Thank you for visiting my site, but most of all, thank you for clicking on the tab for this page. When I first started writing it was with the intention of finding a vocation that would allow me to support my two children and do something that I truly enjoyed. I’ve had a great deal of help along the way and it only feels right to return the favor.
This page is set up with charities near and dear to you, the readers. If you know a charity that needs a helping hand let me know and I will add it. If you’re not in a position to help, no problem. I appreciate the fact that you took the time to look over these wonderful charities.
There are other ways to help, donating food and old clothes to Soup Kitchens, donating sports equipment for children, volunteering and many other ways. If you have a volunteer opportunity that you’d like to share please post here as well.
Suggested by me 🙂
BACA…….Bikers Against Chilld Abuse
BACA Mission Statement
Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.
This is a great organization. I got the chance to see them in action and they were truly wonderful. They work with the kids, help raise their self esteem and most of all let them know that they are no longer alone and no longer need to be afraid. This organization depends completely on donations. The members give up their time freely, do whatever they need to help the kids and most importantly they empower the children and stay in their lives until they’re 18.
The group members that I met come from Mass. so if you’re interested in helping children recover from being abused, I would definitely appreciate it if you could help the group that I met out.
Here are the links 🙂
All donations are tax deductible or if you’d like, you can support this group by visiting their store or send it to:
550 Adams Street Suite 331
Quincy, MA 02169
Thank you everyone 🙂 Hope we’re able to help this great group out.
Suggested by Liza:
http://cff.org/ for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 90 cents of every dollar goes toward research for medications to treat and hopefully cure cystic fibrosis. Drug research is costly — it takes about $800 million dollars for a drug to go through the FDA process for final approval. My 8-year old son Max has cystic fibrosis, so it’s a cause that’s very near and dear to our hearts.
Suggested by Stephanie S.:
Marine Corps Relief Society http://nmcrs.org
Wounded Warrior Project, https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Default.aspx?tsid=66&campaignSource=CDRO&source=B100127
I am a military spouse, and I have seen many of our families struggle to make ends meet. There is a great charity called Navy, Marine Corps Relief Society. It’s a 100% non profit organization that helps military families. The people that work for the organization are all volunteers as well. Another great cause is the Wounded Warrior Project that helps rehabilitate our injured men and women of the armed forces. I like charities that give back to the men and women that give us our freedoms.
Suggested by Christi:
Miracle Flights for Kids – that’s how we got to SF, commercial flights that took us strait to SF.
Korette Family house – where we stayed mostly.
Rondald McDonald house – We spent Zach’s first Christmas there, was really nice.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer family alliance http://www.candle.org/
I know of a few good charities. A little background info. When my son was 3 months old he was diagnosised with a rare form of cancer called Bilateral Retinoblastoma, it’s cancer of the retina that affected both of his eyes. My son was treated at UCSF, at the time we were living in Cali, so the 2 hour trip to San Fran wasn’t bad. Hub was military so we ended up with orders back to Colorado when son was 14 months, he still had very active tumors. We had to fly to SF every 2-6 weeks. So here are some amazing organizations that helped us out those during those hard years…BTW, my son is now 18
Any questions, just ask
If you have a suggestion, please let me know. I know there are a few that I missed and I’m going to do my best to hunt them down and add them 🙂