Nonprofit Spotlight: The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin

MMBA LogoName of Organization:
The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin

Organization Location:
Austin, Texas

Organization Website:
http://www.milkbank.org

Organization Goals:
Serve all babies with a medical need for breastmilk.

Organization Mission Statement:
The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin is a non-profit organization whose mission is to accept, pasteurize and dispense donor human milk by physician prescription, primarily to premature and ill infants.

Volunteers:
The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin relies on volunteers to help accomplish its mission. Volunteer breastmilk donors are women who are lactating and have given birth within the last year. These volunteers are breastfeeding moms as well as bereaved mothers.

It also welcomes volunteers to help us with milk processing.

How to Donate:
Healthy, lactating women may inquire about becoming milk donors by calling toll-free 1.877.813.MILK (6455) or 512.494.0800 in Austin, Texas. The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin also accepts financial donations for research and charitable care, which ensures that donor human milk is available to all babies with a medical need, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

More Information:
The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin raises money for two purposes: research and charitable care. Its charitable care program helps us serve all babies with a medical need for human milk, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.  The organization shares stories about its milk donors and families who have received donor human milk on its YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/mothersmilkbank. The organization welcomes everyone who wants to learn more about donor human milk to like its Facebook page.

The Executive Director of the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin, Kim Updegrove, is also current president of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Spay First

Spay FirstName of Organization:
Spay First

Organization Location:
7949 S I 35 Service Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73149

Organization Website:
www.SpayFirst.org

Organization Mission:
To educate the public about the tragedy of pet overpopulation and help establish low-cost spay/neuter programs in underserved communities.

Need Volunteers: 
Yes

How to Donate:
Please visit http://www.spayfirst.org/donate/

More Information:
Spay First wants everyone to know that at least 8 million unwanted dogs and cats are born each year in the U.S. Sadly, most of those that enter shelters are still euthanized, and many shelters are bursting at the seams. The good news is that spay/neuter programs stop litters the minute they open, however, affordability is the greatest roadblock to pets being fixed.  Fewer than ten states have statewide access to low-income spay/neuter programs Pet overpopulation is a preventable tragedy that costs our nation over 2 billion dollars each year on animal control which includes the collection, housing, euthanizing and disposing of animals in landfills or via incineration. Incredibly less than 10 percent of that 2 billion dollars is spent on operating affordable spay/neuter programs that would stop the endless growth of pet overpopulation.

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Educate A Cure

Educate a Cure logoName of Organization:
Educate A Cure

Organization Location:
Carnation, WA

Organization Website:
 www.educateAcure.org

Organization Programs or Initiatives: 
School Curriculum – Kindergarten through Middle School
The animated book series, DVD’s, and teacher’s materials covering individual childhood diseases, illnesses, and disabilities are each accentuated by accompanying information on nutrition.

For the Medical Community-Information for newly diagnosed patients and their families.
The animated books and interactive videos educate the newly diagnosed, their family, and friends; addressing the unique needs and challenges these children face, while increasing understanding of causes, prevention, and managing symptoms and side effects of treatment.

Organization Mission Statement:
Educate A Cure aims to protect the health and wellness of communities through simple education, saving lives by instilling the information children and their families need in order to get healthy, and stay healthy. Our devotion to educate is enhanced by our passion to comfort and inspire; ensuring a stronger tomorrow for the world’s children. We envision a world where disease is prevented and cured through education.

Need Volunteers:
Yes. Please contact the organization for more information.

How to Donate:
Please visit the following link: https://simplecheckout.authorize.net/payment/CatalogPayment.aspx

Nonprofit Spotlight: Angels & Doves Anti-bully Program

Angels and Dovers LogoName of Organization:
Angels & Doves Anti-bully Program

Organization Location:
Indianapolis, IN headquarters

Organization Website:
www.angelsanddoves.com

Organization Goals:
To end bullying.

Organization Mission Statement:
Angels and Doves Anti-bully Program brings awareness, education and prevention of bullying to schools nationwide.

Volunteers:
There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available.

How to Donate:
Donate at www.angelsanddoves.com

More Information:
The organization speaks to schools nationwide to grades 3-12.  It has developed unique support tools; The Bull Program, The Bully Book, NO Bullying backpacks and shirts and a very comprehensive in-school presentation for staff and students. It also has a host of nationally recognized musicians, bands and celebrities that are a part of the core team… and appear upon request.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Angela’s House

Angela's HouseName of Organization:
Angela’s House

Organization Location:
Long Island, NY

Organization Website:
www.AngelasHouse.org

Organization Goals:
Angela's House pictureTo provide affordable and local medical care for technologically dependent children in need of intensive care.

Organization Mission Statement:
The organization is called Angela’s House and the mission is to identify families caring for their children who may have a severe disability or medical condition so that we may help them obtain supportive services to improve the quality of life for the children and their family.

How to Donate:
www.angelashouse.org/support

Nonprofit Spotlight: Buddy Care Foundation

buddy care foundationName of Organization:
Buddy Care Foundation

Organization Location:
Nashville, TN

Organization Website:
www.buddycare.org

Organization Goals:
The organization’s goal is to help save the lives of loved and valued canine companions, so that no family has to make a decision to end a life due to financial hardship.

Organization Mission Statement:
Buddy Care Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to dog owners that can’t afford critical medical care for canine companions in need.

Do You Need Volunteers:
We are always in need of funding and fund-raisers!

How to Donate:
www.buddycare.org/donate

buddy care foundation foundersMore Information:
The organization is named after the founder’s dog, Buddy, who passed away in 2011 at the age of 15. Buddy suffered from a variety of health challenges throughout his life, including a serious heart condition and kidney issues, which led to five kidney stone operations. Yet until the last week of his life, Buddy remained an active, loving member of the family whose contribution to his family member’s lives was immeasurable. The founder of Buddy Care Foundation and his wife were fortunate in that we were always able to afford and provide the necessary medical care. However, most American families, especially in today’s economic climate, could not… leaving the family to decide between euthanasia, or simply not providing adequate care. Learn more about the Buddy Care Foundation and  help save some Buddy!

Nonprofit Spotlight: Life Vest Inside

Life Vest Inisde LogoName:
Life Vest Inside

Location:
National

Mission Statement:
By creating an exciting and accessible kindness experience, we will become more aware of the opportunities that surround us and recognize our potential to change the world, simply by changing ourselves.

Life Vest Inside has a curriculum that is available for schools. Learn more on LVI’s website! The curriculum is built as a means to combat the various social and emotional issues plaguing the youth of today’s time. [Read more...]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Stray Aid and Rescue

stray aid and rescueName:
Stray Aid and Rescue

Location:
South Florida

Mission Statement:
Stray Aid & Rescue, Inc. is a Florida Non-Profit, no-kill, all volunteer, rescue organization, dedicated to help spay/neuter dogs and cats here in South Florida . We want to prevent pet over-population and the killing of homeless pets that end up in our County shelters. We will help educate the community about the benefits of spaying/neutering. We will give the community access to low or no cost spay/neuter surgeries.

How You Can Help:
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$ for spaying/neutering (donate here http://bit.ly/Xc4Cyi )
Wee wee pads 23″ x 36″
Gently used towels and blankets
Garbage bags (kitchen & yard)
Paper towels
Newspaper
Silent auction items for fundraising events, including gift cards

You can alos drop off donated items at our Mobile Clinic.

Website:
http://www.strayaid.org/

How to Donate:
http://www.strayaid.org/wish_list.shtml

Nonprofit Spotlight: Year Up

Year Up LogoName:
Year Up

Location:
National (headquartered in Boston)

Goals:
In the future, every urban young adult will have access to the education, experiences, and guidance required to realize his or her true potential.

Mission Statement:
Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, Year Up Imageand support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

Volunteers Opportunities:
Yes! We are always looking for mentors, tutors, and guest speakers to help guide our young adults as they launch their careers.

Website:
www.yearup.org

How to Donate:
www.yearup.org/donate

More Information:
There are many ways to get involved with Year Up.  Please check out our website for more information: www.yearup.org

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