National Social Activism Causes

Project Hope

http://www.projecthope.org

Project HOPE has worked in more than 120 countries to make quality and sustainable health care available for people around the globe. It works to educate health professionals and community health workers, strengthen health systems, improve the health of women and children, fight diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS and diabetes and provide humanitarian assistance through donated medicines, medical supplies and volunteer medical help.

 Girl Up

http://www.girlup.org

Girl Up is an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation. We give American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.

 Polaris

http://www.polarisproject.org/index.php

Polaris Project is a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.  Named after the North Star “Polaris” that guided slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project is transforming the way that individuals and communities respond to human trafficking, in the U.S. and globally.

Meals on Wheels

http://www.mowaa.org

The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states, as well as the U.S. Territories. MOWAA’s  mission is to provide national leadership to end senior hunger

Animal Rescue Foundation

http://www.arf.net/

The Animal Rescue Foundation saves dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters and brings people and animals together to enrich each others lives. ARF strives to create a world where every loving dog and cat has a home, where every lonely person has a companion animal, and where children learn to care.

Big Brother Big Sister (mentorship)

http://www.bbbs.org/

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

 Starfish International

http://www.starfishinternational.org

Our mission is to empower Gambian girls by providing them with an advanced education that is focused on service to humanity while at the same time providing international service-learning opportunities for our volunteers.

 Nothing But Nets

http://www.nothingbutnets.net

Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria, a leading cause of death among children in Africa.

Habitat for Humanity

http://www.habitat.org

Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations

Amnesty International

http://www.amnestyusa.org

 Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.

 Alzheimers Association

 http://www.alz.org

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzh

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