Non-Profit Of The Month
DECEMBER 2012: TEXAS CENTER FOR THE MISSING
Texas Center for the Missing administers the nation’s strongest chapter of Amber Alert. Our training model is nationally recognized. The Houston Regional Amber Alert has a 90% success rate for recovering children safely! Concerned citizens are passionate about helping these families and we are honored by our association.
Texas Center for the Missing provides free child identification kits for parents should their child ever be lost. We do extensive community education of children to help them be aware, to prevent their being abducted, and to know what to do if they are. There is much more we need to do and we need your help!
You are invited to help Texas Center for the Missing in their mission. Click HERE to learn more..
NOVEMBER 2012: GOLFERS AGAINST CANCER
OCTOBER 2012: SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE
We are excited to participate with an 18 member team in this years Race for the Cure! Our team name is the “Elvis Breastly’s”. If you would like to donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation please click HERE.
ALSO IN OCTOBER: We are pleased to participate in a program started by Judge Max Tobias of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals when he noticed that foster kids moving from home to home transported their belongings in garbage bags. The firm participates by collecting and donating suitcases to Judge Tobias’s program for Louisiana children in foster care.
SEPTEMBER 2012: NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR SOCIETY
NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR SOCIETY is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means effecting change in the system at all levels.
We have a rigorous and thoughtful agenda, integrating research and public policy to bridge critical gaps. Starting with discovery science, to clinical trial design and the development of new therapies, there are many opportunities to make improvements and speed the momentum of new findings. It’s time to build on progress and transform tomorrow, today. GET INVOLVED or MAKE A GIFT to support our mission and help us find a cure for brain tumors.
AUGUST 2012: CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK Hospitals of CoxHealth
CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK Hospitals of CoxHealth is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the medical care of children, birth through age 18. Unique to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of CoxHealth is the fact that 100 percent of all funds raised remains local and 100 percent of funds raised directly benefits the children of the Ozarks. 17 million children and their families are served by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year – more than any other children’s cause. Click HERE to list to stories of children who have all been helped by Children’s Miracle Network of CoxHealth. To support the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals, click HERE.
JULY 2012: THE PHILADELPHIA GLOBAL WATER INITIATIVE
THE PHILADELPHIA GLOBAL WATER INITIATIVE is a group of interested organizations and individuals committed to helping to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals for water/sanitation throughout the world. It includes among its members the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Water Department, Water for People, Aqua America, Pennoni Associates, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Uhl, Baron, Rana and Associates, the United Nations Association – Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Meta Quality of Life Improvement Foundation, Traveling Mercies, Keiyo Soy Ministries, the Delaware River Basin Commission, and Rotary District 7450. PGWI is always interested in welcoming more members.
The members of the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative envision a world where all people have access to safe water and sanitation; a world where suffering from water-related and sanitation-related diseases are eliminated. By utilizing the resources and expertise of the Philadelphia Region, we work to increase global access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services. For more information on The Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, please click HERE.
JUNE 2012: AIDS Response Seacoast
AIDS Response Seacoast is a non-profit community-based AIDS Service Organization dedicated to providing education, direct assistance and advocacy for persons and communities affected by HIV/AIDS. ARS has been providing services in the communities of Rockingham and Strafford counties in New Hampshire since 1987. Our mission is to improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS and their families and to help prevent the spread of the virus through education and prevention programs. ARS is the only agency providing these services in Rockingham and Strafford counties. All of the services provided to persons living with HIV/AIDS are free of charge. For more information or to support AIDS Response Seacoast please click HERE.
MAY 2012: ASPCA
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. Please join us in supporting the ASPCA. Click HERE to donate and learn.
APRIL 2012: WITS (Writers in Schools, Houston, Tx.)
Writers in the Schools (WITS) engages children in the pleasure and power of reading and writing. Every child deserves a holistic education that encourages critical thinking, creativity, and personal responsibility.Writing is an art that must be practiced and developed over time. Low-income students can thrive and grow through high-quality art education programs. The relationship between the WITS writer and the classroom teacher is a partnership. WITS supports classroom teachers as they adopt new approaches to teaching creative writing. WITS writers reflect Houston’s diversity to meet the needs of the community.
Everyone has a personal story to tell. WITS provides opportunities for storytelling and the skills needed to do it well. To learn more about WITS-Houston click HERE.
MARCH 2012: The SECRET GARDEN Tours
In Louisiana, 90 out of every 100,000 residents have some form of a brain injury. Every year, 1,000 out of every 100,000 metro Orleans area residents acquire brain injuries.
The purpose of The Secret Gardens Tour is to provide information about brain injury and resources to brain injury recovery in greater New Orleans and Louisiana. Funds raised from the event will go to local brain injury education and recovery programs. Click HERE for more information.