We are proud to support the work of the following charitable organizations. Click to learn more about them.
Just Like My Child and the Girl Power Project®
From their website: Empowered girls dramatically improve the wellbeing of their families, their communities, and their countries—multiplying the impact on society.
Since its inception in 2006, Just Like My Child Foundation (JLMC) has delivered healthcare services, education, microenterprise, social justice, leadership and empowerment programs to over 200,000 individuals—primarily women and children—in 76 rural communities in Central Uganda and Senegal.
Just Like My Child Foundation is the creator of the Girl Power Project®. It is a scientifically proven, evidence based curriculum which has been implemented in Central Uganda for the past 10 years, reaching girls, boys and communities through a two-year program. It is now being implemented in Native American communities in the United States, beginning with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
The program is designed to remove the obstacles that keep girls from continuing their education: gender-based violence, forced child marriage, early pregnancy, disease, and lack of menstrual hygiene. Through the program, a girl learns to value her body, her future, and her power within her community. She learns to use her voice to stand up for herself and others and to protect her potential. Boys and community members are engaged in understanding the value of elevating girls within the community.
“When you invest in a girl, the whole world benefits.”
The Arthur Whitmore Scholarship
From their website: A Book Scholarship Specifically for HBCU Students, in memory of Arthur Whitmore. Art Whitmore’s life was about togetherness and connectivity. He was a counselor and a motivator. He had an extremely successful career as an addiction specialist and mental health therapist for over twenty years. Ray was the most sincere advocate you would ever meet. He owned ice cream trucks, restaurants and group homes, he was an investor and a giver, he was a listener and a compassionate soul.
The scholarship is now available at the following schools:
- Spelman College
- Norfolk State University (Art and Vons alma mater)
- Morehouse College
- NC A & T University
- Florida A & M University
- Tennessee State University
- Howard University
- Hampton University
- Tuskegee University
- Alabama A & M University
- Clark Atlanta University
- Southern University
- Grambling University
- Xavier University of Louisiana
- Virginia State University
Operation Freedom Paws
From their website: Operation Freedom Paws empowers veterans and individuals with disabilities to restore their freedom to live life by teaching them to train their own dogs, and certifying them as service dog teams.
Founded in January 2010, Operation Freedom Paws is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that matches dogs with individuals who have Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Complex-Post Traumatic Stress (CPTS) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) symptoms, or other physical, neurological, psychological or mobility needs.
We train the individual to train their own dog, and then certify them together as a service dog team. Most of the dogs come from rescue shelters. Each is then matched to a specific client’s physical and psychological needs. There is no charge – all we ask is a commitment to complete the 48-week training program.
This unique opportunity enables our clients to feel safe and secure, and to manage their day-to-day lives. The very special therapeutic canine-human relationship helps them get back out in their communities and begin to view their future with renewed hope.
“Four paws, two feet, one team.”
From their website: Feeding America’s Hungry Children Rescues Wasted Food And Provides Meals For Thousands Of Hungry Children. Feeding America’s Hungry Children helps rescue more than 2,402,700 pounds of Fresh Produce from being thrown away in Landfills every year.
Our mission is to provide a transportation link between national food products donors (who have the food surplus) and the independently operated food banks across the country who distribute this life-saving food to children who need it most with the support of a national network of donors just like you.
“Together We Can Solve Child Hunger”
The Loveland Foundation
From their website: Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Our resources and initiatives are collaborative and we prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing.
The Loveland Foundation was established in 2018 by Rachel Cargle in response to her widely successful birthday wish fundraiser, Therapy for Black Women and Girls. Her enthusiastic social media community raised over $250,000, which made it possible for Black women and girls nationally to receive therapy support. Black women and girls deserve access to healing, and that healing will impact generations.
The Loveland Foundation is the official continuation of this effort to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls. Through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more, ultimately we hope to contribute to both the empowerment and the liberation of the communities we serve.
“We are becoming the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
Black Girls Code
From their website: Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails.
Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs we hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds.
Black Girls CODE’s ultimate goal is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.
“Imagine. Build. Create.”
World Wildlife Fund
From their website: For nearly 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in nearly 100 countries. At every level, we collaborate with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live.
WWF works to help local communities conserve the natural resources they depend upon; transform markets and policies toward sustainability; and protect and restore species and their habitats. Our efforts ensure that the value of nature is reflected in decision-making from a local to a global scale.
WWF connects cutting-edge conservation science with the collective power of our partners in the field, more than one million supporters in the United States and five million globally, as well as partnerships with communities, companies, and governments.
Today, human activities put more pressure on nature than ever before, but it’s also people who have the power to change this trajectory. Together, we can address the greatest threats to life on this planet and protect the natural resources that sustain and inspire us.