We work with incredible people around the country running high-impact organizations that serve children in high-poverty/high-trauma communities. 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.
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida (BBBSNEFL), is a mentoring organization that seeks to help provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Working within the communities of Northeast Florida since 1914, BBBSNEFL has effectively inspired change in the lives of thousands through impactful mentoring programs and meaningful relationships that defend and ignite today’s youth to reach their full potential. We currently have active matches in Nassau, Duval, Clay, Putnam and Volusia Counties including a service footprint reaching Baker, Flagler, and Union Counties. By placing a caring adult in the life of a child, BBBSNEFL creates safe, high-quality, long-lasting mentoring relationships that help vulnerable youth beat the odds and reach their full potential through personal and academic achievement. Professionally supported by our staff, road-maps for success are developed in concert with parents, children, and mentors. More than 100 years later, Big Brothefrs Big Sisters remains true to our founder’s vision of bringing allies and defenders into the lives of children. Today, Big Brothers Big Sisters currently operates in all 50 states and in 12 countries around the world!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Protecting Children, Empowering Youth, Strengthening Families
Goodwin Connection's program makes childcare more affordable for low-income parents which allows them to attend college, work toward a certificate or degree, and increase their earning power with a new career. At the same time, their children receive an early learning opportunity helps them get a great start on their own educational path.
Los Angeles, CA
Wayfinder Family Services ensures that children, youth and adults facing challenges always have a place to turn. We strive for a world in which every child and family can overcome the obstacles they face—a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.