Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Minnesota-based global hunger relief organization. FMSC relies on 100% volunteer labor to hand-pack a specially formulated, highly nutritious meal for starving children. In 2009, approximately 405,000 volunteers packed over 91 million meals for starving children in over 60 countries.
Feed My Starving Children
Bridges to Learning
Bridges to Learning exists to provide resources for the educational, health, and social development of impoverished children in developing countries. Bridges to Learning exists to provide educational sponsorships for individual children, through their schools, school materials and resources, such as books, blackboards and computers, nutritional programs to improve the health of the children, English language instruction, access to health care, including eyeglasses and financial support for capital improvements and new construction for schools and dormitories.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun.
Minnesota Keystone Program
The Minnesota Keystone Program recognizes and honors companies that donate at least 2 percent of their pre-tax earnings to the community. Companies can qualify if they have an operating presence in Minnesota and donate at least 2 percent of their pre-tax earnings to 501(c) 3 organizations through cash contributions, in-kind donations, or employee volunteerism. Participating companies re-enroll each year to make sure there is the most accurate information available.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is today one of the largest in the world. The organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, with programs that extend their anti-cruelty mission across the country. The ASPCA is proud to boast more than 1 million supporters across the country.
The Humane Society
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization – backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals – a world that will also benefit people. The HSUS is America’s mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation ® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish ® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. Although it has become one of the world’s most well-known charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission.