9 Trusted Charities Worth Your Donation

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s a good time to start thinking about helping those in need. Here, 9 charities to consider for your year-end charitable donations

Images loading...

The National Partnership for Women & Families

An estimated one in three parents are concerned about losing jobs or pay when they stay home with a sick child. The National Partnership for Women & Families fights to create policies that help people meet the demands of work and family. Along with promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive rights and affordable health care, the organization has helped enact policy prohibiting pregnancy discrimination and giving families the opportunity to take medical leave.

The National Partnership for Women & Families

All Hands Volunteers

When Hurricane Sandy swept the northeast last year, people felt compelled to help, but many organizations couldn’t handle the burden of so many extra people. All Hands Volunteers accepts help as it comes. It organizes its volunteers to clean and rebuild communities ravaged by natural disaster, and provides them with housing, meals and tools at no charge. AHV has assisted survivors in places such as Haiti, Japan and New Orleans.

All Hands Volunteers

Room to Grow

All parents want what’s best for their children. Sadly, those living in poverty often lack the resources necessary to help their kids thrive. Enter Room to Grow, which provides financially strapped parents with one-on-one support from social workers and essential baby items (books, clothing, bedding) during the critical first three years of their child’s life. This early support makes kids more likely to escape poverty as adults.

Room to Grow

V-Day

Playwright Eve Ensler established V-Day with a simple mission: End violence against women and girls. To do this, Ensler allows groups around the world to produce performances of her play “The Vagina Monologues,” as well as other V-Day works, to raise funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities. V-Day also produces large-scale benefits, films and campaigns to educate and change social attitudes toward violence against women. On its 15th anniversary on February 14, 2013 the group asked 1 billion people to “rise and dance” in recognition of the 1 billion women who will be raped or beaten in their lifetime.

Paula Allen for V-Day

The Blue Card

Thousands of Holocaust survivors are currently living out their final days in poverty. Most grantees of the Blue Card—a non-profit dedicated to helping those frail seniors—live on $15,000 per year or less, never received restitutions and are unable to afford everyday necessities. The Blue Card offers comfort and aid with emergency cash assistance, monthly stipends, Jewish holiday gifts,emergency response services and summer vacations. Donations also go toward psychological services to help survivors cope with recurring nightmares and trauma.

Blue Card

Cancer Research Institute

In the U.S. alone, more than 1 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society. The Cancer Research Institute hopes to curb those numbers through its cancer immunology research. Though many charities raise funds for cancer, CRI is the only one that focuses exclusively on immune-based approaches for treating, controlling and preventing the disease. One of its more recent triumphs: funding the scientist who developed the HPV vaccine that protects against cervical cancer.

The Cancer Research Institute

National Council on Aging

Countless seniors will face significant challenges living healthy and independent lives over the next decade. The National Council on Aging, a service and advocacy organization, works as a voice for those vulnerable and disadvantaged older adults. The group coordinates with thousands of organizations nationwide to help seniors live independently, find jobs and benefits and remain active in their communities.

National Council on Aging

Polaris Project

Human trafficking is considered one of the fastest growing crimes; according to Polaris Project, an organization that fights modern slavery, there are currently hundreds of thousands of trafficking victims in the United States alone. Polaris is combating human trafficking through public outreach and policy advocacy. The organization runs the national human trafficking hotline and provides emergency responses, transitional housing programs, counseling and jobs to victims.  Last year, Polaris helped pass 18 anti-trafficking bills and provided services for nearly 3,000 victims.

Polaris Project

Dream Foundation

The Dream Foundation is for adults what the Make-A-Wish Foundation is for kids— an organization that enables the sickest among us have one last hoorah.  For some, that’s sitting front row at New York Fashion Week, for others, it’s being reunited with family members. While it can’t change the quantity of life remaining, the Dream Foundation aims to impact the quality of end-of-life experiences. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, hospices and health care organizations, the foundation has granted thousands of wishes.

Next: Reinventing After You Lose Everything

Want MORE? Sign up for our weekly newsletter here!

Try MORE on your iPad—for FREE. Find out how at more.com/trydigital.

Dream Foundation

Share Your Thoughts!

Comments

naher naher12.08.2012

Business intelligence
Business intelligence provides a way to deliver your data in an understandable, user-friendly format.
Managing business intelligence is vital to maximizing your business performance. Our innovative Business Intelligence solutions bring together technology and business processes to retrieve, use and share information for better decision-making. These solutions are instrumental in supporting competitive organizational initiatives such as corporate performance management, supply chain effectiveness and customer relationship management.
Understanding Your Data is the Key to Good Decision-Making
http://www.prologic-corp.com/services/bus_int.html

Post new comment

Click to add a comment
Health
Relationships
Events
Member Voices
Clothes
Shoes & Accessories
Trends
Woman of Style and Substance
Swim & Lingerie
Forums