grassroots charitable giving

Through our grassroots charitable giving program, Norwex Consultant-nominated organizations are creating brighter futures for people in the local communities they serve. See how our charitable donations are bringing hope to people through organizations worldwide.

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The Clarion Sunshine Project
The Clarion Sunshine Project
The Clarion Sunshine Project The past year has been challenging for any organization that relies on events to raise funds, but the needs of those they serve continue. With a mission to help low-income patients at a local non-profit cancer center, this organization helps cancer patients who have enormous out-of-pocket expenses pay for their medical bills. The Clarion Sunshine Project takes away the stress hanging over patients unable to work, improving quality of life. The Norwex Foundation’s grant of $25,000 helps provide complete financial support for four to five patients.
Faces of Courage
Faces of Courage
Faces of Courage Rather than focusing on the negative of a cancer or blood illness diagnosis, this small but mighty organization focuses on positive outcomes and healthy living. Faces of Courage uses an integrated approach for cancer patients and survivors, including camper outings and retreats. They focus on the experience of the patient from prediagnosis through treatment to life after cancer. They accept campers from all over the world and offer their programs free of charge. The Foundation’s grant of $20,000 allows their efforts to continue to expand.
Jeremiah's Crossing
Jeremiah’s Crossing
Jeremiah’s Crossing Parents with children who have special needs can have extra expenses that add up, often creating hardships and forcing them to choose or forgo potentially life-changing resources. Therapeutic horseback riding is one example. It can help children and adults diagnosed with special needs to connect with the horses and with each other, helping them to find their strengths as they grow. Jeremiah’s Crossing provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons at absolutely no cost to the riders or their families. The Norwex Foundation’s grant of $15,000 helps purchase a safety wall for the arena and an adjustable western saddle.
Camp REACH
Camp REACH
Camp REACH A summer camp for children who need specialized help with communication and speech, Camp REACH provides a fun camp experience regardless of communication barriers. We were pleased to present a grant for $7,000.
Elevation House
Elevation House
Elevation House Adults living with mental illness can face economic hardships and social isolation. Elevation House uses a clubhouse model to offer its members hope and the chance for long-term success. We were pleased to present a grant for $7,000.
Fostering Hope
Fostering Hope
Fostering Hope Encouragement, resources and a helping hand can make all the difference to foster families. Fostering Hope helps support the Missouri foster care community in many important ways. They received a grant for $10,000 to help these precious children in foster care feel loved.
Healing Hearts and Hooves
Healing Hearts and Hooves
Healing Hearts and Hooves Therapy that pairs adults and children who have disabilities with specially trained horses can be life-changing. Healing Hearts and Hooves is an equine-assisted therapy facility in Oregon that provides opportunities for healing and self-confidence along with improved physical abilities. They received a grant for $10,000.
UniCycle Nashville
UniCycle Nashville
UniCycle Nashville Students in need want to fit in with their peers. Feeling accepted removes obstacles as they pursue their education. UniCycle Nashville takes outgrown school attire in good condition and upcycles it for redistribution in public schools. They received a grant for $12,000 to help stock school closets for unexpected needs.
A Million Masks. A Million Thank Yous.
A Million Masks.
A Million Thank Yous.
A Million Masks.
A Million Thank Yous.
One million masks were distributed to the hardest-hit areas in North America by non-profit groups like DonatePPE.org.
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Alexandra's House
Alexandra’s House
Alexandra’s House Barely $.10 for every dollar is used for administrative costs at Alexandra’s House, so the bulk of donations received are used to help pay for family and baby expenses like babies’ funerals and headstones, other program costs associated with providing the kind of care they do to, like private and small group healing retreats, and some funds are necessary to help maintain the historic 115 year old building they own and occupy and through which all their services are provided.
Heartland Horse Heroes
Heartland Horse Heroes
Heartland Horse Heroes 1) programs for school systems on waiting lists and at-risk youth groups 2) Mechanical lift for wheelchair mounts 3) Any money left would go towards the ultimate goal of an indoor riding arena to limit distractions and cancellations due to weather.
Bright Tomorrows Child Advocacy
Bright Tomorrows Child Advocacy
Bright Tomorrows Child Advocacy Any money received by Norwex would be used to replace the fencing that surrounds the outdoor play structure on the grounds of the facility. The current fence is in disrepair. Most other needs that are not included in the grants are weighted blankets for interview /counseling rooms (8), and products for waiting room (entry mat), kitchen and 3 bathrooms. They do their own cleaning and need products to clean. Envirocloths, kitchen towels, etc.
Babies of Homelessness
Babies of Homelessness
Babies of Homelessness 100% of basic needs items (i.e. diapers, pull-ups, wipes, formula and infant / toddler food) are procured from individual donors in the community. The $10k I fundraise on their behalf would allow the nonprofit to purchase bulk items at discounted pricing and expand services to more families in new geographic regions, specifically Snohomish and Pierce county where no such basic needs resources or funding exist and the need is great.
The Women’s Resource Center
The Women’s Resource Center
The Women’s Resource Center In the fiscal year starting July 1st, we estimate serving 300+ women through the Success ToolKit Program. The Program Budget for 2019-2020 is $74,036 divided by 300 women is an average cost of $247/per client. The cost covers program staff, operational expense, program supplies and approximately $1000 of direct financial assistance for job related expenses when the clients are being hired, such as uniforms, work shoes, serv safe certifications, etc.
The Bloom Closet
The Bloom Closet
The Bloom Closet The Bloom Closet is a non-profit organization so it relies on the donations of individuals and groups to help meet the needs of displaced children and youth. All donations (specific items or monetary) are offered free-of-charge to foster children living in the state of Georgia. The money will be used to stock The Bloom Closet with any needs that haven’t been met so that more foster families can come and experience the joy of “shopping” there!
Ben’s Wish
Ben’s Wish
Ben’s Wish The money will be used to provide even more nutritious weekend meals to children. Currently, there are waiting lists to receive a meal pack each weekend. This money allows even more children to be reached and ensure no food insecurity in our community.
Farmers Footprint
Farmers Footprint
Farmers Footprint Every dollar donated to Farmers Footprint goes towards educating farmers on the regenerative practices mentioned above. Donations are also used to support farmers financially during the regenerative process, helping to alleviate their financial debt accrued from their dependency on chemical farming. Farmers Footprint puts your donation directly in line with helping farmers.
Beaches Go Green
Beaches Go Green
Beaches Go Green The money requested will be used for educational materials and supplies to the launch the Beaches Go Green High School Club programs. The plan for the High School program is to provide educational resources to high school students who will then become mentors to partnered elementary school students.
A Memory Grows
A Memory Grows
A Memory Grows The funds would be used to underwrite the expenses for the retreats and special events so that no family who desires to attend would be turned away. The costs of the 4 Day Retreats is $200 with the Suicide Retreats being $250, the 1 Day Retreats are $40 and the Special Events are free, excluding the 5K which is a fundraiser. The retreats are only for parents, and the special events are open to siblings, extended family and friends.
Soul Soup
Soul Soup
Soul Soup To add a commercial dishwasher to [the facility]. We spend $100’s of dollars each month on paper product, so the dishwasher would save us money that we could use for food. The approximate cost is $5000 dollars; that would buy the dishwasher and pay for installation.
Go Green Club
Go Green Club
Go Green Club We would LOVE to make each classroom as chemical free as possible! Just as trying to make the outside chemical free for our pollinators, we want the inside to be free of harsh cleaners so our students can thrive in a pure environment. We would use the money towards a Travel Pack of Envirocloths for each classroom (28 classrooms in all)!
The Empty Cup
The Empty Cup
The Empty Cup Funds will be used to help pay for supplies such as coffee, toilet paper, soap, Food, Rent and more necessities to keep the facility running and continue to support adoptions!
Harvesting International
Harvesting International
Harvesting International We need funds for 12,000 meals for kids this summer (1000 kids for 12 weeks), as well as extra resources for continued gardening to help ensure healthy foods. In addition to financial needs, these kids would all benefit from having a body cloth. Many of these children do not bath for weeks because of their living situations. We are requesting a body cloth for each child as well.
Pathfinder Farms
Pathfinder Farms
Pathfinder Farms If selected, Pathfinder Farms would use the money to fund, or partially fund, the Crop program by purchasing a greenhouse. This would enable the program to run yea r-round. The cost of a greenhouse is approximately $3,500. Anything that is awarded to help offset the cost would be appreciated, but if additional funds were available and awarded, those monies would be used to purchase a system of grow lights to start seeds (approximately $1,500), tools, seeds, planting trays, fertilizer, mulch, canning/juicing supplies, etc.
Seeds of Grace
Seeds of Grace
Seeds of Grace We are in desperate need of a new roof and paint on the building the estimate for both of these is $25,000.00, or we could use $5000.00 to build our raised garden beds on the property to plant vegetable gardens to feed the community fresh food. At this time there is no paid employees on staff, we are all volunteers with a board of 5. We are looking to grow our board of directors to 9 and building a bigger volunteer team.
Redefined Courage
Redefined Courage
Redefined Courage Will give 125 shirts and eliminate a waiting list for ‘hope’ and open it up to every woman who applies for their upcoming surgery.
House of Mercy: Row for Hope
House of Mercy: Row for Hope
House of Mercy: Row for Hope Norwex personal care items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, body cloths, baby body cloths, hand and body towels, kids bath sponges, enviro cloths, reusable produce bags, reusable grocery bags.
Try Pie Bakery
Try Pie Bakery
Try Pie Bakery Equipment and Recyclable Materials. We would love to have an easy option to recycle! Currently we take cardboard and plastic from our production to a center, so having a recycling option on site would be so helpful. There are also a few pieces of equipment that would be helpful to have contributed.
Faith’s Lodge
Faith’s Lodge
Faith’s Lodge The money will be used to sponsor families for a weekend at the lodge. Families are able to stay without having to pay a fee when donations like this are made.
KSDS Assistance Dogs INC
KSDS Assistance Dogs INC
KSDS Assistance Dogs INC If KSDS is selected, the Norwex donation could be used to sponsor five kennels in the canine housing unit, with an engraved plaque on each kennel. The plaque could say “Sponsored by a donation from Norwex”.
Awakening Minds Art
Awakening Minds Art
Awakening Minds Art Sponsorship is for therapeutic program. This is a 1on1 with student. Currently have 65 students that should come once or twice a week. They charge $30/class/1 hour. This is 30% of total cost.
Plant It Forward
Plant It Forward
Plant It Forward Plant It Forward offers economically disadvantaged refugees an opportunity to become self-sufficient through growing, harvesting and selling produce from a sustainable urban farm within the city of Houston. Each farm will have the potential to generate a fair wage for a family of four while providing premium brand sustainably-grown produce to Houstonians. The donation from the Norwex Foundation will allow Plant it Forward to purchase a new farm truck for hauling produce and supplies and will also cover the start up cost for a new urban farm.
Grant Halliburton Foundation
Grant Halliburton Foundation
Grant Halliburton Foundation Grant Halliburton Foundation works to strengthen the network of mental health resources for children, teens and young adults; promote better mental health; and prevent suicide. The Foundation was established in 2006 in memory of a Dallas teen who battled depression and bipolar disorder for several years before his suicide death at the age of 19. The donation from the Norwex Foundation will allow the Grant Halliburton Foundation to open a new HERE FOR TEXAS Mental Health Navigation Line to assist individuals with finding appropriate care for mental illnesses.
Hope Helps
Hope Helps
Hope Helps Plant It Forward offers economically disadvantaged refugees an opportunity to become self-sufficient through growing, harvesting and selling produce from a sustainable urban farm within the city of Houston. Each farm will have the potential to generate a fair wage for a family of four while providing premium brand sustainably-grown produce to Houstonians. The donation from the Norwex Foundation will allow Plant it Forward to purchase a new farm truck for hauling produce and supplies and will also cover the start up cost for a new urban farm.
ShowerUp
ShowerUp
ShowerUp ShowerUp is a mobile shower truck that is designed to serve those in need in and around the city of Nashville. By providing showers, hygiene resources and basic health care screenings, ShowerUp shares love, builds relationships, and restores hope to the homeless community. The donation from the Norwex Foundation will help cover the cost of an addition ShowerUp mobile unit, allowing them to serve more people than ever before. Norwex will also donate towels and personal care items to be used in the ShowerUp units.
Marine Discovery Center
Marine Discovery Center
Marine Discovery Center The Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach, FL, seeks to protect an important estuary area of the Indian River Lagoon by engaging volunteers and children to be hands on and get their feet wet. One program the center sponsors uses volunteers to collect shucked oyster shells from restaurants and convert them into new reef-building materials. With oyster bags and mats, they can create a new habitat where there wasn’t one before. The donation from the Norwex Foundation will support this program and its continued efforts.
LovinGrace
LovinGrace
LovinGrace LovinGrace provides a holistic approach for helping young women who have aged-out of foster care, are homeless or have limited support systems to obtain the skills and education they need to live a productive life on their own. The donation from the Norwex Foundation will allow LovinGrace to add additional accomodations for women in need.
Seeds of Caring
Seeds of Caring
Seeds of Caring Seeds of Caring empowers kids to create a kinder community with their hearts, hands, and minds by designing meaningful opportunities for them to engage in service, social action and community-building. The volunteer projects range from raking leaves for seniors, to packing lunches for the homeless. Kids also learn the harmful effects of plastic pollution. They help clean up litter and grow plants for food pantries. The donation from the Norwex Foundation will support 12 environmentally-focused events that will reach more than 240 kids.
Restored Hope Ministries
Restored Hope Ministries
Restored Hope Ministries Restored Hope Ministries provides a one-year program for victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and sex slavery. This program provides housing, food, and basic necessities for protection and security. Restored Hope Ministries helps to reunite families as part of the healing process. These former victims become loving parents and assets to their communities. The donation from the Norwex Foundation will provide much needed dental work, medical care and legal representation to help restore hope to these women and families.
Isabel’s House, Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks
Isabel’s House, Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks
Isabel’s House, Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks Isabel’s House provides 24/7/365 care for the community’s most vulnerable children when their family is in crisis. Families who bring their children to Isabel’s House partner with their team of Family Advocates to create a plan specific to each situation. Their team works to connect parents and caregivers with the right resources to address their crises and build up the family. By partnering with families and the community, they strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.
The Coffee Oasis
The Coffee Oasis
The Coffee Oasis The Coffee Oasis plays a vital role in changing the world for homeless youth by providing job internships and youth programs free of charge for the community. Youth can participate in job internships at the various Coffee Oasis businesses, learning skills and gaining confidence, as they work toward permanent employment. They also support coffee farm communities by using only Direct Trade beans, which translates into fair wages and community development for the farmers.
Wave City Care
Wave City Care
Wave City Care The Norwex Foundation’s donation to Wave City Girl will support ShineGIRL, a personal development program with an inspirational, practical and experiential approach to learning. It uses a strengths based approach to reach teenage girls in grades 5 to 12. ShineGIRL’s aim is for each girl to realize the potential within her to fulfill her desires.
South Central Industries
South Central Industries
South Central Industries South Central Industries is a non-profit organition that provides vocational training, employment opportunities and a caring community to people with intellectual disabilities. Services include lawn care, litter and park service, as well as preparing cardboard and paper for recycling. They also provide janitorial services where clients use Norwex products to clean offices.The donation from the Norwex Foundation will allow the organization to fund 6-week intership programs for more individuals with special needs.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community that is empowered to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide by funding scientific research, educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention, advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention, and supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide.
Epoch Arts
Epoch Arts
Epoch Arts The arts serve as a powerful way for students to express themselves and channel their emotions. Epoch Arts is a non-profit arts for youth and community organization that offers the widest variety of art classes, programs, mentoring and experiences to the most diverse range of youth. Their programs are designed to foster change by providing youth with the best teachers, staff and mentors to help develop character, compassion and acceptance in each class.
Special Spaces Cleveland
Special Spaces Cleveland
Special Spaces Cleveland Special Spaces creates dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening medical illnesses. Their goal is to transform their bedroom into a place that only the child can dream or imagine in hopes of creating a special space where the child can heal, recover and find peace. The donation from the Norwex Foundation will fund a room remodel for two terminally ill children.
Brighter Birthdays
Brighter Birthdays
Brighter Birthdays Brighter Birthdays is a service organization that helps underprivileged children celebrate their birthdays through the delivery of bags filled with toys and basic living essentials. For many children, birthdays are considered to be one of the most important days of their lives. While a number of organizations help make holidays special, far fewer focus on birthdays. This may leave some disadvantaged children unable to fully celebrate their special day. Brighter Birthdays’ mission is to change this, and the donation from the Norwex Foundation will help them create even more brighter birthdays this year.
The Little Light House
The Little Light House
The Little Light House The Little Light House works to improve the quality of life for children with special needs, their families and their communities by providing tuition-free educational and therapeutic services to children with special needs ages birth to six. The Little Light House is internationally recognized as providing some of the most highly individualized, special education and therapeutic early intervention services in the world, and the donation from Norwex will allow them to serve even more children in the community.
Colorful Closets
Colorful Closets
Colorful Closets Colorful Closets is dedicated to providing clothing/mini-wardrobes for children in need in the Amarillo community. They collect, organize and distribute clothing throughout the area to restore children’s dignity while reducing waste from discarded textiles. The donation from Norwex will fund storage space to allow Colorful Closets to continue to collect and organize donations.
Backlight Productions
Backlight Productions
Backlight Productions Backlight Productions is a non-profit theater arts program for adults with special needs that provides opportunities for them to gain education in the arts and perform significant roles before live audiences, enabling them to enhance their social skills through artistic expression and grow in confidence both on and off the stage. The donation from the Norwex Foundation will provide tuition for 4 students to participate in the program.
Winchester Parent and Teacher Organization
Winchester Parent and Teacher Organization
Winchester Parent and Teacher Organization The Winchester Parent and Teacher Organization helps provide additional resources to improve the quality of life of the children in the school district. They are currently working on a special project that will renovate the school playground making it usable for all students. The new plaground surface will be made from 100% recycled materials and will be wheelchair accessible. The donation from Norwex will help fund this new project.
Laundry Love Green Bay
Laundry Love Green Bay
Laundry Love Green Bay The Laundry Love initiative consists of regular opportunities to come alongside people who are struggling financially by assisting them with their laundry. Laundry Love partners with local laundromats in cleaning clothes and linens of low-income or no-income families and individuals. They see the laundromat as a place where strangers become friends, kids are known by name, hope is being hustled and the worth of every human being is acknowledged and celebrated. The donation from the Norwex Foundation will provide Norwex Laundry Detergent, Laundry Baskets and a full year of laundry services to the Green Bay community.
Fostering Families
Fostering Families
Fostering Families Fostering Families seeks to enhance the lives of children and families by strengthening the roots of the foster care system. They provide needed items (clothes, diapers, cribs, car seats and more) for children arriving in a foster home with nothing but the clothes on their backs. The donation from Norwex will help with the cost of a storage trailer to store and organize donated items.
Alden Substance Abuse Coalition
Alden Substance Abuse Coalition
Alden Substance Abuse Coalition The Alden Substance Abuse Coalition is made up of a group of concerned/dedicated community members on a mission to educate the local community on the dangers of the opiate crisis as well as offer help in obtaining treatment and resources. The organization also offers family-friendly events that provide drug and alcohol-free enterntainment in a safe, judgement-free space.
Best Buddies Friendship Walk Jacksonville
Best Buddies Friendship Walk Jacksonville
Best Buddies Friendship Walk Jacksonville Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Their programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society. The donation from the Norwex Foundation will support the yearly walk held in Jacksonville, FL.
Shenandoah Women’s Center, Inc
Shenandoah Women’s Center, Inc
Shenandoah Women’s Center, Inc The Shenandoah Women’s Center, Inc. (SWC), is a community-based agency that was founded by a group of community volunteers who wanted to help women who were being abused by their partners. They formed the area’s first crisis hotline for domestic abuse. Since then, SWC has grown into a comprehensive resource and counseling center offering services that address the needs of domestic violence and sexual assault victims/survivors and their non-offending family members. The donation from Norwex will help fund services for women in the community.
Taking Root Farms
Taking Root Farms
Taking Root Farms Taking Root Farms provides autistic adults the ability to be outdoors, working in gardens with their hands, learning building and car repair skills and the chance to offer their services to the community. The community can support these farms buy purchasing produce, farm raised eggs and locally grown food.
Jackson County Food 4 Kids
Jackson County Food 4 Kids
Jackson County Food 4 Kids Jackson County Food 4 Kids provides weekly food packs to food insecure K-5th grade children for weekends and holiday breaks during the school year. The food pack covers all meals for that child over the weekend. For longer breaks, each child is given a voucher for their local grocery store to cover all meals.
Special K Ranch
Special K Ranch
Special K Ranch Special K Ranch is a place where people with developmental disabilities live, learn, and work with loving and caring advisers who are committed to sharing their lives in this very special way. Residents are learning independent living and vocational skills through participation in daily personal, household, and ranch responsibilities.
Lemons of Love
Lemons of Love
Lemons of Love Lemons of Love is based on the well-known expression, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” but with a twist, “When life gives you lemons – laugh out loud.” LOL bags are hand made by volunteer stitchers with lots of love and are filled with essential items for healing during chemo treatments. These bags are delivered to local hospitals and also sent to cancer patients nationwide.
Hometown Heroes
Hometown Heroes
Hometown Heroes Camp Hometown Heroes is a national free week-long overnight summer camp for children and siblings between the ages of seven to seventeen of fallen U.S. service members who died in any manner. During their visit to camp, perhaps for the first time in their young lives, the children have the opportunity to openly discuss their feelings and experiences. Through the support of pediatric grief specialists, the children partake in art and music therapy programs and optional discussion groups.
Live Love
Live Love
Live Love Live Love provides service and community events in Chandler that educate and support families, so they can sustain a more healthy and sustainable way of life. They completely remodeled and overhauled an old drug house in downtown Chandler that now serves as a primary site for these empowering events. This change is reminder of restoration to that neighborhood. Their next endeavor is the building of an educational center and farm in the same neighborhood, so the community can learn how to produce and sustain healthy food instead of resorting to unhealthy eating practices.
Ability First Sports
Ability First Sports
Ability First Sports Ability First Sports is a wheelchair sports camp designed to provide instructional & recreational sports opportunities to youth with physical disabilities. Sports range from the beginner through both the junior and national levels of athletic competition. Evening programs are designed to provide opportunities for leisure and social activities.
New Day Foster Home
New Day Foster Home
New Day Foster Home New Day Foster Home’s core mission is to provide life-saving surgeries and a loving home to orphans with special needs from around China. Since its founding in October 2000, New Day Foster Home has expanded its programs to reach more children living in government institutions across the country through outreach work like the Formula Project and other initiatives.
Sharing Hope Ministries
Sharing Hope Ministries
Sharing Hope Ministries Sharing Hope Ministries was birthed during the rebuilding process of Hurricane Katrina. The ministry sets up temporary sites in communities where natural disasters have taken place to help aid the people in those communities with their clean up efforts and the rebuilding process. Their base camps allow for teams of volunteers to come and aid in the clean up and rebuilding process.
Flint Active Crisis Team and Service
Flint Active Crisis Team and Service
Flint Active Crisis Team and Service FACTS’ next project is to continue their work with the local food pantries, Salvation Army and blight/garbage cleanup, as well as the building of a brand-new park in an abandoned lot in the city of Flint, MI. The park will include a playground made completely of recycled materials, a sound garden and play equipment designed for handicapped children. FACTS wants the people of Flint to feel that they matter and that they should never give up, even though so many have given up on them.
Foster Care Bags for Lucas County Foster Care System
Foster Care Bags for Lucas County Foster Care System
Foster Care Bags for Lucas County Foster Care System Hope Community Church and the Foster Care System Bags program have partnered with Lucas County Children’s Services to help the children coming into Foster Care on one of the most difficult days of their young lives. They organize a giving project every year where items are donated and put together in reusable bags that are given to children on the day they enter the foster care system to ensure that they know they are loved and special.
Living Light Hope House
Living Light Hope House
Living Light Hope House Living Light Hope House is a residence that is owned and operated by Living Light for the purpose of practically serving those with special medical needs. The house will be ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant, which includes wide doorways, low sinks and counters, accessible showers, ramps or zero-grade transitions in and out of the house, and overall function that would afford a wheelchair-bound person the luxury of independence within the context of a family space. The first family that will inhabit Hope House has two wheelchair-bound children with disabilities.
The Vertile Foundation
The Vertile Foundation
The Vertile Foundation The Vertile House provides orphaned and abandoned youth in Carrefour, Haiti with a safe, stable and nurturing home. They empower each child with opportunities to envision and realize a healthy future. The donation from Norwex will help the Vertile foundation complete solar power for the house, making them 100% sustainable.
Days for Girls, Littleton, CO
Days for Girls, Littleton, CO
Taking Root Farms Days for Girls is dedicated to creating a more free, dignified, and educated world, through providing lasting access to feminine hygiene solutions and health education in impoverished communities. Thus far, Days for Girls has reached over 640,000 women and girls.
Project Restoration
Project Restoration
Project Restoration Project Restoration provides a Safe Haven for neighborhood children after school where they will learn life skills, such as lawn care and furniture restoration, to keep them on the right path and help them to become productive members of society. These children will be able to carry these skills through life, into entrepreneurial ventures, home ownership, and more.
Rebekah’s Legacy Foundation
Rebekah’s Legacy Foundation
Rebekah’s Legacy Foundation In August of 2016, Rebekah Spader passed away at the age of ten after a battle against Acute Myeloid Leukemia. During her battle she remained strong, brave and loved to help others. After Rebekah passed away, her parents decided they wanted to create a foundation in her honor to support families that are journeying through similar experiences and also give children who are compromised with medical conditions the opportunity to do things that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to.
Friends of Pool 9
Friends of Pool 9
Friends of Pool 9 The mission of the Friends of Pool 9 is to conserve the cultural and natural resources within Pool 9 of the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge. Through River Day Clean Up events, children in the community have the opportunity to learn about caring for our environment and can participate in its care.
Organization Donation Description
Hasson Heights Playground Committee $15,000 The construction of the Hasson Heights Playground gave at-risk children in Hasson Heights, PA, a safe place to play freely and let their imaginations run wild.
Brighter Tomorrows $10,000 Brighter Tomorrows provides women and children in abusive situations emergency shelter and transitional housing. Women are empowered to take control of the future for themselves and their children through counseling and life skills training.
Center for Hope and Safety $10,000 Center for Hope and Safety provides support for domestic violence victims and their children through a broad range of services and programs aimed at ensuring these individuals are physically and emotionally prepared for self-sufficiency.
Farm Rescue $10,000 Farm Rescue helps small-farm families overcome diicult circumstances through a team of volunteers who care for their farm and sustain the family’s livelihood as they recover from illness, injury or natural disaster.
Sweet Dreams Foundation $10,000 Gives children with life-threatening illnesses and medically unable to leave their homes a safe haven. This organization brings comfort and joy by giving these children their dream bedrooms.
Sole Hope $7,500 Makes shoes from recycled plastic and denim to protect Ugandan children from burrowing insects called jiggers, which can cause debilitating infections. They also provide jobs for local cobblers, along with medical care and housing for recovering children.
Bremerton Backpack Brigade $5,000 Bremerton Backpack Brigade provides underserved children in the Bremerton, Washington area with a weekly backpack of food for their entire family, allowing these children to look forward to a brighter future without concern for their basic needs.
Echo Farms $5,000 Echo Farms provides nutritious seeds to impoverished communities worldwide, teaching residents to plant and harvest crops through sustainable farming techniques, nutritional plants and appropriate technologies that will provide food for generations to come.
The Environmental Education Internship Program at Au Sable Institute $5,000 The Environmental Education Internship Program educates children about the importance of caring for the natural world. Dedicated interns visit more than 2,000 local school children, instilling a love of nature through educational activities and science- based programs.
Girls Love Mail $5,000 Girls Love mail provides women newly diagnosed with cancer a brighter outlook on the future via hand-written letters of encouragement and support. Each 2016 US National Conference attendee was also given the opportunity to write a letter to be delivered to one of these women.
Journey to Dream—Kyle’s Place $5,000 Displaced and at-risk teens seeking a safe environment in which to stay receive basic necessities, medical care, counseling and other tools through this emergency shelter program.
Living Water International $5,000 Creates sustainable water programs and provides hygiene and sanitation education to impoverished communities worldwide with little to no access to clean water. This donation will be used to provide a well to a small community in India.
Montana Outdoor Science School $5,000 Montana Outdoor Science School provides a safe place for children of working parents to stay after school and leads educational activities designed to inspire curiosity, understanding and awareness about nature and our environment.
Help the Hopeful $3,000 Help the Hopeful provides assistance to families with children who have extensive medical needs. This includes funding travel expenses, prescriptions, deductibles and other items not covered by health insurance.
Kampn’s Life Village $2,000 Individuals with autism and related disorders are empowered to live independently in this residential community. Nearby college students help them grow their own food, while providing acceptance and encouragement.
Organization Donation Description
Shiloh Field $10,000 Shiloh Field is the largest community garden in the country, bringing people together to harvest chemical-free fruits and vegetables to feed those living in poverty.
KidKnits $7,500 KidKnits supports sustainable employment for vulnerable families in developing countries. Through the fair trade import of handspun yarn from women living and working in poverty, KidKnits offers unique craft kits with a comprehensive learning curriculum that inspires kids to change lives around the world.
Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking $6,500 A network of local resources collaborating to increase communication among providers, identify gaps in services and provide advocacy support for victims while preventing conditions that foster human trafficking in Racine County through education and outreach efforts.
Mt. Hope Sanctuary Inc. $6,200 Mt. Hope Sanctuary Inc. provides transitional housing, life-changing programs and support services to single women and their children. Women live free of charge in the Mt. Hope “Sanctuary,” where they master the skills needed to eventually live on their own.
Equine Assisted Therapy, Inc. $5,000 Equine Assisted Therapy, Inc. provides horsemanship experiences to persons with mental, physical and psychological disabilities in order to enhance the quality of their lives.
Hawaii Wildlife Fund/Marine Debris Prevention and Removal Projects $5,000 Hawaii Wildlife Fund is dedicated to the conservation of Hawaii’s native wildlife through research, education and advocacy. Its team of educators, conservationists, researchers, naturalists, communities, volunteers and donors is devoted to the protection of Hawaii’s fragile marine ecosystem and inhabitants.
Inland Seas Educational Association $5,000 Inland Seas Educational Association is a leader in stewarding the study of the Great Lakes and inspiring the passion to protect the body of water as a valuable resource. Each year, over 5,000 students board a sailing vessel and participate in collecting data, studying marine life under a microscope and developing an understanding of environmental awareness.
Kids Saving the Rainforest $5,000 Kids Saving the Rainforest encourages awareness of the critical importance of saving rainforests for the survival of our planet. KSTR invites schools, children’s organizations and individuals throughout the United States and abroad to further its purpose by learning about the rainforest, doing projects that raise money for KSTR and spreading the message further by educating others.
Moose Charities for Mooseheart Child City $5,000 Moose Charities for Mooseheart Child City provides the resources needed to support Mooseheart Child City, a residential childcare facility that is home to children and teens in need, from infancy through high school.
The Gatehouse Grapevine $5,000 The Gatehouse Grapevine provides a safe environment for women and children in crisis to walk a path toward permanent change. The community houses up to 96 families and includes a community center, on-site counseling, a general store and walking trails.
Girls on the Run of Western Colorado $2,500 Girls on the Run of Western Colorado empowers third- through fifth-grade girls to make healthy lifestyle choices while training for a 5K event. They learn to be confident in making the best choices for themselves, while having a positive impact on their community and environment.
Kids Living Brave $2,500 Kids Living Brave supports the families of children living with cancer through emotional support, community awareness and educational outreach. Through this support, families learn to adapt to the many changes in their everyday lives and can better cope with challenges ahead.
Sheltering Tree $2,500 Sheltering Tree provides residential and independent living for individuals with developmental disabilities to foster independence and empower all persons to achieve their dreams.
The D.O.C.K. $2,500 The D.O.C.K. provides a safe place for at-risk students, 6th through 12th grade, to come after school to spend time with friends, play games, craft, study and have a substantial snack while experiencing a feeling of hope for a better life.
S.C.A.R.C.E. $1,000 School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education. This program inspires people, through education, to preserve and care for the Earth’s natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities and teaming with local groups to recycle and properly dispose of many consumer products.
Organization Donation Description
Faith, Hope & Love, Inc. / Emergency Duffle Bags for Children in Crisis $7,500 Faith, Hope & Love, Inc. reaches out to children of Racine and Kenosha Counties, WI, who have been abused, abandoned and neglected. Emergency duffel bags are distributed to law enforcement agencies, foster care workers, women’s shelters and homeless shelters. The duffel bag takes the place of the garbage bags that usually hold these children’s clothes.
Artemis House Victims of Violence Intervention Program $5,000 The Artemis House Victims of Violence Intervention Program provides services and shelter for the purpose of striving to achieve violence-free communities. Its mission is to help those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault and offer education, advocacy and awareness to the community.
Civil Society $5,000 Founded in 1996, Civil Society is a principal combatant in the war against human trafficking. Its overall objective is to eradicate sexual slavery and labor exploitation in Minnesota.
Kenaitze CASA Program $5,000 Kenaitze CASA Program matches trained adult volunteers with children going through the tribal and state court systems who need assistance and, often, have nowhere else to turn. The volunteer’s role is to create consistency in the child’s life and ensure the child is appropriately represented and heard in court proceedings.
New Life Centers of Chicagoland The B.L.I.N.G. Program $5,000 The B.L.I.N.G. program (Building Leaders In the Next Generation) provides a safe, fun, creative outlet for at-risk youth of Chicago, while providing an avenue for the youth to make an honest income.
Royal Family Kids Pay It Forward, Des Moines $5,000 Royal Family Kids Pay It Forward offers a week-long camp for children in the foster care system where they get the royal treatment, including birthday parties and gifts, swimming, fishing, even a royal tea party with fancy dresses and suit jackets for the kids.
Child & Family Support Center $4,000 The Child & Family Support Center provides a safe haven for abused, neglected and abandoned children. They provide a place to stay, food and clothing, if needed. They also have classes and counseling, giving the children love and a safe place until they can be placed in foster care or back in their homes.
Alliance for Children Everywhere $3,000 The Alliance for Children Everywhere strives to greatly improve the quality of life by helping to provide basic necessities to more than 200 children. Those necessities include running water, meals, toilets and electricity. When the basic needs of these children are met, they are better able to form and realize their dreams.
Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence $3,000 Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence uses community support and education to free and empower victims of domestic or sexual violence.
Especially Needed $2,000 The goal of Especially Needed is to improve the quality of life for individuals with special needs.
Rockford (IL) Sexual Assault Counseling $1,000 Provides 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling services and advocacy support for survivors of sexual assault and abuse and their significant others.
Organization Donation Description
The Life Course Initiative for Healthy Families $5,00 This innovative community-academic collaboration is designed to improve local conditions that lead to healthier birth outcomes among African American families in Kenosha, Milwaukee and Racine.
Project Oz $3,500 Project Oz provides counseling, education and career planning, student support services, safety planning, and healthy living strategies to students and families in the Bloomington, IL, area.
Kenya Women’s Prison Ministry $2,500 The AIDS epidemic in Kenya has left many families with only one parent, and many women are street vending to make the $1per day needed to feed their children. However, selling without a vendor lincense is illegal and punishable with prison time, so Kenya Women’s Prison Ministry uses funds to start crafts/businesses, vocation training/councling and to help a woman purchase a business license.
Scleroderma Foundation $2,000 The Scleroderma Foundation is committed to finding a cure to this auto immune disease that over produces collagen in the skin, organs, lungs, kidneys, esophagus, GI tract and small arteries causing self amputation and hardening of internal organs.
Grace Clinic $1,500 Grace Clinic provides free medical exams, therapy, advice, medications and treatments those in the community who can not afford medical care.
Literacy Volunteers of Flathead County $1,000 Literacy Volunteers of Flathead County provides opportunites for children, teens and adults to learn to read, take English as a second language classes and educates them on basic life skills.
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Anderson House
Anderson House
Anderson House Sadly, many women and children may be in need of safekeeping because of violence in their lives. Services need to be available 24/7 and may include emergency shelter, childcare, referrals and, most of all, love and advocacy. Anderson House is a Prince Edward Island emergency shelter whose goal is to provide a place of safety for women and children who are victims of abuse, and to advocate for their needs. The Norwex Foundation’s grant of $25,000 is being used to support the daily cost of care for these survivors.
L’Academie des Arts Trouve ta Voie
L’Academie des Arts Trouve ta Voie
L’Academie des Arts Trouve ta Voie
Academy of the Arts Find Your Way
Those with intellectual, physical, hearing or learning disabilities can benefit greatly from programs that promote artistic skills. This Quebec organization currently offers more than 120 people the chance to develop artistic potential in song, dance, theater, percussion and craft classes to people aged 5 to 100 years. The program proves again and again that art breaks down barriers. We were thrilled to present a grant for $15,000 to create more courses and move those in need from the waiting list into classes.
Legacy of Hope Foundation
Legacy of Hope Foundation
Legacy of Hope Foundation The Legacy of Hope Foundation is a national indigenous charitable organization in Canada with the purpose to bring healing, education and build awareness about the Residential School System and the effects survivors deal with. The Legacy of Hope Foundation works with survivors, indigenous communities and researchers to develop resources and increase awareness about the effects of the Residential School System in Canada. We were humbled to fund a grant for $10,000 to support this national charity.
Kayge Fighters Against DIPG Foundation
Kayge Fighters Against DIPG Foundation
Kayge Fighters Against DIPG Foundation In Canada, families with children who have aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain tumors have an ally in the Kayge Fighters Against DIPG Foundation. The charity was formed in memory of a boy who inspired others during his short battle with DIPG. The Foundation provided a $10,000 grant to help families across Canada and to honour Kayge’s memory.
Movement Centre of Manitoba
Movement Centre of Manitoba
Movement Centre of Manitoba Children and adults living with neuromotor disorders need consistent specialized help delivered with love. The Movement Centre of Manitoba is the largest center in Canada for education and rehabilitation. We were pleased to present a grant for $10,000 to continue this important work.
A Million Masks. A Million Thank Yous.
A Million Masks.
A Million Thank Yous.
A Million Masks.
A Million Thank Yous.
One million masks were distributed to the hardest-hit areas in North America by non-profit groups like DonatePPE.org.
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Kidney Foundation of Canada
Kidney Foundation of Canada
Kidney Foundation of Canada Organization supports programming, education, organ donation and research. For improved treatment, programs, awareness and research. In honour of Consultant’s husband who was lost to kidney failure. Team had rallied around this cause for years and nomination supported by 54 Consultants.
Daughter Project Canada
Daughter Project Canada
Daughter Project Canada Prevent, intervene and improve the lives of young girls who have been and are at risk of sexual exploitation. Donation to get the recently purchased home for young women and their rehabilitation programs up and running. Consultant is a teacher who is starting elementary school programs for young girls, with support from Daughter Project. (no relation to The Daughter Project).
East Hants Family Resource Centre
East Hants Family Resource Centre
East Hants Family Resource Centre Nurture and support healthy family life through quality child and family development programs, including a community garden project. Donation increase available programming to include more people.
La Parenthèse – La Maison de la Famille
La Parenthèse – La Maison de la Famille
La Parenthèse – La Maison de la Famille Develop and maintain parent-child relationships in a safe and healthy environment for children who’s parents are struggling with divorce / custody / incarceration or drug abuse has resulted in supervised visitation. Donation helped to increase services, reduce wait times and program and facility safety improvement.
YANA (You Are Not Alone)
YANA (You Are Not Alone)
YANA (You Are Not Alone) Organization helps families who are in need of financial aid for travel and accommodation costs when a medical issue arises with their children. Donation helped to provide accommodation and funding to Comox Valley families who need to travel to access medical services for a child or an expecting mother.
Le Repère
Le Repère
Le Repère To offer programs and supports for persons with mental health issues – delivered with compassion, caring and to help the individual as a whole. Donation helped to help 35 program participants and 6 speakers travel to promote mental health, programs and awareness, local fundraising for local programs while experiencing helping others.
Bullying Ends Here
Bullying Ends Here
Bullying Ends Here Bullying prevention program facilitated by current RCMP officer (who was bullied in school) who shares message and hope at schools across Canada. Donation provides continued programming.
La Fondation du Centre Hospitalise Régional de Rimouski
La Fondation du Centre Hospitalise Régional de Rimouski
La Fondation du Centre Hospitalise Régional de Rimouski To allow the population of Eastern Quebec to have rapid access to specialized medical care, innovative projects aimed at promoting health, and services that contribute to improving the quality and ‘life expectancy. Donation helps support parents of newborns with medical complications
On Track to Success
On Track to Success
On Track to Success Establish a youth career building initiative to help low income students overcome access to education challenges related to poverty. Donation helps support a student through the program.
Pépére Boîte à Lunch / Lunchbox Grandpa
Pépére Boîte à Lunch / Lunchbox Grandpa
Pépére Boîte à Lunch / Lunchbox Grandpa Raising funds for lunch programs for students by raising awareness at marathons, motivational speaking – all funds go to the program. Donations help to Continue lunch programs for students.
Baby’s Breath Canada
Baby’s Breath Canada
Baby’s Breath Canada To prevent SIDS – sudden infant death syndrome and provide supports for families who experience the loss. Donations help programs, education, counseling and research.
Home of Hope
Home of Hope
Home of Hope Faith-based, non-profit organization that helps thousands of children and orphans with monthly sponsorship, school, feeding programs, animal projects, helping women to become self-sufficient with microloans. Funds help to provide medical treatment for children, to buy shoes and to provide microloans to women.
Fondation Lani
Fondation Lani
Fondation Lani Suicide prevention and esteem building through the arts and artist mentorship. Donations for their annual Life Promotion Show entitled “Life: a little, a lot, passionately” which raises awareness, is a point of contact and is a prevention activity for at-risk youth.
Camp Homewood
Camp Homewood
Camp Homewood Camp retreat for youth to experience the magnificence of nature and spirituality. Donations are for program and site improvements.
The Madden DeLuca Foundation
The Madden DeLuca Foundation
The Madden DeLuca Foundation To provide families with support items when children are experiencing critical illness. Donations help with purchasing items for the care packages to be given to families of critically ill children.
Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation Medical treatment for children. Donations give children the help they need to improve their lives and hopefully live a long and happy life.
Seasons Centre for Grieving Children
Seasons Centre for Grieving Children
Seasons Centre for Grieving Children Offers no-cost support for children, teens and young adults grieving the death of or life-threatening illness of an immediate family member. Donations help to provide free-of-charge services to families regardless of their financial situation.
Kids Ability Centre for Child Development – Guelph Hub
Kids Ability Centre for Child Development – Guelph Hub
Kids Ability Centre for Child Development – Guelph Hub Empowering children and youth with a wide range of complex special needs to realize their full potential. Donations help organization to serve as many children as possible through innovative programs and advanced technology.
The Huntington Society of Canada – Peace Country Chapter
The Huntington Society of Canada – Peace Country Chapter
The Huntington Society of Canada – Peace Country Chapter Support programming, education and research. Donations help to fund awareness, education, research and funding for families who are living with this disease.
Heart Society
Heart Society
Heart Society To help refugees come to the area and help with costs and supports for their new life. Donations help sponsor a refugee family.
Souls Harbour Rescue Mission
Souls Harbour Rescue Mission
Souls Harbour Rescue Mission Souls Harbour Rescue Mission assists people affected by poverty and addiction by offering emergency help such as food, clothing, shelter, recovery programs and the message of hope. They have a free clothing and household goods store, a drop-in centre where they offer peer and pastoral counseling and serve 200 hot, nutritious meals 6 days a week.
Hope Air
Hope Air
Hope Air Hope Air is a registered national charity that provides free flights for people across Canada who need medical expertise and technologies that are only available in larger centres. Through this organization, commercial and private pilots volunteer their time, aircraft and expenses to help clients who physically or financially cannot afford to travel for medical care.
IWK Foundation Sea Star Child and Youth Advocacy
IWK Foundation Sea Star Child and Youth Advocacy
IWK Foundation Sea Star Child and Youth Advocacy The IWK Foundation Sea Star Child and Youth Advocacy brings all professionals and resources for abused children together in one familiar and comfortable child and family-friendly environment. The healing process can move forward for the whole family, leading to better outcomes for children, youth and their caregivers.
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Baby It’s Cold Outside Baby It’s Cold Outside has been operating for over 12 years, and has seen an increase in demand because of the struggling Alberta economy. By organizing food and clothing drives and facilitating distribution to homeless shelters, this charity gives a hand up to people who need it most!
Canucks Autism Network
Canucks Autism Network
Canucks Autism Network By providing year-round sports and recreation programs specialized to support persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Canucks Autism Network creates a barrier-free, inclusive and supportive environment for children, teens, young adults and families.
Never Alone Foundation
Never Alone Foundation
Never Alone Foundation Through the Never Alone Foundation, volunteers offer love and support for people living with cancer. They also share everything from gift certificates and blankets to advice about available services to help improve the quality of someone’s life. Funds raised go beyond the bedside to revitalize and improve palliative care and treatment facilities and provide respite for patients and their families.
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House Ronald McDonald House Charities give families with children in medical care a place to stay, complete with food and bedding and everything you would find at home, in location that is close to the hospital where the child is being treated alleviating the stress of travel. They take care of the day-to-day operations of a household, so the family can focus on the child’s care.
La Rose des Vents
La Rose des Vents
La Rose des Vents La Rose des Vents assists victims of abuse and provides programs for women, young adults and teenagers to help break the cycle of violence. They help women and children take control of their lives by teaching the importance of self-respect and helping them regain self-esteem and confidence.
Art City
Art City
Art City Art City is a community art studio where kids of all ages and walks of life can work with professional artists! Through their programs, they learn about the environment, re-purpose items, work on cleanup and neighborhood beautification projects and empower youth through relationship building and a sense of ownership and pride in the community!
Choose Life Ministry
Choose Life Ministry
Choose Life Ministry Choose Life Ministry is a place for young women between the ages of 18 and 29 to find freedom from life-altering challenges including substance abuse, unexpected pregnancy, the effects of physical and/or sexual abuse, mental illness, such as depression and anxiety, as well as challenges such as eating disorders and self-harm behaviours.
The Coping Centre of Ontario
The Coping Centre of Ontario
The Coping Centre of Ontario The Coping Centre provides supportive programs and services for families and individuals who have lost a loved one, helping them in a time of need.
Terra Centre
Terra Centre
Terra Centre Terra Centre provides supports and services that empower pregnant and parenting teens to become self-reliant and make positive choices and develop the skills to be successful parents. Counseling, guidance and informational support is offered in a safe and nurturing environment to promote a healthy future for children and families!
Thrift Store Edmundston – Banque Alimentaire
Thrift Store Edmundston – Banque Alimentaire
Thrift Store Edmundston – Banque Alimentaire Since opening in 2011, the Edmundston Thrift Store and Food Bank has been distributing food hampers to those in need every week and is devoted to helping the people in their region with kindness and without judgment. This same organization not only offers food bank services, but also used clothing, furniture and appliances at a modest price and even an employment program!
Jacob’s Planet Project
Jacob’s Planet Project
Jacob’s Planet Project Jacob’s Planet Project began as a project for a 9-year-old boy in an engineering class for kids! Jacob learned that hair and fur absorb and retain oil much better than synthetic materials and can be used to cleanup oil spills from waterways! He began to collect hair and fur from local salons and groomers and, using his allowance and earnings, he packed and shipped it to organizations that create the felt mats and booms. Jacob now fundraises to cover the cost of shipping!
The Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch
The Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch
The Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch The Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch is a place of healing, treatment and support for children 8-12 years of age who are victims of sexual abuse. It is the first and only long-term treatment centre designed specifically for children and offers intensive, multimodal therapy. It truly is a place of healing for children and their families.
Can Praxis
Can Praxis
Can Praxis Can Praxis developed a program that uses equine therapy to help soldiers recover from Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and the effects of war or trauma and regain family relationships. They offer this program at no cost.
Drummond House, Eagles Nest Association of Waterdown
Drummond House, Eagles Nest Association of Waterdown
Drummond House, Eagles Nest Association of Waterdown Drummond House offers temporary housing, assistance and faith-based compassionate care for women and children affected by domestic violence. Drummond House also provides counselling, help clients create goals and gain life skills to develop and grow, to help move them from oppression to freedom.
L’Autre Chez-Soi
L’Autre Chez-Soi
L’Autre Chez-Soi Giving women and children in abusive situations a chance at a brighter future through their emergency shelter and support programs. This organization has created a safe haven where these women are empowered to take control of the future for themselves and their children through counseling and life skills training.
Alberta Fire Relief – Red Cross
Alberta Fire Relief – Red Cross
Alberta Fire Relief – Red Cross In May 2016, thousands of lives were changed in an instant when wildfires swept toward Fort McMurray and surrounding communities in northern Alberta. Residents were forced to flee their homes, with little or no time to collect essentials, leaving behind treasured possessions, and in some cases, family pets. The Red Cross was there to assist residents with emergency shelter, food and many other essentials after the fire destroyed approximately 2400 homes and buildings and covered 1.5 million acres.
Habitat for Humanity – Brant
Habitat for Humanity – Brant
Habitat for Humanity – Brant Habitat for Humanity in Brant provides affordable housing and promotes homeownership to help break the cycle of poverty. With chapters founded across Canada, numerous staff and volunteers work, organize and build homes and partnerships, putting faith into action.
Wellspring Niagara Cancer Support Centre
Wellspring Niagara Cancer Support Centre
Wellspring Niagara Cancer Support Centre The Wellspring Niagara Cancer Support Centre supports people living with any type of cancer, at any stage, and their families through the care services they offer. Programs range from emotional, social, and spiritual to practical to rehabilitative support and are at no cost to the participants.
Fondation Melissa et ses amies
Fondation Melissa et ses amies
Fondation Melissa et ses amies Fondation Melissa et ses amies provides assistance to families and individuals with extensive medical needs. This includes funding expenses such as travel, hotel rooms, meals and other items not covered by health insurance. This organization ensures that families are able to focus on what truly matters, the treatment and recovery of their loved one.
Richmond Therapeutic Riding Association
Richmond Therapeutic Riding Association
Richmond Therapeutic Riding Association For children and youth with cognitive, physical and emotional disabilities equine therapy has proven to be very impactful physically, socially and emotionally. The Richmond Therapeutic Riding Associtaion offers an environment that helps children and youth with disabilities achieve their full development potential and encourage their integration with non-disabled people where possible supporting children to achieve goals that they and their families never thought possible.
Niagara Life Centre
Niagara Life Centre
Niagara Life Centre Poverty should not be a barrier to accessing support for health and well-being. The Niagara Life Centre provides quality, professional counselling for people of all ages suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship issues or faced with any challenging times at minimal cost, or in some cases at no cost at all!
Childrens Wish Foundation of Canada – PEI Chapter
Childrens Wish Foundation of Canada – PEI Chapter
Childrens Wish Foundation of Canada – PEI Chapter Childrens Wish Foundation Prince Edward Island gives children with life-threatening illnesses an opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish. Every wish granted makes a dream come true and creates moments of joy that ease the pain of a child. And the impact spreads beyond the individual, giving respite to the child’s family, giving hope to healthcare professionals and communities and creates lasting memories.
Dress for Success Saskatoon
Dress for Success Saskatoon
Dress for Success Saskatoon Dress for Success Saskatoon empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing tools for career development, a network of support and professional attire so they can thrive in work and in life.
Organization Donation Description
McMan Inn Between Youth Shelter $10,000 The McMan Inn Between Youth Shelter provides emergency shelter and support for youth under the age of 18 years. Any homeless youth between the ages of 12-17 years can enter the shelter or have a community agency assist them.
Edmonton Dream Centre $8,500 The Edmonton Dream Centre helps women with addictions and rehabilitates them psychologically, socially, physically and spiritually. They provide all women in crisis the opportunity for a life change, resulting in transformed lives and a healthier community.
Hannah House Maternity Home $7,000 Hannah House Maternity Home offers supported transitional housing to high risk young, pregnant and parenting women under the age of 21. By providing them with safety, security, shelter and support Hannah House can change the lives of two generations – mother and child.
Foundation for Angelman Syndrome $3,500 The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (or FAST) is an organization of families and professionals dedicated to finding a cure for Angelman Syndrome and related disorders through the funding of an aggressive research agenda, education, and advocacy. FAST is run by an all volunteer staff and board who dedicate their time and expertise towards finding a cure for Angelman Syndrome.
Strong Start – Kitchener, ON $2,500 Strong Start offers a literacy program that has been specifically designed to help young children who need extra practice when learning essential early reading skills. Supported through financial donations, this high quality program provides the opportunity for schools to engage trained community volunteers to work one-on-one with children.
Conerstone Care Society $1,500 The Cornerstone Care Society offers both Day Program and 24 hr residential programs that are dedicated to the care of developmentally challenged individuals and their families. They create a place within communities for clients to learn and grow and ensure that care provided with dignity and respect for everyone.
Organization Donation Description
Making Waves, Winnipeg $9,200 Completely volunteer-run and coordinated, Making Waves provides one-on-one swimming lessons to children with special needs!
Pink Wings $6,085 Inspired after the loss of her daughter the Founder organized a group of volunteers to make jewelry to raise funds to raise money to go toward Reaching Out-Romania. Reaching Out is an organization that saves and improves the lives of people affected by human trafficking.
Mom’s Arise $3,800 Mom’s Arise is an outreach program for vulnerable, marginalized single mothers looking to make positive changes in their life. They provide life skills workshops and personal mentoring to support women to make positive life choices to connect, grow and thrive! They even offer a children’s program so mothers can paticipate in workshops.
Special Olympics, Prince George $2,400 Special Olympics, Prince George, BC helps intellectually challenged children, youth and adults participate and excel in sports. It helps them feel welcome, involved and gives them “the chance to be their best”. Every dollar raised goes directly into maintaining, growing and improving programs.