- 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.