Want To Help Out?
Inspired by what you saw during the program? Do you want to get involved yourself? Find out more about the various charitable organizations featured in each episode of Secret Millionaire
. We've also included links to national organizations that you can volunteer or donate to as well. EPISODE SEVEN: MILLIONAIRE: SEAN BELNICK FRIENDS OF FIREFIGHTERS
Friends of Firefighters is dedicated to addressing the physical, mental health and wellness needs of New York City's firefighters and their families. Our ongoing mission is to provide long-term support and services through confidential counseling, wellness services and other assistance required by firefighters and their families.
Friends of Firefighters was born out of necessity after the 9/11 attacks. Offering therapeutic and mental health resources to active and retired firefighters and their families in the days following, we quickly realized this issue would need to be addressed for years to come. Over the past 10 years, Friends of Firefighters has expanded to meet the growing needs of the FDNY community.
Phone: (718) 643-0980
Friends of Firefighters
199 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231 CHILDREN OF PROMISE
CPNYC provides a uniquely integrated service model, year-round, to meet the distinctive needs of children with incarcerated parents. The organization currently provides comprehensive academic enrichment, mentoring and mental health services in an after-school and summer day camp setting.
Phone: (718) 483-9290
Children of Promise
600 Lafayette Ave, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11216 EPISODE SIX: MILLIONAIRE: MARCUS LEMONIS NVEEE (National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment)
NVEEE's vision is to represent a nation of voices by advocating for the prevention of victimization, and envisions equality in our communities, raised through education and awareness, to build a future of enlightenment where youths can live without the fear of persecution. NVEEE is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in October 2009. We are a diverse team of professional educators, business leaders, parents and students who took our concerns about student safety and well-being and put our passion into action–moving from bystanders to community leaders. In our first two years alone, NVEEE has presented to over 6,000 participants in schools, medical centers, universities, social service agencies, and religious communities. Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, we directly impact the South Florida community, and now our work is also expanding to communities in California, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.
Phone: (954) 561-2626
PO BOX 23837
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33307 NEW JOURNEYS TRANSITIONAL HOME (NJTH)
New Journeys Transitional Home's (NJTH) mission is to decrease the rate of homelessness for young women by providing an immediate, safe, affordable and nurturing housing environment that promotes independence and self-sufficiency. We seek to empower and enhance the lives of young women by offering a wide-range of support services.
Phone: (305) 638.4933
New Journeys Transitional Home
3146 NW 45th Street
Miami, FL 33142
Contact: Kathy Cole NEAT STUFF
Our mission is to provide free brand new clothing, shoes, accessories and gifts to meet some of the basic needs of abused, neglected and other children in distress, allowing them to dress with pride and dignity, inspiring their self worth.
Phone: (305) 638-5878
2624 N.W. 21 Terrace
Miami, FL 33142 National Organizations: SEASON 2 EP. SIX: MILLIONAIRE: MARCUS LEMONIS STOMP OUT BULLYING
In 2005, Love Our Children USA™ recognized a critical need to address the issue of bullying and cyber bullying; so, they created STOMP Out Bullying™. STOMP Out Bullying™ focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyber bullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. An additional focus educates parents on how to keep their children safe and responsible online. To learn how you can be a part of the solution, visit www.stompoutbullying.org.
Website: http:/www.stompoutbullying.org EPISODE FIVE: MILLIONAIRE: JEFF USNER TEAMABILITY
Based in the heart of San Antonio, Texas, TEAMability is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation focusing on children with a combination of profound motor, cognitive and sensory impairments. These kids belong to an underserved and virtually invisible segment within the larger pediatric disabled population. TEAMability believes they deserve an innovative approach to their complex educational and therapeutic programming needs. Our dream was to build a center where kids could realize their potential and live a higher quality of life. The TEAMability Learning Center opened in February 2008.
Today the staff at the TEAMability Learning Center provides comprehensive services combining specialized evaluation, teaching, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and communication development. This is accomplished through weekly learning sessions, outreach to schools and agencies, Parent Forum meetings, professional and parent workshops.
Phone: (210) 733-9050
1711 N. Trinity
San Antonio, TX 78201 THE ADVOCATES
The Advocates Social Services of San Antonio Texas (TASS-SAT) was founded in 1978 by its Executive Director Charlie Mata and other community stake holders. The Organization's main purpose and objective is to assure that needy and low income individuals and families receive assistance that they qualify for. Assistance would include available public benefits such as SSI and medical insurance, food and financial assistance, and other help that will cover basic necessities.
We operate mostly with volunteers and are limited in financial resources but can often provide guidance and direction for people seeking help.
Phone: (210) 212-7700 or (210) 535-4422
1610 Buena Vista
San Antonio, Texas 78207 HABITAT FOR SAFE SENIORS
Habitat for Safe Seniors' goal since 2004 has been to provide critically needed services, nutrition, home safety repairs, environmental improvement, and companionship to senior citizens in the Canyon Lake/Comal County Area.
Phone: (830) 899-2256
Habitat for Safe Seniors
2174 Old Sattler Road
Canyon Lake, TX 78133 National Organizations: SEASON 2 EP. FIVE: MILLIONAIRE: JEFF USNER BEST BUDDIES INTERNATIONAL
Best Buddies International is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information, log onto www.bestbuddies.org.
Website: http://www.bestbuddies.org EPISODE FOUR: MILLIONAIRE: HILARY DECESARE SHOESTRING CITY RANCH
Located in the heart of Long Beach, the Shoestring City Ranch provides free and low cost rural experiences to city kids while teaching teamwork, respect, and leadership skills in an ecologically friendly green-space working with rescued animals.
Phone: (562) 398-3663
Shoestring City Ranch
1002 West Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90810
Contact: Joy Megas NEW HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT
New Hope's mission is to help grieving people find hope and healing. New Hope offers a variety of rewarding opportunities for generous and compassionate people who would like to make a difference in the lives of grieving children, teens, and adults. Each year, over 250 Champions participate in New Hope programs. We are a volunteer driven organization, we consider our volunteers to be one of our greatest assets, and they are our CHAMPIONS!
Phone: (562) 429-0075; 888-490-HOPE
New Hope Grief Support
3443 San Anseline
Long Beach, CA 90808
Contact: Susan K. Beeney JONAS CORONA (LOVE IN THE MIRROR)
Love in the Mirror is a charitable organization that strives to inspire young people to make a difference through their volunteer commitment of providing needy and homeless youth basic necessities such as food, clothing and learning materials.
Love In The Mirror
P.O. Box 7261
Long Beach, CA 90807 National Organizations: SEASON 2 EP. THREE: MILLIONAIRE: HILARY DECESARE COVENANT HOUSE
Covenant House is a non-profit agency whose mission is to reach out to at-risk homeless youth living on the streets and offer them hope and opportunities to turn their lives around. For more information, please visit www.covenanthouse.org.
Website: www.covenanthouse.org EPISODE THREE: MILLIONAIRE: STEVE KAPLAN KIDS OFF THE BLOCK
Our Mission: To provide at-risk low income youth positive alternatives to gangs, drugs, truancy, violence, and the juvenile justice system.
Phone: (773) 995-9077
Kids Off The Block, Inc. (KOB)
11627 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60628
Contact: Diane Latiker BIN DONATED
Bin Donated is a Chicago based registered 501(c)3 charity specializing in a free residential and commercial donation pick-up service. We collect everyday in-kind donation items and then deliver them to other local 501(c)3 charities at no charge. All of the items we collect in the Chicagoland area are redistributed to those in need around the Chicagoland area. We feel very strongly that there are enough people in our own "backyard" that need our help and can benefit from the support of people like you.
720 N Larrabee #1408
Chicago, IL 60654
Contact: Geeta Singh, Executive Director H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly)
H.O.M.E. helps Chicago's low-income seniors maintain their independence by providing services unlike any organization in the City of Chicago. Our services include free home upkeep and repairs to ensure seniors enjoy healthy and safe living conditions. Our free shopping bus assists seniors who have limited mobility or live in food deserts to have access to groceries, pharmacies and medical services that are essential to their well-being. We also own and manage three affordable buildings where seniors can choose between two styles of living—individual apartments or, for residents who need some assistance, shared living.
Phone: (773) 921-3200
1419 W Carroll Ave, Floor 2
Chicago, IL 60607-1149
Contact: Bruce Otto National Organizations: SEASON 2 EP. THREE: MILLIONAIRE: STEVE KAPLAN GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.
To learn more, log on to www.goodwill.org
to find out how you can make a difference. EPISODE TWO: MILLIONAIRE: CHUCK RUNYON & DAVE MORTENSEN OKC WRESTLING
The OKC Youth Wrestling Foundation is a non-profit organization that was created to give the youth of inner Oklahoma City an opportunity to participate in a competitive sport along with teaching them character and team building through the sport of wrestling. Sound wrestling techniques are taught, however, the priority of the leadership team is on the children's attitudes and behavior.
Through sportsmanship, self-discipline and personal responsibility, Wrestling offers a unique opportunity to develop meaningful relationships and mold young minds. This opens the door for the leaders to have powerful influence over the lives and futures of these children and their families. The OKCYWF was started because there were few affordable extra-curricular activities available for young boys in Oklahoma City.
When children are engaged in a positive activity, it reduces the likelihood of drug use, gang participation and other negative behavior. "Character first" training is used as the basis for every practice and event. These character traits are emphasized in every activity, through words and actions. The children are also fed a meal at every event and fellowship is encouraged. - The program is free for qualified families.
Phone: (405) 255-3821
Oklahoma City Youth Wrestling Foundation
P.O. Box 18398
Oklahoma City, OK 73154
Contact: Jack Fanous LIMBS FOR LIFE
The Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.
Each year more than 150,000 individuals join a list of over 4 million existing amputees in the US. Disease, trauma accidents, birth defects, motor vehicle accidents, and warfare are the primary causes of the loss of a limb. When a person becomes an amputee, they are faced with staggering emotional and financial lifestyle changes. Fortunately, high-tech prosthetic devices that restore a person's basic skills and independence are available. The problem is that many amputees lack the financial resources to obtain adequate prosthetic care.
That's where the Limbs for Life Foundation steps in. Our goal is to provide a financial bridge between low-income amputees and the quality prosthetic care needed to restore their lives. Since the foundation began in 1995, we have helped over 7,700 amputees obtain the prosthetic care that enabled them to move forward with their lives.
Phone: (405) 605-5462, 1-888-235-5462
The Limbs for Life Foundation
218 E. Main St.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
Contact: Jack Fanous National Organizations: SEASON 2 EP. TWO: MILLIONAIRE: CHUCK RUNYON & DAVE MORTENSEN BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA
Inspiring and enabling all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow—all while having fun. They are truly The Positive Place For Kids
For more information, visit www.bgca.org EPISODE ONE: MILLIONAIRE: SCOTT & ALEXA JACOBS THE GI GO FUND
The GI Go Fund is a nonprofit charitable organization that provides transition assistance to all military veterans, with a focus on veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, by preparing veterans for the twenty- first century economy, securing educational and health benefits, and providing aid and assistance to low income and homeless veterans.
The GI Go Fund
P.O Box 1777
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Contact: Jack Fanous IYO - INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ORGANIZATION
The International Youth Organization (IYO) is one of the leading, multi-service, community-based, non-profit agencies serving disadvantaged youth and their families in Newark, New Jersey and surrounding communities, since 1970. IYO is Essex County's largest private service provider for youth and young adults, ages 16 to 25, who are out of school, out of work and without a high school diploma, and it has administered programs, such as the State's New Jersey Youth Corps, for this population with years of satisfactory results. IYO is a charter member of the Essex County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and has a long history of collaborations with social/human services agencies on the local, state and national levels. IYO promotes the positive growth and development of youth and their families through structured recreation, academic tutoring, computer training, counseling, adult basic education, employability / life skills, environmental activities and training and community service. IYO is regarded as a beacon of hope and "last chance" for many who seek help.
"It's attitude – not aptitude – that determines altitude."
International Youth Organization
703 South 12th Street
Newark, NJ 07103
Contact: Carolyn Thompson GLASSROOTS, INC.
GlassRoots provides multiple opportunities for at-risk youth, ages 10-18, to realize their potential through the creation of glass art. As the only non-profit "hot shop" for young people in the greater New York metropolitan area, GlassRoots provides a nurturing environment in which otherwise underserved children can achieve self-esteem and creative expression while also learning basic business skills and valuable life lessons through the exploration of the unique art forms of glass making.
10 Bleeker Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Contact: Katie Witzig National Organizations: SEASON 2 EP. ONE: MILLIONAIRE: SCOTT & ALEXA JACOBS Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families is a non-partisan, non-profit organization, created by real military families. They are committed to supporting one another through the unique challenges of military service and asking the larger civilian population to help as well, connecting military families regardless of rank, branch of service or physical location, and empowering military family members to create the best personal and family life possible for themselves.
• Provides both online and physical chapter-based communities (45 across the U.S.). Serves as a bridge between families and support and service organizations that are striving to help make military life more sustainable.
• Grassroots organization that started in 2008. Has worked closely with Joining Forces.
• Active military families and families of the Guard and Reserve "civilian soldiers" face a unique set of issues and unconventional challenges. Due to the numerous and ongoing deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, many military children often feel depressed, unsupported, and alone as they are left behind while their loved ones serve our country. Although prior studies have concluded that the impact of deployment on military children's school performance and learning is not transparent, many more recent studies suggest that there is a negative correlation. In particular, military children who are anxious and upset about their parent's deployment may experience learning gaps and are not fully attentive during school activities. Military spouses also experience stress, financial burdens, and all household and employment responsibilities. Similar to children of low income or broken families, military children are at an even higher risk of lower reading levels as a direct result of their parents' deployments, long separations, low income status and frequent school changes.
to find out how you can make a difference. The Mission Continues (part of the Center for Citizen Leadership)
Many veterans struggle to find the same purpose at home as they found in the mission, camaraderie and structure of the military. The Mission Continues does not offer charity; rather, it challenges returning service members to utilize their tremendous skills and leadership to continue serving our country at home. Through service, veterans find renewed strength and purpose while building stronger communities. Our mission is fueled by a deep belief that our veterans are assets whose leadership is needed now more than ever here at home.
to find out how you can make a difference. EPISODE SIX: MILLIONAIRE: ALI BROWN COMMON GROUND -- HOMELESS YOUTH OUTREACH
Common Ground Westside
2012 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Contact: Sharon Chamberlain HARVEST HOME
2118 Wilshire Blvd., PMB 358
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Contact: Jennifer Jenson THE BEAUTY BUS FOUNDATION
The Beauty Bus Foundation
11301 W. Olympic Blvd. #303
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Contact: Jaclyn Rosenson ST. JOSEPHS CENTER - BREAD AND ROSES CAFE
Phone: 310-396-6468, ext. 335
St. Josephs Center
663 Rose Ave.
Contact: Paul Rubenstein National Organizations: EPISODE SIX: MILLIONAIRE: ALI BROWN Feeding America
Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 37 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors. Our network of more than 200 food banks serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, securing and distributing more than 2.5 billion pounds of food and grocery products annually. Those member food banks support approximately 61,000 local charitable agencies and 70,000 programs, which provide food directly to individuals and families in need.
to find out how you can make a difference. Dream Foundation
Founded in Santa Barbara in 1994 by Thomas Rollerson, Dream Foundation is the first national wish granting organization for adults suffering life-threatening illnesses. The mission of the Dream Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families who are battling life-threatening illness. Dream Foundation helps adults find peace and closure with the realization of a final wish. The work of Dream Foundation is made possible, in part, by a grant from Odyssey VistaCare Healthcare Foundation.
For more information, visit www.dreamfoundation.org EPISODE FIVE: MILLIONAIRES: GARY & DIANE HEAVIN THE LAZARUS HOUSE
The Lazarus House
4106 Austin Street
Houston, TX 77004
Contact: Danielle Samprey, Executive Director NO MORE VICTIMS
No More Victims
9680 Mesa Drive
Houston, TX 77078
Contact: Marilyn Gambrell SEAN ASHLEY HOUSE
Sean Ashley House
5326 West Bellfort, Suite 102
Houston, TX 77035
Contact: Kelly Benson National Organizations: EPISODE FIVE: MILLIONAIRES: GARY & DIANE HEAVIN Love Our Children USA
Love Our Children USA was founded on a promise to America's children to keep them safe. Our commitment is to break the cycle of violence against children. Empowering the public with knowledge, giving children and youth a voice by speaking for them, advocating for their safety and taking their message to the media and to our communities as a liaison between those with no power and those with power. Practicing safe and positive parenting in every home, every school and every community across America for all children in turn creating successful families. Getting to the root of the cause of child violence and breaking the cycle — before it starts. By doing this we can stop domestic violence, which begins with the victimization of children.
Keeping America's Children Safe® ... Strengthening America's Families. For more information Visit www.loveourchildrenusa.org
to find out how you can make a difference. EPISODE FOUR: MILLIONAIRE: JOHN FERBER 3 0N 3 STREET BALL LEAGUE
3 on 3 Street Ball League
(on the corner of 6th and Gladys)
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Contact: Frisco ARIANE MILLINERY
Phone: 323 951 9929
8121 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles Ca 90046
Contact: Amin Moinzadeh ALEXANDRIA HOUSE
426 Alexandria Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Contact: Judy Vaughn National Organizations: EPISODE FOUR: MILLIONAIRE: JOHN FERBER BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS OF AMERICA
Helping children reach their potential through professionally supported one-on-one relationships with measurable impact. Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to better schools, brighter futures, and stronger communities.
For more information, visit www.bbbsa.org BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA
Inspiring and enabling all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow - all while having fun. They are truly The Positive Place For Kids.
For more information, visit www.bgca.org EPISODE THREE: MILLIONAIRE: JAMES MALINCHAK ADONIA COMMUNITY SERVICES
Adonia Community Services
Gary, IN 46407
Contact: Yvonne Kemp, Founder URBAN FAITHWORKS
568 Maryland Street
Gary, IN 46402
Contact: Ben Miller, Founder BAYLOR YOUTH FOUNDATION
Baylor Youth Foundation
P.O. Box 11041
Merriville, IN 6411
Contact: Toi Baylor, Founder National Organizations: EPISODE THREE: MILLIONAIRE: JAMES MALINCHAK Athletes for Hope
Athletes for Hope seeks to educate, encourage and assist athletes in their efforts to contribute to community and charitable causes, to increase public awareness of those efforts, and to inspire others to do the same. Athletes, with the proper information and tools, can make a tremendous positive impact on the charitable community. By connecting with professional athletes and teaching them about their philanthropic options, we will equip them with the tools to effectively give back to their community, educate their peers, and inspire many others to support charitable causes.
to find out how you can make a difference. EPISODE TWO: MILLIONAIRE: MARC PASKIN YOUNG DETROIT BUILDERS
Young Detroit Builders
1627 West Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48216
Contact: Beverly Manick, Director REALLY LIVING CORPORATION
Really Living Corporation
24293 Telegraph Road, #224
Southfield, MI 40833
Contact: John Cook, Director M.A.N Network
13560 E. McNichols
Detroi, MI 48205
Contact: Valerie Russell, Director or Bishop Tony Russell National Organizations: EPISODE TWO: MILLIONAIRE: MARC PASKIN Habitat for Humanity International
Based in Americus, Ga. Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 200,000 houses in nearly 100 countries, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than one million people. Together with Habitat for Humanity, your family can help others realize the dream of home ownership.
to find out how you can make a difference. EPISODE ONE: MILLIONAIRE: DANI JOHNSON THE JOY OF MUSIC SCHOOL
The Joy of Music School provides free music lessons and instruments to hundreds of disadvantaged and at-risk children in inner-city Knoxville. This is accomplished with 65 volunteer teachers, ranging from high-schoolers teaching young beginners to university professors grooming more advanced students, to retirees offering their experience and wisdom to all.
How to get involved:
The School accepts cash donations to support music programs in our own building, as well as outreach to several after-school facilities. We also gratefully accept offers of time and talent from volunteers who can teach weekly music lessons.
Contact Information: www.joyofmusicschool.org
Joy of Music School
1209 Euclid Avenue
Knoxville TN 37921
Contact: Francis Graffeo, Executive Director THE LOVE KITCHEN
Founded in 1986 by twin sisters Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner, The Love Kitchen provides meals, clothing and emergency food packages to homebound, homeless and unemployed persons. The first day they served 22 meals, while today they prepare over 2,000 meals weekly.
How to get involved:
The Love Kitchen is looking for volunteers to help prepare, cook and deliver meals. In addition, they would greatly appreciate finanical donations to continue their services.
Contact Information: www.thelovekitchen.org
The Love Kitchen
P.O. Box 6839
Knoxville, TN 37914-6839 SPECIAL SPACES
Founded in July 2004, Special Spaces works to create dream rooms for children with life-threatening diseases. After starting with a single room, the organization has completed 86 rooms over the years.
How to get involved:
Special Spaces is in need of both volunteers to actually help create the rooms as well as funding for the supples for the rooms. They could also use gasoline cards for the trucks.
Contact Information: www.specialspaces.org
5201 Kingston Pike 6-122
Knoxville, TN 37910 National Organizations: EPISODE ONE: MILLIONAIRE: DANI JOHNSON The Make-A-Wish Foundation®
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Born in 1980 when a group of caring individuals helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 72 chapters in the U.S. and its territories. Granting more than 12,000 wishes a year and 132,000 wishes in the United States since inception, the Make-A-Wish Foundation celebrates '25 Years Making Wishes Come True" in 2005.
For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation www.wish.org
and discover how you can share the power of a wish®. DonorsChoose.org
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Here's how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, we deliver the materials to the school.You'll get photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you donate over $100, you'll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students. At DonorsChoose.org, you can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions. We call it citizen philanthropy.