2018 | Give Something Back | Princeton, NJ
Donation made on behalf of Bob Carr, Beyond
The Give Back Difference – There are scholarships. There are mentoring programs. Give Back is both. And, our model is ground breaking. Our Scholars – Give Back scholars are academically motivated and resilient. Most are first generation college students who come from families below the poverty line. A special outreach is given to students who have experienced heightened social risks such as foster care or the incarceration of a parent. Investing in Futures – Every Give Back scholar receives a full scholarship that covers college tuition, fees, room and board, lifting the heavy financial burden associated with higher education.
2018 | Hope Hospice and Palliative Care | Providence, RI
Donation made on behalf of Andy Kinnecom, SwipeForACause.com
Hope Hospice is a compassionate team of professionals specially trained in caring for people facing serious illness and loss. We are the major teaching affiliate for hospice and palliative medicine for The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Hope Hospice is a non-profit organization, part of the HopeHealth family of services. Hope Hospice has a long legacy of bringing care and guidance to patients, families and others in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. As a non-profit organization, we are completely focused on serving our patients and their loved ones with excellence, teamwork and compassion. Our services include: Patient and Family Services: hospice at home, general inpatient care, veterans’ services, spiritual care, social work and alternative support services Grief Support Services: private counseling, support groups, remembrance events, community crisis interventions, grief camps and retreats, and alternative grief support.
2018 | Planting Justice | Oakland, CA
Donation made on behalf of Jeff Marcous, Dharma Merchant Services
Planting justice is a grassroots organization with a mission to empower people impacted by mass incarceration and other social inequalities with the skills and resources to cultivate food sovereignty, economic justice, and community healing. Since 2009 Planting Justice has built over 400 edible permaculture gardens in the San Francisco Bay Area, worked with five high-schools to develop food justice curriculum and created 20 green jobs for men transitioning from prison in the food justice movement.
2017 | Rainbow Village | St. Louis, MO
www.rbvstl.org | Donate Now | Volunteer
Rainbow Village enhances the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities by providing safe, affordable and well-maintained neighborhood homes. Today, there is a critical need for residential placements for adults with developmental disabilities. More than 400 people are now living at home, in institutions, or in substandard housing and are waiting for a quality home in the St. Louis community. Rainbow Village would like to provide a safe and affordable home for as many people with developmental disabilities as would need or like one.
2016 | Vets Returning Home | Roseville, MI
www.vetsreturninghome.org | Donate Now
The goal of Vets Returning Home is simple: to end chronic homelessness among veterans in our communities. Our mission is complex, requiring more than putting a roof over the veterans’ heads. It requires an approach that address the “total veteran” and his needs and making sure they succeed after they are transitioned. We are a volunteer operated 11,000 square foot facility with 43 beds and commercial kitchen. We provide a stable and sober living environment to veterans in crisis. Onsite services including employment readiness training, aid with job placement, disability benefit connection, legal support and life skills training. Community support both physical and financial has been vital to our ability to continue our mission. Vets Returning home receives NO government funding. We have successfully transitioned on average 140 veterans a year back into society as a fully functioning community member.
2015 | Mercy Home for Boys and Girls | Chicago, IL.
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Whether living full-time at Mercy Home, receiving continued connection through our AfterCare program, or spending a few hours a month with a positive adult role model, our programs provide young people with many opportunities to develop the tools they need to see and build better futures.