This California-based nonprofit specifically responds to natural disasters, poverty and other emergency situations. Donate online to their wildfire relief efforts, which provide masks and medicine for both victims and first responders. The organization also maintains a standing inventory of life-saving items.
The Humane Society of Ventura County is a compassionate care shelter and non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and adoption of homeless animals throughout Ventura County.
Thank you for your donation to Hometown Heroes. Let this e-mail serve as your tax deductible receipt. Our tax ID number is 26-4327288. We are working tirelessly to attend to the needs of people in our local community affected by Hurricane Sandy. Rest assured that your donation will be put to good use. We have a tremendous influx of applications and calls for support and we have a long road ahead of us. If you know anyone who needs assistance, please direct them to our website at www.NJHometownHeroes.org
Thank you for your generosity,
Michael J SchwartzPresident and FounderHometown Heroes
"The Virginia Avenue Project is a free after-school program using the Arts in conjunction with long term, one-on-one mentoring to give children the skills to think creatively, critically and courageously about their lives. We begin working with our children at age six and they stay with us through high school. Since our inception 18 years ago, 100% of the Project kids have graduated from high school, 95% have gone to college and 98% are the first in their families to do so. The aim of every Project program is to give kids the experience of success and the self-confidence it inspires. Our Programs address the following goals:
To use the writing and performing arts to provide kids with tools for self-expression and increased academic performance.
To provide a supportive environment for kids to express a personal vision and experience validation from their peers.
To provide kids the opportunity to from meaningful relationships with caring, nurturing adults.
This fall, we entered into collaboration with New Los Angeles Charter School - a middle school for 300 children from Title One families growing up in LA's Mid-City and Mid-Wilshire districts."
Dear Wadleigh Family,
I just wanted to thank you again for your generous contribution. It
was a pleasure meeting your family this summer on my trip to the
states and learning about your love foundation. I have attached a
picture of the two children who have been given a scholarship in your
honor. Their names are Roma and Veer Sunar. They are brother and
sister. Roma is 5 and is in our nursery class and Veer is 6 and is in
our Kindergarten. Your contribution has provided Roma and Veer with
their uniforms, school shoes, books and school supplies, medical
support, a daily nutritious school lunch and schooling support for the
Thank you for giving them this chance that they would not have had
otherwise. Hope our paths cross again in the near future.
Every good wish,
Kopila Valley Children's Home
Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.
In 1986, when Homeboy Industries’ founder, Gregory Boyle became pastor of Dolores Mission Church, it was the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles. The parish included Aliso Village and Pico Gardens, then the largest public housing projects west of the Mississippi. They also had the highest concentration of gang activity. That was saying something, given Los Angeles’ reputation as the gang capital of the world.
At the time, law enforcement tactics of suppression and criminal justice policies of mass incarceration were the prevailing means to deal with gang violence. But where others only saw criminals, Father Greg saw people in need of help. Today, Homeboy Industries is the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world, welcoming thousands through our doors each year.
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