Give Back Seven Days A Week

These 7 nonprofits are working to create a better future for the most vulnerable among us.

  • GENYOUth facilitates the largest in-school wellness program, Fuel Up To Play 60, offered to all schools with students in grades K-12, at no cost. The program partners with the NFL to help schools meet their wellness goals and encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of exercise per day. 
  • Founded in 1892, the Sierra Club is among the oldest conservation organizations and has more than 3.8 million members. The Sierra Club utilizes resources from a network of grassroots volunteers, advocates and political organizers to protect our nation’s parks and preserves, transform the coal industry with sustainable practices, and urge elected officials to pass important legislative initiatives, like the Clean Air and Endangered Species Acts. 
  • Good360 helps companies give back to their communities through donations of excess merchandise. During the COVID-19 crisis, Good360 is accepting donations of PPE (i.e. N95 masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, personal hygiene products), and non-perishable foods and household goods for families facing financial hardship from COVID-19 related unemployment.  
  • Best Friends Animal Society exclusively works to end the euthanization of dogs and cats in animal shelters. Best Friends works with shelters, rescue groups and a network of volunteers to raise awareness for rescue pets in need, facilitate adoptions and organize spay/neuter campaigns to reduce the number of homeless pets across the country. 
  • May is mental health month, which is the perfect opportunity to support The Jed Foundation, a nonprofit working to prevent suicide in teens and young adults. Jed collaborates with schools to create comprehensive mental health and substance abuse prevention programs and equips teens and their loved ones with education and resources to manage mental illness and receive care during crises.
  • World Vision is sponsoring a virtual Global 6K for Water on May 16. Walk or run a 6K in your neighborhood while practicing social distancing, and World Vision will supply clean water to one of the nearly 1,000 children who die from ingestion of contaminated water each day. 
  •  Founded by Cyndi Lauper, True Colors United works to end youth homelessness, with specific focus on the 4.2 million homeless LGBTQ youth in America. The organization works to ensure housing resources are inclusive, safe, and mindful of the lived experiences of LGBTQ people.