All we ask is that you care
Even in these uncertain times we must remember that for many people basic existence is uncertain. You share the same planet with them. You share the same nation with them. You walk the same streets as them. Donate to these organizations if you so choose, but at least...care.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation makes possible the dreams of terminally ill children to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
Created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946 to help children after World War II in Europe, UNICEF was first known as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system, its task being to help children living in poverty in developing countries.
Save the Children was founded in the United States in 1932 as a nonprofit child-assistance organization to make lasting positive change in the lives of children in need. Today it works in 19 states across the United States as well as in 47 other countries in the developing world to help children and families improve their health, education, and economic opportunities.
Heifer International offers hungry families around the world a way to feed themselves and become self-reliant. Children receive nutritious milk or eggs; families earn income for school, health care, and better housing; communities go beyond meeting immediate needs to fulfilling dreams. Farmers learn sustainable, environmentally sound agricultural techniques.
Doctors Without Borders was founded in 1971 by a small group of French doctors who believed that all people have the right to medical care and that the needs of these people supersede respect for national borders.
Why is it that in the wealthiest nation in the world, there are still approximately 165,000 homeless people in Chicagoland each year? On any given night in Chicago, 15,000 homeless people compete for only 5,000 shelter beds. Furthermore, the average age of a homeless person in the United States is NINE YEARS OLD. The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) organizes and advocates to prevent and end homelessness based on its belief that housing is a human right in a just society.
Jane Addams Hull House Association is a non-profit social service agency dedicated to helping people build better lives for themselves and their families. For more than a century, the Chicago-based agency has continued the leadership and vision of its founder Jane Addams, who is credited with starting the field of social work. Hull House Association takes a community-focused approach to solving social problems by fostering the spirit of "neighbors helping neighbors."
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