The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “honor and empower wounded warriors” of the United States Armed Forces. The purpose of the Wounded Warrior Project is to: raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
The United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) is a nonprofit organization that provides programs, services and live entertainment to United States troops and their families. Since 1941, it has worked in partnership with the DoD, relying heavily on private contributions and on funds, goods, and services from various corporate and individual donors. Although congressionally chartered, it is not a government agency. The USO operates 160 centers worldwide.
The American Red Cross (ARC) is a volunteer-led humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. It is the designated US affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; communications services and comfort for military members and their family members; the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood products; educational programs on preparedness, health, and safety; and international relief and development programs.
American Emergency Relief (AER) is a private nonprofit organization incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. AER’s sole mission is to help soldiers and their dependents. AER is the Army’s own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own.” AER provides commanders a valuable asset in accomplishing their basic command responsibility for the morale and welfare of soldiers.
The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is a youth organization for girls in the USA and for American girls living abroad. GSUSA aims to empower girls to help teach values, such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and citizenship through activities, including camping community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring other practical skills. Girl Scouts’ achievements are recognized through rank and advancement and by various special awards. Girl Scouts welcomed girls with disabilities early in their history, at a time when they were not included in most other activities.
Veteran’s Passport to Hope (VP2H) was founded in 2011 by Shane Schmutz. VP2H’s primary mission is to raise awareness within the Colorado area about the issues Veterans face: Multiple tours in combat zones, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), high unemployment rate, high homelessness rate, high divorce rate, and a record high suicide rate. VP2H also works to raise money and act as a rally point for other Veteran friendly non-profits.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation is committed to providing a variety of disabled veteran services, programs, and resources to help combat wounded and disabled veterans and their families for over 50 years. Veteran services include grants to help disabled veterans, veterans claim’s assistance, PTS resources, and job opportunities for disabled veterans.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that works worldwide to assist people in physical need alongside their Christian missionary work. The organization’s president is Franklin Graham, son of Christian evangelist Billy Graham. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of: war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes – and, through over a century of experience, knows – that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
Compassion International is a Christian child sponsorship organization dedicated to the long-term development of children living in poverty around the world. Compassion International, headquartered in Colorado Springs, functions in 26 countries, such as: Bolivia, Columbia, Mexico, Haiti, Kenya, and India. They also currently help more than 1,200,000 children.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a nonprofit pediatric treatment and research facility. St. Jude’s mission is “to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.” No child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Ranked as one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.
The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a residential “place like home” for sick children and their families. Children come from across the country and around the world to stay together with their families in The Inn’s healing environment while receiving groundbreaking medical treatments at the NIH, the world’s leading biomedical research center. While the NIH takes care of the child’s medical needs, The Inn tends to the child’s heart, soul and spirit.
Children’s National Hospital is a nationally ranked, freestanding, 323-bed, pediatric acute care children’s hospital located in Washington, D.C. The hospital provides comprehensive pediatric specialities and subspecialties to infants, children, teens, and young adults aged 0-21 throughout the region. In June 2021, the hospital was ranked as the #7 best children’s hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report on the publications’ honor roll list.
The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The stated goal is to “deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens.” As of 2016, the Toys for Tots Program and Foundation have collected and distributed more than 512 million toys.
UVA Children’s Hospital is a nationally ranked, acute care children’s hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. The hospital features all private rooms that consist of 106 pediatric beds. The hospital provides comprehensive pediatric specialties and subspecialties to infants, children, teens, and young adults aged 0-21 throughout the region. The hospital also sometimes treats adults that require pediatric care. In 2021, the hospital was ranked as the #1 best children’s hospital in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.