This month's Social Good Spotlight looks at the African Library Project, which coordinates book drives in the U.S. to start libraries in rural Africa. READ MORE>>
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This month's Social Good Spotlight features Girls in the Game, an organization that provides and promotes sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education, and leadership development for girls to encourage healthier choices and build confidence.
We've made it easier to give back in the new year by listing some of our favorite organizations that can help you connect with nonprofits and find the right volunteer opportunity that fits your interests and schedule.
Store to Door is a nonprofit organization that provides personalized, low-cost grocery shopping and delivery services to seniors and people with disabilities. Established in 1989, over 200 volunteers fill and deliver more than 7,000 orders annually in the Portland and Beaverton communities in Oregon.
Eye Care for Kids Foundation provides free eye examinations and glasses for low income, uninsured children in the greater Houston area. The organization also provides vision screening services for children at community health fairs and to targeted schools.
Supporting Lives ~ Saving Lives, a division of the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL), provides training, consultation and support for educators seeking knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
The mission of International Crisis Aid is to assist in sustaining life, bring encouragement to those suffering and collaborate with other relief organizations in bringing necessary foods, materials and medicines to people in times of crisis, particularly where life and death situations exist.
College Possible (formerly Admission Possible) is a nationally-growing nonprofit organization that makes college admission and success possible for low-income students through coaching and support. College Possible targets low-income students in Minneapolis-Saint Paul and Milwaukee.
Household Goods Recycling of Massachusetts (HGRM) is a nonprofit organization based in Acton, MA that provides household goods to people in need. Volunteers receive, sort and distribute items to individuals and families from 130 communities in eastern Massachusetts.
Bright Blessings is a 100% volunteer-led nonprofit organization that brings joy and support to homeless children in the greater Charlotte region of North Carolina. The programs of Bright Blessings serve over 3,000 children in need each year, celebrating birthdays and providing critical care essentials for homeless children and supporting the emergent needs of homeless babies.
Lotus Bloom is a multicultural organization based in Oakland, Calif. that develops and provides a safe, loving environment for inner-city children and families, offering developmental play and art activities to children from 0 to 5 years of age.
Wonder Dog Rescue is a dedicated network of foster homes and volunteers, rescuing dogs from all over Northern and Central California. Dogs come to the organization through owner surrender and shelters.
Books for the Barrios is truly "a project of the heart." The 100 percent volunteer-run organization collects school textbooks, educational learning aids and devices from schools, publishers and schoolchildren in the U.S. and delivers them to remote barrio public schools throughout the Republic of the Philippines.