October - December 2022: We made the donation to Toys for Tots on January 7th 2022. Thank you for your support!
More about Toys for Tots:
Toys for Tots is a mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. During October, November and December each year, Toys for Tots volunteers collect new, unwrapped toys in their community and distribute them as Christmas gifts to needy children in that same community.
Toys for Tots began Toys for Tots began in 1947 when Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. The organization grew and spread to other communities, and in 2006, local Toys for Tots Coordinators distributed 19.2 million toys to 7.6 million needy children in 558 communities throughout all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. All told, the Toys for Tots program has distributed more than 370 million toys to more than 173 million needy children.
July - September 2022: We made the donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on October 1st 2022. Thank you for your support!
More about St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:
St. Jude is a hospital located in Memphis, Tennessee that treats children with serious illnesses such as cancer, AIDS, and sickle cell anemia. In addition to the hospital, St. Jude also includes a research facility dedicated to raising the survival rate for many diseases. Because of research done at St. Jude, the survival rate for some pediatric cancers has increased from 20 to 70 percent.
Since its founding in 1962 by actor Danny Thomas, children from all 50 states and around the world have been treated at St. Jude. All told, St. Jude’s treats some 4,300 children a year — at no cost to their families. It is the third largest health care charity in the United States and has more than one million volunteers nationwide.
April - June 2022: We made the donation to No Kid Hungry on July 1st 2022. Thank you for your support!
More about No Kid Hungry:
No Kid Hungry is a national charity that provides free meals to school's across the U.S.. This non-profit works with parents, teachers, community leaders, chefs, lawmakers, and CEO's to research and develop the best way to provide meals to kids who would otherwise go hungry.
No Kid Hungry also advocates for better policy around the U.S. on a local, state, and national level to make sure that the children of America grow up strong and healthy.
January - March 2022: We made the donation to Kaboom! on April 1st 2022. Thank you for your support!
More about Kaboom!:
Kaboom! is the national nonprofit that works to end playspace inequity for good. They unite with communities to build kid-designed playspaces. Since their founding over 25 years ago, they've built or improved 17,000+ playspaces, engaged more than 1.5 million community members and brought joy to over 11.5 million kids. Kaboom! was instrumental in building over 190 playgrounds, serving 293,929 kids in the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina struck that area.
October - December 2021: We made the donation to Every Mother Counts on January 1st 2022. Thank you for your support!
More about Every Mother Counts:
303,000 women die around the world as a result of complications of pregnancy and childbirth every year - that's 1 woman every 2 minute. Almost all global maternal deaths can be prevented by ensuring that women have access to quality, respectful, and equitable maternity care.
Christy Turlington Burns founded Every Mother Counts with one mission in mind: to “make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere.” By partnering with local organizations that serve historically marginalized communities, they help deliver high-impact, low-cost solutions to improve maternal health outcomes. Every Mother Counts has a variety of programs, ranging from comprehensive doula care and nutrition classes in America to solar-powered clinics in Northern Tanzania.
June - September 2021: We made the donation to Baby2Baby on October 1st 2021. Thank you all for your support!
More about Baby2Baby:
Baby2Baby provides children living in poverty with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.
In the last 10 years, Baby2Baby has distributed over 175 million items -- more than any organization of its kind -- to children in homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, foster care, hospitals and underserved schools as well as children who have lost everything in the wake of disaster. Since the COVID-19 crisis began, Baby2Baby has served over one million children across the country impacted by the pandemic.