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The Care Van Program: A Small Program with a Huge Impact on Healthcare

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In every sense of the word, medical care is a hotly debated topic within the United States. In the midst of this growing socioeconomic disparity, charities like The Caring for Children Foundation of Texas are committed to improving children’s lives with their innovated Care Van Program.

Giving Teen Parents the Opportunity to Become College Graduates and Professionals

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“Less than two percent of teen mothers who have a baby before age 18 earn a college degree before age 30.”  (Source: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy)

Milan’s Two-Pronged Philanthropic Approach to Helping NBCC Know How to End Breast Cancer by 2020

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To date, breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in women across the United States with roughly 42,000 women dying from it each year.

Point Foundation Creates Scholarship to Help LGBTQ Community College Students Transfer to Four-Year Degree Programs

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Almost half of all undergraduates in the U.S. attend community colleges, and many of Point Foundation’s current and past scholarship recipients first attended community colleges before pursuing a four-year degree. Recognizing how community colleges can serve as a bridge between high school and a bachelor’s degree, in 2016 Point launched a pilot program to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community college students achieve their goal of transferring to a four-year college or university degree program.

Providing Food, Basic Needs, and Self-Sufficiency Programs in Fairfax County, VA

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The Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) serves the southeastern portion of Fairfax County, Virginia. LCAC’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing food, basic needs, and self-sufficiency programs through the generous support of our community. LCAC was founded in 1975 by a group of community-minded women who discovered children attending Gunston Elementary School who were coming to school hungry.  

Making Sure No Young Woman Faces Breast Cancer Alone

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women ages 15–39 living in the U.S., with more than 12,000 new cases each year. Although breast cancer in young women is rare, there are more than 250,000 women living in the United States today who were diagnosed under age 40. In addition to differences in the disease itself, young women also face unique psychosocial challenges as a result of cancer and its treatment, including issues around mental health, career, fertility, parenting and more.

Providing a Home-Away-From-Home for Families of Loved Ones Treated at the NIH Clinical Center

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Paul and Julie Gattini came to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the nation's premier clinical research hospital in Bethesda, MD, when Paul needed his second kidney removed. While Paul would remain at the hospital for several days, he worried about Julie. “His biggest concern was not for himself, but for me,” Julie recalled. “Where would I stay?”

TMCF and Wells Fargo Work Hand-in-Hand to Affect Tangible, Lasting Change on Education

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Few non-profit organizations enjoy strategic and comprehensive partnerships that support its programs, improve the organization itself, and work hand-in-hand to affect tangible, lasting change in the lives of the people they serve.  For the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), we have this type of relationship with Wells Fargo Bank.

Answers, Hope and Support for Families of Children with Rare Disorders and Devastating Illnesses

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When modern medicine lacks answers, families of sick children often turn to clinical trials as their best hope for a treatment or cure.

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