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Meals on Wheels

Folks do care and do care about helping others. Regrettably, with the economy going downhill, most people are typically more concerned about where they will be living, and if they can purchase food for themselves before considering buying food for others.   Today’s economy has increased the number of poor folks across the nation.

Food is our most crucial need for survival. If you have an old, outdated car sitting in your driveway or garage, why not donate it? A lot of folks can profit from your donated vehicle? Moreover, you never know…one day, it might be you in the line for free food.

In reality, it hinges on the individual who donates where her/his contribution goes. There are hundreds of charities out there. If you go on the internet and put “car donation” in Google, you’ll be bombarded with numerous charities. A lot of them will tell you that donating a car is simple. But, pump the brakes. Before you give your car away, you must be sure to get all the facts about donating a car.

Your vehicle will be put to use in a meals program only if the charity you donate it to has this type of agenda. Don’t hesitate to ask what are the organization’s objectives. If you and your selected charity can’t agree on a certain set of goals, then keep it moving and look for another charity. The inner workings of a charity aren’t that difficult. A donated car can be driven by an individual who is carrying out the meal-on-wheels program or it can be auctioned off to raise money for the donated food.

The bottom line is one day, if you live long enough, you might see your old vehicle parked at the curb, and a charity worker ringing your bell with free meals in hand.

Dress for Success

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Dress for Success was started In 1996 by Nancy Lublin. She teamed up with three nuns in her area and, identifying a crucial need that was not being filled, founded Dress for Success in the basement of a church in Manhattan that same year. From that original basement boutique, the mission of Dress for Success spread over all of North America and then across the globe, demonstrating that achieving economic independence is a challenge that all women face regardless of their location, language, customs or culture.

Two years after forming, Dress for Success is now in 22 different cities throughout the United States, and in 1999 they established their first international location. Today, there are more than  149 Dress for Success affiliates in 26 countries — these numbers increase every year.

Dress for Success Worldwide is located in New York and oversees our global affiliate network.  Their purpose is to offer long-lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty. Dress for Success is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. They provide each client with professional attire to secure employment, but also focus on more than the clothes. Besides physically equipping the client with apparel and accessories, their programs furnish women with a confidence that she can carry forever and the knowledge that she can actively define her life, the direction she takes and what success means to her.

Project Sunshine

Project Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that provides free educational, recreational, and social programs to children facing medical challenges and their families.

Project Sunshine has a dynamic and very dedicated corps of over 15,000 volunteers to bring programming – things like recreational activities (arts), educational support (tutoring and mentoring) and social services (medical and nutritional counseling) – to 100,000 children facing medical challenges and their families in 175 cities across the United States and in four international locations: Canada, China, Israel and Kenya.

Volunteers selflessly donate their time to create program materials and deliver programs. Working onsite, our volunteers relieve the anxiety of the young patients and in a context of fun and play, foster in them the courage and coping skills necessary to confront procedures that lie ahead.

Project Sunshine volunteers spread sunshine, restoring a crucial sense of normalcy to the pediatric healthcare environment. Volunteers assemble Creative Arts & Crafts activity packages, create Sunny Gram cards (unique greeting cards that send sunshine and cheer into the hospital setting), organize toy and book drives and sew Surgi Dolls {these dolls help children prepare for surgery and other medical procedures) and other materials for children facing medical challenges. Upon completion, these items are sent to local pediatric medical facilities that have requested them for their young patients.

In addition, Project Sunshine provides hospitals and medical facilities with periodic shipments of toys, books, child–friendly Band–Aids, hand–knit caps and blankets, baby items and more.

Samaritan’s Purse

According to their website, this is their Mission Statement:

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and  physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Samaritan’s Purse is an evangelical humanitarian aid organization that provides support and help to people in physical need as part of their missionary work. The organization’s president is Franklin Graham, son of Christian evangelist Billy Graham. The name came from the parable of the Good Samaritan in the bible, loving your neighbor as yourself.

Samaritan’s Purse works in more than 100 countries around the world. Samaritan’s Purse seeks to specialize in emergency relief, shelter, water and sanitation, food and nutrition, medical care and public health, HIV/AIDS, and community-based livestock and livelihood programs and projects. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine.

One of their programs is Operation Christmas Child, which was started in 1990 in Romania. Every November, many many churches, groups and individuals prepare and collect shoe boxes filled with toys, art and school supplies, personal items, and other small gifts. A booklet of bible stories is often placed inside the shoe boxes which are given to children based on need , without regard to their faith. These boxes are then distributed overseas by volunteers. Operation Christmas Child delivers more than 10 million shoe box gifts to poor children in more than 100 countries each year.


Friends International

Friends International

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Friends-International (FI) is an acclaimed global social business and signed up non-governmental organization concentrating on kids’s empowerment developed in Cambodia in 1994. Its goal is “to build a future where all kids are risk-free from all types of abuse, have the ability to come to be efficient consumers of their countries as well as add to a much more equitable and lasting globe.”.

FI works in Cambodia, Indonesia, as well as over 35 partners around the world, offering comprehensive social solutions to marginalized city young people and also their families. Considering that its creation, FI has assisted the education and learning, health, and sustainable reintegration of more than 300,000 marginalized children, young people, and caregivers.

FI pursues the empowerment and also protection of kids and also youth through a variety of tasks that fall under four programs: Friends Programs, ChildSafe International, CYTI Partnership, and also Pals Social Company.

Annually, Friends-International supports numerous thousands of kids and young people to return to their households, go to institution or to discover work.

We collaborate with youngsters in a developmental as well as sustainable point of view according to the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Youngster (UN-CRC), running jobs for these youngsters and their family members in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Indonesia and also assisting partner organizations in these as well as other nations such as Honduras, Egypt as well as the Philippines.
youngsters and also youths, their families and areas annually sustaining them to come to be efficient as well as effective citizens of their countries.
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