Giving back is good for the soul …
we like to dedicate time and our resources to help those less fortunate that need our help and resources. The rewards We’ve gained from helping others have made our success all that much sweeter. You know that feeling – the warm, fuzzy one you get when you give a gift? Turns out, it’s good for your health. A growing body of research shows that giving a gift, as well as volunteering or donating to charities, has a positive impact on your physical and mental health and can contribute to a longer life.
Mission Volant offers qualified combat-wounded Veterans and underserved individuals the following outdoor adventures at little to no cost. We’ve done our homework here, ensuring you get the very best experience. Individuals will leave MV professionally trained and equipped.
Mission Volant started as a simple idea: To change the lives of combat-wounded Veterans in a spectacular way, challenging them in unfamiliar territory. We address the reality that most Veterans after their service to the country are left feeling unchallenged, with little self-worth, and often without direction. MV is not a hand-holding party, but a resource of insight, community, and inspiration. We challenge combat-wounded Veterans with learning an adventurous skill set for their own therapy. Let us be clear: We don’t do hand-outs.
Pilots N Paws was founded in 2008 by animal-lover Debi Boies and pilot Jon Wehrenberg. The idea first took flight when Jon agreed to help Debi by flying a rescued Doberman from Florida to South Carolina, to save the dog’s life. The trip was a success and the two brainstormed on how to rescue other animals. Spay/Neuter campaigns in parts of the country were working, while in other parts, primarily in the south, pet overpopulation was still a huge problem. There had to be a way to turn a problem into a solution. Former pets were dying needlessly. They needed transport.
Arizona Small Dog Rescue (AZSDR), a non-profit registered 501(c)3 no-kill rescue shelter. We are a group of volunteers that have dedicated our lives to rescuing and saving homeless, unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs.
When space is available, we accept owner surrenders of all breeds under 20 pounds for no fee or a small fee. We spay/neuter, vaccinate and medically examine ALL DOGS that come into our rescue. We have many dogs turned in every week and always have a wide variety of available dogs that would fit into all families and homes.
“Pipeline Worldwide is the conduit for facilitating connections between donors and vulnerable communities in East Africa, based on the needs voiced by local leaders. We act as impact catalysts by providing funding, time, and resources for projects that will deliver access to clean water, sanitation, education, and healthcare in the most impoverished regions.”
Realizing that Maricopa County had the second-highest euthanasia rate in the nation, second only to Los Angeles County, this group of animal advocates could no longer look the other way. In September 2009, after filing all the necessary paperwork, Home ‘Fur’ Good was officially established as a 501(c)3 non-profit with the hope of eliminating the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Maricopa County.
The staff and volunteers at Home ‘Fur’ Good strive to give its animals a clean and comfortable place to sleep, nutritious food to eat, excellent medical care, adequate daily exercise, and an overdose of love and affection.
Everyone works hard to find each cat and dog a fur-ever home that best meets the animal’s needs, as well as the prospective adopter’s needs.
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and over 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.
We started with little fanfare and even fewer resources: creating a sanctuary for homeless and special-needs animals literally from the ground up, forging roadways, and erecting buildings with our bare hands. We were creating a better world through kindness to animals.
We did it with passion, believing that a humane path forward — one in which every pet has the chance to know love and companionship — was the only path forward.
A faith-based organization, Solid Rock’s primary mission is to make an everlasting difference in the lives of teens by helping them meet the spiritual, economic, physical, and social needs of teens in the community by offering a safe, engaging environment during non-school hours. Maintaining “a teen’s worst enemy is too much time on their hands,” Solid Rock provides the music, arts, vocational programs, and fellowship that challenge teens to discover their passion through music, dance, video and sound production, self-expression, and creativity.
The six cardiologists who founded the American Heart Association in 1924 would be amazed. From humble beginnings, the AHA has grown into the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites our more than 40 million volunteers and supporters as well as our more than 2,800 employees. Learn more about our impact over time.
Helping Hands for Freedom has a primary mission of supporting the families of the fallen, wounded, and deployed with emergency financial assistance. We focus on improving the lives of the children and their families by keeping them together and in the home. Our goal is to provide financial and emotional support to our military, veteran, and Gold Star families. We are devoted to serving the families most in immediate need. We address the gaps in the military and government support to address critical needs facing our families through our Life Needs Program. The Life Needs provides financial assistance for mortgage/rent, car payments, medical emergencies, and emotional support.
Thunderbird Field Veterans Memorial
With over 50+ brick and mortar locations across the United States and Mexico and 200 inquiries to start new locations all over the world, GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. Every day, we provide FREE, life-changing therapeutic, educational and career training programs for 30,000+ individuals of all ages.
St Mary’s Food Bank
These were the beginnings of the world’s first food bank. John van Hengel founded St. Mary’s Food Bank in 1967. He had been volunteering at a local soup kitchen, serving dinner to those in need when a young mother told him that she depended on soup kitchens and food from grocery store dumpsters to feed her children. Van Hengel’s heart was broken. His conversation with the young woman ignited a desire to help hungry families like hers, so he came up with the idea of a “Food Bank,” where individuals and companies with excess food could “deposit” it, and those in need could “withdraw” it.
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.
The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however, we can.
National Mill Dog Rescue
RESCUE, REHABILITATE and RE-HOME discarded breeding dogs and to educate the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry. National Mill Dog Rescue pledged to put an end to the cruelty of the commercial dog breeding industry, more commonly known as puppy mills. Through rescue and education, NMDR continues in its life-saving work while enlightening the public about the truth of pet store puppies. NMDR has taken a national approach to their efforts and they have rescued and placed more than 13,000 mill dogs since their inception in 2007. These dogs are now living as cherished family members across the United States.