Charities We Support
We have completed reasonable due diligence about the organizations listed below. The charities we have chosen to support have responsible administrative costs and transparency. This offers reasonable assurance that donations are used to provide program services and are not used excessively for "other" expenses. To learn more, visit www.charitynavigator.org, a great resource to learn about and evaluate a charity before donating.
We strongly believe in basic human rights for all.
Founded in 1971, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, natural disasters, and exclusion from health care, without regard to race, religion, or political affiliation. On any given day, in over 71 countries, more than 45,000 individuals representing dozens of nationalities assist people caught in crises around the world. They are doctors, nurses, logistics experts, administrators, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, mental health professionals, and others whose work is guided by humanitarian principles and medical ethics. MSF medical teams conduct evaluations on the ground to determine a population's medical needs before opening programs, aiming to fill existing gaps (rather than replicating services that are already offered) or reach neglected communities. Over the years, the organization has been the recipient of several awards that recognize its work, including the 1998 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize, the 2012 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding, the 2015 Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award, and the 2017 Pardes Humanitarian Prize for Mental Health..
Helping homeless men, women and children in South Florida since 1922. Our Mission is to “Transform the lives of homeless men, women and children through comprehensive residential programs to effect lasting change and empower them to be productive members of society. We provide food, shelter, clothing, substance abuse treatment, education, computer literacy, job placement, healthcare, spiritual development and housing with Christian love, compassion and encouragement. Our Vision is “No one is homeless”.
Founded in 1995 by international human rights activist, Craig Kielburger, Free The Children believes in a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. Through holistic and sustainable development —Adopt a Village— Free The Children works hand-in-hand with developing communities to remove barriers to education and to empower communities to break the cycle of poverty in Kenya, Tanzania, India, Ecuador, Nicaragua, rural China, Haiti and Sierra Leone.
Take Stock in Children of Broward is part of a statewide Florida non-profit organization that provides a unique opportunity for low-income and at-risk students to escape the cycle of poverty through education. They offer students caring volunteer mentors, student advocacy, college readiness, and college scholarships. Their comprehensive services start in middle school, continue through high school, and include the first 18 months into college. Take Stock in Children’s multi-year commitment to at-risk children throughout the state is also an investment in the communities in which students live.
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