It’s our second donation of 2018. Here’s a little bit about the 3 charities we chose. P.S. If you want a donation team to help you find the best charities to support, join a giving circle, today!
People for Pets Giving Circle
Red Rover, located in Sacremento, CA, helps animals who are in crisis situations due to disasters, neglect, illness or domestic violence. For people dealing with domestic violence, Red Rover’s offsets the cost of temporary pet boarding while a client is in a domestic violence shelter and helps create more pet-friendly emergency shelter options for survivors of domestic violence.
When a disaster hits, they set up and operate temporary shelters when large numbers of animals are affected by storms, fires, floods, or other emergencies or when they’re rescued from large-scale cruelty situations such as puppy mills and hoarding cases.
And they have a childhood education program teaching empathy while at the same time helping students make responsible decisions and become more aware of themselves and their communities.
Over the past several years, research has revealed the profound and long lasting impact of childhood trauma. What makes children good learners is also what makes them especially sensitive to events such as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse either to themselves or to other family members; drug abuse in the home; the incarceration of a family member; family members’ depression or other mental illness; neglect; and food insecurity. The risk factors have been compiled into the Adverse Childhood Experiences test, and high scores correlate to a wide range of emotional, financial, physical, and mental health problems as adults.
The good news is that early interventions can build resilience in kids so that they can cope with these early challenges and grow up to be healthier, happier adults. That’s exactly what this charity aims to do.
Hampton Healthy Family Partnerships is a public donation organization that supplements the city of Hampton, Virginia’s Department of Healthy Families. Founded 25 years ago, they serve children, youth, and families through a variety of free and/or low cost programs designed to help strengthen families and promote school readiness.
Veterans Giving Circle
The Semper Fi Fund provides financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured service members and their families. They commit to life-long support once a veteran enters their world. They run 3 main programs.
Service Member and Family Support Program
Includes services like financial support, caregiver support & retreats, housing assistance, kids camp, transportation assistance, canine program, specialized & adaptive equipment, horsemanship program.
Includes services like education & career assistance; veteran & unit reunions; Veteran 2 Veteran Support (V2V); Semper Fi Fund Odyssey Retreat which is a six-day, holistic transition assistance program for injured and critically ill service members which helps them transition into civilian life by learning about life planning skills, establishing goals, employment resources, and by learning to balance mental, emotional, physical and spiritual components; and the Semper Fi Fund Apprenticeship Program which assists service members with a 70% or greater disability rating find meaningful trades, careers and small business opportunities through short-term vocational education and apprenticeships.
Includes services like PTSD and TBI support; NeuroFitness which is neurofeedback training to help restore cognitive function, improve memory, manage pain and assist with other stress-related issues; High-Tech Medical Devices which provides grants for specialized equipment such Alpha-Stim, AVE, Emwaves, Irlen glasses, and Celluma; Post-Traumatic Growth video resources; holistic health solutions which provides grants for costs associated with therapy and counseling not covered by military benefits; counseling; a sports program where team members participate in various athletic clinics and competitions around the country to build community, raise awareness, and inspire fellow service members on their own road to recovery.