You're not new to workplace giving. You know how important it is to your employees to work for a company where giving and volunteering is supported and you understand how much nonprofits rely on your team's support to tackle tough issues and improve the world around us.
However, you're at a crossroads now and are looking for a new partner who can fully address your challenges and help you transition from your existing program and make that process as seamless and successful as possible so you can regain momentum.
There is a significant and cyclical literacy crisis facing America today and it begins with our children. 34 percent of children entering kindergarten lack the basic skills needed to learn how to read, and when faced with this disadvantage at such a young age, kids are starting down one of the toughest paths they will ever take. By not having the resources and support needed to read and succeed, more and more children are falling behind and contributing to the 8,000 students dropping out of high school every day.
In addition to their medical concerns, seriously ill children experience a multitude of emotional challenges including isolation, fear and uncertainty. When Paul Newman founded The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in 1988, he wanted to provide these children with a hideout where they could escape their illness and just be kids. What he didn’t anticipate was the incredible healing impact of being surrounded by others who understood the challenges they face.
Did you know that the forest products industry employs nearly 2.7 million workers in the U.S.? Or that large, uninterrupted forests are habitat to 60% of the U.S.’s at-risk wildlife? Did you know that the security of America’s forestland has undergone a dramatic shift in the last 30 years?
AHC Inc. has been building quality affordable housing communities for low and very-low income families since 1975. Every time AHC builds a community, the non-profit not only provide roofs overhead – it helps families build strong foundations. Onsite year-round educational programs are available for children living at AHC’s properties in Arlington, including After-School literacy activities, one-on-one Teen Tutoring, College & Career Readiness, and a Summer Camp to prevent learning loss.
It was a sudden shift that left an entire family in freefall. A routine revolving around Girl Scouts, volleyball, tennis and gymnastics morphed into a struggle for survival. In a moment, chemotherapy and other therapies were the new focus of 10-year-old Mallory’s life.
Even with her family’s constant support, the treatment regime took its toll. Mallory was in a constant state of discomfort, and she felt isolated from her friends and her old life.
Shauna Martin is the founder of Daily Greens, a business she started 12 years after receiving her breast cancer diagnosis at the young age of 33. Like many young women diagnosed with breast cancer, Shauna was introduced to an organization called Young Survival Coalition® (YSC), the premier organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.