The Unicorn Childrens Foundation Inc
For Sam: Unicorn Children's Foundation is dedicated to supporting innovative education, advocacy, and awareness programs that inspire and empower people with neurodiversity to lead personally fulfilling lives. Neurodiversity encompasses a range of neurologically-based disorders such as autism, Asperger's, ADHD, bipolar, dyslexia, and other learning disorders. We have chosen to view these disorders from a different perspective by seeing each child as uniquely capable and talented with specific strengths and interests that should be cultivated. In essence, every individual, regardless of his/her "disability", deserves an opportunity to lead a fulfilled and productive life.
For Cindi: Trans Lifeline works to end transgender suicide and improve overall mental health of transgender people through education, advocacy, and direct service. We empower trans people to help one another, and to shape our collective efforts by drawing upon our wealth of individual experiences.
Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Inc.
For Marci: The Greater Cleveland Food Bank works to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day.
Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
For Jennifer: TO HELP LOW-INCOME CLIENTS ACCESS THE CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM BY PROVIDING VOLUNTEER ATTORNEYS WHO DONATE FREE LEGAL ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION, AND BY SUPPORTING AND TRAINING THOSE ATTORNEYS.
Little League Baseball Inc (EIN: 231688231)
For Eddie: To provide healthy activity for children using the ball field as a classroom to instill discipline, team work, sportsmanship and fair play, and to establish a set of values to guide them into adulthood.
Children's Miracle Network
For Abigail: Children's Miracle Network saves the lives of children by raising funds and awareness for local children's hospitals.
American Cancer Society, Inc.
For Carolyn: The American Cancer Society's mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
For Jennifer: Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
For Jacqueline: Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
For Marisa: The mission of the ASPCA, as stated by our founder, Henry Bergh, is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.
Honor Flight, Inc.
For Elizabeth: To honor American Veterans by providing transportation to Washington, D.C. to visit their war and service memorials.
Parkinson's Foundation, Inc.
For Jillian: The Parkinson's Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson's disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience, and passion of our global Parkinson's community.
Nolans Hero Foundation
For Krista: Nolan's H.E.R.O. Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to carry on the mission of Nolan Berthelette, a Pittsfield youth, who suffered a fatal brain aneurysm at the age of 14. Our goal is to raise awareness of brain aneurysms and to support those who are finding ways to be a H.E.R.O. (Helping Everyone Realize Opportunities) in the lives of others. We also want to inspire and encourage youth to participate in academics, exercise, music, sports, and a love for the outdoors and nature. These are all things Nolan loved and excelled in.
Millions of people in the United States, 1 in 5 or nearly 60 million, face the day-to-day reality of living with a mental health condition. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to providing advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
World Wildlife Fund, Inc.
For Jenny: For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature.
The world's leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.
WWF works to:
Conserve the world's most important forests to sustain nature's diversity, benefit our climate, and support human well-being
Safeguard healthy oceans and marine livelihoods
Secure water for people and nature
Protect the worlds most important species
Drive sustainable food systems to conserve nature and feed humanity
Create a climate-resilient and zero-carbon world, powered by renewable energy
These things are not just "nice to have". . . they are "need to haves." They are the things that make it possible for us to live. And so, to ensure our very survival, they must be kept safe.
International OCD Foundation, Inc.
For Jared: The mission of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is to help individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders live full and productive lives. Our aim is to increase access to effective treatment through research and training, foster a hopeful and supportive community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them, and fight the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Since our founding in 1986, we have established ourselves as the premier resource for information about OCD and related disorders, as well as the nexus of a broad international community of individuals with OCD, their family members and loved ones, and mental health professionals and researchers.
The Humane Society of the United States
For Rebecca: The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization. We and our affiliates provide hands-on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year, and we professionalize the field through education and training for local organizations.
We are the leading animal advocacy organization, seeking a humane world for people and animals alike. We are driving transformational change in the U.S. and around the world by combating large-scale cruelties such as puppy mills, animal fighting, factory farming, seal slaughter, horse cruelty, captive hunts and the wildlife trade.
Global Down Syndrome Foundation
For Emily: The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical care, Education and Advocacy.
We work to educate governments, educational organizations and society in order to affect legislative and social changes so that every person with Down syndrome has an equitable chance at a satisfying life.
Doctors Of The World Usa Inc
For Kathy: Doctors of the World USA provides emergency and long-term medical care to vulnerable people, worldwide. We strengthen people's access to quality medical services, and are working to end health inequities worldwide.
We work in the US and abroad, and focus on four key issues: crisis and conflict; sexual and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS and infectious disease; and refugees and migrants.
World Pediatric Stroke Association
For Ashley: Our mission is to increase awareness and knowledge among both the general public and medical professionals about strokes and cerebrovascular disease in the unborn, newborns and children up to 18 years of age. To support research that involves those impacted by pediatric stroke.
Rapha House International Inc
For Shyanna: To end the trafficking and sexual exploitation of children through aftercare for survivors, prevention for the vulnerable, and awareness for all.