[+] Adopt A Family Denver
The Adopt a Family Program in metro Denver, Colorado brings the hope and the spirit of the holidays to single-parent families in Arapahoe House programs.
Their clients often times are unable to buy winter jackets, new shoes and educational toys for their children. Each family creates a wish list to be fulfilled by donors who buy and wrap presents.
[+] Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
[+] American Cancer Society
Together with millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.
[+] American Heart Association
[+] Anti-Defamation League
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.
A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 30 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and abroad.
[+] Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes more than 3,000 dogs and cats that are abandoned or that have been surrendered by their owners. At any one time AAWL’s shelter will hold 190 cats and 90 dogs. They also have a foster parent network of approximately 80 families who provide care and shelter in their homes for puppies and kittens that are too young to be adopted, and those animals that are recovering from medical procedures or that need socialization before adoption.
[+] Arizona Foundation for Women
The Arizona Foundation for Women works to enhance the lives of women and children by investing in and promoting innovative solutions to such issues as domestic violence and child abuse prevention, economic self-sufficiency and self-esteem for young women.
The Foundation promotes women’s philanthropy, funds model programs or new ideas, facilitates community collaboration and works to influence public policy. Through its work, the Foundation strives to create an Arizona where women and children live free from fear and violence in a just society.
[+] Aunt Rita's Foundation
Aunt Rita’s Foundation raises and equally distributes money to Central Arizona programs that prevent HIV/AIDS or assist those living with HIV/AIDS. Aunt Rita’s Foundation will accomplish this through direct public education and signature fund-raising events.
[+] AZ Lost Boys Center
AZ Lost Boys Center is unique as a resource that links the best of American compassion and generosity with Sudanese refugees. Commonly known as the “Lost Boys and Girls” of Sudan, they arrived in our community without the support of family and no concept of life in a modern city.
On April 11, 2003 AZ Lost Boys Center opened its doors as the only community center of its kind in the country. The Center provides a welcoming safe haven for Lost Boys to gather socially, learn important life skills, and receive assistance in many areas including education, employment, crisis intervention, and emotional health support. Many Lost Boys receive scholarships to attend technical schools, colleges, and universities in the Phoenix area.
Over 200 volunteers participate as mentors, tutors, fund-raise organizers, workshop facilitators, and serve as Board members. AZ Lost Boys Center is open to the public and the Lost Boys and Girls are happy to share their center experience with Americans. Various recreational activities, both on-site and off, bring Lost Boys and Girls together with teens and young adults who benefit greatly from cultural interaction.
The Lost Boys and Girls are a true testament to human fortitude. Remarkably, their dreams of a better life have not been extinguished. AZ Lost Boys Center is a welcome hand in a new world: "Powered by hope. Shared by all."
Over twenty-nine years ago, a woman opened up her home as a safe house for both women and children who had been victimized by domestic violence. Within three years, funding was received to expand these services into a 24-hour crisis shelter. The shelter was appropriately named Chrysalis- defined as the growth that creates an independent being. During the first year more than 450 women and children received assistance and the comfort of a safe haven to develop their self-esteem and independence.
Since that time, Chrysalis has been servicing the needs of women, children and men throughout the Valley, who are trying to break the cycle of violence and abuse. The number of lives affected by Chrysalis has grown four fold since its inception, with more than 1,400 individuals now being helped each year through the efforts of Chrysalis staff and volunteers.
For nearly 30 years, Duet has worked diligently to improve the quality of life for older adults across the Valley.They focus particular attention on the needs of homebound elders and adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and grandparents raising grandchildren.
They reach out to the wider community by teaching nurses how to combine their faith with their professional skills – to promote health and well-being in their respective faith communities.By working in tandem with others, they create a stronger and more caring community.
Each year, Duet serves more than 17,000 people and provide over 39,000 hours of volunteer service to 800+ homebound adults. They make 280,000+ person-to-person contacts to promote health and well-being through our network of faith community health programs. Last year alone, 3,600 days of respite helped support grandparents raising their grandchildren.
Duet offers compassionate help and the promise of a more hopeful future.
[+] Habitat For Humanity Tucson
Habitat for Humanity Tucson offers an innovative solution to the crisis of poverty housing by giving a hand up, not a hand out.
They accomplish Their mission by building homes in partnership with the community and with low-income families. Habitat for Humnaity Tucson values inclusiveness and win/win partnerships, respect for the dignity of each person, and a commitment to deliver a strong return on the community’s investment in their work.
Habitat Tucson was founded in 1980 by George Tolman, Jerry McFarland, and Mary Kelley and was the first affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International west of the Mississippi.
[+] HALO Animal Rescue
HALO (Helping Animals Live On) is a private, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization founded in 1994 by two women, Michel Herstam and Heather Allen, out of their homes in Phoenix, AZ.
HALO provides temporary shelter to abandoned cats and dogs until they can be adopted into a permanent home.
In 2008, HALO transitioned from a completely foster-based organization to an agency that utilizes both foster homes and a physical adoption center. HALO's adoption center is a 3,000-square-foot building on a 1.75 acre parcel of land located at Camelback and 35th Avenue in Phoenix, AZ.
Since HALO's inception in 1994, over 20,000 dogs and cats have found a new home, with our adoption numbers growing every year! In 2009 alone, we adopted out 2,584 dogs and cats in to new homes, giving them a second chance at happiness!
[+] Hand On Greater Phoenix
HandsOn Greater Phoenix is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that empowers people to become engaged, take action and create positive change in their communities.
For the last 15 years, HandsOn Greater Phoenix volunteers have been mentoring children, revitalizing neighborhoods, providing meals to the homeless, supporting seniors, caring for animals and protecting our environment. Volunteer projects are held in conjunction with pre-screened community service organizations, neighborhood associations and under-resourced schools. Hand On Greater Phoenix works directly with these agencies to design projects that both address critical community needs and can take place on evenings and weekends integrating busy individuals as volunteers.
[+] Homeward Bound
Homeward Bound is a transitional housing program for homeless and domestic violence families with children in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Homeward Bound is recognized as the largest provider of transitional housing in Arizona. Their mission is to assist families achieve economic independence, secure long-term, safe, decent, affordable housing and break multi-generational cycles of homelessness and domestic violence. Beginning with one family and one home, Homeward Bound now owns and operates 162 housing units, which house as many as 595 people, more than 400 of whom are children.
[+] JDRF (Juvneile Diabetes Research Foundation)
JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research, including more than $107 million last year. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.
[+] Lee National Denim Day
Since its inception in 1996, Lee National Denim Day has adhered to a simple philosophy: one day, one cause, one cure®. In 15 years, that philosophy has become a mantra for millions and has made an impact Lee Jeans never dreamed possible.
It all started when several Lee Jeans employees realized that each of them, in one form or another, had been touched by breast cancer. An everyday conversation sparked an idea and led to the creation of Lee National Denim Day, which has become one of the largest single-day fundraisers nationwide for breast cancer.
In its first year, Lee Jeans set a goal of raising $1 million on Lee National Denim Day. To do this, Lee Jeans invited companies to go casual for a cause, inviting employees to wear their jeans to work on Denim Day in exchange for a $5 contribution to the fight against breast cancer. The underlying concept behind the program was simple - by convincing enough people to take one small step, together they could reach an incredible goal.
The response to the inaugural Lee National Denim Day program was astounding. That year, more than 3,000 companies signed up to participate, raising $1.4 million dollars for the fight against breast cancer, setting the stage for what would become one of the most captivating social action campaigns in the country.
Since its first year, Lee National Denim Day has raised more than $83 million for the fight against breast cancer and unites nearly one million supporters nationwide each year.
[+] Legacy Connection Backpack Buddies Project
Legacy Connection is the fundraising affiliate of BHHS Legacy Foundation. Legacy Connection sponsors the Legacy Backpack Buddies Project, which provides and distributes more than 8,000 backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies, health and hygiene-related items, and clothing to elementary school-age children from low-income families in the greater Phoenix and Tri-State regions.
[+] Milagro Senior Pet Refuge Inc.
Milagro Senior Pet Refuge Inc. is a 501C3 non-profit charitable organization ~ a small but ambitious project dedicated to the rescue of abandoned senior pets in fragile health. Through no fault of their own, these older pets find themselves tragically discarded and facing an uncertain future. Milagro finds these sweet seniors and brings them home to stay, to be treated with the love they deserve and as the precious gifts they are. Milagro does not board the seniors in a shelter-type facility; they are comprised of a collection of caring, pre-approved guardian homes providing peaceful, loving home environments where the seniors are safe and treasured for the duration of their twilight years.
[+] Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
When MADD celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2005, the organization looked back at how it all began. The organization went from a handful of mothers with a mission to stop drunk driving to one of history’s greatest grassroots success stories—and helped save thousands of lives along the way. Since its inception in 1980, MADD has worked to make a difference.
[+] National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. The MS Society exist to make sure it doesn't.
The Society helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through their 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
[+] Neighborhood Ministries
Neighborhood Ministries began in 1982 with programs designed to provide assistance to children and families and build relationships in the community. Through these activities they "reach out" into the community to meet the most basic needs and establish trust with children and families. This reaching out includes emergency / crisis services, community services, and youth programs.
[+] Opportunity Village
Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people in the Ls Vegas community with intellectual disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them. Opportunity Village is dedicated to helping people with severe intellectual and related disabilities become the very best they can be. Through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation, people with severe disabilities are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration and unleash creative passions.
[+] Packages From Home
Packages from Home is one of the organizations listed and recognized by the Department of Defense to send care packages in support of our troops.
Packages From Home's sole purpose is to provide food, personal care, and recreational items to deployed American troops, at no cost to them. Since March 2005 they have averaged 1,000 to 1,500 packages a month being shipped to U.S. troops. Packages From Home collects donated items from generous patriotic citizens who live all across America. These items include non-perishable food, personal toiletries, and recreational items like games, books, music CDs and movie DVDs. Staff and volunteers carefully pack the donations into U.S. Post Office Flat-Rate Priority Mail boxes. The boxes are then mailed to U.S. servicemen and women who are deployed overseas in harm's way. Monetary donations go toward mailing costs and/or purchasing of special items to send to the troops.
[+] Phoenix Rescue Mission
The Phoenix Rescue Mission is a family of people who care about those who are less fortunate — and who roll up their sleeves and see to the work of serving these individuals.
They offer three meals daily, a 24-hour walk-in center, showers and clean clothing, 150 emergency shelter beds nightly, a 21-bed Residential Addiction Recovery Program, a Career Education Center, Chapel services, and referral information. They serve thousands of children and families at special events throughout the year, providing food, clothing and other items they otherwise would not receive.
[+] Recreation and Athletics for the Disabled (RAD)
RAD, Recreation and Athletics for the Disabled
, is a Chandler-based non-profit corporation founded by parents of the disabled and other concerned citizens. As its Mission Statement declares, "RAD is dedicated to assisting any person who is disabled and wants to participate in recreation or athletic activities."
This includes bowling, softball, golf, track, tennis, social events, etc., as well as participation in annual Special Olympics competitions. RAD promotes and sponsors training, competition and recreational opportunities for individuals ages 6 to 96 with disabilities.
[+] Ronald McDonald House Charities
The Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Ronald McDonald Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest.
By staying at a Ronald McDonald House, parents also can better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans when needed. They can also focus on the health of their child, rather than grocery shopping, cleaning or cooking meals.
Ronald McDonald House allows families to access specialized medical treatment by providing a place to stay at little or sometimes no cost.
[+] Shoebox Ministry, Inc.
Shoebox Ministry, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit service corporation, located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Shoebox was founded in 1988 with a specific goal of meeting the personal hygiene needs of the homeless and working poor. They are the only agency in the greater Phoenix area that focuses on meeting this very important need. While they are not a shelter, they do distribute toiletry kits through agencies and shelters that work directly with the homeless and working poor.
[+] St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona's 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.
[+] Support Our Troops
Support our Troops® is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical organization founded to directly help citizens and community minded businesses find constructive ways to show their patriotism and appreciation for those that sacrifice so much to protect our country, our homes, and our families.
[+] Susan G. Komen for the cure
Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.
That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, they are working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
[+] The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army does everything from feeding starving children and families through recovery from natural disasters, and more. They battle against poverty, addiction and homelessness. The Salvation Army has demonstrated its ability to effectively identify and efficiently meet urgent human needs in communities throughout the world for over 120 years.
[+] The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve. The Phoenix Diocesan Council has been assisting central and northern Arizona families since 1946. Programs include services for the homeless, medical and dental care for the working poor, charity dining rooms, thrift stores, a transitional housing shelter and general assistance for individuals in need.
[+] UMOM New Day Centers
UMOM New Day Centers’ mission is to provide homeless families and individuals with safe shelter, housing and supportive services to assist them in reaching their greatest potential.
Founded in 1964, UMOM is the largest homeless shelter for families in Arizona. UMOM New Day Centers keep families together, providing a continuum of care from emergency shelter to transitional housing and finally, permanent, affordable housing. Families at UMOM have the opportunity to gain the skills, medical care, quality child care, and education they need to rebuild their lives and succeed when they leave.
[+] United Blood Services
United Blood Services exists to make a difference in people’s lives by bringing together the best people, inspiring individuals to donate blood, producing a safe and ample blood supply, advancing cutting-edge research and embracing continuous quality improvement.
Founded in 1943 as the Salt River Valley Blood Bank in Phoenix, Arizona, today United Blood Services non-profit community blood centers provide blood, blood components and special services to patients in more than 500 hospitals in 18 states, from California to the Gulf Coast, from the "Tip o' Texas" to the Canadian border. More than 15 million people in communities throughout these states depend on United Blood Services' generous volunteer blood donors and dedicated staff to make sure lifesaving blood is available when and where it is needed.