1. Ronald McDonald House I cannot imagine the stress and heartbreak of having a child with serious illness. Then some families have to temporarily relocate to get a specialist or travel to the best treatment facility. Ronald McDonald House charity provides the family with a a place to stay while they are temporarily relocated ( a room to stay in, meals provided, etc)
2. Compassion International – This is an opportunity to change the life of a child. For only $38 per month, you can help this organization provide education, faith, and a full program. Leanne Gabriel has supported children around the world with this organization. You can write letters to each other and encourage your sponsor, someone who is otherwise in extreme poverty and often feels forgotten, with hope.
3. St. Judes Children’s Research – Back to the nightmare of having a seriously ill child. St Judes provides FREE medical care. No bill. Their mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of their founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay.
4. Success in Style – A Maryland- based charity helping men and woman return to the workforce. Women are matched with potential jobs and then placed in interviews. Supporters of this charity can donate clothes and accessories for the women to wear on their interviews. This organization has helped women not only return to work but regain confidence and earn an income, after having had breast cancer, experienced domestic violence.
5. Dress for Success – a global 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.
Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 150 cities in 25 countries and has helped more than 1.2 million women work towards self-sufficiency.
6. National Women’s Law Center – This organization fights for gender justice — in the courts, in public policy, and in our society, working across the issues that is central to the lives of women and girls. They use the law in all its forms to change the culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us — especially those who face multiple forms of discrimination, including women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families. For more than 45 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women.
7. Make a Wish Foundation – This organization makes life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses come true! For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still, others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.
8. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund – Some may believe that Alzheimer’s disease is an inconvenient loss of memory and a normal part of the aging process. It is not normal – it is the slow and unrelenting degradation of the brain. Its victims lose their memories to the point where they may forget to eat, to drink, and require round the clock care. This disease must be stopped.
9. Autism Research Institute – The Autism Research Institute works to support the health and well-being of people affected by autism through innovative, impactful research and education. ARI is dedicated to developing a standard of care for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. To do this, we rely on the generosity of donations from people like you to fund its mission and research efforts. ARI never accepts funding from special interest groups.
10. National Breast Cancer Foundation – Our supporters provide help and hope to women at every step of the breast cancer journey. There are many ways to get involved. You can donate. You can get involved with friends and family to start or join a fundraiser. You can become a community ambassador. You can tell your story. You can shop swag!