Save a Dream
Save a Dream is an Australian-based non-profit responding to the current political and economic crisis by raising funds to purchase essential medicines and medical devices and equipment for Sri Lanka. Over the years, they have raised funds for humanitarian issues including the 2004 tsunami and floods affecting Sri Lanka (2017), Victorian bushfires (2019), and COVID-19 affected communities in Australia and Sri Lanka (2020 to date).
Crumbl Hunger is a Texas, USA based NGO dreamed up by a brave teenager, Annika Garg, who wanted to take on the challenge of solving hunger with her own two hands. She and her volunteers – including her parents! – dedicate their time and energy to carefully cook delicious homemade meals for those in need, as well as the first responder heroes in their community! Crumbl Hunger’s meals help support students, the unhoused, teachers, and other vital community members in the Dallas, Texas area, free of charge.
Yayasan Karya Murni
The Karya Murni Foundation works to help children with special needs by providing housing and education. Their motto is ‘Venerate Vitam’, which means ‘Respect Life’, reflecting their belief that every human being deserves love and is valuable. Apart from receiving formal education at school, the children of the Karya Murni Ruteng orphanage are also prepared and mentored to become independent after graduating, expanding on vocational skill development include sewing, farming, cooking, and music.
Escola Comunitaria Maramar
The Maramar Community School was born from a collective dream of the partners of Pousada Lagoa do Cassange, Isney, Marcelo and Flavio, to contribute to the social and sustainable development of their community through education. The Maramar Community School is located on the Maraú Peninsula, in the south of Bahia, and currently serves children from kindergarten to the 5th year of elementary school free of charge. About 80% of the families are low-income. The school is inspired by Waldorf Pedagogy, other innovative pedagogies, and local knowledge. They work to meet the needs of each child individually, with the aim of promoting autonomy and social transformation through education.
Projeto Social Um Novo Amanhecer
Um Novo Amanhecer, founded in 2013, strives to transform the lives of at-risk and socially vulnerable teenagers and children. They aim to consistently offer free extracurricular activities to 200 children and teens every month, while also providing materials, snacks, and drinks. Currently, UNA offers activities ranging from soccer and karate, to English, music, and crafts across the Cidade Julia neighborhood. These activities allow the children to participate in enriching programs while ensuring they are seen, heard and valued, preventing them being preyed upon by dangers of the world.
ASSAF (Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel) is an Israeli NGO supported by donations from individuals and foundations and by volunteers who strive for an Israel where individuals and families fleeing from dangers in their homelands, can seek protection. They support policies that advances human and refugee rights and produce positive and sustainable change by working with state authorities, courts, and the Israeli public. ASSAF also provides the asylum-seeking community with direct assistance through their Advocacy and Support Center, which is open to all asylum seekers in Israel, providing psychosocial services, helping the most vulnerable asylum seekers – minors, survivors of torture, the infirm, people with disabilities, single parents and vulnerable women.
SOLE Stepping is a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides new shoes and socks to elementary school students in Lexington County, South Carolina. Shoes are often the most visible sign of poverty. With 1 in 5 children living in poverty, that’s a reality that impacts every school district in America. The simple gift of a new pair of shoes can positively change a child’s world. SOLE Stepping provides new socks and shoes to sponsored elementary schools with a purpose of inclusion. SOLE Stepping wants children to wear correctly sized shoes, so their growing feet are well protected. Since 2016, SOLE Stepping has provided more than 10,000 pairs of shoes to elementary school children in the Midlands of South Carolina.
Common Orchard Project
The Common Orchard Project works to install and maintain hundreds of small orchard plantings across Greater Cincinnati and grows “commonly held” resources by educating communities on fresh food and urban land management. These common orchards provide increased food access, tree canopy, walkable greenspace and community building in neighborhoods that have experienced disinvestment. Founded in 2017 by Chris Smyth, the effort has planted 12 orchards across Cincinnati and two in Cleveland, with plans to install 50 more by 2024.
Good Neighbors is an international humanitarian development NGO founded in Korea in 1991 to make the world a place without hunger, where people live together in harmony. The first community development project in Bangladesh was launched in 1992 and currently, Good Neighbors is working in 192 communities in 40 countries with their focus on inclusive community development approach and child protection. In 1994, Good Neighbors implemented its first emergency response project in Rwandan refugee situation, providing medical relief teams and establishing two schools at the refugee camps. Starting with Rwanda emergency response, Good Neighbors has been actively responding various disaster and emergencies including Kobe earthquake in 1995, South Asia tsunami in 2004, Haiti earthquake 2010, Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and Nepal Earthquake in 2015.
As a leading organization wholly focused on supporting people living with Motor Neuron Disease (MND) — and their families, friends, and care givers — MND Queensland offers understanding and practical assistance by delivering information, education, and specialist support services. They form part of MND Australia — the national peak body of state organizations that support those living with and impacted by MND. This extensive network allows them to increase understanding of the disease, advocate for those affected and fund world-class research.
Revved Up Kids
Revved Up Kids was founded with a singular purpose: Protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation. They accomplish this by providing exceptional sexual abuse prevention training programs for children, teens, parents, and youth-serving organizations. Revved Up Kids believes that all children are precious and should be safe from sexual abuse. They also believe children should be safe from racism, hate and injustice. They stand alongside the black community in their efforts to reform America’s justice system to eliminate the racial inequity that has been perpetrated for generations. Revved Up Kids believes this reform is the responsibility of all Americans and look forward to the day when “liberty and justice for all” are our cultural norm.
Alyn Rehabilitation Hospital Fundraising Walk
ALYN Hospital / ALYN Woldenberg Family Hospital is Israel’s only pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation facility. ALYN treats children with a wide range of congenital and acquired conditions, including cerebral palsy, neuromuscular diseases, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, burns. It is the right of every child – notwithstanding the challenges with which they have been presented – to achieve the best possible quality of life. ALYN’s holistic approach, incorporating the treatment of physical symptoms, as well as taking into account the emotional and communal needs of the children and their families, has proven itself throughout the eight decades since ALYN was first established.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. They provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis, and survivorship. Since their founding in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF has raised more than a billion dollars to fuel its mission to be the end of breast cancer. Through a unique and streamlined grants program, they seek out the brightest minds in science and medicine and give them the necessary resources to pursue their best ideas. This enables researchers to make discoveries and design new approaches to address all aspects of breast cancer—and do so in record time.
PARS Equality Center
As a community-based social and legal services organization, Pars Equality Center is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to helping the Iranian-American and other immigrant communities realize their full potential as informed, self-reliant, and responsible members of the American society. Pars Equality Center achieves its mission primarily by providing extensive social and legal services. Their multi-lingual staff including case managers and attorneys serve the needs of the community by providing a full range of professional social services and legal representation.
Produce Perks Midwest
Produce Perks Midwest is an Ohio nonprofit that pioneers solutions to address inequities within our food system. Their work increases affordable access to healthy food, supports local farmers and strengthens local economies in our most under-served communities, helping families buy fresh, healthy food from local farmers. This is a simple yet powerful idea with vast opportunity for impact. Produce Perks doubles the purchasing power for low-income shoppers – providing a $1 for $1 match for families and individuals receiving SNAP (formerly known as food stamps provided by the government) when spent on healthy foods. Their match can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables, stretching the SNAP allowance for additional healthy foods.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project was founded more than two decades ago to respond to a public health crisis impacting LGBTQ youth — a crisis whose magnitude is huge, and one that they have worked tirelessly to end. LGBTQ young people are more than four times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers, and suicide remains the second leading cause of death among all young people in the United States. Thanks to the work of their team, volunteers, and supporters across the country, The Trevor Project has become the leading global organization responding to the crisis of LGBTQ youth suicide. They have grown from a 24/7 phone Lifeline reaching several thousand youth per year, to a preeminent resource for LGBTQ youth in crisis — one that remains the primary resource for over half of the youth who reach out to them. While continuing to grow the impact of their Lifeline substantially, they have also launched on-demand digital services for youth to reach out 24/7 over text and online. In addition, they created TrevorSpace, the largest safe space social network for LGBTQ youth to connect — not just in the United States, but in over 100 countries across the globe.