Here are a few national organizations that I support. Please check them out and consider whether you would like to contribute time or money to their campaigns to fight hunger, alleviate poverty, and building community through connecting volunteers to good causes.
- Feeding America supplies food to 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors in all 50 states through a nationwide network of member food banks.
- Kiva.org is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
- VolunteerMatch is dedicated to strengthening communities by helping good people and good causes to connect.
For those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area, I recommending contributing time and/or money to these organizations:
- Second Harvest Food Bank provides food to an average of nearly one quarter of a million people each month.
- Glide Memorial Church serves three meals per day to San Francisco’s poor, homeless and hungry as well as houses working poor families and chronically homeless individuals.
- The Emergency Housing Consortium is a leading provider of shelter, housing opportunities, and supportive services to people in crisis and those experiencing homelessness in Silicon Valley.
- HandsOn Bay Area organizes “done in a day” volunteer projects for various causes.
- Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT) offers products (Activity Kits & Idea Sheets), services (professional development and mentoring) and low-cost teaching supplies that enrich and improve the education of over 825,000 young people each year.