2019: FRIENDS OF NGONG ROAD ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP OF A YOUNG GIRL Friends of Ngong Road (FoNR), a Minnesota-based 501(c)(3), and Ngong Road Children Association (NRCA), a registered Kenya NGO, operate with the shared mission of providing education and support for impoverished Nairobi children whose families have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The devastation
caused by HIV/AIDS in Kenya has left the country with approximately 1 million orphaned children and many more living with a surviving HIV+ parent. Children in this program all live in the slums of Dagoretti, Nairobi where the median household income is under two dollars per day. Approximately 50% of the children in the program are orphans and the other 50% live with a surviving HIV+ parent; 5% of children in the program are themselves HIV+. Without the opportunity provided by a high-quality education, these children would be sentenced to lives of continuing poverty and would be an economic drag on Kenyan society. Unfortunately, Kenya’s public education system is not up to the task as it is woefully underfunded and inconsistent in quality. FoNR believes that placing at-risk children in high-performing private schools for primary education and public high schools gives them the best chance of success and will have a long-term positive ripple effect on Kenya, Africa and the world. To learn more, click HERE.
Also in February 2014, and continuing now in 2019, we began an annual sponsorship of a child with the ANGEL’S IN NEED organization whose mission is to serve children with special needs and their families both locally and abroad. Our goal is to enrich the lives of these children and families by supporting already existing programs and organizations devoted to our cause as well as aiding in the
development, implementation and financial support of programs where they are non-existent, all in an attempt to provide the children with opportunity and a sense of community in which to blossom. Angel’s in Need, Inc. operates on a strictly volunteer basis. We are a 100% volunteer, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. For more information on ANGEL’S IN NEED or to make a donation, please click HERE.
Non-Profit Of The Month
DECEMBER 2019: ALS Foundation for Life
Our goal at the ALS Foundation for Life is to raise public awareness and help improve the quality of life for the men and women in our community who are battling this disease on a daily basis.
We are committed to providing funding for medical equipment, home modifications, and technological devices allowing patients some independence and sense of dignity.
Our goal is to reach out into the ALS community to offer assistance and make an impact on the lives of patients and their families. Make a Donation HERE.
NOVEMBER 2019: Raphael Village
OCTOBER 2019: Hill Country Humane Society
Hill Country Humane Society is a managed admission animal shelter facility and a 501(c)3 non-profit organization engaged in animal sheltering. HCHS contracts with the counties of Llano and Burnet and cities of Burnet, Bertram, Sunrise Beach, Granite Shoals and Horseshoe Bay to provide sheltering services for homeless dogs and cats as well as a quarantine facility. The Hill Country Humane Society through a Board of Directors governs the operations of the shelter. Shelter employees monitor and care for homeless animals (treat minor medical issues, administer basic vaccines, treat for fleas, perform initial worming, conduct temperament testing, engage in basic training of dogs), adhere to high level disease control measures and cleaning/sanitation procedures, and oversee the surrender, reclaim, and adoption of displaced animals. Donate HERE.
SEPTEMBER 2019: Hope on Haven Hill and Golfers Against Cancer
Hope on Haven Hill is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive treatment for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders to pregnant and parenting women in a safe and nurturing environment. Hope on Haven Hill supports families to recovery together through evidence based programming. Donate
Golfers Against Cancer is an all-volunteer 501c3 charitable organization whose mission is to raise money for cancer research. Funds are raised through charitable donations and sponsorships, and by your participation in annual golf tournaments, dinners, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from these events are used to fund research seeking cures to various cancers. Make A Cash Donation HERE.
AUGUST 2019: A. C. Lewis YMCA
The Y is a nonprofit, community service organization with a focus on strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y makes sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, religion or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Give Now at THIS link.
JULY 2019: Dover Children's Home and My Friend's Place
Dover Children’s Home is dedicated to enriching the lives of adolescents and strengthening their family relationships through the highest quality residential treatment services and educational programs. Our commitment to evolving and designing new treatment programs must set the standard for excellence in the field and enable those children facing life’s most difficult challenges with the means to grow and live healthy, productive, and independent lives. Donate Today!
My Friend’s Place opened the homeless shelter in 1989. Now almost 30 years later, thousands of people have called My Friend’s Place their home. Approximately 200 people will stay at the shelter during any given year, including 30 to 40 families with children. The majority of the families who stay at our shelter are women with children. However in recent years we have seen a large growth in the number of intact families we are seeing needing shelter. My Friend’s Place works closely with oﬃcials from communities within our service area to make sure that the neediest of our citizens receive the services they require to become self sufficient. Today My Friend’s Place also operates four transitional housing units in Dover. Funded by a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, these housing units are designed for homeless families who may occupy a unit for up to two years while they work to overcome obstacles to ﬁnding permanent housing. The mission is to provide home like emergency shelter and transitional housing, and exceptional support for the homeless men, women, and families in our service area. Get Involved HERE.
JUNE 2019: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
MAY 2019: St. Andrew's Episcopal School
APRIL 2019: Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank leads the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food and support to 700+ community partners and programs across 23 parishes. Our staff and volunteers distribute the equivalent of more than 32 million meals to 210,000+ people a year.
Through our food distribution programs, community kitchen meal service, nutrition education, and public benefits assistance, we are helping to create pathways out of poverty. Every year, Second Harvest secures millions of pounds of food that otherwise would have gone to waste. Our work helps ensure that these meals make it to the dinner tables of thousands of families struggling with hunger in South Louisiana.
MARCH 2019: Joyful Heart Foundation and Passages Hospice
Joyful Heart was founded in 2004 to help sexual assault survivors heal and reclaim a sense of joy in their lives. Today, Joyful Heart is a leading national organization with a mission to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support and empower survivors and end this violence. One in five women will be sexually assaulted while attending college in the United States. Now, more than ever, the work of Joyful Heart is needed in our nation and on our campus. Joyful Heart is 100% privately funded—by people just like you. Their work is only possible with your support! Anything you can donate helps support their mission to empower survivors. Donate HERE.
On the banks of the Mississippi, nestled uptown in the quaint Riverbend neighborhood. Passages HOSPICE was created bylocal hospice specialists to serve local New Orleans residents. Passages HOSPICE utilizes an entire team of skilled professionals who value life, and provide comprehensive care for each patient’s individual needs. For many seriously ill patients, hospice and palliative care offers a more dignified and comfortable alternative to spending your final months in the impersonal environment of a hospital. Donations can be sent to: Passages Hospice, 617 Dublin Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
FEBRUARY 2019: Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is Louisiana’s leading cancer care organization, caring for more patients each year than any other facility in the region. And with strategic hospital and physician partnerships, we are delivering on our mission to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer.
Mary Bird Perkins and its partners work together to provide state-of-the-art treatments and unparalleled collaborative, comprehensive cancer services. This culture of innovation helps attract the best cancer minds in the country, from expert physicians and highly specialized scientists to forward-thinking leaders in supportive care and other disciplines.
Together, with our hospital and physician partners, we are one-hundred percent focused on cancer care.
JANUARY 2019: Bridge House/Grace House
Bridge House/ Grace House was founded on the principle that recovery from addiction could not be maintained without an individual’s basic needs being met.
For 60 years, it has been our mission to provide substance abuse treatment services to those who have lost everything, are hopeless, helpless, and many wanting to die. The only organization offering long-term residential, gender specific treatment; our clinical and vocation-based programs validate each individual as an important member of our community while promoting personal responsibility in a life of recovery.
Recognized for our innovation and community engagement in transforming addictive behaviors to realize human potential, strengthen families and build a vibrant, safe and healthy greater New Orleans area, we treat over 800 homeless, indigent, uninsured, and/or unemployed men and women each year.
Our services are offered regardless of one’s ability to pay.