Give an Hour (GAH) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that develops national networks of volunteers who are capable and committed to responding to acute needs within our society, beginning with the mental health needs of military service members and their loved ones affected by their time of service. In addition, GAH's Campaign to Change Direction is a collective impact effort to change the culture of mental health in America. Our services reach all 50 states, including DC.,Puerto Rico and Guam.
Over 4 million Syrians have fled the civil war in their country for the relative safety of neighboring countries. The flow of refugees into camps and host communities continues to swell - far beyond initial expectations - and strain limited resources in the region. Mercy Corps is helping refugees and community members in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and within Syria by providing essentials like clothing and blankets, digging wells and building safe places for children to play and be kids.
For children diagnosed with serious illness and their families, every moment is precious. At CCA, our goal is to transform as many of those moments as possible - with joy. Why joy? Because in the fight against devastating illness, joy is often forgotten. Because joy connects us with the power of hope, comfort, and happiness and helps families and children feel uplifted when their lives have been turned upside down. Because joy is something every child deserves.
Women's Employment Network (WEN) was founded in 1986, in an effort to assist women with raising their self-esteem and achieving economic independence through sustained employment. WEN takes a long-term view of our clients' lives and futures. We abide by the adage of "teaching a woman to fish", rather than "giving a woman one fish". What we do is bigger than just helping women find jobs. We help women find careers and a path to a future that includes self-sufficiency and stability.
Christel House Academy (CHA) is a public charter school working with 613 low-income students in inner-city Indianapolis. We will have our first graduating class in 2014. For many inner-city students, the obstacle to college is not ability, but lack of opportunity. With your support, CHA will equip seniors with a full range of options when making choices about their future. Your gift will exposure students to higher education by paying for college visits and application fees-a hindrance for many.