Charity-of-the-Month
  • Fisher House Foundation - July 2008 Charity-of-the-Month
    The Fisher House™ 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.

  • Tempe Community Action Agency - June 2008 Charity-of-the-Month
    Tempe Community Action Agency, Inc ("TCAA") is a nonprofit social service organization that helps families and individuals who are in need, from before birth to age 100+. The agency's mission is to empower our community members to address basic needs to live with dignity, self-reliance, and optimum health.

  • Merlin's Miracles - May 2008 Charity-of-the-Month
    Staff Sergeant Merlin German (USMC) had a vision to help burned children and their families. He wanted the foundation to be named Merlin's Miracles.

  • National Marrow Donor Program - April 2008 Charity-of-the-Month
    The world's largest registry of donors
    The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) makes sure every patient has the best possible chance to receive the transplant he or she needs.

  • Animal Friends of the Valleys (AFV) - March 2008 Charity-of-the-Month
    Animal Friends of the Valleys (AFV), is dedicated to promoting humane care of animals through education and a humane, pro-active animal services program. We are committed to preventing the suffering of animals and to ending pet overpopulation.

  • Yellow Ribbon Fund - February 2008 Charity-of-the-Month
    The Yellow Ribbon Fund was created in early 2005 to assist our injured service members and their families while they recuperate at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center. Our mission began when the father of an injured Marine introduced two of our volunteers to staff at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval and they told us what needs were not met by other donors.

  • Canine Support Teams - January 2008 Charity-of-the-Month
    Canine Support Teams (CST) is a California based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides specially trained dogs to people with disabilities other than blindness.

  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence - December 2007 Charity-of-the-Month
    The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.

  • Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund - November 2007 Charity-of-the-Month
    The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides financial assistance to Marines and Sailors injured in combat, in training or with life threatening illness.

  • Boarding for Breast Cancer - October 2007 Charity-of-the-Month
    Boarding For Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a non-profit, youth-focused education, awareness, and fundraising foundation. Our mission is to increase awareness about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle.

  • Elton John AIDS Foundation - September 2007 Charity-of-the-Month
    Established by Sir Elton John in 1992, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations supporting innovative HIV/AIDS prevention education programs and direct care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS.

  • Music Saves Lives- August 2007 Charity-of-the-Month
    Music Saves Lives is the conduit between music, entertainment and important life-saving causes. Music Saves Lives has focused its main efforts on blood donation and the bone marrow registry, reaching out by sharing facts and educating. A featured nonprofit at Warped Tour 2007.

  • Unite The United - July 2007 Charity-of-the-Month
    The Unite The United Foundation is a charitable organization founded by the producers of the Vans Warped Tour and the Rockstar Taste Of Chaos Tour with a mission to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders from the music, touring and lifestyle worlds to come together through charitable contributions, events and volunteer efforts in order to work toward a positive change in our national community.

  • Fathers & Families - June 2007 Charity-of-the-Month
    Fathers & Families protects the child's right to the love and care of both parents. We seek shared parenting for the children of divorced and never-married parents with equal rights and responsibilities for fathers and mothers.

  • National Fibromyalgia Association - May 2007 Charity-of-the-Month
    The National Fibromyalgia Association is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia.

  • A Caring Hand - April 2007 Charity-of-the-Month
    A Caring Hand’s mission is to provide financial assistance for educational opportunities and bereavement counseling to children that have experienced the loss of a parent.

  • Locks of Love - March 2007 Charity-of-the-Month
    Locks of Love's mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.

  • Lance Armstrong Foundation - February 2007 Charity-of-the-Month
    The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) inspires and empowers people affected by cancer. We help people with cancer focus on living; we believe unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. From the moment of diagnosis the LAF provides the practical information and tools people with cancer need to live life on their own terms.

  • Homeless Advocacy Project - January 2007 Charity-of-the-Month
    The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) is a non-profitt organization whose mission is to provide free legal aid and counseling to homeless individuals and families, and to non-profit community groups developing affordable housing and other services for the homeless.

  • Yorkville Common Pantry - December 2006 Charity-of-the-Month
    The Yorkville Common Pantry in New York City is a Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry that serves over 1,000,000 meals per year to homeless and hungry people and helps them regain their dignity.

  • Nickel Mines School Victims Fund - November 2006 Charity-of-the-Month
    Charity Of The Month for November 2006 is the 'Nickel Mines School Victims Fund'. On October 2, 2006, seven Amish families in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, experienced the unimaginable -- ten of their young daughters were shot, five fatally, by a gunman who invaded the Amish school where their children attended. A coordinated fund has been established to help the families and children affected, both for the short and long term complications that they will be be dealing with both physically and emotionally.

  • Keep A Breast Foundation - October 2006 Charity-of-the-Month
    The Keep A Breast Foundation is a unique non-profit organization creating plaster forms of the female torso, customized by fine artists and auctioned to raise funding for breast cancer. Our mission is to produce art events that increase breast cancer awareness among young people and benefit breast cancer education, prevention and treatment programs in communities around the world.

  • Alzheimer's Association - September 2006 Charity-of-the-Month
    The Alzheimer's Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research, care and support, is dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer's.

  • Amnesty International USA - August 2006 Charity-of-the-Month
    Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.

  • Kristin Brooks Hope Center - July 2006 Charity-of-the-Month
    Kristin Brooks Hope Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention, intervention and healing. If you are in crisis and want to speak with someone, please call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) immediately.

  • The Children's Room - June 2006 Charity-of-the-Month
    The mission of 'The Children's Room'is to provide a safe and caring place where grieving children, teens, and families can receive peer support and the guidance of trained volunteers.

  • Byron Story Foundation - May 2006 Charity-of-the-Month
    The Byron Story Foundation (YRCC) provides comprehensive services that address academic and behavioral needs for male and female adolescents who have failed the public school setting and those who are in school as a result of their behavior related to coping skills and who have impaired family functioning.

  • American Macular Degeneration Foundation - April 2006 Charity-of-the-Month
    Macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness. The American Macular Degeneration Foundation works for the prevention, treatment, and cure of macular degeneration through raising funds, educating the public and supporting scientific research.

  • The Unforgettables Foundation - March 2006 Charity-of-the-Month
    The mission of The Unforgettables Foundation is to enable low-income families to give their children a dignified burial.

  • STANDUP FOR KIDS - February 2006 Charity-of-the-Month
    The mission of STANDUP FOR KIDS is to help homeless and street kids. We are a 95% all volunteer based organization committed to the rescue of homeless and street kids. Fact: 1 child runs away every minute of everyday.

  • The Reason Foundation - January 2006
    Does the American public know this? Does the American public care?
    You may think your home is your castle, but the Supreme Court decided it is just on loan from your friendly local government. - Read more about Eminent Domain...

  • Hurricane Katrina Relief Charities - December 2005
    The Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation has been established in order to help provide assistance to Louisiana victims of Hurricane Katrina.

    Family-to-Family is a nonprofit organization who is currently expanding their normal efforts to help with Hurricane Katrina and Rita families.

    Pasado's Safe Haven was one of the first and has been one of the finest Hurricane Katrina animal rescue organizations taking part in the effort in the Gulf. Here is some information about their organization.

  • Hurricane Katrina Relief Charities - November 2005
    Governor Riley Announces Alabama Emergency Relief Fund for Hurricane Katrina Victims.

    KatrinaHousing.org is a non-profit project formed assist the survivors of Hurricane Katrina with their housing needs.

    Best Friends Animal Society is helping with animal rescue in the Hurricane Katrina affected areas.

  • Hurricane Katrina Relief Charities - October 2005
    The Mississippi Hurricane Recovery Fund has been set up by Governor Haley Barbour to serve as the state’s central clearinghouse to donate to Mississippians who are recovering and preparing to rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

    The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is a non-profit, charitable organization. Their mission is to protect the animals of South Mississippi. The HSSM’s shelter and operational capabilities were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and are in need of help.

    Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and her immense devastation, former Presidents Bush and Clinton established the Bush-Clinton Katrina Funds to provide relief and rebuilding resources to help the victims of this disaster.

  • Salvation Army - September 2005 Charity-of-the-Month
    Salvation Army Hurricane Relief Fund 2005. The Salvation Army continues to feed and shelter refugees of Hurricane Katrina. We will continue to work diligently while there is need to meet that need in whatever ways we can. We thank you for your partnership with us.

  • Marvin Jones Charitable Foundation - August 2005
    image The Marvin Jones Charitable Foundation, Inc. is an organization dedicated to supporting and motivating youth towards success by engaging them in positive experiences through academics, community involvement and sports.

  • Canine Assistants - July 2005 Charity-of-the-Month
    image Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization, founded in 1991, which trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs.

  • Population Connection - June 2005 Charity-of-the-Month
    For nearly 40 years, Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth) has been educating young people with it's award-winning Population Education program and advocating for progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth's resources.

  • Marine Mammal Conservancy - May 2005 Charity-of-the-Month
    image It is our mission at the Marine Mammal Conservancy to provide professional and effective response and care for stranded marine mammals. Marine Mammals are under a constant barrage of environmental pressures threatening the health and perseverance of their species. If we are to help ensure these extraordinary creatures' continued success in our oceans we must first identify essential conservation needs.

  • Laura’s House - April 2005 Charity-of-the-Month
    Laura’s House is dedicated to ending the silence of domestic violence and strengthening the families of our community through emergency shelter, counseling and resource center, Step Ahead, children’s programs and childcare services, legal assistance, and CHOICES Institute, and education and training.

  • CARE USA - March 2005 Charity-of-the-Month
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    CARE USA fights root causes of poverty in the world’s poorest communities. We place 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.

  • Oxfam America - February 2005 Charity-of-the-Month
    Oxfam America is committed to creating lasting solutions to global poverty, hunger, and social injustice. Working with local partners, Oxfam fosters community-led development and provides emergency relief, while also campaigning to change global practices that keep people in poverty.

  • Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation - December 2004
    image Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation serves children and teenagers suffering from chronic, serious, or life threatening illnesses and injuries, including cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, kidney disease, as well as severe burn and spinal cord injuries. Our programs are available to children and families, hospitals, clinics, schools, support groups, faith based organizations, and healthcare centers. Starlight Starbright touches the lives of more than 180,000 children each month.

  • Orange County Rescue Mission - November 2004 Charity-of-the-Month
    image The Orange County Rescue Mission helps hungry and homeless families in Orange County California get back on their feet. We deliver hope by providing food, shelter, clothing, guidance, counseling, education, job training, parenting classes and health care.

  • Blind Children's Learning Center - October 2004
    image Blind Children’s Learning Center’s mission is to develop the full potential of blind, visually impaired and deaf/blind children and youth to lead independent lives. Blind Children's Learning Center provides a full-range of programs and services to assist blind, visually impaired, and blind/deaf children, birth to 21years of age and their families.

  • Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco - September 2004 Charity-of-the-Month
    Episcopal Community Services (ECS) is dedicated to helping homeless and very low-income people move with dignity toward self-sufficiency by providing, each and every day, compassionate, individualized services, with access to comprehensive resources in the San Francisco community.

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig's disease- August 2004 Charity-of-the-Month
    ALS also called Lou Gehrig's disease, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis , is a disease of the parts of the nervous system that control voluntary muscle movement. The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world leader among voluntary agencies in fighting Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County – July 2004 Charity-of-the-Month
    image Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County has been helping disadvantaged, high-risk boys and girls in Orange County make the difficult transition into adulthood for more than forty-five years. There are currently over 150 children in our community who are waiting for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. They are desperate for that special person to enter their lives and make a difference. In the last 10 years, we have served over 13,000 at-risk children in Orange County and have seen amazing changes take place in their lives.

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