Each month we are proud to highlight what we feel to be a worthy charity to profile. We have proudly been carrying on this tradition for a few years. Before we roll out many more charities in 2012, we’d like to briefly refresh your memory of the 12 charities that we highlighted in 2011.
PFLAG started off the year for us. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. “PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.”
Summer Stack, a friend of the Randomville family, had spent some time in Haiti after their devastating earthquake. She went there as a part of KidCare International to help educate the children there.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates will never get the label of being greedy and not helping people. Co-founder with his wife, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the strongest charities in the world, raising millions annually to improve the lives of the poor all over the world.
Next might have been our least known charity that we profiled, though it is still extremely beneficial. The Soho Project, (Sisters Offering Hope to Others) founded in New York City, is an organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for nonprofits by offering new and creative platforms that integrate artists.
The Fisher House Project aims to help out injured veterans who may need assistance beyond what’s offered by Veterans Affairs. Each year, the Fisher House Program helps more than 11,000 members of the military and their family get the care they need without having to worry about travel and housing expenses.
Sadly, Bonnie Campbell Hill lost her battle with cancer this year. As a person, she certainly won in life though. Through an organization she called Bonnie’s Big Idea, she rallied students, faculty and people in general from all over to help raise $500,000 to help build 48 libraries and give scholarships to over 800 girls in India.
Ahh…massage. We all love it, don’t we? In their own words, The Massage Therapy Foundation says “Our goal is to bring the benefits of massage therapy to the broadest spectrum of society through the generation, dissemination and application of knowledge in the field of massage therapy.”
Encompass is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1966 with a unique mission: to nurture children, enrich families and inspire community.
Liddle Kidz Foundation Global uses the power of touch to reach the world’s most vulnerable children with experiences of appropriate nurturing touch that they often lack.
Sean Penn has done plenty in his life to help those in need and for October we profiled his J/P HRO foundation, which is helping to restore life in Haiti. We interviewed one of his main guys in charge on the ground down there.
Seattle-based Outdoors for All Foundation enriches the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation.
Our writer Amy Nile actually went to Kenya and brought back stunning tales of poverty but also a great success story of Health Education Africa Resource Team. This charity provides work, education and medical care to women with AIDS.
If you have an idea for a charity that you would like to have profiled on Randomville, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org