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My Monthly Charity October 2011

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It’s October and I got to give a shout out to Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. See my previous mentions dedicated to breast cancer awareness in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

The Shade Tree

Now per the suggestion of a friend, the organization that I’ve selected is The Shade Tree. The Shade Tree is one of Nevada’s largest shelters offering free assistance to women, children, and elderly experiencing abuse, homelessness, female veterans, and those with physical disabilities.

The Shade Tree Mission – To provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance.

At The Shade Tree, we believe…
That no one should ever have to endure a state of homelessness, existing in fear for personal safety and without the means to meet even the most basic of human needs – food and shelter.

That every human being, regardless of social status, has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

That all homeless children are victims because they lack choice and mobility.

That homelessness is a community problem that impacts everyone. That everyone can be a part of the solution.

Established in 1990 The Shade Tree has grown to be one of the largest shelters in Nevada. With the aid of Donald W. Reynolds Foundation The Shade Tree has a facility that is that largest of it’s kind in Nevada with 364 permanent beds providing over 100,000 nights of shelter each year. A few programs that they offer include Day Shelter Program, Emergency Shelter Program, Life Skills, Children’s Activity Center (CAC) and many more.

They do great work to help those in need, so find out how you can help at http://www.theshadetree.org/ and $5.00 can go a long way.

Here’s how a $5 donation can help:
$5 buys a gallon of milk to help our children stay healthy
$5 buys two 24-hour bus passes to help our women seek employment
$5 buys 18 4oz. packages of applesauce; a nutritious snack
$5 buys a package of laundry detergent to keep our families’ clothes clean and fresh
$5 buys 6 boxes of Kleenex to stop the sniffles in the winter time

10/31/2011 Comments (0)

My Monthly Charities 2010

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2011 is well on it’s way and my first monthly charity will be coming very soon, but before I post that I wanted to recap My Monthly Charities from 2010.

January
American Red Cross – I’ve featured the American Red Cross multiple times since the start of my blog and when disaster strikes the Red Cross is there to help.

February
Save the Children – Another organization dedicated to disaster relief with a focus on the children.

March
Various Charities Associated with Current Events – In March I featured multiple charities including The World Wildlife Fund, South Colonie Dollar for Scholars, Red Cross and Save the Children.

April
The Conservation Fund – In honor of Earth Day, The Conservation Fund is America’s partner in conservation, preserving land and water across our 50 states.

May
Various charities in honor of Memorial Day – Support our troops all the time and not just on Memorial Day.

June
Gulf Oil Spill Charities – The Gulf Oil Spill was a major disaster that will be affecting us for years to come, but with the help of these many charitable organizations we’ve come a long way.

July
Oceana – In the midst of the Gulf Oil Spill, Oceana is an organization fighting to keep disasters like that from ever happening preserving our precious oceans.

August
International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Massive floods devasted Pakistan and the IRC was there aiding those in crisis.

September
Kids Flicks – It’s amazing what a group of young kids can do. Since 2002 the Barta sisters have been collecting old DVDs to donate to hospitals for kids to watch.

October
Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Komen for the Cure was everywhere last October when the NFL dedicated that entire month to breast cancer sporting everything from the pink ribbon to pink cleats.

November
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York – The holidays are a time for giving and the food bank works hard to feed the hungry.

December
Share Our Strength organization’s No Kid Hungry – Children go hungry every day and No Kid Hungry looks to end that by 2015 in America.

Those are all the charities I posted about in 2010 and My Monthly Charity will continue with the hopes that it helps these charities make this world a better place even if it’s just a little bit.

01/26/2011 Comments (0)

My Monthly Charity October 2010

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It’s all about Pink this month. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s been the cause I’ve featured in my October Monthly Charity the past 3 years because this cause is near and dear to me. Again Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be featured in My Monthly Charity.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the largest and most progressive movement in the fight against breast cancer at all stages. See my previous post about Susan G. Komen or visit http://ww5.komen.org/ for information on what they do and how you can help in the fight against breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen for Cure

The pink ribbon is everywhere and the NFL has dedicated the entire month to breast cancer with pink gloves, cleats, pompoms and much more. Check out some pictures from PicApp of all the pink in the NFL this month.

INDIANAPOLIS - OCTOBER 04:   Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders wear pink shirts during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Many players and officials in the NFL wore pink as part of breast cancer awareness month.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 03: A pink ribbon in support of Breast Cancer awareness month is seen on the field during the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers at the Louisiana Superdome on October 3, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - OCTOBER 04:  Wide receiver Michael Bush #29 of the Oakland Raiders wears pink shoes for Breast Cancer Awareness at Reliant Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 03: Captain Munnerlyn  of the Carolina Panthers wears a pink gloves and a towel in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on October 3, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Oct 4, 2009; Houston, TX, USA; Goal posts at Reliant Stadium with pink padding in recognition of breast cancer awareness month during the game between the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans. Photo via Newscom
SEATTLE - OCTOBER 18: The Seagals of the Seattle Seahawks, dress in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month, cheer during the game against the Arizona Cardinals on October 18, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
10/22/2010 Comments (1)

My Monthly Charity October 2009

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Komen for the Cure

For this October I’m recycling a charity I’ve done in the past because it has a personal meaning to me. Today is the last day of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I’m selecting Susan G. Komen for the Cure once again for their efforts in ending breast cancer. See my post about Komen for the Cure from October ’08 below.

My Monthly Charity October 2008
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and fittingly my charity for October 2008 will be the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity for the fight against breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization was started by Nancy G. Brinker as a promise to her sister to do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Founded in 1982 Komen for the Cure has become the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors, activist and source of nonprofit funds to fight breast cancer worldwide.

“As Susan G. Komen for the Cure, we’ll continue to be the world’s largest, boldest and most progressive grassroots network of survivors and activists, the only organization fighting to cure breast cancer at every stage. To date, we’ve invested $1 billion in research, education and health services. And because so many millions of people are counting on us to fulfill our promise, we will invest an additional $2 billion over the next decade to do just that.- Susan G. Komen website”

Just this year in 2008 there is going to be an estimated 182,460 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women with approximately 40,480 deaths and 1,990 in men with 450 deaths (Statistics from the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2008).

Breast cancer has affected me personally and I’m extremely happy to say that my Mom is a breast cancer survivor. This is not only My Monthly Charity October 2008 it is also a honor to my Mom as a survivor. Join the fight against breast cancer and make a donation to Komen for the Cure.

Find out how you can help in the fight against breast cancer.

10/31/2009 Comments (1)

My Monthly Charity October 2008

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and fittingly my charity for October 2008 will be the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity for the fight against breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization was started by Nancy G. Brinker as a promise to her sister to do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Founded in 1982 Komen for the Cure has become the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors, activist and source of nonprofit funds to fight breast cancer worldwide.

“As Susan G. Komen for the Cure, we’ll continue to be the world’s largest, boldest and most progressive grassroots network of survivors and activists, the only organization fighting to cure breast cancer at every stage. To date, we’ve invested $1 billion in research, education and health services. And because so many millions of people are counting on us to fulfill our promise, we will invest an additional $2 billion over the next decade to do just that.” http://cms.komen.org/komen/AboutUs/index.htm

Just this year in 2008 there is going to be an estimated 182,460 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women with approximately 40,480 deaths and 1,990 in men with 450 deaths (Statistics from the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2008).

Breast cancer has affected me personally and I’m extremely happy to say that my Mom is a breast cancer survivor. This is not only My Monthly Charity October 2008 it is also a honor to my Mom as a survivor. Join the fight against breast cancer and make a donation to Komen for the Cure.

10/27/2008 Comments (2)

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