovered and not close a case until authorized by law enforcement or the searching family.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

The Larry King Cardiac Foundation

Established in 1988, The Larry King Cardiac Foundation (LKCF) works to provide funding for life saving cardiac procedures for individuals who, due to limited means and inadequate insurance, would be otherwise unable to receive life saving treatment. The Foundation works in conjunction with hospitals throughout the nation to ensure that such patients receive proper medical attention. Doctors performing these surgeries do so at cost. Hospitals are compensated only for the materials used. Hearts are repaired. Families are given another chance. Lives are saved. The Larry King Cardiac Foundation has an ambitious goal to save a heart a day.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

New York Restoration Project

Founded in 1995 by Bette Midler, the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) carries out Midler’s dream of a cleaner, more beautiful New York. NYRP restores, develops, and revitalizes underserved parks, community gardens, and open space in New York City. We invest in the communities we serve by providing on-going maintenance and programs because we believe that every individual has the right to a beautiful neighborhood and the responsibility for contributing to its care. Since its founding, the NYRP has served over 5,000 economically disadvantaged youngsters with free environmental education and recreational programming, including bicycling, canoeing, gardening, parks ecology, boatbuilding, and rowing programs.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

Christopher Reeve Foundation

The Christopher Reeve Foundation (CRF) is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. CRF’s roots stretch back to 1982 when the American Paralysis Association was formed. The founders of the American Paralysis Association had an unwavering belief that researchers and neuroscientists, working together, would find a way to connect and regenerate the damaged nerves and cells that result in paralysis. Today, our belief in a cure is shared by the neuroscientists, researchers, clinicians and, perhaps most importantly, thousands of people living with spinal cord injuries and their families.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund

The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund was founded by Paul Newman in 1985 to serve children and families coping with cancer and other life threatening diseases. The Fund’s primary activity is the operation of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. The Camp, in collaboration with its associated camps in the United States and abroad, provides children with cancer and other serious illnesses and conditions a camping experience of the highest quality, while extending year-round support to their families and health care providers. In addition, the Fund provides assistance in the form of grants and financial and other support to other camps and organizations in the United States and in other countries whose mission, objectives and operations are consistent with those of the Fund.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. JDRF was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Since its founding, JDRF has awarded more than $900 million to diabetes research, including more than $98 million in fiscal year 2005.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

Lance Armstrong Foundation

The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) believes that in the battle with cancer, unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong, the LAF inspires and empowers people with cancer. We serve our mission through education, advocacy, public health and research programs. LAF has spent more than $9.6 million granted toward cancer survivorship and testicular cancer research, more than $1.7 million invested in the development of five comprehensive cancer survivorship centers across the country, and nearly $1.6 million invested in survivorship education and outreach initiatives.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is dedicated to ensuring the development of a cure for Parkinson’s disease within this decade through an aggressively funded research agenda. Enormous progress toward finding a cure has been made on many neurological fronts, and scientists’ understanding of the brain and how disease affects it has increased dramatically. The Foundation seeks to hasten progress further by awarding grants that help guarantee that new and innovative research avenues are thoroughly funded and explored. Actor Michael J. Fox established the Foundation in May 2000.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007


Established by concerned American citizens, USA for UNHCR builds support in the United States for the humanitarian work of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Our mission is to inform Americans about the plight of refugees and advocate for their protection. We want to give individual Americans, frustrated by the growing refugee crisis and their own inability to do something to help, a way to put action behind their words. UNHCR provides protection, shelter, emergency food, water, medical care and other life-saving assistance to over 19 million people worldwide, who have been forced to flee their homes due to war and persecution. Since its formation in 1950, UNHCR has helped an estimated 50 million refugees restart their lives.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

The Children’s Health Fund

The Children’s Health Fund (CHF) is committed to providing health care to the nation’s most medically underserved children and their families through the development and support of innovative primary care medical programs, response to public health crises, and the promotion of guaranteed access to appropriate health care for all children. CHF is dedicated to meeting the complex and challenging health needs of underserved children. We partner with major academic medical centers to deliver care to disadvantaged children in rural and urban areas. We also use our unique experience and insights to be a voice for children in need, advocating for policies and public programs that remove roadblocks to quality health care for all children.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

Scholarship America

Founded in 1958, Scholarship America has distributed more than one billion dollars to more than one million students. Scholarship America is the nation’s largest private scholarship and educational support organization. We work to expand access to educational opportunities by involving and assisting communities, corporations, foundations, organizations and individuals in the support of students and in the encouragement of educational achievement. Scholarship America programs include Dollars for Scholars, Scholarship Management Services, and ScholarShop.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

Partners In Health

Founded in 1987, Partners In Health’s (PIH) mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. The work of PIH has three goals: to care for our patients, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and to share lessons learned around the world. Through long-term partnerships with our sister organizations, we bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need and work to alleviate the crushing economic and social burdens of poverty that exacerbate disease. PIH believes that health is a fundamental right, not a privilege. PIH works in Haiti, Rwanda, Peru, Russia, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, and Lesotho.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

California Community Foundation

Established in 1915, the California Community Foundation is one of the largest and most active philanthropic organizations in Southern California, with assets of more than $800 million. The foundation offers a wide range of philanthropic services to individuals, families and institutions across Los Angeles County. In partnership with its donors, the foundation supports nonprofit organizations and public institutions with funds for health and human services, affordable housing, early childhood education, community arts and culture and other areas of need.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

For 43 years, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has helped local students pay for their higher education – vocational, community college, or four year college or graduate school. Through the granting of scholarships, we inspire, encourage and support Santa Barbara County students in their pursuit of college, graduate, and vocational education. Beginning with nine $100 book awards in 1962, we have grown to $7 million in student aid for 2006-2007, including 1,601 scholarships and 1,228 student loans.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust is dedicated to one, single purpose: building better lives for our nation’s disabled veterans and their families. To carry out this responsibility, the Charitable Service Trust supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs, meets the special needs of veterans with specific disabilities such as amputation and blindness, and aids and shelters homeless veterans. In addition, the Trust is a grant maker, expending $12.7 million in service to disabled veterans and their dependents since 1988.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

The National Christian Foundation

The National Christian Foundation (NCF) was founded in 1982 to meet the giving needs of numerous individuals and families who were looking for a more innovative and tax-smart way to manage the charitable portion of their estates. Since our inception, NCF has helped thousands of people give over one billion dollars to the ministries and causes they believe in, rather than to the federal government in the form of taxes. Though similar in nature to secular community foundations, NCF exists primarily to support churches and ministries and other charities whose work is not antithetical to the Christian faith. NCF marked 2005 by accepting $361 million in contributions from thousands of donors and making $195 million in grants to charities.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

America’s Second Harvest

America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network feeds America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engages our country in the fight to end hunger. It is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization, with a network of more than 200 Member food banks and food-rescue organizations serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. America’s Second Harvest supports approximately 50,000 local charitable agencies operating more than 94,000 programs including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs, and Kids Cafes. Last year, the America’s Second Harvest Network provided food assistance to more than 25 million low-income hungry people in the United States.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

Gifts In Kind International

A generous 3M corporate product donation in 1983 marked the beginning of Gifts In Kind International (GIKI), a charitable organization that today is the seventh largest charity in the U.S. Today, nearly half of the Fortune 100 consumer and retail product corporations rely on GIKI to design and manage the donation process. Driven by a mission of providing an effective conduit for the donation of products, goods and services from the private sector to the charitable sector, GIKI is the recognized leader in the field of product philanthropy. In the past year, GIKI and its global affiliates distributed nearly $900 million dollars in quality products to a network of more than 200,000 charitable nonprofits around the world.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

Food for the Poor

Food For The Poor is a Christian relief and development agency dedicated to sharing the love of Christ by helping the poor. By working through a well-established network of clergy, we deliver aid where it is needed most. Founded in 1982, Food For The Poor aids the poor in the Caribbean and Latin America. Our ministry provides lifesaving nutrition to malnourished children, builds houses for families in need of shelter, supports orphanages and homes for the elderly, provides medical care and supplies in hospitals and clinics, drills wells for the thirsty, educates children, provides skills training for the unemployed and much more. Since our founding, we have distributed more than $3 billion in food, medical, educational, building and small business supplies.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

Feed the Children

Feed The Children is a Christian, international relief organization that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disaster. Since 1979, we have grown into one of the world’s largest private organizations dedicated to helping hungry and hurting people and have reached children and families in 118 countries around the globe. Through schools, orphanages and church-related programs, we touch the lives of millions of children. A key goal is to help needy families move past needing help and become self-sufficient members of their community. Through long-term development programs, thousands of families worldwide have increased their ability to be self-sufficient.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

American Cancer Society

Founded in 1913, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. With more than two million volunteers nationwide, the American Cancer Society is one of the oldest and largest voluntary health agencies in the United States. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.

Posted by: Maggie | March 10, 2007

World Vision

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, World Vision serves alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007


AmeriCares is a disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization providing immediate response to emergency medical needs, as well as supporting long-term humanitarian assistance programs for all people around the world, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion. AmeriCares solicits donations of medicines, medical supplies and other relief materials from U.S. and international manufacturers, and delivers them quickly and efficiently to indigenous health care and welfare professionals around the world. AmeriCares responds to earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, tidal waves, tornadoes and famine, as well as human suffering arising from political strife. Since its inception in 1982, AmeriCares has provided more than $5 billion of aid in more than 137 countries.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has helped people mobilize to help their neighbors for 125 years. Last year, victims of a record 72,883 disasters, most of them fires, turned to the Red Cross for help and hope. Through more than 800 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people each year gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, communities and world. Almost four million people give blood – the gift of life – through the Red Cross, making it the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, a global network of more than 180 national societies, the Red Cross helps restore hope and dignity to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

Volunteers of America

Founded in 1896 by social reformers Ballington and Maud Booth, Volunteers of America is a national, spiritually based organization providing local human service programs and opportunities for individual and community involvement. From rural America to inner-city neighborhoods, Volunteers of America provides outreach programs that deal with today’s most pressing social needs. Volunteers of America helps youths at risk, frail elderly, abused and neglected children, people with disabilities, homeless individuals and many others. Now in our second century of service, Volunteers of America is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive human services organizations, touching the lives of nearly 1.8 million people each year in communities across the United States.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

The Nature Conservancy

Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to protect the most ecologically important lands and waters around the world for nature and people. Using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach, they work closely with partners, corporations, indigenous people and traditional communities all over the world. Their science-based plan works to achieve tangible results while striving to exercise integrity beyond reproach and to operate openly and transparently.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

United Food Bank

Established in 1983, United Food Bank began operation in Mesa, Arizona. We work to provide access to nutritious food for those who are without, serving as a community bridge between those who want to help and those who are in need. United Food Bank defines its work as “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” Our decision making is always measured by our values which promote the alleviation of hunger, the importance of nutrition, outcomes of self-sufficiency and independence, while preserving at all times the self-esteem and dignity of the individual.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

Founded in 1986, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin distributes food to more than 300 charitable programs that feed the hungry in 16 southern Wisconsin counties. Through food and fund donations from corporations, organizations, businesses, foundations and individuals, the food bank is able to distribute food to qualified charitable shelters, food pantries and meal sites. Second Harvest is one of the leading distributors of donated grocery items to charitable food programs in southern Wisconsin. Second Harvest works on behalf of these programs to centralize the food donation and distribution process, which allows the charitable food programs to focus on service delivery.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties (SHFB) is a private organization that collects and distributes more than 30 million pounds of food each year to low-income children, adults and seniors. Formed in 1974, SHFB currently serves an average of 162,000 individuals each month; nearly 60% are families with dependent children. SHFB is a certified member of America’s Second Harvest, a network of food banks and food distribution programs in the United States.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina was founded in 1981 and opened its doors in 1982 to address the growing needs of people seeking emergency food assistance in Northwest North Carolina. Since then, we have experienced dramatic growth in food distribution, operations and programming to better serve our more than 380 partner agencies and the thousands of people who rely on the food they provide each year. To date, the Second Harvest Food Bank has distributed nearly 90 million pounds of food to non-profit agencies and churches that feed our hungry neighbors in 18 counties. We are a proud member of America’s Second Harvest, The Nation’s Food Bank Network, comprised of more than 200 food banks and food rescue organization.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana works to acquire and distribute food in partnership with agencies serving people in need. We are a member of the America’s Second Harvest National Food Bank network, an agency of the United Way and the Office of the Social Apostolate. Each year, we distribute more than 12 million pounds of donated and surplus food from the food industry and government commodities to 350 social service agencies throughout southern Louisiana. Second Harvest Food Bank is the cornerstone of hunger programs in Southern Louisiana.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

San Antonio Food Bank

The mission of the San Antonio Food Bank (SAFB) is to acquire and distribute at the lowest possible cost adequate and nutritious food and related products to charitable organizations that provide for needy individuals and families. Founded in 1980, SAFB serves as a clearinghouse by receiving and storing truckloads of donated food, produce, and other grocery products. SAFB distributes these items in manageable quantities to more than 400 human service agencies that help people in need. Through our network of partner agencies, the SAFB served 21,300,000 meals to poor and hungry individuals and families this year.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

St. Mary’s Food Bank

On September 1, 2005, St. Mary’s Food Bank merged with the Westside Food Bank creating the St. Mary’s/Westside Food Bank Alliance. St. Mary’s/Westside Food Bank Alliance serves 13 of Arizona’s 15 counties. The Food Bank is committed to providing food to Arizonans in need through more than 900 partner agencies throughout the state. These agencies serve a wide range of clients, the majority of those being families with children and seniors. The two food banks combined as St. Mary’s / Westside Food Bank Alliance will distribute approximately 60 million pounds of food to families and individuals in need in one year, provide enough food for 200,000 meals every day, and garner more than 200,000 volunteer service hours.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

Operation Food Search

Established in 1981 to address the growing problem of hunger, Operation Food Search (OFS) has become the largest food bank offering food free of charge to the St. Louis region helping to feed the poor and hungry. OFS distributes more than one million pounds of perishable and non-perishable food and household items to 300 food pantries and soup kitchens who offer emergency hunger-relief to nearly 100,000 poor people every single month. Nearly half the recipients are children. The OFS service area includes 30 Illinois and Missouri counties surrounding the City of St. Louis. OFS also increases awareness on issues of hunger and works to eliminate waste in the bi-state region.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

St. Louis Area Foodbank

The St. Louis Area Foodbank feeds hungry people by distributing food through its member agencies, and educates the public about the nature of and the solutions to the problems of hunger. We gather and distribute nearly 12.6 million pounds of food each year to 450+ food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and emergency feeding programs throughout 14 counties in eastern Missouri and 12 counties in southwestern Illinois. We help the elderly, single-parent families and the working poor. Children comprise the largest segment of the population in need of food. Hunger does not discriminate. It affects poor and homeless people in urban and rural areas.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

Redwood Empire Food Bank

The mission of the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) is to build partnerships to end hunger. Founded in 1987, REFB is Sonoma County’s largest hunger-relief organization. We acquire food and distribute it through a network of charitable agencies and our own food assistance programs, and also provide food to Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties through five smaller food banks. In addition, the REFB advocates for effective legislation that will provide long-term solutions to hunger in our community. During fiscal year 2004-2005, 8.1 million pounds of food was distributed.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

Oregon Food Bank

Oregon Food Bank (OFB) is the hub of a statewide network of 894 hunger-relief agencies serving Oregon and Clark County, Washington OFB recovers food from farms, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources. It then distributes that food to 20 regional food banks across Oregon. In addition, OFB directly operates three regional food banks serving the Portland metro area and southeast Oregon. Those three centers distribute food to more than 300 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs helping low-income individuals in Clackamas, Clark, Multnomah, Washington, Malheur and Harney counties. OFB also works to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy and education.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

Northwest Harvest

Established in 1967, Northwest Harvest is the only statewide hunger relief agency in Washington. It operates the Cherry Street Food Bank in Downtown Seattle and secures over 18 million pounds of food for distribution through warehouses in Grays Harbor, King, Stevens and Yakima counties. Northwest Harvest supplies this food, without fees of any kind, to over 300 food banks and meal programs across the state. In an average month, these programs provide approximately one-half million services to people in need. More than half of those served are children and the elderly.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Founded in 1983, Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) is the link between the national food manufacturers and local agencies that serve the hungry directly. NIFB acquires, gathers, handles, and distributes food to hungry people through a network of more than 520 agency partners. NIFB serves Boone, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry, Stephenson, Will, and Winnebago Counties. We distributed 20 million pounds of food in 2005.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Founded in 1981 to reduce food waste and meet a need for emergency food in the community, the Northeast Iowa Food Bank provides nutritious food to nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout Northeast Iowa. More than an estimated 35,700 Northeast Iowa-area residents, including nearly 14,600 children, receive emergency food assistance each year from the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. The Food Bank serves 200 agencies and over 300 programs in a 16 county service area.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

Kansas Food Bank

The Kansas Food Bank (KFB), which incorporated in 1983 and began operations in 1984, provides comprehensive and compassionate HungerCare whenever and wherever it is needed to safeguard the health, well-being and productivity of food-insecure Kansas families and their children, as well as senior citizens, the homeless and the chronically ill and impoverished among us. KFB serves over 400 agencies in 86 Kansas counties distributing over 4.5 million pounds of food each year. These counties cover more than 73,000 square miles in Kansas. KFB works with other America’s Second Harvest agencies to share large quantities of food that any one food bank could not distribute alone.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

Linn Benton Food Share

Linn Benton Food Share is the regional food bank for Linn and Benton Counties. Since 1981, Food Share has been committed to fulfilling our goal that “Everybody Eats.” Through our network of 72 agencies we attempt to reach every person who cannot find enough resources to adequately feed themselves or their family. We prevent hunger by soliciting, transporting, storing and distributing nearly five million pounds of food each year to our member agencies-emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, child and senior care centers, shelter homes, and gleaning groups.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

Island Harvest

Island Harvest works to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island. Since 1992, Island Harvest has been serving as the bridge between those who have excess food and those who need it. A trained corps of dedicated volunteers rescues surplus food from commercial donors and collects canned and packaged foods from collection campaigns. This food is donated to hundreds of community-based non-profit organizations, which results in a reduction of their food expenses. Since our founding, we have picked up more than 30 million pounds of nutritious food, with a value of more than 60 million dollars.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

Idaho Foodbank

The Idaho Foodbank in an efficient and caring manner, provides food, information, and supportive services to hungry people through partnerships with nonprofit agencies, the food industry, government, volunteers, corporations, and individuals by serving as a central clearinghouse for donated and purchased food. The Foodbank has three central points in Idaho where donated food and merchandise is collected. The food is than distributed to non-profit feeding programs. During fiscal year 2006, the Foodbank distributed 5,503,320 pounds of food.

Posted by: Maggie | March 9, 2007

Houston Food Bank

Founded in 1982, the Houston Food Bank helps feed the hungry by providing nutritious food and other essentials to 400 nonprofit programs in 18 southeast Texas counties. In this past year, the food bank distributed more than 27 million pounds of product to its member programs to enhance the nutritional well being of those at risk in our community. We also offer nutrition education and outreach programs. Our Kids Café program serves healthy meals year round to as many as 500 at-risk kids.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

The Carter Center

Founded in 1982, the Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. While the program agenda may change, The Carter Center is guided by five principles: it emphasizes action and results. Based on careful research and analysis, it is prepared to take timely action on important and pressing issues; it does not duplicate the effective efforts of others; it addresses difficult problems and recognizes the possibility of failure as an acceptable risk; it acts as a neutral in dispute resolution activities; and it believes that people can improve their lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Care Net

Care Net was founded in 1975 to encourage practical and compassionate solutions to reduce abortions in the United States and Canada. In 1980, Care Net opened its first affiliated pregnancy center in Baltimore, Maryland. Today, Care Net is the largest pregnancy center affiliation organization in North America with a network of more than 1000 Christian pregnancy centers. Care Net pregnancy centers offer free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, peer counseling services, post-abortion support, and other practical, emotional, and spiritual help to empower women and men facing pregnancy related concerns. All Care Net pregnancy centers are committed to serving women in need with care and integrity. This commitment to excellence in care is upheld through our standards of affiliation. Also, all Care Net pregnancy centers are committed to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Hawaii Foodbank

Founded in 1982, the Hawaii Foodbank in partnership with the food industry and community serves as a link between charities and those in need of food assistance. Our drivers collect food from supermarkets, distributors and wholesalers and bring them to our warehouse for inspection and sorting. Goods are then available for distribution to 250 charitable agencies on Oahu to feed our hungry. We serve the elderly, families, children, and those facing financial crisis each week. Last year, the Hawaii Foodbank distributed 8.2 million pounds of food.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Greater Chicago Food Depository

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 600 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to almost a half-million adults and children every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed more than 40 million pounds of non-perishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of more than 84,000 meals every day. Innovative training programs and initiatives developed by the Food Depository also work to provide men, women and children with the tools necessary to break their individual cycles of poverty.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank exists to service short-term, unmet food needs of individuals in the greater Baton Rouge area through existing or social service providers, churches/synagogues and other organizations. Established in 1984, the Food Bank’s purpose is accomplished by supporting or providing services such as food distribution and educational programs. We provide food to more than 100 charitable agencies operating food pantries, group homes, shelters, meal sites and special agencies. We help 7,500 people each day through the Food Bank network.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007


Foodshare is the regional food bank and distributes more than 11 tons of food per day to 350 local programs that feed hungry people in Hartford and Tolland Counties. Foodshare provides food to food pantries, community kitchens, shelters, and other social service organizations in every town in Greater Hartford. These programs serve children, families, and seniors and provide over a quarter of a million meals each month! With all Foodshare has accomplished, it is still not enough! The 8.3 million pounds of food distributed last year works out to only 83 pounds per hungry person per year – less than two pounds of food per person per week. We have to keep up the effort to do more!

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007


Founded over 28 years ago, FOODLINK has grown to serve a ten county area in the Genesee Valley and Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. As a member of America’s Second Harvest, FOODLINK obtains and redistributes over 7.5 million pounds of food annually to a network of over 550 programs. As the foodbank for these regions, FOODLINK works with area food retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers to acquire, sort, store and redistribute food to our member charity programs including emergency food programs. In addition, FOODLINK also provides food to hundreds of non-emergency programs like group homes, day cares, senior centers and camps.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (FSEVA), a member of America’s Second Harvest and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, has served hungry people in since 1981. The Foodbank is a warehouse or “bank” where recovered and contributed food is collected, sorted and distributed to over 611 agencies including church pantries and area Kids Cafes who then prepares and serve the food to those in need. FSEVA has established 25 Kids Cafes, wonderful after-school feeding programs for disadvantaged latchkey children. FSEVA also provides low-income seniors with highly nutritious food items, particularly towards the end of the month when most food budgets are low or depleted.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County receives donated and surplus food from manufacturers, farmers, and local grocers and distributes these products to qualified social service agencies and churches. These agencies, in turn, provide food to those in need. Food banks enable agencies to access a greater quantity, quality, and variety of food. The Foodbank started operations in 1982. Today the Foodbank has grown to serve over 100,000 families and individuals, providing them nearly six million pounds of food yearly by partnering with over 200 social service agencies and churches.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, which began in 1984, collects donated and surplus food in its warehouse and distributes it to charities serving families in need. We also run several programs that address the root causes of hunger. Our mission is to provide food for as many hungry people as possible. Last year, we distributed over 3.4 million pounds of food to over 200 charities in our two counties.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

FOOD Share

As Ventura County’s only regional food bank, FOOD Share has collected and distributed food to people in need for over two decades. We now feed 38,000 monthly through 240 certified charitable agencies: children, families in crisis, low-income seniors, homeless, handicapped, disabled and many others. We are also the major food lifeline in times of natural disasters — earthquakes, floods and fires. FOOD Share is dedicated to ending hunger in Ventura County. FOOD Share is a proud member of America’s Second Harvest, the Nation’s Food Bank Network.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Food Lifeline

Food Lifeline is dedicated to ending hunger in Western Washington. As Washington’s largest hunger relief agency Food Lifeline is working to provide nutritious food to hungry people in Western Washington. Last year, Food Lifeline secured more than 21 million pounds of food – the equivalent of nearly 16.4 million meals – to feed hungry families and individuals throughout Western Washington. Food Lifeline provides food to more than 550,000 people through our network of 250 emergency feeding programs including food banks, hot meal programs and shelters.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Food Gatherers

Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community by: reducing food waste through the rescue and distribution of perishable and non-perishable food; coordinating with other hunger relief providers; educating the public about hunger; and developing new food resources. Food Gatherers is not only Michigan’s first food rescue program, but the first program of its kind to be founded by a for-profit business, our own Zingerman’s Delicatessen. Founded in 1988, we provide enough food for more than 5,500 meals a day. Food Gatherers brings the food more than 150 community programs serving our neighbors – mostly families and children, in need of food.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Food Bank of the Rockies

Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR) was founded in 1978 and known as the Colorado Food Clearing House. Operating from a 900 square-foot schoolroom in northwest Denver, the fledgling organization collected food from nearby Safeway stores and distributed it to one needy agency. Today, the Food Bank has extended its reach across northern Colorado and into Wyoming, providing food supplies to more than 900 hunger relief programs. FBR exists to create an efficient means of channeling food to participating agencies that count on us to meet the needs of the hungry. Last year, we distributed more than 20.5 million pounds of food, enough to provide 43,000 meals each day to needy children, seniors and families.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Food Bank of South Central Michigan

Established in 1983, the Food Bank of South Central Michigan’s mission is to feed hungry people by collecting and distributing food and grocery products, advocating for hunger-relief programs and collaborating with others who address basic human needs. We believe that no one should go hungry and we are dedicated to building and sustaining a community that makes grocery products accessible to all people. In a typical year we serve 92,018 individuals through our 272 member agency network covering eight counties in south central Michigan.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, established in 1981, serves 22 counties of Michigan, providing food to those in need through more than 380 non-profit, Partner Agencies. We serve as a common solicitor, storehouse and distributor of food on behalf of our Partner Agencies. Our food comes from surpluses in the grocery industry. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is one of 14 food banks in the state who also make up the Food Bank Council of Michigan. In 2004, the Food Bank distributed over 15.2 million pounds of food.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Food Bank of Corpus Christi

The Food Bank of Corpus Christi solicits and distributes food that might otherwise go to waste or be discarded by manufacturers, wholesalers or retailers. Since 1982, the Food Bank has been fighting hunger in the Coastal Bend by providing food and personal care products to various charity and service agencies in an eleven county area including Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kennedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces and San Patricio counties. It is estimated that 35,000 people eat food from the Food Bank on a monthly basis.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Established in 1980, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina provides food to people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina. In 2005-06, the Food Bank distributed over $31.4 million pounds of food through 890 partner agencies including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and after school programs for children. The agencies are served out of a primary facility in Raleigh and branch warehouses in Southern Pines, Durham, Greenville and Wilmington.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Food Bank For New York City

The Food Bank For New York City was founded in 1983 to coordinate the procurement and distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the city’s hungry. Today, we are one of the largest food banks in the country and a leading distributor of free fresh produce. To date we have collected, warehoused and distributed more than 676 million pounds of food to the city’s needy. We provide over 67 million pounds of food annually to more than 1,200 nonprofit community food programs – including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, low-income day care centers, Kids Cafes, and senior, youth and rehabilitation centers – throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Food Bank for Larimer County

In 1984, the Food Bank for Larimer County was founded to avoid duplication of food collection and distribution efforts by nonprofit agencies. Our mission is to reduce hunger through programs that collect, process, store and distribute food to individuals and in cooperation with agencies that serve those in need. We are the only America’s Second Harvest clearinghouse for donated and rescued food in Larimer County. In 2005, we reduced hunger by distributing 4.6 million pounds of donated and surplus food from the food industry, government commodities, food drives and other sources to approximately 40,000 residents. These residents represent single-parent families, the working poor, senior citizens, youth in crisis, the disabled and the homeless.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

End Hunger Network

End Hunger Network’s mission is to end hunger in the greater Houston area. For twenty years, End Hunger Network’s programs have made it easy for Houstonians to donate food to the thousands of men, women, and children who go hungry in our community. Through food rescue and distribution, End Hunger Network removes the barriers – lack of transportation, marketing, and experience – that prevent our community from using available food resources to feed those who suffer from hunger. We work behind the scenes, connecting food donated by individuals and food-industry businesses with food pantries, emergency shelters, and other hunger-relief agencies in eighteen Houston-area counties. We collect enough food to feed 6,000 people daily.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

East Texas Food Bank

The East Texas Food Bank is dedicated to eliminating hunger in the East Texas area. We provide emergency food assistance to individuals and families in need in 26 East Texas counties through a network of member agencies. Since our beginning in October, 1988, we have collected and distributed more than 60 million pounds of usable, quality, donated food and grocery products to member agencies serving the needy. The East Texas Food Bank provides food to over 200 member agencies, consisting of church pantries, emergency relief agencies, shelters, children’s homes, day care centers, rehabilitation programs, senior citizens centers and other outreach programs.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Dare to Care Food Bank

Founded in 1971, Dare to Care Food Bank is an interfaith agency, and is the Louisville area’s only community-wide emergency food provider. We rely completely on donations of food, money, and volunteer services to meet the ever growing challenges of fulfilling our mission. The mission of Dare to Care Food Bank is dedicated exclusively to relieving hunger throughout the entire Louisville and Southern Indiana metropolitan area. With a special emphasis on the needs of infants and children, the elderly, and the ill and infirm, we offer a variety of crucial programs that have been established to help fulfill that mission.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Connecticut Food Bank

Founded in 1982, Connecticut Food Bank (CFB) is the largest centralized source of donated, emergency food in Connecticut. CFB is a private organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger by supplying food products and resources to eligible agencies throughout our service areas in Connecticut, and to promote public awareness about the problem of hunger. CFB provides food and other resources to more than 650 food assistance programs such as soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, and adult and child day care centers in six of Connecticut’s eight counties. In 2005, CFB distributed 16.6 million pounds of food. Since 1982, CFB has distributed more than 140 million pounds of food.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Community Food Share

Community Food Share is dedicated to improving lives by turning your small acts of generosity and kindness into a big difference in the lives of hungry families and children in your community. Working through more than ninety member agencies, Community Food Share efficiently delivers more than three million nutritionally balanced meals each year, and serves as a safety net for those who are hungry in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Our member agencies include soup kitchens, emergency assistance programs, senior programs, shelters, child care centers and agencies serving disabled citizens, the mentally ill, low-income working poor and at-risk youth.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Community Food Banks of South Dakota

In January 2004, the Food Service Center (Sioux Falls) and the Black Hills Regional Food Bank (Rapid City) merged together to become the Community Food Banks of South Dakota. At the Food Banks we distribute donated, purchased and reclaimed food to over 500 nonprofit charitable organizations, in all 66 counties of South Dakota, who provide meals and emergency food boxes to those in need. Our community pantries in Sioux Falls and Rapid City provide emergency food to individuals and families throughout the local community who are in need of food assistance. In 2005, we distributed over 8 million pounds of food in this fight against hunger.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Cleveland Foodbank

Founded in 1979, the Cleveland Foodbank works to alleviate hunger by providing food and support to agencies that feed the hungry. The Foodbank serves as a clearinghouse for surplus food in the greater Cleveland area. We solicit donations from local and national food suppliers and manufacturers, and then distribute that food to hunger programs. The Foodbank works closely with other Northeast Ohio hunger relief organizations, providing food and nonfood products to hunger centers administered by the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland, the Catholic Hunger and Shelter Network, and the Salvation Army, among others. In 2004, the Foodbank distributed over 17 million pounds of food to more than 400 hunger programs.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Channel One Food Bank

Channel One Food Bank helps feed people in need through an efficient system of collection and distribution of food and non-food items to non-profit organizations that serve low-income people. Channel One Food Bank takes in millions of pounds of surplus food from the food industry. That food is then distributed through our network of member agencies, including food shelves, soup kitchens, group homes and shelters. This past year, the Channel One Food Bank obtained 4.8 million pounds of food and distributed 4.6 million pounds through the hunger relief network that serves a 14 county service area in Southeast Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Channel One is certified member of America’s Second Harvest, The Nation’s Food Bank Network.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Central Virginia Foodbank

The Central Virginia Foodbank (CVFB) was founded in 1980 to procure and distribute food efficiently and effectively to feeding programs throughout the area. Since then, the CVFB service area has grown to include 31 counties and six cities in the Central Virginia region. Presently, we distribute food through a network of 500 partner agencies, which includes more than 100 child-care providers serving needy children. In addition, we serve as many as 4,000 daily meals in the summer and 2,000 daily meals during the school year to needy children through our 40 Kids Café programs. The amount of food we distribute has steadily grown over the years. In fiscal year 2004-2005, we distributed more than 11.3 million pounds of food to the hungry.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Care and Share Food Bank

Care and Share Food Bank is a southern Colorado-based food bank affiliated with America’s Second Harvest national network of food banks. Through a comprehensive food acquisition system, Care and Share acts as southern Colorado’s sole food bank for locally and nationally donated and purchased food. In 2004, Care and Share Food Bank distributed 6.7 million pounds of food through nearly 400 human service agencies to 25,000 different people each week throughout southern Colorado. These agencies include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters for the homeless, child placement agencies, foster homes, domestic violence shelters, residential treatment facilities, day care centers for both youth and the elderly, and other in-need individuals.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

The Billings Food Bank

The Billings Food Bank was started in 1982 with four area churches designating the first Sunday of every month as Food Bank Sunday. The program has since grown with ownership of a 27,000 square foot warehouse. Currently, we are providing over $5 million in food an other essentials to over 40 agencies within Montana and offering support to other states and countries when the need arises and resources are available. We also provide food and nutrition classes in our Montana Harvest Kitchen, and developed Montana’s first certified commercial kitchen and food processing center to be used by entrepreneurs wanting to develop their own food related business.

Posted by: Maggie | March 8, 2007

Bay Area Food Bank

The Bay Area Food Bank, a member of America’s Second Harvest, the nation’s network of Food Banks, works through member organizations and special programs to provide nutritious food to meet the challenge of feeding people who are hungry as a result of personal crisis or disaster. We serve over 500 member organizations in 21 counties across Alabama, Mississippi and Florida who provide food without charge to the ill, needy, children, elderly and homeless. We also educate the public regarding domestic hunger, proper nutrition and related issues. In addition, we provide food during time of disaster like the millions of pounds distributed after Hurricane Ivan and Katrina.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Men’s Health Network

Founded in 1992, Men’s Health Network (MHN) is an educational organization comprised of physicians, researchers, public health workers, individuals and other health professionals. MHN is committed to improving the health and wellness of men through education campaigns, partnerships with retailers and other private entities, workplace health programs, data collection, and work with health care providers to provide better programs and funding for men’s health needs. MHN provides information to organizations, corporations, government officials and agencies and to individuals in order to positively affect men’s health.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

National Women’s Health Network

The National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) was founded in 1975 to give women a greater voice within the healthcare system. NWHN is a membership-based organization supported by 8,000 individuals and organizations nationwide. We do not accept financial support from pharmaceutical companies, tobacco companies or medical device manufacturers. The National Women’s Health Network improves the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making. The Network aspires to a health care system that is guided by social justice and reflects the needs of diverse women.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Mercy Medical Airlift

Mercy Medical Airlift (MMA) is dedicated to serving people in situations of compelling human need through the provision of charitable air transportation. MMA works to facilitate a charitable means of long distance medical air transport for all medically indigent, low-income and financially vulnerable patients in our society thereby ensuring equal access to distant specialized medical treatment or to appropriate facilities and settings for continuing care. Volunteer pilots link with other pilots nationally – together flying thousands of needy patients each year. MMA encourages and assists commercial airlines in the development of charitable ticket programs nationally.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Wishes are granted to children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 who have a life-threatening medical condition. The Wisconsin chapter was founded in 1984 and more than 2,700 families statewide can attest to the power of a wish. The chapter’s Field Office, located in Appleton, opened in 1996 to better serve children and their families in northeastern Wisconsin. In 2005, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin granted 222 wishes – a new chapter record.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Greater Bay Area

Founded in 1984, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Greater Bay Area grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. We serve children between the ages of 2 1/2 – 18 who meet our guidelines without regard to race, gender, creed, socio-economic, or cultural background. The Foundation is committed to ensuring that it never has to decline a qualified wish referral nor limit the scope of a child’s imagination for his/her wish due to the lack of funds. Now one of the largest chapters nationwide, we have granted 4,000 wishes and over 300 wishes per year. We serve 17 Northern California counties from Monterey to the Oregon border.

Founded in 1983, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Sacramento and Northeastern California helps a child and a family to navigate the stresses of a serious illness by fulfilling one personal, heartfelt wish for the child. The Foundation gives the child a magical, once-in-a-lifetime gift or experience — an interlude of respite and delight in the midst of hospitalizations and treatment schedules, physical limitations, and the fear and disappointments of a life-threatening illness. Since its founding, this Chapter has granted more than 2,600 wishes, and all funds raised by the Foundation are used to fulfill our mission in the 24 Northeastern counties we serve.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. The Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter is one of 71 Make-A-Wish Foundation chapters in the U.S. and its territories. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world. Granting more than 12,000 wishes a year and 135,000 wishes in the United States since inception, the local Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania celebrates 20 years and 2000 wishes in 2006.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon serves children with life-threatening medical conditions, ages 21/2 through 17, living in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Each wish surrounds the child with magical moments and touches everyone involved. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon is an affiliate of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 71 chapters in the United States and its territories. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 132,000 wishes around the world since its inception in 1980.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas works to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, in order to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. We want to provide children with the hope for better times, the strength for the tough times and the joy to experience the present. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas has granted more than 3,000 wishes since our inception in 1982. Our goal is to be a unique part of the treatment process. With doctors providing the medicine, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation supplying the magic, we strive to create miracles in the lives of some very special children.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. A child is eligible for a wish if he or she has not had a wish granted previously by Make-A-Wish or any other wish granting organization, and if he or she is: diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or condition; able to identify a wish; either a citizen of the U.S. or its territories, or receiving medical care from a facility or physician located in the U.S. or its territories; and between 2 ½ and 18 years of age.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii

Incorporated late in 1982, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii, is the thirteenth of 74 chapters in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Territory of Guam, that comprise the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. We grant the wishes of children in Hawaii with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, joy and aloha. Our purpose is to grant the wish of each child between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 who has a life-threatening medical condition, (i.e., a progressive, degenerative or malignant medical condition that has placed the child’s life in jeopardy.) The first Hawaii wish was granted in 1984. Now, more than 20 years later, over 500 wishes have been completed.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Make-A-Wish Foundation International

The mission of Make-A-Wish Foundation International is to create hope and happiness by granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses around the world. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has become the largest wish-granting organization in the world. In 1993, Make-A-Wish Foundation International was officially formed as an affiliate of the five founding country associations who were already granting wishes. Currently, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has a presence in more than 30 countries on five continents and has granted over 144,000 wished around the world.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Locks of Love

Locks of Love (LOL) was first started in connection with a for profit wig making company and in December 1997, the organization obtained its nonprofit status. LOL provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children 18 years and younger suffering from long-term medical hair loss. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Over 2,000 hair donations are received through the mail each week. 80% of our hair donors are children. The number of hairpieces produced has increased significantly since its inception, from 21 the first year to over 1,000. LOL has recipients in all 50 states and Canada.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Give Kids The World

Give Kids The World (GKTW) is a 70-acre non-profit resort for children with life-threatening illnesses whose one wish is to visit Central Florida’s best loved attractions. Founded in 1986, GKTW partners with more than 250 wish-granting organizations from around the world who identify these special children and provide transportation to Orlando. Give Kids The World Village then completes the wish with accommodations at its whimsical resort, attraction tickets and meals for a week-long, cost-free vacation. This time provides a much-needed reprieve for children who know only medical treatments and hospitals, and for their families who are facing mounting medical bills. Since our founding we have granted over 75,000 wishes from children representing all 50 states and 53 countries.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Fisher House Foundation

The Fisher House Foundation program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Annually, the Fisher House program serves more than 8,500 families, and have made available more than two million days of lodging to family members since the program originated in 1990.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Fisher House

Fisher House is a home-away-from-home for the families of seriously ill or injured patients receiving treatment at Wilford Hall Medical Center, the Air Force’s premier medical facility. Service members, parents, spouses, other relatives, or anybody supporting seriously ill or injured inpatients at Wilford Hall are eligible to stay at the two Fisher Houses and the Fisher House Inn for Children at no cost. Pediatric outpatients and their families are accommodated at the Inn for Children; other outpatients and their families may be accommodated at the other Fisher Houses on a space-available basis. In 2005, the Fisher House provided food and lodging to approximately 284 families.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Dreams Come True

In over 22 years, Dreams Come True has made the special desires of more than 1,900 children come true. All children between the ages of two and a half and eighteen who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and either live or are treated in Northeast Florida or Southeast Georgia, including Shands Gainesville, are eligible for a dream. Dreams provide these wonderful children and their families with a momentary reprieve from the rigors of medical treatment often associated with life-threatening illnesses. A dream temporarily removes the child from doctor visits, hospital stays, tests and needles and brings laughter, joy and childhood to the forefront. Dreams give the children and their families memories to carry them through the rough times and smiles to last a lifetime.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Camp Sweeney

Opened in 1950, Camp Sweeney is regarded as one of the largest and most effective diabetes educational facilities in the world. Camp Sweeney offers the only 3-week residential diabetic life skills training program in the United States. Camp Sweeney has provided a positive turning point in the lives of more than 20,000 children. Campers learn to recognize and treat the early warning signs of dangerously high and low blood sugar levels. By coaching the skills necessary to maintain tight control of their diabetes, we are equipping this generation to minimize the complications of diabetes in hopes that they will be good candidates once the cure for diabetes is available.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Camp Sunshine

Founded in 1984, Camp Sunshine is a year-round retreat, which provides respite, support, joy and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families through various stages of a child’s illness. The program is free of charge to all families, and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. Bereavement groups are also offered for families who have lost a child to an illness. Camp Sunshine is nestled in the tranquil natural beauty of Sebago Lake, Maine adjacent to Point Sebago Resort. The Camp Sunshine Campus operates year rounds and can accommodate 40 families each week and assist over 1,200 families a year.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Camp Courageous of Iowa

Camp Courageous was founded in 1972 for the sole purpose of establishing a camp for the disabled. Today the camp is open year-round, has 80 acres of land with 14 buildings, and annually serves nearly 5,000 campers, ranging in age from 1 to 105. Individuals with disabilities, as well as their families, should experience year-round recreational and respite care activities in a camp setting. Camp Courageous of Iowa provides this needed service to all. The camp provides opportunities for social and personal growth within a supportive environment. Campers learn to try a variety of creative and challenging activities and experience success. Campers develop enhanced self-esteem which carries over to work, home, or school environments.

Posted by: Maggie | March 6, 2007

Camp John Marc

Established in 1987, Camp John Marc partners with community and health professionals and organizations to provide high quality camping experiences year round to campers who have a chronic illness or physical disability and the families of those children. These experiences are motivated by the belief that every camper has the right to discovery and adventure in nature’s world, and deserves a chance to see, touch, play, and feel better. Camp John Marc utilizes community and medical volunteers to provide program support and quality medical care and treatment in the camp setting.

Posted by: Maggie | March 5, 2007

Salvation Army

Welcome to The Salvation Army

National Headquarters
Committed to Doing the Most Good

with your contributions of money, time, and resources

Posted by: Maggie | March 5, 2007

St. Joseph’s Indian School

At St. Joseph’s, We Believe …

  • Every child should have the opportunity to develop emotionally, physically, cognitively, and spiritually
  • A child-centered approach is best facilitated through a team model
  • Children placed at St. Joseph’s have a need to be here
  • All children should have a safe environment
  • Children model adults
  • Responsibility and accountability teach responsibility
  • Support from others builds self-esteem
  • Courtesy, mutual respect, honesty and shared commitment provide the best condition for success
  • Teaching a child to manage behavior will aid the child in learning self-control
  • Cultural diversification is an asset to the programming at St. Joseph’s
  • Every person can learn and realize success
  • Spirituality is an integral part of each person

Posted by: Maggie | March 3, 2007

Good Works

Founded in 1988, Good Works is a Christian organization that exists to improve the living conditions for low-income families in Chester County, Pennsylvania. We transform substandard houses into warmer, safer, and drier homes; and despair into hope. Our services are offered to homeowners at no cost and volunteers do most of the repairs. Our goal is to see the inhabitants of these homes rise above their level of poverty and experience a richness through being cared for and knowing that their circumstances matter to their community. We believe that everyone benefits when people from different races, cultures, and backgrounds join together in a common purpose.

Posted by: Maggie | March 3, 2007

Earth Force

Founded in 1994, Earth Force works to address two emerging national trends among young people: their overwhelming desire to act on behalf of the environment and their desire to help their communities through voluntary service. Earth Force engages young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future. We do so by training and supporting educators in programs that enable young people to lead community action projects focused on creating sustainable solutions to local environment issues in the community. Earth Force encourages young people to look at the root cause of the issue and focus on creative solutions that address a public policy or community practice.

Posted by: Maggie | March 3, 2007

Foundation for the Mid South

Created in 1989, the Foundation for the Mid South is a regional development foundation that brings people together, strengthens communities, and multiplies resources. By working with people with a wide range of resources, skills, and talents, the Foundation for the Mid South strives to nurture families and children, improve schools, and build the economy for all people in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The Foundation for the Mid South is the only organization serving the Mid South that provides the leadership and the resources to achieve this vision. Over the past ten years, the total impact of the Foundation’s programs is estimated at $150 million in new resources for the region.

Posted by: Maggie | March 3, 2007

East Lake Foundation

Founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, the East Lake Foundation collaborates with public and private organizations to offer Atlanta’s East Lake residents opportunities to build a better future through education for children and adults, affordable housing, job readiness and connections with the broader community. Working with neighborhood residents and expert public and private partners, the Foundation is beginning to break the cycle of poverty by creating and funding educational, recreational and self-sufficiency programs for community residents while providing amenities that attract mixed-income residents and private investment to the community.

Posted by: Maggie | March 3, 2007

Center for Neighborhood Enterprise

The Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) was founded by Robert L. Woodson, Sr., in 1981 to help residents of low-income neighborhoods address the problems of their communities. Originally known as the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, the name was streamlined in February, 2006, to Center for Neighborhood Enterprise. CNE has headquarters in Washington, DC, but operates throughout the nation to help community and faith-based organizations with training, technical assistance, and linkages to sources of support. The Center chronicles and interprets their experiences to make recommendations for public policy and works to remove barriers that hamper their efforts to solve societal problems.

Posted by: Maggie | March 3, 2007

Cleveland Housing Network

The mission of Cleveland Housing Network (CHN) is to develop affordable housing for low- and moderate-income Clevelanders, with a special emphasis on serving families in poverty and on providing homeownership opportunities. We carry out this mission by working in partnership with 23 community development corporations (18 member CDCs, plus five affiliated CDCs) to develop capital and manage programs that generate hope and healthy market forces in Cleveland’s neighborhoods. CHN has helped 700 families obtain employment and leave public assistance and created permanent housing coupled with supportive services for 300 formerly homeless families.

Posted by: Maggie | March 3, 2007

Concord Area Trust for Community Housing

Since 1989, the Concord Area Trust for Community Housing (CATCH) has been increasing the supply of affordable apartments and homes for purchase, searching beyond city limits to expand housing choices, educating and empowering families to take control of their finances and to purchase their own homes, and nurturing our neighborhoods through quality local management. This mission has been accomplished through the creation of 166 dwellings, which have helped over 400 people gain access to decent and affordable housing. We have also assisted over 150 families who went on to purchase their own homes. Friedman Court will add 54 more affordable rental units to Concord in the first phase of development and 24 in a proposed second phase.

Posted by: Maggie | March 2, 2007

People’s City Mission

The People’s City Mission (PCM) has been a vital part of the Lincoln community for almost 100 years. We were founded in 1907 by a number of local churches in the city. They wanted to demonstrate Christ’s love to people who were impoverished and homeless by providing them with emergency assistance of food, shelter, and clothing. Over the years, more than five hundred thousand people have been assisted by our ministry. Programs and services include a family housing center, men’s housing, DayWatch, domestic violence recovery, drug and alcohol treatment, and a medical clinic.

Posted by: Maggie | March 2, 2007

Mustard Seed of Central Florida

The mission of the Mustard Seed of Central Florida is to provide household goods, furniture, clothing, toys and books to those who have suffered from natural or personal disaster and who demonstrate the desire to rebuild their lives and become self-sufficient. The Mustard Seed helps an average of over 100 traumatized families a month regain their dignity and independence. Chair by chair, plate by plate, light by light, the Mustard Seed Furniture Bank is helping rebuild the disrupted, often shattered, lives of the homeless and others who have lost everything. The Mustard Seed Furniture and Clothing Bank provides the basic life necessities to help our Mustard Seed families regain their dignity and self-worth.

Posted by: Maggie | March 2, 2007

Ministry of Caring

The Ministry of Caring is committed to serving the ongoing needs of the poor: food for the hungry, shelter, transitional living, and permanent housing for the homeless, jobs for the unemployed, clothing and furniture for the needy, child care for homeless children, medical and dental services for the poor, and advocacy as well as outreach for the disenfranchised. It is our belief that the poor should never be served poorly, but with love, dignity and respect. All Ministry of Caring programs offer hospitality and friendship, while striving to meet basic needs, and help the poor attain self-sufficiency. We minister to the poor by offering them not only the necessities of life- food, shelter, and employment- but also by helping restore their sense of self worth and hope for the future.

Posted by: Maggie | March 2, 2007

Jack and Jill Children’s Center

Founded in 1942, Jack & Jill Children’s Center works to break the cycle of poverty for children of low-income working families in Broward County through family-oriented child care services and family intervention and support. Our accredited program supports the intellectual, emotional, physical and social development of young children. Jack & Jill now serves 170 children ages birth to five years old in our new, state-of-the-art Halmos Family Building. Our core program includes: high quality year round child care accredited by NAEYC; free, hot nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack daily for the children; skill building and job training workshops for parents; family literacy program including a lending library; preventative health care and education; and food and clothing banks.

Posted by: Maggie | March 2, 2007

InnVision the Way Home

Founded in 1973, InnVisionthe Way Home is dedicated to empowering homeless and at-risk families and individuals in finding the way home. We accomplish this by offering various levels of housing and day programs in a safe and supportive environment that promotes self-worth and independent living. InnVision programs reach throughout the South Bay and serve more than 15,000 men, women, children and mentally ill adults each year at 17 different sites, and address the multiple needs of people in transition, including emergency shelters, transitional/supportive housing, food, clothing, showers, laundry, healthcare, job training, classes, children’s programs and access to telephones and computers.

Posted by: Maggie | March 2, 2007


Founded in 1982, IHS is committed to serving people who are homeless in our community, providing the basic human needs of food, clothing and shelter in an environment of compassion, fairness and dignity. We seek to significantly improve the lives of our guests by providing supportive services, which are professional, equitable and transformative. IHS remains the only 24-hour walk-in, emergency shelter on Oahu and continues to provide a full range of services to men, women and families with children who are homeless. The agency operates two facilities in Honolulu, one serving up to 240 men each night and the other, for women and families serving up to 60 single women and 23 families with as many as 60 children daily.

Posted by: Maggie | March 2, 2007

Help From People to People

Since 1989, Help From People To People has been providing aid to those in Rockland County who have fallen through the support system safety net and who find they need short term assistance with food, clothing, or guidance. Through the Food Share program nutritious food which would ordinarily go to waste is turned into well balanced, delicious meals, and then distributed to organizations countywide by People To People. This program has been providing more than 200,000 pounds of food annually since 1992. The County Food Cupboard currently serves over 300 families each month and the Santa Project has assisted over 4,000 families since the program’s inception.

Posted by: Maggie | March 2, 2007

Dignity U Wear

Founded in 2000 by philanthropist and Holocaust survivor, Henri Landwirth, Dignity U Wear works to positively impact the lives of children and their families by providing brand new clothing. Henri Landwirth founded the organization to create real change in the lives of children and adults in need, change that restores broken spirits and restores hope and self-esteem. To accomplish this change, Dignity U Wear creates primary partnerships with key manufacturers and retailers who provide new clothing. Dignity U Wear is the only non-profit agency to solicit, to warehouse and to distribute brand new clothing, at no cost to the recipients. To date, we have distributed over two million pieces of clothing to over 200,000 children, men and women; in total, these items are worth over $32 million.

Posted by: Maggie | March 2, 2007

Crisis Assistance Ministry

Founded in 1975, the mission of Crisis Assistance Ministry is to provide assistance and advocacy for people in financial crisis, helping them move toward self-sufficiency. We combat hunger, homelessness, deprivation and hopelessness through four vital programs: Emergency Financial Assistance, Clothing Assistance, Furniture Assistance, and Economic Self Sufficiency. At Crisis Assistance Ministry, we respond each week to hundreds of individuals and families who face these crises. Here, all persons in need are treated with dignity and respect. We offer resources and programs to help them get back on their feet.

Posted by: Maggie | March 2, 2007

Community Ministry of Montgomery County

Founded in 1972, the Community Ministry of Montgomery County (CMMC) pursues social justice with an emphasis on identifying and meeting the needs of the poor by leading and engaging Montgomery County’s Faith communities in service, education, and advocacy. CMMC is an interfaith coalition of 129 Protestant, Jewish, Catholic, Unitarian Universalist, Buddhist, Ethical, Non-denominational, Christian Scientist, and Muslim congregations. Last year 31,000 men, women and children received help from CMMC with the volunteer effort of more than 6,000 friends in the community. Current programs and activities include: The Community Based Shelter, Sophia House Women’s Assessment Center, Horizons House, The Congregation & Community Emergency Support and many others.

Posted by: Maggie | March 2, 2007

Christian Alliance for Humanitarian Aid

The Christian Alliance for Humanitarian Aid is an ecumenical, interdenominational lay ministry serving churches and missionaries throughout the United States and the world to provide for those most in need. A disaster relief organization with a goal for humanitarian aid, the Alliance is joined with more than 300 churches and church organizations around the world and ships millions of pounds of relief support to the poor, hungry, sick, and homeless every year. The mission of the Christian Alliance purposes to provide food, pure water, medical supplies, and over-the-counter medicines to evangelical organizations in order that the love of Jesus may be shown through care for the needy and that a favorable climate may be established for the sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Posted by: Maggie | March 2, 2007

Christ for Humanity

Founded in 1992, Christ for Humanity (CFH) is a humanitarian aid organization serving the needs of the disadvantaged in the United States and abroad. CFH receives donations of food, clothing, and medical supplies from business and medical communities, churches, and caring individuals. CFH distributes these supplies at no cost to missionaries, healthcare workers, or other ministries working in almost 40 countries worldwide to enhance their outreach to the poor. CFH also sponsors several short-term missions around the world utilizing humanitarian aid and evangelism.

Posted by: Maggie | March 2, 2007

Bishop Sullivan Center

Bishop Sullivan Center was created in 1972 under the name of Cooperative Social Services. The Center now operates two food pantries, a soup kitchen, job placement services, after-school tutoring for children, a clothes closet, poverty education programs and financial emergency assistance. Bishop Sullivan Center is the largest single site provider of emergency assistance in the Kansas City area, and offers its clients hot meals, air-conditioners, food for the hungry, basic necessities for needy families, job placement, elderly care, tutoring, and clothing.

Posted by: Maggie | March 2, 2007

Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger-USA, established in 1985, is the US branch of part of Action Against Hunger (also known as Action Contre le Faim or ACF). ACF is an international, non-governmental, non-religious organization created in Paris in 1979, which works to save lives by combating hunger, malnutrition, physical suffering and the associated distress that endanger the lives of children, women, and men in emergency situations of war, conflict, and natural disaster. ACF is directly at work in more than 40 countries on five continents with teams of fieldworkers consisting of nearly 400 specialists in the fields of nutrition, agriculture, water and sanitation, and public health. ACF relies on the skills of its local teams of 6,000 people to develop programs that are well adapted to the needs of its beneficiaries.

Posted by: Maggie | March 2, 2007


NRDC is the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

Posted by: Maggie | February 28, 2007

The Boggy Creek Gang Camp

The Boggy Creek Gang Camp, founded in 1996, works to enrich the lives of children who have chronic or life threatening illnesses by creating camping experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound. Camp Boggy Creek is a permanent, year-round facility where children between the ages of 7-16 with chronic or life-threatening illnesses can come at no charge to them or their families. Camp Boggy Creek is specifically designed for children with chronic or life threatening illnesses and allows them to safely enjoy the activities of a traditional camp. Between early morning swims and evening campfires, children whose lives have been a series of medical procedures and hospital stays are transformed into just kids.

Posted by: Maggie | February 26, 2007

Safe Passage

Founded in 1999, Safe Passage works with the poorest at-risk children of families working in the Guatemala City garbage dump. Within a safe and caring environment, we provide a comprehensive and integrated program that fosters hope, good health, educational achievement, self-sufficiency, self esteem and confidence. Our primary focus is on creating opportunities and dignity through the power of education. Since its founding, Safe Passage has grown from educating 40 children to over 500! It represents a community comprised of children and their families living at the Guatemala City dump, a dedicated local Guatemalan staff, and caring sponsors and volunteers from Guatemala and around the world.

Posted by: Maggie | February 26, 2007

Partners with Haiti

Partners With Haiti was incorporated in 1981, and works to exalt Jesus Christ by assisting the National Evangelical Church in Haiti and elsewhere, in preaching and teaching the whole counsel of God and providing social assistance in education, feeding, housing, and job creation. Partnering with churches and individuals in the United States, Partners With Haiti serves primarily in educating churches, transmitting funds, and giving support to various projects, ministries and churches in Haiti. The ministry of Partners With Haiti has expanded greatly and today it is a channel through which thousands of Haitian people and many diversified ministries are supported.

Posted by: Maggie | February 26, 2007

Please Touch Museum

Since 1976, Please Touch Museum (PTM) has dedicated itself to enriching the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play. PTM prides itself on its scope of community programming and ongoing efforts to assess, design and implement programs that meet the evolving needs of children and families. The museum is deeply committed to serving children of all socio-economic backgrounds. We do this by not only educating children but those who nurture their development – their parents, caregivers and teachers. In addition to programming in the museum, we also take our enriching, museum-based learning experiences on the road to schools, daycare centers and other places where children learn.

Posted by: Maggie | February 26, 2007

Kidspace Children’s Museum

In 1979, Kidspace Children’s Museum was launched to address a critical educational need in the San Gabriel Valley: increased access to the arts, humanities and sciences for children. Kidspace’s mission is to enrich the lives of children through an interactive learning environment that is fun for children and families. The museum is committed to providing exhibits and programs in the arts, sciences and humanities that promote imagination, exploration and discovery. Active construction and exhibit design is almost complete on the new museum; Kidspace’s new vision for the 21st century builds on its commitment to children and families to further its mission of enriching the lives of children through the exciting, innovative new museum.

Posted by: Maggie | February 26, 2007

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Since 1983, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has provided innovative museum experiences that inspire joy, creativity, and curiosity. We provide the highest quality exhibits and programs for learning and play. The Museum’s programs help us serve as an educational and cultural resource for families, schools, educators, and local communities in a variety of fun and innovative ways. From hosting a wide range of talented artists to providing school programs to teaching new skills to teachers and day care providers, our programs show our commitment to the community. In fiscal year 2005, we had more than 174,000 visitors, with more than 12,000 people visiting through our subsidy programs and free admission days.

Posted by: Maggie | February 26, 2007

The Voice of the Martyrs

Formed in 1967, The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) works to: encourage and empower Christians to fulfill the Great Commission in areas of the world where they are persecuted for their involvement in propagating the gospel of Jesus Christ; to give relief to the families of Christian martyrs in these areas of the world; to equip local Christians to win to Christ their enemies who are opposed to the gospel in countries where believers are actively persecuted for their Christian witness; to undertake projects of encouragement, helping believers rebuild their lives and Christian witness in countries that have formerly suffered Communist oppression; and to emphasize the fellowship of all believers by informing the world of atrocities committed against Christians and by remembering their courage and faith.

The Voice of the Martyrs
P.O. Box 443
Bartlesville, OK 74005
tel: (918) 337-8015
fax: (918) 338-0189

Posted by: Maggie | February 26, 2007

Better Basics

Better Basics’ mission is to create a more literate community by providing reading intervention and enrichment programs in high-need schools. Our programs began in one Birmingham City elementary school in 1994. Since then, we have been invited into over 40 schools in Birmingham and surrounding school systems. Better Basics provides reading intervention to all school-age children that need additional help; promotes reading for pleasure to 4th graders; sponsors arts and science programs to schools; and encourages family reading and good parenting.

Posted by: Maggie | February 26, 2007

Berkshire Humane Society

Founded in 1992, Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) is a private, open admission shelter, operating to improve the lives of all animals in Berkshire County. Our mission is to assure the compassionate care, treatment and, whenever possible, the placement of homeless animals through the shelter operation; and to promote and improve the welfare of all animals through community education and outreach. BHS also provides free educational programs for local school children, a pet-food bank for economically distressed pet owners, and assistance for The Elizabeth Freeman Center in providing battered and abused women with a safe haven for their pets during crisis.

Posted by: Maggie | February 26, 2007

ASHA For Education

Founded in 1991, Asha for Education is a secular organization dedicated to change in India by focusing on basic education in the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change. Today, there are over 66 Asha chapters worldwide: 45 in the US, 14 in India, and seven in Europe, Singapore and Australia. The organization has more than 1,000 active volunteers and several thousand supporters around the world. To date, Asha has supported more than 385 different projects spanning 24 states in India. In terms of project funding, almost $4 million has been disbursed to these projects since Asha’s inception. By pioneering bold new initiatives in the field of education, Asha is making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children of India.

Posted by: Maggie | February 26, 2007

Angel Flight

Founded in 1996, Angel Flight Northeast provides free flights so children and adults can access medical care for as long and as often as needed. We are a volunteer corps of over 1,200 private pilots and “Earth Angels” who combine our love of flying with the spirit of grassroots volunteerism by flying patients and their families to the critical health care they need. We provide air transportation in private aircrafts by volunteer pilots so that children and adults may access life saving medical care free of charge. We are also a vital mode of transportation for organs, blood and for patients awaiting organ transplants. Since our founding, we have answered over 30,000 flight requests and have flown over eight million miles.

Posted by: Maggie | February 26, 2007

The American Friends of Alyn Hospital

American Friends of Alyn Hospital supports Israel’s premiere rehabilitation center for physically handicapped children, adolescents and young adults. Alyn Hospital combines expertise and love so that each patient and family can meet the challenges of living with disabilities and achieve the highest possible level of mobility and independence. Alyn Hospital, established almost 50 years ago, is one of the world’s leading specialists in the active and intensive rehabilitation of children with a broad range of physical disabilities and is the only facility of its kind in Israel. The Hospital currently has 93 beds for hospitalized patients, 100 beds for day-care treatment and an Out Patient Clinic which receives some 4,000 to 5,000 patient visits a year.

Posted by: Maggie | February 26, 2007

Alpha House of Tampa

Established in 1978, Alpha House of Tampa seeks to empower pregnant and parenting women in crisis to realize their ability to break the cycles of poverty and abuse and create promising lives. We do this by providing safe housing, education and counseling, parenting and life skills training, vocational assistance and spiritual support. Today, Alpha House offers a 20 bedroom maternity home and transitional housing for 16 mothers with babies who don’t have a safe place to go after the birth of their child. We are the only licensed maternity home in Hillsborough County.

Posted by: Maggie | February 26, 2007

Allstars Helping Kids

At All Stars Helping Kids, we support organizations that break the cycle of poverty through education, provide enriching opportunities for at-risk youth, strengthen low-income families, and make life brighter for children facing life-threatening illnesses. Believing that everyone can be a star by making a difference in the lives of children, NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott founded All Stars Helping Kids in 1989. Since then, All Stars Helping Kids has been a galvanizing force and a vehicle for individuals and corporate partners to invest in the future of children and our communities.

Posted by: Maggie | February 23, 2007

Need $87K in 3 Months or No Kill Shelter Will Close

The Meriden Humane Society
(203) 238-3650
They are a no-kill shelter and offer low cost spay/neuter certificates to local residents for dogs.

It was on the news WFBS-Channel 3 this morning (2/23/07). The Meriden Humane Society will have to close its doors in three months if they cannot raise $87,000 to cover their expenses. Please, if you are able, donate to this ASPCA branch to keep it open. Thank you for your compassionate response.

Posted by: Maggie | February 19, 2007

Children of the Nations

Founded in 1995, Children of the Nations’ (COTN) mission is to provide responsible care to orphaned and destitute children by the equipping of nationals, giving children every possible advantage available to grow in a stable, Christ-centered environment, empowering them to be the leaders of tomorrow. Today, COTN is working in the USA, Dominican Republic, Sierra Leone, and Malawi to provide relief for orphaned and destitute children. COTN operates homes, schools, farms, skill centers, clinics and village feeding centers in an effort to give quality care to our children. From the initial desire to rescue children from their despair, to today creating a family for each child, COTN has come so far. Today, over 5,000 children are learning to be leaders for tomorrow.

Posted by: Maggie | February 19, 2007

Child Aid

Since 1987, Child Aid has helped poor children by establishing partnerships with grassroots community organizations in Latin America working to remove barriers to their children’s health and education. These community organizations have identified crucial needs and developed strategies for positive change. They lack the financial and technical resources and experience in organization building that Child Aid provides. After helping a local group to develop the skills to sustain itself and grow, Child Aid moves on to assist somewhere else. In this way, we’re helping to create organizations that have a lasting and memorable impact – building brighter futures for poor children.

Posted by: Maggie | February 19, 2007

All God’s Children

Founded in 1988, All God’s Children (AGC) is dedicated to the orphaned and disadvantaged children of Honduras. The ministry of AGC helped to build and create Hogar de Ninos Nazareth, a refuge of care and compassion, where the children were given food, shelter, medical care, spiritual training and love, as well as a sponsorship program. Presently, almost 200 children at Hogar depend on the support of this organization. Girls and young boys live together in Hogar’s main facility, sharing the chores and learning important job skills such as sewing and woodworking. 8-19 year old boys reside on a working farm, complete with crops, livestock and a carpentry and welding shop. In the near future, Hogar plans to offer a transitional housing complex geared toward college-age adults.

Posted by: Maggie | February 19, 2007

Arizona Humane Society

Founded in 1957 by a compassionate group of volunteers who recognized the need to end animal suffering in the community, the Arizona Humane Society is the state’s largest, animal-welfare and protection agency. Our programs and services include: animal sheltering and pet adoptions; the Emergency Animal Medical Technician (EAMT) animal-rescue and cruelty investigation program; low-cost spay/neuter and wellness services; mobile spay/neuter and animal wellness services in rural and impoverished areas of Arizona and the Southwest; the Stardust Humane Education program which emphasizes respect and compassion for all living beings; the Second Chance Animal Hospital; and Project SafeHouse and Project Active Duty to aid the pets of domestic violence victims and activated members of the U.S. military.

Posted by: Maggie | February 19, 2007

Arizona Animal Welfare League

The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) is the largest and oldest “no-kill” shelter in Arizona. Our mission is to provide excellent care, protection and loving compassion for the life of the animals entrusted to us and to take a leadership role in promoting humane values for the benefit of all animals and people. The AAWL was started in 1971 by Amanda Blake, who played Miss Kitty on TV’s “Gunsmoke”, and other animal lovers who were concerned about the number of stray animals at the local county facilities. For over 30 years, the AAWL has rescued thousands of homeless animals and provided important humane services to animals and people.

Posted by: Maggie | February 19, 2007

The Anti-Cruelty Society

Founded in 1899, The Anti-Cruelty Society exists to prevent cruelty to animals and to advance humane education. Since 1999, the beginning of our second century of caring, we have found loving permanent homes for more than 40,000 pets, spayed or neutered more than 61,000 animals and taught messages of compassion and caring for the animals to more than 225,000 school-aged children and community groups. We also provide a wide variety of services and resources. These include an adoption program, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, a rehabilitation & treatment center, a low-income clinic, humane education/community outreach, cruelty and abuse investigations and rescue, dog training classes, a free behavior hotline, and pet visitations.

Posted by: Maggie | February 19, 2007

The Animal Welfare Institute

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), founded in 1951, works to reduce the sum total of pain and fear inflicted on animals by humans. In the organization’s early years our particular emphasis was on the desperate needs of animals used for experimentation. Since then we expanded the scope of our work to address many other areas of animal suffering. Today one of our greatest areas of emphasis is cruel animal factories, which raise and slaughter pigs, cows, chickens and other animals. Another major AWI effort is our quest to end the torture inflicted on furbearing animals. AWI protects animals in laboratories including promotion of development of non-animal testing methods and prevention of painful experiments on animals by high school students.

Posted by: Maggie | February 19, 2007

The Animal Welfare Association

The Animal Welfare Association (AWA), is an organization providing shelter for orphaned animals, low-cost spay and neuter services, pet assisted therapy and humane education for the community since 1948. For more than fifty years, AWA has been committed to the prevention and eradication of animal suffering. Many of the dogs, cats and rabbits entering the AWA shelter receive extensive veterinary care. On an annual basis, more than 2,500 orphaned animals are provided with temporary housing and care prior to placement in loving homes. Our veterinary staff performs more than 10,000 spay/neuter surgeries each year in our low cost surgical clinic preventing the birth of untold numbers of unwanted animals.

Posted by: Maggie | February 19, 2007

Animal Rescue League of Iowa

The mission of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is to promote animal welfare, the human animal bond, and prevent the overpopulation of pets. Founded in 1926, the ARL is Iowa’s largest animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year. The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and much more. In 2005, we took in more than 14,000 animals. The shelter continues to spay and neuter all dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and pigs that are adopted from our shelter – some 5,000 animals annually.

Posted by: Maggie | February 19, 2007

Animal Friends

Animal Friends, Southwestern Pennsylvania’s premier companion animal resource center, is committed to building, nurturing and respecting the human-animal bond and creating a community where our relationship with companion animals is guided by compassion. It is our mission to: provide for the well-being of companion animals in need, while adhering to our no-kill tradition, and find each a lifelong, loving home; act as an advocate on behalf of animals and as an enforcer of their rights and protection; reduce animal overpopulation through education and supportive programs; promote a bond of mutual assistance between people and animals; and instill respect for, and appreciation of, all living beings.

Posted by: Maggie | February 19, 2007

Progressive Animal Welfare Society

A Northwest leader in protecting animals since 1967, the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) shelters homeless animals, rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife, and empowers people to demonstrate compassion and respect for animals in their daily lives.

PAWS’ Mission

PAWS advocates for animals through education, legislation and direct care.

PAWS’ Vision

PAWS is the leading voice for animals in Washington State and a recognized leader in the nation for its progressive outreach and education programs, legislative work, and premier wildlife rehabilitation and companion animal services. Through many collaborative relationships with organizations and individuals, PAWS is making a better world for animals.PAWS envisions this world to be a place where all people recognize the intrinsic value of animal life, are mindful of the impact of their daily behaviors and choices on animals, and consistently demonstrate compassion and respect.

PAWS’ Values
  • The recognition and respect of the intrinsic value of animal life.
  • The capability of animals to express their natural and innate behaviors in appropriate ways, and experience the highest quality of life possible.
  • The right of animals to be free from cruelty, neglect, and abuse.
  • The importance of ending companion animal overpopulation.
  • The caring guardianship of companion animals.
  • The preservation of wild species and their habitats.
  • The role that all humans play in the active stewardship of maintaining the environmental and ecological balance of the earth.
  • The consideration of the animals’ best interest when making decisions, along with consideration of the longterm consequences and the impact of our work when determining how best to allocate PAWS’ resources.
  • The trust that the public places in us with regard to animal care and the management of our resources.
PAWS’ Core Organizational Positions On Animal Issues
  • People and animals are well-served when everyone gives thoughtful consideration to how their attitudes, actions, and behaviors impact the animals with whom we share the earth.
  • Public outreach and education efforts are most effective when presented using legal and non-confrontational methods. PAWS advocates for animals by leading issue campaigns, working with elected officials, proposing animal-friendly legislation, and providing education to the public; and through the compassionate and appropriate way we treat the animals in our care.
  • Wild animals are best served by being allowed to live undisturbed in their natural environment. Wild animals should not be owned as household pets or property. Wild animals of any kind should not be used for commercial exploitation.
  • Companion animals should be spayed or neutered because this is the most humane and effective way to end the suffering, killing, and need for euthanasia of animals caused by companion animal over-population. Breeding that is not managed or is irresponsible contributes to companion animal over-population and is therefore opposed.
  • Farm animals have the right to physically move about freely, to engage in their natural behaviors, and to live without imposed stress and fear. Animal-friendly diets and lifestyles are promoted because they alleviate the suffering of farm animals as well as positively impact the health of people and the environment.
  • Cruel and inhumane research and product testing on animals promotes animal suffering. Non-animal methods for research and product testing should always be explored and used.
  • Companion animals are euthanized only when all reasonable courses of treatment and determination of adoptability have been exhausted. Wild animals are euthanized only when there is no reasonable chance of release and survival in their natural habitats.
  • In our role of upholding the rights of animals, we believe it is our responsibility to educate the public about the positions PAWS holds and values.

Posted by: Maggie | February 19, 2007

PAWS Atlanta

The mission of PAWS Atlanta, Inc. is to provide shelter, food and medical care for abandoned pets, and ensure they are placed in safe, loving homes.  The mission encompasses three goals: 

[1] to advance the no-kill philosophy

[2] to reduce pet overpopulation through spaying or neutering

[3] to educate the community regarding the responsible and humane care of pets. 

Posted by: Maggie | February 13, 2007

Global Fund for Children

Founded in 1994, the Global Fund for Children (GFC) advances the dignity of children and youth around the world. GFC pursues its mission through two primary strategies: our Grantmaking Program, which supports and strengthens innovative community-based organizations working to transform the lives of vulnerable children and youth; and our Global Media Ventures, which creates and promotes books, films, and documentary photography that help children and adults understand and appreciate the multicultural world in which we live.

Posted by: Maggie | February 13, 2007

Christian Relief Fund

Founded in 1971, the Christian Relief Fund (CRF) is dedicated to following Christ’s example of ministering to human needs: spiritually, physically, and emotionally, by feeding the hungry, healing disease and heartbreak, fighting ignorance and poverty through education and preaching the Gospel through word and deed. Since its founding, CRF has grown to provide child sponsorship, family sponsorship, and operate children’s homes and schools in third-world countries. CRF sponsorship programs and homes provide food, clothes, medical care, schooling, and Bible teaching in 22 countries. Currently nearly 3,000 children are being sponsored in our programs.

Posted by: Maggie | February 13, 2007


Founded in 1945, CARE fights root causes of poverty in the world’s poorest communities. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. In 70 countries, women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. Each year, CARE helps tens of millions of people around the world effect real, positive changes in their lives.

Posted by: Maggie | February 13, 2007

Save the Children

Save the Children, founded in 1932, is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. Save the Children’s unique self-help approach to relief, recovery and ongoing development has nurtured the seeds of hope for millions of children and their families. Save the Children’s development programs focus on the areas of: economic opportunity; education; emergencies and protection; hunger and malnutrition; health; HIV/AIDS; saving newborn lives; and literacy. Save the Children works in more than 39 countries, including the United States, and serves more than 33 million children and 32 million others working to save and improve children’s lives, including parents, community members, local organizations and government agencies.

Posted by: Maggie | February 13, 2007

Kids Alive International

Founded in 1916, Kids Alive International reflects the love of Christ by rescuing suffering children-in-crisis, nurturing them with quality holistic care, and introducing them to the transforming power of Jesus Christ so they are enable to instill hope in others. Our primary outreach is to care, train and disciple children and youth through whatever means is most appropriate for the ministry. We have residential care facilities, day programs, and schools. Each of the children rescued by Kids Alive has come from some type of desperate situation. They may have been living on the streets, been abused, have AIDS, they may be a true orphan or been abandoned, they are victims of war, disease, and poverty.

Posted by: Maggie | February 13, 2007

Women for Women International

Founded in 1993, Women for Women International (WWI) helps women in war-torn regions rebuild their lives by providing financial and emotional support, job skills training, rights awareness and leadership education and access to business skills, capital and markets. Through the program, women become confident, independent and productive as they embrace the importance of their roles in rebuilding their families, their communities and ultimately, their nations. We help women advance from being victims to attaining stability as survivors to becoming active citizens in their communities. Since its founding, WWI has served more than 73,000 women and distributed approximately $24 million in direct aid and microcredit loans.

Posted by: Maggie | February 13, 2007

American Jewish World Service

Established in 1985, the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization motivated by Judaism’s imperative to pursue justice. AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. Through grants to grassroots organizations, volunteer service, advocacy and education, AJWS fosters civil society, sustainable development and human rights for all people, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship within the Jewish community.

Posted by: Maggie | February 13, 2007

Adventist Development and Relief Agency

ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) was initiated by the Seventh-day Adventist church in 1956. The basis for its existence is to follow Christ’s example by being a voice for, serving, and partnering with those in need. ADRA seeks to identify and address social injustice and deprivation in developing countries. The agency’s work seeks to improve the quality of life of those in need. ADRA invests in the potential of these individuals through community development initiatives targeting Food Security, Economic Development, Primary Health and Basic Education. ADRA’s emergency management initiatives provide aid to disaster survivors.

Posted by: Maggie | January 27, 2007

The Alliance for Children’s Rights

The Alliance for Children’s Rights is protecting the rights and futures of abused and impoverished children throughout Los Angeles County. Through direct legal services, community education, and advocacy, The Alliance’s diverse programs are not only serving the immediate needs of children and families, they are also helping to create systemic change that will protect the future of children for generations to come. Founded in 1992, The Alliance has helped more than 50,000 children throughout Los Angeles County: children who are living in foster care, children with learning disabilities, children who need medical treatment or public benefits, and children in need of legal guardianship or adoption.

Posted by: Maggie | January 26, 2007

Toys For Tots

The mission of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (MTFTF) is the fund raising, funding and support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Since its founding in 1991, MTFTF has supplemented local toy collections with 64.5 million toys valued at $344 million. Concurrently, the Foundation provided over $3.9 million worth of promotion and support materials, which enable local Toys for Tots coordinators to conduct more effective local campaigns. The primary goal of the Foundation is the same as that of the overall Toys for Tots program: to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.

Posted by: Maggie | January 24, 2007

American Hospice Foundation

The American Hospice Foundation (AHF) works to improve access to quality hospice care through public education, professional training, and advocacy on behalf of consumers. AHF supports programs that serve the needs of terminally ill and grieving individuals of all ages. AHF advances hospice concepts by: training school professionals who work with grieving students, educating employers and managers about the needs of grieving employees, creating tools to help hospices reach out to their communities, promoting improved hospice benefits in managed care organizations, and initiating research on consumer needs and preferences in end-of-life care. By forging partnerships at local and national levels, we ensure that hospice care is available to many who might otherwise be underserved.

Posted by: Maggie | January 23, 2007

American Friends of Shalva

American Friends of Shalva provides financial support for Shalva Israel. Shalva was founded in 1990 on the premise that mentally and physically challenged children are not just the responsibility of the families to which they were born. Shalva, which means peace of mind, tranquility, gives the mentally challenged a chance to play their special role in this world. Shalva enables parents to cope with the incessant pressures of caring for a severely challenged child, and to experience the joy and satisfaction of raising their exceptional child at home. With its dedicated staff of professional educators and therapists, and augmented by trained volunteers, Shalva provides unique programs for hundreds of special needs children from the entire spectrum of Israeli society.

Posted by: Maggie | January 23, 2007

Ronald McDonald House

More than 30,000 volunteers from around the world provide the backbone of the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room programs. In the last year, volunteers contributed nearly 1 million hours of their time to support these Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) programs.

Help your local Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room provide comfort to the families of ill children by helping with all aspects of operations. Volunteers can help with the following activities:

  • Fundraising
  • Program development
  • Event planning
  • Serving families

Local Houses also need your help to:

  • Clean and organize the kitchen – they need to be well stocked and organized so dozens of meals can be made daily.
  • Clean and disinfect the play areas – many of the kids are susceptible to germs. Help them stay as healthy as possible.
  • Exercise your green thumb by keeping up the garden areas.
  • Sweep walkways and wash windows.
  • Host a movie night. Bring friends or family with you to the local Ronald McDonald House for a viewing of your favorite movies. Make popcorn at the House, and invite families staying there to join in the fun.
  • Host a game night at the local House. Provide different board games and invite families to join in the competition.

Also, many families are at a Ronald McDonald House for the holidays and special events. With your help, they can feel at home and enjoy these times. You can:

  • Decorate the House with holiday cheer.
  • Host a pizza party during a special sports or awards event.
  • Host birthday parties for family members.
  • Organize an art project focused on a holiday/event for kids at the House.
  • Cook a special holiday meal for families.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact your local RMHC Chapter, Ronald McDonald House or Ronald McDonald Family Room programs.

Posted by: Maggie | January 23, 2007

St. Jude’s Hospital

The American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to find cures for children with catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas and opened in 1962. It is supported primarily by funds from volunteer contributions raised by ALSAC. Research efforts are directed at understanding the molecular, genetic and chemical bases of catastrophic diseases in children, identifying cures for such diseases and promoting their prevention. Research is focused specifically on cancers, acquired and inherited immunodeficiencies, infectious diseases and genetic disorders.

Posted by: Maggie | January 23, 2007

My Sister’s Place

My Sister’s Place (MSP) is a shelter for battered women and their children. MSP is an interactive community committed to eradicating domestic violence. We provide safe, confidential shelter; programs; education; and advocacy for battered women and their children. Our goal is to empower women to take control of their own lives. My Sister’s Place has been providing services to battered women and their children since 1979. We are committed to assisting women in acquiring the information, resources, and skills to end the cycle of violence and abuse in their lives; and to achieve self-confidence, self-reliance, and independence. We work in partnership with community-based programs and organizations to provide our services.

Posted by: Maggie | January 20, 2007

Feed the Children

Feed The Children is a Christian, international relief organization that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disaster. Since 1979, we have grown into one of the world’s largest private organizations dedicated to helping hungry and hurting people and have reached children and families in 118 countries around the globe. Through schools, orphanages and church-related programs, we touch the lives of millions of children. A key goal is to help needy families move past needing help and become self-sufficient members of their community. Through long-term development programs, thousands of families worldwide have increased their ability to be self-sufficient.

Posted by: Maggie | January 19, 2007

Habitat For Humanity International

Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Habitat has built more than 200,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1,000,000 people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. Habitat is founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in dignity and safety.

Posted by: Maggie | January 18, 2007

The King Center

Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of America’s greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality and peace.
More than 650,000 visitors from all over the world are drawn annually to the King Center to pay homage to Dr. King, view unique exhibits illustrating his life and teachings and visit the King Center’s Library, Archives, his final resting place, his birth home, gift shop and other facilities.  Located in Atlanta’s Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, The King Center utilizes diverse communications media, including books, audio and video cassettes, film, television, CDs and web pages, to reach out far beyond its physical boundaries to educate people all over the world about Dr. King’s life, work and his philosophy and methods of nonviolent conflict-reconciliation and social change.
In these web pages, you will find invaluable resources to become informed about Dr. King and the ongoing efforts to fulfill his great dream of the Beloved Community for America and the world.  With your support, The King Center will make a major contribution to preparing coming generations of Dr. King’s followers to carry forward his unfinished work into the 21st century.

Posted by: Maggie | January 16, 2007

Prisoner Alert

The reward for your endeavor will be what is said by many prisoners “while doing time for God, we praise Him that we are not forgotten.” Even in the most horrific conditions and suffering there can be dignity. This is what you will give to a fellow believer in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Posted by: Maggie | January 16, 2007

The Smile Train

It just might be the most effective, impactful donation to a charity
you ever make.
  100% of your donation will go towards programs that help children, 0% will go to overhead.
  The free cleft surgery your donation will help provide, is a true, modern-day medical miracle: it costs as little as $250 and takes as little as 45 minutes.
  That’s all it takes to give a desperate child not just a new smile, but a new life.
  When you see the impact your donation has, you’ll end up smiling too.

Posted by: Maggie | January 16, 2007

Ahava Kids

Ahava Kids-a not for profit organization exists for one reason: to rescue orphaned young people from the crime of child trafficking, enslavement and exploitation throughout the world.

Posted by: Maggie | January 16, 2007

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.

Each year, MSF doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, administrators, and other medical and non-medical professionals depart on more than 3,800 field assignments. They work alongside more than 22,500 locally hired staff to provide medical care.

In emergencies and their aftermath, MSF provides health care, rehabilitates and runs hospitals and clinics, performs surgery, battles epidemics, carries out vaccination campaigns, operates feeding centers for malnourished children, and offers mental health care. When needed, MSF also constructs wells and dispenses clean drinking water, and provides shelter materials like blankets and plastic sheeting.

Through longer-term programs, MSF treats patients with infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, sleeping sickness, and HIV/AIDS, and provides medical and psychological care to marginalized groups such as street children.

MSF was founded in 1971 as a nongovernmental organization to both provide emergency medical assistance and bear witness publicly to the plight of the people it assists. A private nonprofit association, MSF is an international network with sections in 19 countries.

Posted by: Maggie | January 16, 2007

Save Africa’s Children

Save Africa’s Children (SAC) is an African-American founded organization, providing direct support to children affected by HIV/AIDS, poverty and war throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.  SAC partners with American and African churches, individuals, grassroots organizations, government and corporate sectors to meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable; endeavoring to build a dynamic, diverse movement to restore hope and a future for Africa’s children.

Posted by: Maggie | December 28, 2006

Hello world!

Welcome to Worthy Organizations. These are organizations that are making a difference in our world. To find out more about any of them, simply click on their link and it will take you directly to their web site. I suggest that everyone visits at least once. You’ll never forget it.