Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project is a charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following September 11, 2001. It operates as a nonprofit 501 organization. As of June 1, 2015, WWP served 71,866 registered alumni and 11,494 registered members. The organization has partnered with several other charities, including the American Red Cross, Resounding Joy, a music therapy group in California, and Operation Homefront. WWP has also provided a year-long Track program, which helps veterans transition to college and the workplace.
Union Rescue Mission
Los Angeles, CA
Union Rescue Mission (URM) is dedicated to serving people experiencing homelessness. Established in 1891, URM is one of the largest rescue missions of its kind in the United States and the oldest in Los Angeles. We provide a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services to our guests, including: food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care, recovery (life transformation) programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, education, counseling, and job training to men, women, children, and families. We embrace people experiencing homelessness with the compassion of Christ, giving hope and healing for a changed life, helping them to find their way home.
The Guadalupe Center began in 1982 as a soup kitchen to meet the immediate needs of impoverished families living in Immokalee, Florida. During these first years, it was noticed that an alarming number of children were falling behind in school. Thus, an after-school tutoring program, serving just 30 children, began operation in the soup kitchen. In 1984, the Center formed a Board of Trustees and the Guadalupe Center registered as a 501(c)(3) and educational programs became the primary focus. By the early 1990s, "Breaking the cycle of poverty through education" had become the Guadalupe Center's mission, offering the children of Immokalee a pipeline to prosperity through educational and special support programs strategically designed to start from six weeks of age and continue through college graduation. In 1996, with an eye toward finding a long-term solution to the economic disadvantages of the community, the Guadalupe Center opened the Early Childhood Education building, and began the program that is today the face of the Guadalupe Center. Today, the Guadalupe Center serves nearly 1,100 students from infancy through college graduation; 270 students in Early Childhood Education, 650 students in the Guadalupe After-school Program, and 170 high school and college students in Tutor Corps. The organization's focus is on the most critical periods of a child's education: early education, reducing the achievement gap, and college preparation and success. The programs are proven to break the cycle of poverty and provide the children of Immokalee with the hope of a prosperous and productive life.
Union Gospel Mission Association of St Paul
Saint Paul, MN
Founded in 1902 in Saint Paul, Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities has responded to the needs of those experiencing homelessness, poverty and addiction in the Twin Cities metro area for more than 115 years. Primarily known for its work with homeless and chemically dependent men, the Mission also has a long history of providing practical assistance for women and children. We provide comprehensive support services and education programs focused on techniques and habits for promoting long-term success. Our investment in each person is a precursor of his or her own investment in a more vibrant future. Our goal is to encourage people to value themselves as God values them, to see the value they have to offer the world, and to seek out a bright future as a fully contributing member of our community.
Soles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating sustainable jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief and direct assistance programs. Since 2006, it has distributed more than 30 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes in 127 countries. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator. Visit soles4souls.org for more information.
Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas
The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas provides hunger relief to people in need by raising awareness, securing resources, and distributing food through a network of non-profit agencies and programs. Since 1983 the Food Bank has distributed more than 30 million pounds of food throughout Northeast Arkansas.
Share Our Selves
Costa Mesa, CA
Founded in 1970, Share Our Selves (SOS) has grown to become a model nonprofit organization providing the highest quality comprehensive safety net services to the homeless and low-income populations in Orange County. Share Our Selves was established to provide for the most serious concerns of the poor residing in Orange County, including food, clothing and emergency financial aid for housing, transportation, prescriptions and children's needs. SOS has since expanded to include medical and dental care. SOS acts as a caring and non-discriminating servant and works for increased awareness and systemic change in response to the needs of thousands of homeless and financially disadvantaged in their community.
Glen Mills, PA
Founded in 2002, Operation Warm is a national nonprofit that manufactures brand-new, high-quality coats for children in need. We partner with compassionate individuals, community organizations, and corporations across North America to provide emotional warmth, confidence to socialize and succeed, and hope of a brighter future through the gift of a brand-new coat.
Crisis Assistance Ministry
In April 1975, Crisis Assistance Ministry officially opened in Dilworth United Methodist Church. The mission of Crisis Assistance Ministry is the same today: to provide assistance and advocacy for people in financial crisis, helping them move toward self-sufficiency. The agency continues to fulfill the vision of its founders by being an efficient, effective way for the community to pool resources and help people who face economic hardship. Our vision is to inspire our community to justice and generosity as we provide help, hope and understanding to people struggling with limited financial resources.
San Antonio, TX
ChildSafe, formerly known as The Alamo Children's Advocacy Center, was founded in 1992. ChildSafe is a children's advocacy center, Bexar County's only agency providing specialized services to children who have been sexually abused and to their supportive family members. ChildSafe provides a safe, child friendly environment where law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, and medical and mental health professionals can share information and coordinate strategies sensitive to the needs of each unique case and child.