Since 1881 the Red Cross has been there for those most in need. Initially established to provide domestic disaster relief, the Red Cross has expanded to include support for our military families, blood drives, health and safety services, and a growing international services network.
Each year the Red Cross responds to over 70,000 disasters. Despite this staggering number they continue to provide food, shelter and clean water to people who have lost everything… and to do this they depend on the generous contributions of people like you to make sure that no one is left alone in their darkest hour.
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Our Printsocial team will make donations available from the Universal Fund as needed to various charities when unfortunate tragedies occur. At the end of each contribution period we will update you with how the funds were utilized and the story behind the charity you’ve helped.
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Beds for Kids empowers families with children by delivering beds and other essential furniture items to powerfully supplement the family’s resources as they rise out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.
At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with an autism spectrum disorder.
We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a possible cure for autism. We strive to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society: and we work to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.
Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.
Bon Secours Baltimore Health System Foundation is a non-profit subsidiary of the Baltimore Health System and supports the mission of Bon Secours to bring compassion to health care and to be Good Help to Those in Need®.
The Foundation supports the West Baltimore community with funding for programs that include: affordable housing, job readiness, early childhood education, eviction prevention, parenting and fatherhood programs, re-entry programs, eviction prevention and financial counseling.
The Preeclampsia Foundation is an empowered community of patients and experts, with a diverse array of resources and support to help you have the best possible pregnancy or to help you navigate the questions you’ll have if you don’t. We provide unparalleled support and advocacy for the people whose lives have been or will be affected by the condition – mothers, babies, fathers and their families.
We are steadfast in our resolve to improve diagnosis, management and prevention of preeclampsia through research and improved healthcare
The HeartBright Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity headquartered in Charlotte, NC. Our main focus is providing education for the community in healthy lifestyles and to fund preventive cardiology programs in economically disadvantaged communities.
Alerting the public about risk factors of heart disease; Measure individual risk assessments via current testing technologies; Initial and ongoing education to assist individuals with their new heart healthy goals; Support individuals via resources, motivational programs and management tools.
We believe communication is the key to connecting with the world. Our mission is to provide a full range of effective family-centered speech, language and hearing services to everyone in need. We use outstanding patient care and state of the art technology to provide individualized hearing solutions based on any budget. Audiologist on-site. We have a tenured team of dedicated, highly-trained Speech Pathologists with a wide variety of specialized skills to serve your family’s needs, with a focus on early intervention.
•Profits from our private pay hearing aid sales and services for speech-language therapy help support our community programs for the underserved.
•We are the only resource in the area that provides discounted, state-of-the-art hearing aids based on income.
•Our speech screenings for preschoolers identify children who need help with speech and language needs to help ensure a successful life.
Pretty In Pink Foundation provides financial assistance to NC women and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and who are in active
Areas of support are surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy administration, office visits and COBRA.
The mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte is to provide the families of children being treated in area medical facilities with a safe, affordable and caring “home away from home.”
Where there is a sick child who needs specific treatment at a children's medical facility, a Ronald McDonald House is open to welcome and comfort families in need. Families are stronger when they are together, which helps in the healing process. By staying at a Ronald McDonald House, parents can also better communicate with their child’s medical team, and keep up with complicated treatment plans as needed.
RotaCare Bay Area is a volunteer alliance of medical professionals, organizations and community members dedicated to providing free primary, quality healthcare services to uninsured families and individuals with limited ability to pay for medical care. We are volunteer driven and supported solely through locally based philanthropy.
Our mission is to provide free medical care in the Bay Area for those who have the greatest need and the least access.
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue (CWR) is non profit 501(c)3 wildlife rescue organization located in Charlotte, NC. CWR is run by federally-licensed migratory bird rehabilitators specializing in waterfowl.
We take in over 1000 birds a year covering close to 40 different wild bird species. CWR is an all-volunteer group that donates their time, money and expertise to helping North Carolina’s birds in need. They also accept domestic or exotic ducks for placement, do nuisance referrals, and offer bird, duck and goose rescue assistance.
Breaking the cycle of homelessness and addiction is our sole purpose. Hope Haven, a foundation of recovery, provides life skills for homeless,
chemically dependent adults and families within a supportive residential environment, leading to independence.
SideWalk is a local organization on a mission to end homelessness in Thurston County, WA. We combine volunteerism and intensive community
engagement with data-driven, evidence based methods to accomplish our mission
The mission of Carolina Breast Friends is to provide a positive environment and link breast cancer survivors through education, encouragement and friendship during any stage of their journey.
At every stage of the journey-- from diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, living with metastasis, remission; or the fear of recurrence -- women who have walked the same path are available to provide support, encouragement, information, assistance and friendship.
New Horizons is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk children who are growing up in an environment of poverty, academic failure, and hopelessness.
New Horizons of North Texas serves the North Texas area through after school tutoring and mentoring. Our after school programs emphasize our core values of honesty, integrity, and personal responsibility in daily character education lessons.
Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids is dedicated to enriching the lives of terminally ill or chronically disabled children. We aim to provide Grin Kids with a magical memorable trip to Disney World with fundraising done through events, dedicated support members and listeners.
The charity was designed to enhance the lives of terminally ill and chronically handicapped children in our listening areas ages 5 through 12, by taking them & their entire family on a once in a life time trip to Disney World.
Over the years we have taken more than 300 children and their families on a 5 day all-expense paid vacation including air travel, ground transportation, Disney Park Hopper passes, meals, hotel rooms at a Disney Resort, Meet & Greet with some of the famous Disney Characters and Disney Dollars for souvenirs.
Grin Kids is funded exclusively by listener donations, fundraising events and corporate donations. Every dollar helps in making this magical vacation possible for children who have only dreamed of a vacation to the Happiest Place On Earth!
Paramedics For Children is an international humanitarian organization serving the impoverished, sick, and oppressed by providing programs that
help save lives, educate, bring hope, and maintain the dignity of children, families, and communities in Central America and wherever else we may be called.
Paramedics for Children primarily serves children and indigenous communities in Honduras and Guatemala.
We achieve our mission by:
1. Providing medical care, both clinical and emergency.
2. Providing educational services.
3. Providing training in disaster preparedness and emergency response.
Home of the Innocents has been our region's open arms to children in crisis since 1880 throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana.
The Home provides loving, therapeutic care to children who are victims of abuse, abandonment and neglect; medically fragile children; and children with autism and other behavioral health diagnoses.
The Home’s Open Arms Children’s Health is a pediatric practice that meets children’s needs for all medical, dental and behavioral health care.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM) provides food and other essential grocery items from our warehouses in Charlotte, Hickory, Dallas and Spartanburg to over 650 non-profit organizations in 19 counties of North and South Carolina.
The agencies provide these products directly to individuals in need. These organizations include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior centers and low income daycare centers.
SHFBM distributed 46 million pounds of food and grocery items in 2014-2015. Over 16 million pounds of our total distribution was fresh produce, meat and dairy. 18.1% of our service area population lives in poverty including almost 220,000 children and seniors.
Samaritan’s Feet is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization that shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and adorning them with new shoes.
There are an estimated 2.2 billion people worldwide living in poverty and more than 1.5 billion who suffer from foot borne diseases. Since its founding by Manny Ohonme in 2003, Samaritan’s Feet and its team of ambassadors and partners have blessed more than five million children in more than 70 nations.
Charlotte's GenerationNation connects classroom education with real-life experiences that help K-12 students to build civic literacy and leadership from an early age. Programs include K-12 civic education classroom resources, teacher development, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council, Kids Voting, Youth Lead Charlotte-Mecklenburg, and other initiatives.
Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic is the next phase of FeralCare's goal to end euthanasia of unwanted litters of companion cats and dogs. After six years of monthly spay/neuter clinics for feral and stray cats only, FeralCare's only way to make a huge difference in our area was to create a permanent weekday facility to perform affordable spay/neuter surgeries for the half million cats and dogs that reside just in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic has performed more than 13,800 surgeries on cats and dogs in our community since opening our doors in 2012, performing roughly 30 cat and dog sterilizations per day including vaccinations for rabies and distemper and other services. It is our dedication and desire to help end the needless practice of euthanasia at animal facilities and private shelters and our vision that this clinic will help bring awareness to the community while decreasing unwanted litters being born.
The Art Station is a nonprofit organization offering individual and group art therapy and community programs to children and adults. Our mission is to provide a safe and encouraging environment where art making can be used to promote personal growth, uplift our hearts and help heal our minds and bodies.
Art therapy is defined as a human service profession that uses art media, images and the creative process to help individuals understand and communicate their thoughts, feelings, relationships, interests, concerns, and conflicts.
Through creating art and talking about art and the process of art making with an art therapist, one can build confidence and self-esteem, develop self-awareness, practice problem solving skills, learn to express feelings, reduce stress, fear, and anxiety, cope with traumatic experiences, and foster creativity.
Art therapists are professionals trained in both the visual arts and psychotherapy. They hold a master or doctoral level degree in art therapy or a related field. Art therapists work with children, adolescents, and adults and provide services to individuals, couples, families, groups, and communities.
The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing students with the information and resources necessary to make a positive difference in their schools and communities. SAVE decreases the potential for violence in our schools and communities by promoting meaningful student involvement, education and service opportunities in efforts to provide safer environments for youth.
By engaging and empowering youth with positive life skills, and engaging them in educational activities and opportunities, youth learn that they are a part of the solution to preventing youth violence. Through a cadre of volunteers and the resourcefulness of student members, SAVE Chapters are growing and making a positive difference across the nation. SAVE is a unique and powerful approach to youth safety because it recognizes the role that young people can take in making schools and communities safer.
Ballantyne Ball is Ballantyne's annual signature charitable gala developed to benefit the local community. The Ball promises the romance of Valentine’s Day, coupled with the intrigue and fantasy of a masquerade ball. As a 501(c)(3) charity, our mission is to unmask lesser known causes and make financial gifts to support such worthy organizations throughout the year. Your support will help us to enhance the lives of those experiencing hardship in Charlotte.
Ballantyne Festival is Ballantyne's signature autumn event. Activities include Charlotte's Best Oyster Roast, Celebration of Service Featuring Chili Cook-off, the Harvest Bowl, Kids' Zone, Kids' Craft Patch, carved pumpkin contest, hayrides, arts and crafts, music, food, beer, wine and more. Businesses and residents alike participate as sponsors, volunteers, artisans, musicians, exhibitors, contestants, and more. As a 501(c)(3) charity, our mission is to build relationships and strengthen our community. Your support will allow us to produce an entertaining, wholesome, family-friendly experience that benefits all of Charlotte.
MAGFest is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation, education, and appreciation of video game music, and gaming of all types.
The mission of Make An Impact Foundation is to promote the education and well-being of children. We identify children in severe need (homeless, poverty, etc.) as well as those with learning needs, emotional needs, disabilities or disease, and create opportunities to produce change in their lives. Our vision at MAIF is to meet the needs of children by identifying worthwhile projects, empowering project champions, and finding donor partners to help meet each need.
We fund projects that impact the lives of children who are underprivileged, under-served, economically disadvantaged, neglected, abused and in need.
Until there’s a world free from illness and disability, Arts For Life helps kids imagine one.
Arts For Life is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people facing serious illnesses and disabilities. By providing educational art programs, we enrich patient’s lives, nurture their minds and spirits, and encourage positive healthcare experiences for children and their families. We currently help children in four chapter communities across North Carolina.
One patient, one camera, one photography lesson: That’s all it took.
In 2001, eleven-year-old Katie was diagnosed with bone cancer. While helping care for her during the long and difficult months of treatment in the hospital, her older sister, Anna, noticed that there weren’t many positive activities available for kids like Katie, activities to help them stay engaged in life. Anna saw firsthand the struggles and triumphs of these brave young patients, and recognized that many of the children’s emotional, social, and cognitive needs weren’t being met. So…she brought in a camera.
At first, Anna taught photography just to Katie. But then she started teaching Katie’s neighbors in the hospital, then five other kids on the unit got involved, then 10, then 20. Patients and their parents responded positively to the art lessons and asked for more. Photography and visual arts quickly proved to be powerful ways to help patients successfully cope with their medical treatments and hospital stays. Overwhelming requests from patients, parents, and caregivers, as well as donations and start-up grants, soon allowed Arts For Life to reach more children. Donations from many generous people and contributions from businesses, such as the Loretta Ho Sherblom Insurance Agency, enabled Anna to officially form Arts For Life at Brenner Children’s Hospital and to keep the program going.
Over the next five years, Arts For Life expanded from Winston-Salem to Asheville, Charlotte, and Durham. Arts For Life grew, offering not just photography but all types of visual art lessons—painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and more—plus music and creative writing lessons, all at no cost to families.
Today, patients and parents count on Arts For Life to be there for them, every day, offering opportunities to do what kids do best: learn, create, and grow.
We are a non-profit organization designed to support the local needs of Marinette, Menominee and Oconto Counties.
We want to build friendships with our fellow riders and our community. We pledge to ride safe and have FUN!
Reaching the global community, guided by the cultural spirit of the Caribbean, to educate, enrich, and promote excellence.
One of our goals is to provide educational materials (eg. books to libraries of impoverished schools) and sporting equipment (eg. cricket and soccer) to Caribbean children in need. We acknowledge the importance of nutrition in today’s youth and plan to create a school feeding program to ensure that students can take advantage of the academic and recreational atmosphere we hope to create.
The Navy SEAL Foundation is committed to providing immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community, its families, families of the fallen, wounded and transitioning veterans.
GO*VETS Foundation is a qualified 501c3 tax exempt organization. Our primary goals are to train veterans in small business ownership, assist them in finding jobs, and helping find positive solutions in health & wellness.
If you know of companies who wish to hire veterans, please let us know about the opportunities to get our veterans in touch with the right people.
Anchal Project is a non-profit social enterprise that addresses the exploitation of women around the world by using design thinking to create employment opportunities, services, and products that support empowerment.
To date, Anchal has provided alternative careers in textiles and design to over 150 commercial sex workers in India. Anchal eco-friendly products are made from layers of vintage cotton sari held together by a simple running stitch. When you purchase Anchal's one-of-a-kind products, you invest in new economic realities for exploited women in India & give them the opportunity to become agents of change in their community
To learn more, visit anchalproject.org.
Animal Charity Evaluators is a research-based evaluative organization dedicated to finding the most effective ways to help animals.
We assist compassionate volunteers, donors, and professionals in making informed decisions on how to help as many animals as possible by researching which charities operate most effectively, as well as through recommending high-impact interventions to activists and charities alike.
Inspired by the philosophy of effective altruism, we use evidence and reason to determine the most impactful ways to help animals.
Joni and Friends Arizona is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of families affected by disability worldwide. Through our Wheels for the World program, children and adults in developing countries who live in isolation receive a wheelchair and a Bible in their language giving them the gift of mobility and the opportunity to become a part of their communities.
At our Family Retreats, special-needs families receive encouragement and care in the comfort of a safe and accessible family camp environment. They enjoy fun and fully-accessible, age-appropriate activities, along with meaningful conversations with families who understand the challenges of life with disability.
Shama Women is a cooperative effort of a well established church and charity registered in South Asia which has operated a vocational and theological training school that has trained more than 400 women over the past 10 years + The Cross Connecting Network, a USA based non-profit organization.
Though we speak as a cooperative effort of two organizations, this is truly the joint work of a handful of people from the United States and South Asia, led by two couples who are learning to share life. Together this small team has experienced significant success, and know there is much more to be accomplished. Our vision is to see thousands of women living in South Asia and The United States who share life and equip and encourage one another in ways that help them discover and live out their identity and purpose in Jesus.
Freedom 4/24 exists to raise awareness of the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of women and children around the world and to provide financial support to partner organizations dedicated to bringing freedom and doing justice.
Since 1997, Speedway Children's Charities at Texas Motor Speedway has distributed more than $10 million in funding to non-profit organizations in North Texas supporting children in need. The funds distributed by Speedway Children's Charities are raised through special events held throughout the year. Most of Speedway Children's Charities events are geared around the three major race weeks at Texas Motor Speedway.
The mission of Speedway Children's Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives.
Kasie Helpz Kidz is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission aimed at assisting Kidz and their families whom are affected by cancer.
We focus on lifting the spirits of those currently undergoing treatments, by providing them with a teddy bear, pizza and a movie night in the hospital. We also have fun events, like bowling or a fashion show, for the patients to spend time with their peers that are going through similar situations.
Our Kidz range from ages 1-19, and we strive to continuously provide them with a strong support system, as well as their guardians, during and after their courageous battle against cancer.
What Do We Do?
Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.
Why Do We Do It?
There are more than 20-million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, increased hospitalization, lower IQ, shorter attention spans, and lower academic achievement. Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, too.
Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding over 83,000 children 900 schools in 46 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in schools. We are feeding the future of America, one school at a time.
Our Vision Our vision is to develop and operate permanent supportive housing for men, women and families overcoming homelessness, especially veterans and those with mental illness, substance abuse, and medical or other disabling conditions. Our Goals Supportive Housing Communities (SHC) is part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Homeless Services Network.
Our target population is homeless men, women and families with disabilities. Special needs requiring services include: mental illness, physical disabilities, developmental difficulties, chronic substance abuse history, and medical health issues.
Our goals are:
* to assist residents in obtaining/remaining in permanent housing
* to encourage residents to increase skills and/or find employment
* to foster self-sufficiency and improve self-image
* to support recovery and wellness Who We Are Supportive Housing Communities provides a permanent, supportive home for its residents.
Most residents rent for more than a year while they are gaining stability in their lives. Some choose to rent at McCreesh Place or scattered site apartments indefinitely, since it is a place which fosters dignity and respect and is a safe haven. Residents have the support they need to rebuild their lives so they will not return to homelessness. Residents, staff, volunteers, partners from other service agencies are all part of Charlotte’s most innovative solution to homelessness. Recent research reveals that it is possible to end homelessness for even those hardest to serve by providing permanent and supportive. housing. Such communities can be cost-neutral compared to emergency shelters and cost-saving when public expenses related to homelessness are considered. 98% of our residents never experience homelessness again.
Founded in 2013, Patriots Path is the region’s first non-profit career coaching and job search training program created specifically to support the unique needs of military personnel in transition to civilian careers. Developed and taught by career coaches and executive recruiters, the Patriots Path course empowers and encourages veterans in translating their experiences while navigating the complex civilian landscape of networking, elevator pitches and interviewing. For more information, visit http://www.patriots-path.org today. Strength. Hope. Purpose.
Eagle Rock Camp helps military and veteran families build resiliency and restore hope for their future.
With the stresses of long deployments, many of our military families are in crisis: dealing with invisible and visible wounds of war, mental health issues, and volatile family life. Our retreats use evidence based, sociologic methods and therapeutic recreation to teach and practice life skills that help our families start their healing process together.
Our 6 day / 5 night retreats are in secluded environments, free from the distractions of daily life. Our military/veteran families attend at no charge.
The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes.
Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure. We also publish Arthritis Today, the award-winning magazine that reaches 4.2 million readers
The Trudeau Center has been in existence since the early 1960's. We were born out of a necessity and belief that people with disabilities should be allowed full citizenship within their own communities. Arthur & Evelyn Trudeau along with a legion of supporters tirelessly sought to create services such as special education, recreation, and vocational training.
Today our comprehensive services include Early Intervention, Pathways Strategic Teaching Center's school for children with autism, enhancement of daily living skills and community participation through Community Support Services & Home Based Children Services, assorted work opportunities through Day Habilitation & Supported Employment, choices of where to live in Residential & Community Living& Respite and Family Support ensure our commitment to family involvement & participation.
Community School of Davidson believes that every student can and will succeed in ways that reflect his or her own aptitudes and interests. Our mission is to use the principles of The Basic School to provide an optimal environment for learning in which:
Teachers and parents work together to create an inclusive community of learning.
Students are intrinsically motivated as lifelong learners through hands-on teaching, integrated curriculum and real life learning with meaningful community connections.
Teachers are empowered and encouraged to teach to the needs of each individual student.
CSD is a North Carolina public charter school serving more than 1200 students K-12.
ClancysCure was founded on September 10, 2015 in memory of our beloved dog, Clancy, a golden retriever who died of Hemangiosarcoma on June 9, 2015 .
Our goal is to fund an endowment that will support canine cancer research at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Our mission is to raise awareness of canine cancer in all its forms, and serve as an informational resource for our fellow dog lovers.
To learn more about ClancysCure please visit our website: www.clancyscure.org
All donations to ClancysCure go directly to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Boldly Me helps people who are struggling from the emotional trauma of physical differences due to birth condition, accident, injury, or self-perception.
We teach children and youth how to cope, heal, and transcend their difference so they can pursue their dreams and achieve their inherent potential. Self-compassion, compassion for others, physical wellness, and financial stability are our core curriculum.
We have helped people struggling with depression, anxiety, self-injury, suicidal ideation, and more.
Shelter Health Services provides free healthcare to uninsured, medically indigent, homeless women and children living in poverty and staying at the Salvation Army Center of Hope shelter.
Our clinic is located in the shelter, where the women and children who need healthcare the most, yet have the lease access, live.
Most of our clients do not have Medicaid so the network of Medicaid services and providers are not available to them. Most earn less than 85% Federal Poverty Level so fee-for-service and sliding scale clinics are unaffordable. All of our healthcare services are provided free to shelter residents. For them, our clinic is truly their only source of healthcare.
We receive no funds from the Salvation Army, United Way, Medicaid, Medicare, state of North Carolina or the federal government. Corporate and employee payroll deductions are virtually nonexistent due to the exclusivity the United Way has with companies. We rely on grants supplemented by donations from faith, professional and community groups, a hand-full of companies, the generosity of individuals and fundraising programs like this.
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Hero Flights is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides free air transportation to combat wounded and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes.
Located in Huntersville, N.C., the Hope House Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to help women and women with children experiencing homelessness in the Lake Norman area in order for them to attain self-sufficiency by providing transitional housing for up to six months or 24 weeks of skills training and support services for these individuals.
Our mission is to build an outpatient burn village, providing a safe environment, holistic care, and wrap around services.
In 1959, Arnott Folsom had a vision to create a family destination where thousands of children and adults could interact with nature. With a donation from himself and his wife as well as the help from community leaders, Lincoln Children's Zoo was founded. Opened in the summer of 1965, the Zoo became a place where children could get up‐close to animals and surround themselves in scenic gardens.
Today, Arnott Folsom's vision has grown and in the process positively impacted generations of families in the community. Lincoln Children's Zoo is home to over 400 animals, more than 40 of which are endangered. In 2017, more than 230,000 people visited the Zoo, making it the third most visited arts and science attraction in Nebraska and the first in the city of Lincoln. All of this is part of fulfilling the Zoo’s mission “to enrich lives through firsthand interaction with living things.”
Since 1955, Care Ring has been dedicated to providing health services for the uninsured, underinsured or those lacking access to affordable, high-quality preventive health care. Through the Low-Cost Clinic and our Physicians Reach Out network of over 1,600 providers donating pro bono care, patients are given life-changing, live-saving medical treatment. Our Nurse-Family Partnership program empowers first-time, low-income mothers to have a healthy pregnancy and become successful parents to their children. Care Ring annually serves more than 7,000 people in Mecklenburg County and is a leader in collaborative efforts to improve community health.