Ronald McDonald House
For nearly 35 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities has been creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well being of nearly 4 million children worldwide every year. Ronald McDonald House is making a global impact on the most pressing problems facing families today. Our approach is to think globally but act locally by tailoring our programs to address the most urgent needs of each community we serve. With a network of local Chapters, our core programs can be found in 52 countries and regions around the globe.
Ronald McDonald House Charities is dedicated to improving childrens access to the highest quality health care. For example, the Ronald McDonald House allows families to access specialized medical treatment by providing a place to live at little to no cost. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides high quality medical, dental and health education to those with the greatest barriers to accessible health care.
For more information, please visit the website at: http://rmhc.org/
St Judes Children Research Hospital
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital was founded in 1962 by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world. On average, 5,400 active patients visit the hospital each year, most of whom are treated on an outpatient basis. St. Jude has 78 inpatient beds and treats upwards of 250 patients each day. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. St. Jude is the first institution established for the sole purpose of conducting basic and clinical research and treatment into catastrophic childhood diseases, mainly cancer. Research findings at St. Jude are shared freely with doctors and scientists all over the world. St. Jude also enjoys a worldwide reputation as a teaching facility. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the familys inability to pay. St. Jude has developed protocols that have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to 80 percent today. In 1962, the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer, was 4 percent. Today, the survival rate for this once deadly disease is 94 percent, thanks to research and treatment protocols developed at St. Jude.
The daily operating cost for St. Jude is nearly $1.4 million, which is primarily covered by public contributions. During the past three years, 84 cents of every dollar received has supported the research and treatment at St. Jude.
For more information, please visit the website at: http://stjude.org
Animal Welfare League Chicago Ridge
The Animal Welfare League was founded in 1935 to stop the suffering of animals that seemed common place in Chicagoland. Our founding shelter, located at 6224 South Wabash Avenue in Chicago, still exists today as the only humane society on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. Our shelter operates in an economically depressed area of Chicago Illinois and provides valuable services to residents in the area such as shelter and care to homeless and needy animals, low cost clinic services to pet owners on a limited income and no-charge monthly pet food distribution. The Animal Welfare League is committed to helping every pet find a good home. Our motto is "recovery is the answer, not euthanasia" for animals that come to us injured, neglected, or abused.
For more information, please visit the website at: http://www.animalwelfareleague.com/
Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation
Ever wonder what happens to shelter dogs that are not perfect, are considered too young, too old, too sick or who have special needs?
Traditionally, these animals were automatically euthanized at area shelters. However, today, Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation exists to give many of these animals a second chance, too! The Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation was founded in 2001 to help find permanent, loving homes for homeless dogs in Chicago, Illinois. This foundation has saved the lives of over 2,500 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies. Chicago Canine Rescue assists the animals that are the MOST vulnerable in the Chicagoland area - the dogs and cats that are slated for euthanasia because they are too old, too young, too injured, have disabilities, or have simply been overlooked for too long by potential adopters at other shelters in the area. You can make a difference for the animals today!
For more information, please visit the website at: http://chicagocaninerescue.com/index.html
Public Action to Deliver Shelter
Public Action to Deliver Shelter or PADS is committed to end homelessness in DuPage County of Illinois. DuPage PADS is the non-profit leader in providing housing solutions coupled with support and employment services to assist people in DuPage County of Illinois who are homeless and in crisis rebuild their lives toward sustainable self-sufficiency. DuPage PADS is the countrys suburban model for providing interim (overnight), transitional and permanent housing with support and employment services for people who are homeless in a setting that encourages accountability and promotes independence. DuPage PADS raises community awareness about, and advocate for the needs of men, women and children who are homeless in DuPage County. Public Action to Deliver Shelter supports over 130 congregations and organizations, has 4000 volunteers, 288 PADS Partners and numerous community advocates and other service organizations, we were able to offer hope for more than 900 men, women, and children in our communities through programs and services that embrace multiple solutions to end homelessness.
For more information, please visit the website at: http://dupagepads.org/
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children opened its doors to the children of Texas in 1921, during the height of the polio epidemic, when Texas Masons and a Dallas orthopedic surgeon recognized a growing need to provide superior medical care regardless of a familys ability to pay. The hospital is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb-length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Since its inception in 1921, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has provided care for more than 190,000 children. There is no charge to patient families for treatment at the hospital, and admission is open to Texas children from birth to 18 years of age.
Thanks to generous friends in the community, the hospital is able to continue carrying out its mission of making childrens lives better and their futures brighter. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.
For more information, please visit the website at: http://www.tsrhc.org/
Humanitarian Efforts for African Learning
Humanitarian Efforts for African Learning was formed on August 15, 2002. Founded on the basis of common human need, the organization is striving to help all African children become fully human. People all over the world lack certain important human capabilities; we want to help as many as we can. Currently the corporation manages just one project, Project AIC, which supports the African Inland Church (AIC) Girls Primary School in Kajiado, Kenya. Soon, with further growth and development, and continued support from people like you, many more projects will become realities. Governed by a Board of Directors, the organization offers a small personal relationship with everyone involved. This will help in our continued efforts to aid others. Relationships are integral in the development of people, and we are striving to improve them
For more information, please contact: Humanitarian Efforts
Upward Basketball and Cheerleading
Upward, the worlds largest Christian sports program for children was created with a vision to provide the best sports experience possible for every child. Each year some 1 million people around the world play, coach, referee, or volunteer in Upward sports leagues and camps hosted by more than 2,600 churches. Anyone children and volunteers of any faith or no faith can participate in Upward sports. Specifically designed for children in K5- sixth grade, Upward aims to bring out the winner in every child regardless of the games score.
For more information, please visit the website at: http://www/upward/org
Testify Outreach Ministries
Testify Outreach Ministry reaches out to the homeless and in drug infested neighborhoods in Middlesex, North Carolina and surrounding areas. Testify Outreach Ministries has distributed sleeping bags, jackets, sweat pants, shirts and personal items to the needy. These items are donated by the neighboring comminutes and Gold Valley Church in Middlesex, North Carolina.
For more information, please visit the website at: http://goldvalley.org