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 Orange County 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.
After humble beginnings more than 150 years ago, The Salvation Army now serves in 128 countries worldwide. Today, as the only charity to offer services in every ZIP code in the United States, we serve more than 30 million Americans every year. That includes 58.4 million meals, nightly shelter for 10.8 million people, treatment for 200,000 people in 142 rehabilitation facilities, more than 400 after-school programs, and immediate and long-term assistance following disasters to 382,000 people. One of The Salvation Army's longest-running services is providing Christmas assistance through opportunities like the Angel Tree Program, where we provide toys and clothing for local children in need. Each family also receives a food basket with everything needed to make a wonderful Christmas dinner!
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.
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.
Healthy Babies Project (HBP), a community-based nonprofit, helps D.C.’s poorest families have healthy babies and move out of intergenerational poverty. We work to reduce the dangerously high rates of infant death, illness, low birth weight, and repeat pregnancies and improve the health, education, parenting, and job readiness outcomes for underserved, disadvantaged D.C. families. We serve two generations of children: the teen parent and her child. Our vision is that every baby in the District is born healthy and has a parent who is healthy and living independently. HBP was founded in 1990 in response to abysmal infant death and low birth weight rates in our nation's capital, then as bad or worse than Third World counterparts at 24.4 infant deaths per 1000 live births. Since inception, District IMR numbers have drastically improved to 13.1 in 2007 and continue to do so. Evidence proves that health disparities are directly linked to systemic poverty, leading HBP to expand its services to long-term, holistic care to treat the whole person and transform entire families. Today, HBP aligns all of its resources to serve D.C.’s most vulnerable young moms. 2. Current Activities: HBP’s five program areas are combined under one umbrella, the Teen Parent Empowerment Program (TPEP), which allow us to personalize services for each young parent to achieve best outcomes. (1) Health and Parenting Education. TPEP Classes provides peer support in a 40-week series of interactive, hands-on classes in prenatal care, baby care, parenting, personal finance, and life skills, along with a partnership with the D.C. Public Schools New Horizons program implementing family planning and life skills education at 8+ locations, serving a total of 140 teen parents in 2016. (2) Home Visitation/Case Management. HBP staff meet one-on-one with each young mother, whether on site or via home visitation during pregnancy and after birth, using Home Families America, the evidence-based home visiting model designed to work with overburdened families who are at-risk for adverse childhood experiences, trauma, violence, and health and/or substance abuse issues. During 2016, HBP case-managed 60 young mothers. (3) Stable Housing. We connect any pregnant teen to safe housing as needed to ensure she has a healthy environment, safe haven, and stability during pregnancy and after pregnancy. In response to the increasing number of homeless pregnant teen moms (30-50% of those served), HBP opened Perennial Transitional House in 2013 to provide safe haven shelter while these girls transition to parenting and independent living. 100% case-managed teen parents are connected to stable housing. (4) Job Readiness. Nearly without exception the girls we serve lack life skills necessary to live healthy, productive lives. Fewer are high school graduates (72.2%) and college graduates (21.2%) than the District averages (77.8 % and 39.1 % respectively). As part of their ICP to become economically independent and secure, pregnant girls to make an individual plan to complete school, vocational training, internships, and college (including our in-house Community Doula Program) and are accountable to complete it. (5) Additional Program Services include pregnancy testing, abuse screenings and referrals, crisis intervention, emergency services, parenting, health, childbirth education, risk assessment, family planning, immunizations, mental health screenings and referrals, and FEED (Fatherhood Education Empowerment Development Program).
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.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
To meet human needs without discrimination.
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 exist to serve all citizens in the prevention of disease and injury through protection, promotion, and delivery of quality, cost-effective services for community, personal, and environmental health. Karen W. Lachapelle, MAEd Health Director
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.
Horizons Atlanta believes that every child in Atlanta, regardless of background, should have a chance to make a positive impact on their community. Horizons at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School invites local public school students to attend a six-week summer program on the HIES campus. Our students join the program the summer after Kindergarten and return to the program each year through 9th grade, building lasting relationships with their teachers and peers while developing lifelong skills like commitment and determination. Horizons’ education model combines academics with arts, sports, and cultural enrichment – a combination that has been confirmed by extensive research as the most effective way for a summer learning program to address the achievement gap. In small classes led by professional teachers, our students dive into rich curricula with a focus on reading, STEM, and arts. Swimming and other confidence-boosting activities break down barriers to success and expose children to new opportunities.
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.
Dare Family Services’ 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.
To provide children facing adversity with safe, strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
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.
Rock Hill, SC
Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing home for abused and neglected children. We serve children ages birth to 21 all across South Carolina, offering temporary shelter, compassionate support and individualized care for every child. The children we serve have been removed from their homes by the SC Department of Social Services because of abuse, abandonment and/or neglect they have endured from their caregivers. The children are placed in our care until a long-term solution is found.
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
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.
To inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Rock Hill, SC
Safe Passage is committed to providing supportive services and advocacy to victims and survivors of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual trauma in our service area.
Cedar Rapids, IA
"The LBA Foundation seeks to inspire hope in tomorrow's Leaders, Believers and Achievers."
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
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.
Target Area’s mission is to create thriving and sustainable communities by building residents capacity to solve stubborn problems using ROME.
To empower victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing emergency safe shelter , transitional housing, support services, and partnering with stakeholders to raise awareness of domestic violence in our communities.
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.
The Community Center of Northern Westchester seeks to improve the well-being and self-sufficiency of neighbors in need in Northern Westchester by providing food, clothing, programs and other resources. We are committed to treating all with dignity and respect. We encourage broad involvement and participation by residents and organizations in the communities we serve.
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.