Over the years, I've come across great organizations that are giving back to the community in one way or another. My goal is to expand their reach and include them in my website in the hope that I can share their awesome vision and inspire others to donate time or resources for their great cause. Below are the links to my favorites and please do share with others that might also be interested. On a personal note, my daughter has worked at Homeboy Industries as a HR Administrator and absolutely loves the work and the cause of this organization. She has recently moved on to another wonderful non-profit organization called Public Counsel.
Through a pro bono model that leverages the talents and dedication of thousands of attorney and law student volunteers, Public Counsel annually assists more than 30,000 families, children, immigrants veterans, and nonprofit organizations and addresses systemic poverty and civil rights issues through impact litigation and policy advocacy.
Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. Each year over 10,000 former gang members from across Los Angeles come through Homeboy Industries’ doors in an effort to make a positive change. They are welcomed into a community of mutual kinship, love, and a wide variety of services ranging from tattoo removal to anger management and parenting classes
The complexities of today’s Corazón program makes it difficult to imagine its humble beginnings. Corazón was the inspiration of two young idealists and a retired homemaker, none of whom saw any problem with giving up their comforts for a day or a weekend of helping others. Today, Corazón has connected over 15,000 people who share this simple, basic notion of giving and sharing
With the recent catastrophe in Puerto Rico, a few celebrities have started a fund to help the thousands of people that have been displaced by this horrible situation. Headed by folks such as Mark Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sherran and many others, to date this fund has raised almost $400K
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home
World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God
Save's mission is to strengthen every individual and family we serve with the knowledge and support needed to break the cycle of domestic violence and build healthier lives. We believe that every person has the right to live in peace. Every day we provide shelter, support, and educational opportunities for individuals and families so they may end the cycle of abuse, heal, and have the freedom to reach their potential