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My Monthly Charity July 2012

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United States Olympic Committee

In the spirit of the 2012 London Olympic games the organization that I’ve selected is the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The USOC holds a variety of responsibilities for U.S. Olympic teams including funding, training, and more for the Olympics, Paralympics, Youth Olympics, Pan American and Parapan American Games.

To support U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes in achieving sustained competitive excellence and to preserve the Olympic Ideals, thereby inspiring all Americans. – MISSION STATEMENT via teamusa.org

The USOC is the all around support for athletes on and off the field which includes health insurance, tuition grants, media and marketing opportunities, career services, sports medicine, physiology and nutrition assistance, performance technology and much more. In addition to the support for Olympic athletes they are also a steward for the Olympic Movement for the country.

Every two years whether it’s the Summer or Winter Olympics I get into sports like swimming and speed skating to root for the good old U.S. of A. There is an excitement that is unmatched as you watch the best athletes in the world compete for gold and you cheer for your country in any sport that they compete in, it doesn’t matter. History is being made and the 2012 London Olympics so far is no exception while I just watched Michael Phelps become the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time with 19 medals and he’s not even done yet. The USOC makes it all happen and you can learn more about the USOC at teamusa.org or make a donation to support Team USA and the Olympics at http://www.teamusa.org/Donate.aspx.

GO TEAM USA!!

07/31/2012 Comments (0)

My Monthly Charity June 2012

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Charity Navigator

The organization that I have selected for this month is Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is here to help you make informed decisions on where you donate your money to, by providing ratings and relevant information on charitable organizations.

Charity Navigator works to guide intelligent giving. We help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing information on over five thousand charities and by evaluating the financial health of each of these charities. We ensure our evaluations are widely used by making them easy to understand and available to the public free of charge. By guiding intelligent giving, we aim to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace, in which givers and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome our nation’s most persistent challenges. – Charity Navigator Mission

They impact as much as $10 billion in charitable donations, making it the most influential charity rating service available and it’s free. Their site is jam packed with information for you browse with categories, top 10 lists, tips and resources, and much more. Through the site you can see how they are a valuable giving resource to visit before making a donation. You always want the money you donate to be used efficiently and effectively and Charity Navigator can help you do that.

It is actually Charity Navigator’s 10 year anniversary and they need your help to expand their efforts to cover more charities to help people donate with peace of mind.

Check out Charity Navigator to learn more about other charitable organizations or learn how you can help them achieve their goals in helping others donate at http://www.charitynavigator.org/.

06/30/2012 Comments (0)

My Monthly Charity May 2012

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Wounded Warrior Project

Happy Memorial Day and please take the time to remember those who’ve fought for our freedom in the past and present. The organization that I’ve selected this month is the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) that honors those who’ve been injured while serving our country.

Mission
To honor and empower wounded warriors.

Vision
To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.

Purpose

  • To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.
  • To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
  • To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

~ via http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/mission.aspx

The WWP has been honoring and empowering wounded warriors after the events of September 11th. Soldiers are not only enduring physical wounds, but they are also enduring mental wounds like post-traumatic stress syndrome and the WWP is there to help them adjust to a different normal. Whatever the injury may be the WWP is there to help.

Want to see how you can help, there are a variety of ways you can support the WWP including:

Show some support and do what you can for those who have served our country. For more information please visit the Wounded Warrior Project website at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.

05/28/2012 Comments (0)

My Monthly Charity April 2012

Filed in: Charity,Green,My Monthly Charity

Earth Day

Earth Day just past about a week ago and I’m going to dig into the archives to feature all the eco-friendly green charities that I’ve posted about in the past.

Also check out all my other posts related to being more green and thinking about our wonderful Mother Earth. Let’s strive to be more eco-friendly and make the norm.

04/30/2012 Comments (0)

My Monthly Charity March 2012

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Basket of Hope

The organization that I have selected this month is Basket of Hope. They are an organization that gives hope to children who have been diagnosed with cancer.

The Mission is to give the hope that comes from Jesus to newly diagnosed children and their families affected by cancer or other serious illnesses, primarily by the delivery of a Basket of Hope filled with inspirational materials to nourish them mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. – Basket of Hope Mission

Like the name says, they give hope through a basket full of inspirational stuff. Baskets include anything from toys, pre-loaded mp3 players, games, movies, and more to show those diagnosed with cancer that the community cares. The baskets are for the children, but parents would also receive a tote of Bibles, inspirational books, journals, and music for encouragement.

Basket of Hope sends out thousands of baskets throughout the country to children diagnosed with cancer every year.

Learn how you can give these kids hope during very tough times at basketofhope.org.


03/31/2012 Comments (0)

My Monthly Charity February 2012

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The organization that I’ve selected for this month is the Sister Maureen Joyce Center of Albany, which Pure Adapt will be volunteering to help move the soup kitchen in the old St. Patrick’s School to the it’s new location at the former St. George’s Church.

The new center is named after Sister Maureen Joyce who was a former executive director of diocesan Catholic Charities, who passed away last year.

“She was so dedicated to the poor and the people in need,” said Rev. John Bradley, the program coordinator and pastor at Blessed Sacrament parish, which will continue to run its food pantry at the uptown Central Avenue parish. – via Times Union

The new Joyce Center location will undergo a $400k renovation before it becomes the new location for the soup kitchen along with other services including clothing thrift shop, medical screening, legal advice and more.

Today the Pure Adapt team will be volunteering some time to assist in the move of the soup kitchen as part of our goal this year to give more back to the community and more.

For more information on how you help the Center City Soup Kitchen, call Blessed Sacrament Church at 482-3375 or email blessedsacalbany@aol.com.

02/28/2012 Comments (0)

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