Organizations

YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

The YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee helps women move from safety to self-sufficiency. We operate the largest domestic violence shelter in the state of Tennessee, operate a 24-hour a day, seven day a week crisis and information line, provide free GED® education to women and men and mentor girls in Metro Nashville elementary and middle schools through our Girls Inc.® program. The YWCA exists to educate, encourage and break down barriers that perpetuate racism, violence and hopelessness. Website

Nashville Rescue Mission

Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community dedicated to helping the hungry, homeless and hurting. We strive to restore hope and transform lives by offering programs that focus on spiritual growth, education, employment and life-recovery. Website

TLC Humane Society

TLC Humane Society, legally recognized as Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Humane Society, was founded in 1977 and is Dahlonega, Georgia’s only no-kill shleter. We are a licensed non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue organization and have both dogs and, often times, puppies and kittens available for adoptions, and all of them need to find a good home. Website

Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Website

Idaho Foodbank

To help feed, educate and advocate for Idaho’s hungry through collaborative partnerships to develop efficient solutions that strengthen individuals, families and communities. Website

Red Cross

American Red Cross Biomedical Services plays a critical role in our nation’s health care system. It is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, collecting and processing more than 40 percent of the blood supply and distributing it to some 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide. Website

Little Sisters of the Poor (Delaware)

As Little Sisters of the Poor we care for the elderly poor in the spirit of humble service we have received from our foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan. We welcome the elderly as we would Jesus Christ himself and serve them with love and respect until God calls them home. Website

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a volunteer run animal rescue that saves homeless and abandoned dogs and cats from certain euthanasia. With no boarding facility or shelter of their own, Lucky Dog holds events across the District, Maryland and Virginia. Lucky Dog seeks not only to place dogs in loving homes, but also to educate dog owners about responsible pet ownership. Website

St. Paul’s House

St. Paul’s House is a multifaceted ministry located in Hell’s Kitchen on New York City’s West Side. It is an independent training center for Christian leaders who feel called to work in ministry. It has been at the crossroads of America for over 60 years and is at the crossroads of many people’s lives. Website

Great American Cleanup of PA

Everyone wants to live, work, and play in a clean and green community . . . and it’s up to everyone to make it possible and improve the overall quality of life for us all. Website

Oregon Foodbank

We provide emergency food to people who are hungry through a cooperative statewide network of hunger-relief agencies, helping 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. OFB also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger by advocating for fair public policies, strengthening community food systems and providing nutrition and garden education to help people become more self-sufficient and resourceful. Website

Fairbanks Foodbank

Founded in 1982, the Fairbanks Community Food Bank collects and redistributes donated food to individuals and agencies. Food donations are received from the local community and about 100 commercial vendors. Food is distributed through many programs including Food Boxes, Bone Builders, and Agency Shopping. Website

St. Martin’s Hospitality Center

St. Martin’s has been at the forefront of working to end homelessness for over 27 years and has recently started a new approach of attempting to end homelessness as we know it in the next five years. St. Martin’s was founded in 1985, and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a passion and mission to end homelessness one person at a time. Website

CARE Partnership

Community Asset and Resource Enterprise (CARE) Partnership brings together groups and individuals from all walks of life for improving the life conditions of others. CARE provides a safety net – without compromising dignity – for people who struggle to survive while making difficult choices between food, housing, health, child care and other basic needs. Website

Clean the World

Clean the World has a two-part mission:

Collect and recycle soap and shampoo products discarded by the hospitality industry every day.
Through the distribution of these and other donated hygiene products to impoverished people, prevent the millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses every day. Website

 

Befrienders

Befrienders is a non-profit program whose mission is to enhance the quality of life by “befriending” our aging population. Due to life transition, physical limitations or other circumstances, seniors may have limited social interaction. Befrienders matches a volunteer and a senior together to spend at least an hour each week doing a variety of activities, such as going out to lunch, playing games or just talking. Website

Montana Raptor Center

Rescues, Rehabs, Releases and Education. We rescue all types of raptors. Raptors in Montana include eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and vultures. Success for us is rescuing a sick or injured bird, rehabilitating it to a healthy, vibrant state and releasing the raptor back into the wild. Success is also defined by reducing the numbers of sick or injured birds by creating awareness (and hopefully a reduction) of the dangers raptors face. Website

Denver Rescue Mission

Denver Rescue Mission is changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens. Website

Open Door Mission

Open Door Mission is a Gospel Rescue Mission founded in 1954 committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Each day, Open Door Mission’s campus offers 816 safe, shelter beds to homeless men, women and children, serves over 2,000 hot, nutritious meals and provides preventive measures to more than 275 people living in poverty. Website

The Banquet

Our mission is to equip volunteers to provide food and fellowship to those served through the ministry of The Banquet. We provide a safe place where people can gather, receive nourishment and experience love in action. In 2012 The Banquet served 150,000 meals with 21,000 of those meals served to children under age 12. Website

River Keepers

River Keepers is a non-profit organization established in 1990 to protect and preserve the integrity and natural environment of the Red River of the North in the Fargo, ND – Moorhead, MN area. In addition, River Keepers is interested in the recreation and sustainable development uses of the Red River. River Keepers promotes a renewed vision for the Red River of the North through workshops, youth service-learning projects and advocacy. Website

Second Harvest Heartland

Second Harvest Heartland works to reinvent hunger relief through leadership and innovation. As the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization, our goal is not only to help our hungry neighbors today, but to provide the means for everyone to be fed tomorrow. We’re known for distributing great amounts of food quickly and efficiently; in 2012 alone, we collected, warehoused and distributed more than 76 million pounds of food—but we’re also constantly pioneering ways to reduce waste and better use the abundant resources available in this land of plenty. Website

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

For more than 140 years, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has quietly cared for those in need throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County. More than 900 volunteers care for people in their own neighborhoods, visiting the homes of people in need more than 7,500 each year. In addition to providing immediate help with pressing needs such as food or utilities, we operate southwest Ohio’s only Charitable Pharmacy; seven thrift stores that provide furniture, clothing and household items to people in need; a comprehensive social service office; seven food pantries including the Edyth & Carl Lindner Choice Food Pantry in the West End; and the Ozanam Center for Service Learning. Website

Manna Meal

Manna Meal soup kitchen serves meals to anyone that is hungry, no questions asked, at no cost, 7 days a week. Founded in 1976, Manna Meal Inc. is an independent nonprofit organization located at Saint John’s Episcopal Church on Quarrier Street in downtown Charleston. For the past 37 years we have fed over 1.30 million people serving approximately 380 people 2 meals every day. Countless in-kind food donations from local proprietors and individuals, as well as produce from the Manna Meal Garden, 4 full-time employees, 6 hourly workers, and 130 loyal volunteers keep Manna Meal Inc. operating daily. Our doors are never closed. Website

The Haven

Mission: The Haven works to end homelessness. We do this by incubating collaborative efforts across the system of care and operating a multi-resource day shelter for the homeless in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. We facilitate transformation for the ready and provide respite for the weary. We exist because everyone needs a place to start. The Haven is a dynamic, multi-purpose community space. It enhances our city by providing a centralized location for resource providers, a commercial kitchen, a day haven, a community garden, and a cultural and arts space in downtown Charlottesville. The Haven is in a beautifully renovated church and annex building, across from Lee Park and one block from the public library. Website

Girls Rock NC

GIRLS ROCK NORTH CAROLINA is a non-profit organization in central North Carolina that empowers girls and women — through creative expression — to become confident and engaged members of our communities. We accomplish this by focusing on the “three Cs”: creativity, confidence and collaboration. Campers have gone on to perform in successful bands and even take on leadership positions at camp. GRNC has roughly 80 active volunteers and a growing number of partners, sponsors, musicians, parents, activists, and mentors working together to build a strong community. GRNC is committed to social justice and seeks to amplify the voices of those traditionally marginalized. GRNC is a LGBTQI inclusive and affirming organization, and strives to provide a safe, visible atmosphere for all. Website

Community Blood Center

In 1995, area civic and medical leaders formed Community Blood Center of the Ozarks with one simple mission: “To provide a quality blood supply, in a timely manner, at the lowest reasonable fee, while remaining accountable to the local community, blood donors and health care providers.” Since our beginnings two decades ago and thanks to the efforts of our many volunteers, we have become the sole provider of blood products for 38 hospitals located in three states.. When there is an excess of blood locally, CBCO supports other parts of the country that may be short on supplies. CBCO also supplies blood to the United States Military, as part of a national effort to sustain our troops. Over 65,000 donations of blood are required each year to meet the transfusion needs of our friends and neighbors. We at CBCO take the responsibility of providing that blood very seriously. Website

Foodbank of Northwest Indiana

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana was founded in 1982. It was originally a barn, but has grown into a facility that acquires, stores and distributes over 5 million pounds of food throughout Lake and Porter Counties. It is a USDA approved, primary distributor of food to local pantries, shelters, day care centers, and soup kitchens. The Food Bank is an affiliate of Feeding America, the nation’s largest food bank network. For more than three decades, the Food Bank has served as a link for food relief to families, the elderly, children and other individuals. Website