Incredible Organizations Doing Good as Shared by You

Yesterday I asked you to share a favorite cause or charity, and then go and support another one listed.  And several of you took up that challenge.  I want to thank each of you that did.  I’ve made a donation to each one you listed, and hopefully others did as well.  What a remarkable way to make a difference in people’s lives.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to participate, and still want to, I wanted to share with you the organizations that were highlighted yesterday by YOU, my awesome community.  Here they are, in no particular order:

  • From Amy Thomas Polk Clothe Your Neighbor as Yourself http://www.cyny.org/ (Helping the homeless)  Cindy Seipel also mentioned helping the homeless. In Phoenix there is Andre House and St. Vincent de Paul who are providing life’s necessary services to the homeless.
  • From Dawn Marie Perkins Childrens Hemiplegia and Stroke Association http://www.chasa.org
  • From Kathy Yellets: http://www.withlovefromjesus.orgWith Love from Jesus is currently ministering to over 3,500 families each month in addition to assisting many other ministries with helpful resources for their outreach. The distribution of food, household items, clothing, furniture, computers, and vehicles provides the opportunity to share the love of Christ to the community.
  • From Kathleen Nolandhttp://www.soldiersangels.org — may no soldier go unloved. Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families. Founded by the mother of two American soldiers, its hundreds of thousands of Angel volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.
  • From Melody Thackerhttp://www.Kiva.org Kiva allows you to loan money to people for their business in 3rd world countries.
  • From Debbie Myershttp://www.cancer.org which is the link for the American Cancer Society.
  • From Diana Miller Brinsley Food for the Hungry at http://www.fh.org. Food for the Hungry is a multi-faceted Christian organization that includes a child sponsorship program, disaster relief and a gift catalog. You’ll find more information at http://www.facebook.com/foodforthehungry.
  • From Allison Mariehttp://www.pancan.org is the site for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. My grandmother was diagnosed last February and due to the PANCAN group, we were able to get her matched with a top-notch surgeon and she is still with us today.
  • From Harriotte Snipes Ennis Pet adoptions is my number one cause…why spend money to purchase one, when there are so many wonderful animals at the shelter, just waiting for someone to love them.  (From Jennifer: You can find a pet to love at Pet Finder http://www.petfinder.com.  My family got matched with a pet from Eleventh Hour Rescue in NJ – http://members.petfinder.org/~NJ376/Home.htm, which is an amazing organization!)
  • From Rachelle Teller Feeding America is one of my causes.  Their website is http://feedingamerica.org/ You can also go to their facebook page and find out how you can donate time or money.
  • From Tony in the blog comments yesterday: We dropped off parcels of groceries and Christmas presents to a destitute family this afternoon. It is so fulfilling to be able to Bless someone who has very little by Paying Forward the Blessings we receive.  (From Jennifer: What families in your neighborhood need some extra help?  Check with local civic organizations and houses of worship in your area.)
  • From Jennifer: Another group I love is Physicians for Peace.  They promote international friendships through medicine, equipping people in underdeveloped areas to help themselves through medical training and support.

Thank you to all of you who shared a bit of your heart with us yesterday.  And if the spirit moves you, I encourage you to donate to one of these charities, or one that is close to your heart, in honor of this holiday season.

May those of you who celebrate it have a wonderful Christmas.  Thanks for all the good you do every day!

And if you have another charity you’d like to share, or would like to tell us how you’ve donated or helped, please share those in the comments!

image credit: CMRF_crumlin

5 Responses to Incredible Organizations Doing Good as Shared by You
  1. Mark Kaech
    December 27, 2010 | 11:43 am

    Jennifer,

    I am on staff with Food for the Hungry, and just came across your post this morning. Just wanted to drop you a note to say “Thanks!” for featuring our organization on your blog and for supporting our work alongside so many other amazing organizations this holiday season!

    Blessings!

    Peace,
    Mark

    • Jennifer Fong
      December 27, 2010 | 2:24 pm

      Thank you for all the great work you are doing! It is appreciated!

  2. Cheri Semple
    December 24, 2010 | 8:58 am

    What a great post – love reading about all the wonderful work these people and the charities are doing. Our holiday donation was to our local boys detention center. We learned they barely get soap or toothpaste so we purchased bath items for the priest to take. 2011 will be the start of my program (not a Not for profit yet) which will provide birthday cakes to disadvataged children in our city. I hope to make it duplicatable for others in other cities to do as well but getting my feet wet in my area first. 🙂 Merry Christmas Jennifer!

    • Jennifer Fong
      December 24, 2010 | 10:31 am

      Good for you Cheri! There certainly is plenty we can do in our own communities if we only take the time to look. Merry Christmas!

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