We work with these incredible partners to identify awesome kids who could use a leg up. Our partners help ensure no child goes without—regardless of life circumstances.
Long Beach, CA
For more than 125 years, The Salvation Army of Southern California has provided services and hope to those in need from San Luis Obispo to San Diego and everywhere in between. Internationally, it is an organization with a lineage of public service that dates back to 1865 and over the decades it has evolved into a social service provider with an unmatched scope and breadth. The only prerequisite for someone to receive assistance from The Salvation Army is need. Every year The Salvation Army of Southern California delivers enriching after-school and summer camp programs to more than 22,000 deserving kids, provides more than 700,000 nights of shelter for families and individuals facing homelessness and gives more than 1.1 million meals to those who would otherwise go hungry. When you choose to pay your birthday forward to a child from The Salvation Army, you are positively impacting not only that child, but the lives of a whole family who otherwise may have been forced to choose between having food on the table or purchasing a present for their little one’s special day. Please know that when you give to The Salvation Army you are helping the most people in the most need. Thank you for “Doing the Most Good” with The Salvation Army!
Los Angeles, CA
Founded in 1978. Our mission is to assist the Jewish needy of Los Angeles by providing a variety of family services with the utmost level of dignity and discretion. Our programs help those without work find jobs, start businesses & earn livelihoods. They provide clothing and furniture, assist with utilities & rent in emergency situations, help children obtain Jewish educations and direct those in need to the proper social service organizations. On a weekly basis we provide food for the week, Shabbat and the holidays. This weekly support restores spirits and allows the Sabbath to work its healing magic on families in need. There are many thousands of individuals in the greater Los Angeles area who live below the poverty line. Due to lack of sufficient funding, Tomchei LA is only able to assist a small portion of these individuals. Your contributions will enable Tomchei LA to assist many more of these individuals who so desperately need our help. Tomchei LA is solely donor funded. So together, let us help those who can not afford to help themselves.
Los Angeles, CA
It is our mission to help all people realize their full potential through relevant programs and services that have an impact that is DEEP, resulting in a change in the way they see themselves and the world; BROAD, extending beyond individuals to their families and communities; and LONG-LASTING, outlasting the time spent with us. It is our mission for every VOALA program to encourage positive development, promote self-sufficiency, and foster independence. It is our mission to implement innovative programs with continual improvements resulting from ongoing evaluations. It is our mission to find solutions to social problems and to pioneer new approaches that will create positive and lasting change.
Los Angeles, CA
Since 1944, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica has served as a conduit between our members and community organizations and together we work toward providing seamless services to our families. While our annual cost per child is nearly $1000, our membership fee is only $20 per year and no child is ever turned away due to inability to pay. We currently serve approximately 3,939 young people, ages 6 to 18, through Club memberships. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica are made up of 10 locations, serving youth from 128 zip codes throughout LA. We aim to assure success is within reach of every child who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. Each of our activities help members gain confidence, knowledge, and abilities to obtain their goals. Support for life-long success is a continuum which begins for BGCSM members as early as age 6. Our mission is to enable and inspire all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, responsible, productive citizens.
Los Angeles, CA
Chai Lifeline’s guiding principles are: That seriously ill children need and deserve as happy and normal a childhood as possible; That illness affects each member of the family; That the well-being of an ill child is impacted by the well-being of his or her family; That pediatric illness can have a devastating financial effect on families. With this in mind, Chai Lifeline strives to Find ways to bring joy to the lives of our young patients and their families through creative, innovative, and effective family-centered programs, activities, and services; Engender hope and optimism in children, families, and communities; Educate and involve communities in caring for ill children and their families; Provide unparalleled support throughout the child’s illness, recovery, and beyond; Offer all services free of charge to ensure that every family has access to the programs it needs; Embody the ideals of compassion, kindness, and caring for others inherent in Jewish culture and life.
San Francisco, CA
Founded in 2007, Collective Impact is a unique non-profit organization whose mission is to bring constructive change to people. We recognize that all people are connected, and believe that, if we work together, we can develop inventive solutions to the issues facing our community. Collective Impact serves as an incubator for innovative programs . We aim to nurture innovative solutions to society’s most pressing issues. We provide resources and support to organizations so they can focus on developing their programs. Together we can make an impact. The programs in our organization – Cultivating Impact, Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, Magic Zone, Mo’ Magic– may focus on different work, but they share a common goal: to create a positive impact on our local communities and the people they support. We partner with other organizations, agencies, and programs who share our vision.
San Francisco, CA
Hunters Point Family is a grass-roots, community-based organization that provides holistic programs supporting education, leadership and workforce development, arts enrichment, and recreation to at-risk African American youth and young adults living in the Bayview Hunters Point community of San Francisco. We offer 5 different programs each targeting specific youth development needs and academic gaps. We partner with 200 youths (ages 10-22) and their families each year in programs that comprehensively support and serve each young person’s social, educational, recreational and home needs. Challenging our youth to reach their highest potential is how we set the bar at Hunters Point Family. Read more HPF began as a single program in 1997, when Bayview/Hunters Point as a community was recovering from the first aftershocks of a crack cocaine epidemic. Drug abuse, gang violence, crime and poverty had infiltrated our community and left individuals and families in ruin. As our community recovered its health and social stability, we saw many of our youth suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Hunters Point Family recognized the multidimensional needs of our youth and their families and began its youth outreach with a single program, Girls 2000.
Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families of critically ill children receiving treatment at local hospitals. A partner of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) for more than 35 years, we provide safe, comfortable housing and support services for up to 75 families (approximately 200 individuals) every night. Our families arrive from locations throughout Southern California, across the country, and around the world, most seeking specialty care for pediatric cancers, heart disease, or neonatal treatments. Almost three-quarters of our guests are low-income and unable to contribute anything during their stay. We try to ease every imaginable burden so they can continue to focus on what is most important - healing their sick child. While these families are going through unimaginably trying times, small parts of what make childhood magical can be lost for the kids. Help us ensure that all LARMH children, patients and siblings both, are given that simple childhood joy of celebrating their birthday!
The Aftercare Parenting Education Program, referred to as APEP, is a home visitation program that offers aftercare service’s for former Florence Crittenton clients living in Mecklenburg County. Services are provided for up to three years, or longer if needed. APEP prides itself on offering individualized services plans for each client. Significant time is spent with each client assessing what services are needed. Services are then catered to meet the individual need(s). Florence Crittenton and APEP work collaboratively with many agencies in the community. Referrals are made as needed. The children who receive these gifts may not receive one otherwise without Communigift. This will be a tremendous help to the parents, who are at times struggle financially. This will make the children feel so wonderful in receiving a special gift catered to the things they want and need. Have a good day I hope this is helpful.
The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. An affiliate of the nation's leading dropout prevention network, CIS of Charlotte-Mecklenburg provides case-management services and connects community resources to over 5,800 economically disadvantaged students in 42 Charlotte-Mecklenburg public schools. Another 35,000 students are served annually through school-based programming and volunteer/resource coordination in those same schools. CIS provides a safety net of support for our most vulnerable student populations by addressing the physical, emotional, and academic needs of students. Programming includes school-based dropout prevention (grades PK-12); college access and career readiness; support for teen mothers balancing the challenges of childcare and high school graduation; working with youthful offenders to continue their education; and providing intensive assessment and support to unaccompanied immigrant youth in our district. By forming partnerships with human service agencies, businesses, civic groups, faith communities, and individual volunteers, CIS connects children and families to the relationships and resources they need to be successful in school and in life. Since starting in one school in 1985, today CIS is helping to build a stronger local community where every child is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential. When you think about it, childhood represents such a very short span in any person's lifetime. For our children, often childhood includes coping with very adult-like challenges and issues that no child living in poverty or struggling should have to face. Being able to support our children during the holiday season means that for one day a child and his/her parent(s) can focus on celebrating their child during the holidays and strengthening each other as a family, affording them the hope that comes with feeling special and sharing the joy of the season.
Los Angeles, CA
Opened in 1908 as a safe refuge for unwed mothers, St. Anne’s has evolved into one of the most highly regarded social service agencies in Southern California. Today, the organization continues as a guiding light for some of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable children, youth and families. St. Anne’s is one of the only remaining agencies in Los Angeles County committed to a forgotten population – pregnant and parenting young women in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems – and was one of the first providers of extended foster care. St. Anne’s offers comprehensive services that nurture the safety, success and hope of parents and children, building strong families from the inside out.
The Study Hall is an after-school and summer day camp program serving K-5th grade children in the greater Peoplestown community, offering an educational and enrichment curriculum that equips children to achieve sustained personal and academic success.
The goal of the Gaston County Human Services Center and Division of Social Services is to foster an agency which is professionally responsive to our citizens’ needs through daily caring outreach and simultaneously serve as an advocate for those in need. We strive to be community-minded and community-spirited. We abide by federal, state and county operating instructions in providing services and we assist welfare recipients in attaining self-sufficiency.
The words la amistad mean “the friendship” in Spanish. At LaAmistad, friendships between students, students and staff, and also students and volunteers are cultivated every day, and their impacts can last a lifetime. LaAmistad was started in 2001 by Bill Maness who was serving as the director of the Gym at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. He noticed a need for neighborhood child to have a safe place to improve their academics and develop strong character. In 2006 LaAmistad became a 501(c)3 non-profit to provide exceptional services to the children and their families. Today LaAmistad has grown into a holistic program that includes afterschool tutoring, parent education, English for Successful Living classes, and summer enrichment activities.
I Grow Chicago’s mission is to provide a safe, inter-generational haven to children and at-risk community members. Through sustainable farming and educational programs in nutrition, movement yoga and the arts, we foster creativity, wellness and empowerment for individuals in the community as a whole. I Grow Chicago is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed for exclusively charitable and educational purposes. Whatever happens to any one of us—human, animal, plant or ecosystem—happens to all of us. We are all in this together, and together we can use our unique interests and skills to help others improve their lives, their families and their community. We believe in combining the enduring benefits of yoga, sustainable gardening, and creative/artistic expression.
Small Steps' mission is to provide an exemplary early childhood program to instill and foster the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families.
Families Forward Charlotte aims to ease the burden of poverty on children and their families in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. We are providing essential goods, educational programs, a comprehensive list of resources and assistance in navigating existing resources. The organization’s goal is to establish long-term stability for the children and families we serve.
We are a branch of The Salvation Army in the North and South Carolina Division of The Salvation Army.
Our mission is to facilitate change and advance the lives of marginalized women and children by enabling them to meet essential needs common to all humankind.
We assist families that are in transitional living situations with food, clothing, mentoring and many other resources. We are here to help families with a hand up and love others. Birthday and Christmas time is a time that we love to bring a smile and a beam of hope to children with new gifts.
San Jose, CA
Cityteam is a nondenominational Christian nonprofit compassionately serving the poor, the homeless, and the lost in San Jose, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, and around the world. Since 1957, Cityteam has been serving people in extreme poverty and helping them transform their lives, their families and their communities. Today, with the help of volunteers and faithful donors, Cityteam is impacting the lives of over 500,000 people each year just in the United States. We are training and equipping local leaders in 51 countries to love God, reach out to their neighbors, and disciple hundreds of thousands of people each year.
HopeWell Inc.'s primary mission is to find, train and support loving homes that will help children become resilient and overcome the trauma of serious abuse and neglect. Every child will be given a life, education, and a road to normal adulthood. We will also counsel and support biological families who are struggling to raise and keep their children. Our mission for adults with development disabilities is to ensure that our programs respect their human rights, provide a safe and healthy home and make sure that every person in our care is treated with dignity.
New Rochelle, NY
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle (BGCNR) is to enable all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens.
Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with parents/guardians, volunteers, and donors to provide children with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that changes lives for the better, forever. Our vision is that all children can achieve success in life.
iGlow Mentoring seeks to encourage growth in young women by promoting success, reinforcing positive choices and Inspiring Girls to Lead Our World.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Cedar Rapids, IA
To inspire and enable all young people, especially those that need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Coral Springs, FL
To put an end to generational poverty by empowering youth, ages 7-17, with financial literacy, entrepreneurship and the ability to obtain financial independence.
Greater Enrichment Program (GEP) has dedicated 42 years to improving the lives of Charlotte’s most at- risk children. Founded in 1975 by local humanitarian Bishop George E. Battle Jr., GEP has developed a program model that has a proven track record of student achievement, parent engagement and successful community collaborations. GEP contributes to a range of positive outcomes for students including academics, good social and emotional development, safety and community engagement. GEP’s top priorities are to: • Improve the academic success of all students. • Build positive self-esteem and character. • Encourage students to give back to their community • Expose students to a variety of cultural experiences. • Build family relationships. GEP exemplifies quality standards of service and best practices with the needs of the child being primary. GEP collaborates with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), community groups, cultural arts organizations and other youth development programs to provide the stimulus needed to enhance the individual growth of each student enrolled.
San Francisco, CA
Family House serves as a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by providing physical comfort and emotional support, free from financial concerns.
VIP Mentoring creates high quality mentoring relationships for youth whose circumstances or risk factors reduce their potential to transition to a “productive adulthood. We strive to focus on helping youth develop in a positive way by helping kids find: A sense of belonging A sense on competence A sense of usefulness A sense of power We support youth’s development through a caring relationship, by - modeling and supporting healthy development and well-being - providing high expectation messages letting mentee know they can succeed - by involving mentee in relevant , engaging, interesting activities with opportunities for responsibility and contribution
Los Angeles, CA
The mission of Communities in Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
The Kindness Campaign, where success is measured in selfless acts and kindness is the philosophy of life, believes that the practice of kindness needs a major reboot, so we can make real progress toward addressing chronic challenges: - We believe that the convergence of a new generation of thinkers and activists, supported by cutting-edge technology, creates enormous opportunities to put the power of kindness – which includes time, talent and dollars – toward accelerating social impact. - We believe that our resources must be more efficient and more impactful. We need to be more intentional about catalyzing new and creative solutions, building unlikely alliances, and creating new instruments for social impact. - We know the importance of a strong local community and its contribution to the greater society. For several known reasons some communities have deteriorated. For generations, an individual’s community served an important role by acting as a support system. A strong community benefits everyone, the community itself, and the greater society. People of all ages who feel a sense of belonging tend to lead happier and healthier lives, and strong communities create a more stable and supportive society.
Fort Worth, TX
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth strives to provide enriching programs for youth from disadvantaged circumstances to develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is part of a nationwide movement whose mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
New York, NY
The New York City Housing Authority and The Fund for Public Housing's mission is to increase opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. More than 400,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA's 326 public housing developments across the City’s five boroughs. Another 235,000 receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program. To fulfill this mission and better serve residents while facing dramatic reductions in traditional government funding, NYCHA is developing new financing options and building innovative partnerships across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. These strategies help NYCHA address many key challenges, from preserving aging housing stock through timely maintenance and modernization of buildings to increasing resident access to a multitude of community, educational and recreational programs, and job readiness and training initiatives.
Everyone deserves a shot. When a child is educated through art, they are empowered with the opportunity to change themselves and the world around them. The Little Wins Project was created to provide school and art supplies in order to support under-developed communities worldwide. We mentor and sponsor students in Washington,DC and Santa Ana, El Salvador.
The Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena works to provide increased opportunity, education, and inspiration to the young people of Washington, DC and the surrounding area through ice skating and educational activities.
San Francisco, CA
The mission of Mercy Housing is to create stable, vibrant and healthy communities by developing, financing and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality and safe housing. Mercy Housing California has 140 properties across the state with 45 in the San Francisco County alone. Gifts donated for Summer Swing will go to youth at Bayview Hill Gardens, an affordable housing community in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood serving 72 previously homeless families.
Our Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Wilton Manors, FL
To prevent child abuse, preserve the family, and treat those who have been abused or neglected.
Santa Rosa, CA
Sonoma County’s Secret Santa is a non-profit gift program, providing gifts and holiday cheer to those less fortunate in our community. Sonoma County's Secret Santa has brought joy to people in our community for over 30 years! Sonoma County’s Secret Santa helps ensure that kids, teens, adults, and seniors who would not otherwise have a holiday gift, are able to smile and have hope during the holiday season. The helping hand extended by generous individuals and families to individuals & families in need ensures that our hearts are connected! How It All Began... The GIVING TREE began in 1989 at the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County with gift wishes for individuals on Red Heart Ornaments displayed on trees around Sonoma County. KZST started the SECRET SANTA program in 1990 with Brent Farris reading letters about individuals and families and what they needed. While both groups were successful in finding individuals in the community to give generously, something was missing. The Giving Tree and Secret Santa joined forces in 2008 due to the efforts of Bill Friedman to provide a better way to meet the growing need at the holidays. Sonoma County’s Secret Santa of has developed over the years and is more sustainable than ever. Sonoma County’s Secret Santa Program partnership of the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, KZST Radio Station &Friedman's Home Improvement along with businesses, agencies, and individuals work together in a collaborative community-wide effort that brings joy and hope to everyone involved.
Arizona Helping Hands is a non-profit organization providing basic essential needs to boys and girls in foster care throughout the state. Licensed foster families only receive $22.50 per child, per year for special occasions. In 2018, Arizona Helping Hands provided holiday toys to more than 17,000 boys and girls in foster care throughout Arizona. We appreciate the support from the community to help us reach our goal of collecting more than 30,000 toys this year! Arizona Helping Hands is a foster care charitable tax credit organization. We operate with a 7% overhead. Thank you in advance for helping to make the holidays brighter for boys and girls in foster care throughout Arizona.
North Providence, RI
Our mission is to create an environment of healing and hope for those we serve. Children and families are empowered to develop healthy, trusting relationships. Through an array of residential and community based services, we create effective, lasting partnerships that enable children and adults to lead fulfilling lives. St. Mary’s Home for Children has a rich history of serving children of the State of Rhode Island. From its beginnings as an orphanage in 1877, St. Mary’s has addressed the social, therapeutic and mental health issues of children. Proudly, we have evolved into the area’s most comprehensive treatment program for children who have been affected by abuse and neglect, exhibit extreme behavioral issues or experience psychiatric problems usually due to trauma they have endured. Children (girls 6-18, boys 6-13) are treated in our residential program and campus special education school. We also serve an out-patient population for sexual abuse assessment, counseling and family therapy (3 years of age and up) and offer a number of community-based services that support at-risk families, adoptive and foster families and young victims of human trafficking.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
To lead in ending sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, and domestic violence through prevention, intervention, and advocacy for change.