Charities We Love
American Cancer Society
For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
Help fight back, get involved and make a difference in the fight against cancer. You can support your American Cancer Society with tax-deductible donations, volunteer opportunities and life-changing events such as Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® and Relay for Life®
DONATE TO SAVE LIVES
Your gift can help with Cancer Research, 24/7 Cancer Hotline and Free Lodging for patients and caregivers when the treatment that could save their life is too far from home.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting America’s Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health & Safety Services and International Services.
Every nine minutes, the American Red Cross brings help and hope to people in need. Every dollar you give helps us do more of what we do. Whether it's a natural disaster that devastates thousands, or a home fire that affects a single family, the Red Cross is there with arms both open and full.
Ways to Help: http://www.redcross.org/support
"To Rise Above Anything."
Camp Eyabsut's mission is to support, enhance and positively impact the quality of life for young burn survivors through teambuilding, challenging activities and friendships in a fun and safe camp environment.
Camp Eyabsut, is a positive summer camp experience that benefits burn-injured youth. A place where children, ages 7 to 17, can come together to laugh, grow and encourage each other while building lifelong friendships! Camp provides an opportunity for these campers to share their experiences with others and gives them a sense of being a part of a supportive family and community! In an atmosphere focused on fun and recreation, the objective of Camp Eyabsut is to “enhance the self-esteem of every child and to enrich their physical, social and psychological growth.” For the past 25 years, staffed by volunteers and supported by donations, Camp Eyabsut has provided a free, fun, sometimes challenging and often life-changing experience to hundreds of burn-injured children from throughout the Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, ID, MT, AK)
In 1997, we sought a way to identify our camp, while keeping in touch with our northwest roots and our connections to the local land and people. In a solemn and moving fireside “blessing ceremony,” the name “eyabsut” was given to us by elders from the Skagit Tribe. In their language it means, “To Rise Above Anything!” This exemplifies the message and mission of our camp and speaks to what all of our campers strive to do day in and day out! The symbol of the bear was also given as a sign of the strength and courage of all of our campers.
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Ronald Mcdonald House Charities
At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska (RMHC), we support seriously ill children and their families. At the Seattle Ronald McDonald House, we provide a “home-away-from-home” to help families through a difficult time. We also provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage while their children receive medical care.
Donate Items for Families
From Alfredo sauce to Ziploc bags, the House needs all the same things you do, only lots more of everything! Please visit our Wish List to see a list of needed items. Purchase through Amazon and the House will receive 4% of your total purchase as an additional donation!
The Martinez Foundation
Holli and Edgar Martinez established The Martinez Foundation in 2008. The Foundation works with students and teachers of color from all socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Our mission: To prepare and support diverse and highly-qualified teachers who will raise expectations, accelerate learning and close the achievement gap by granting scholarships and promoting innovative social justice curriculum. The Martinez Foundation is a public nonprofit organization, we are not a granting foundation.
Martinez Fellows have the opportunity to create a more equitable learning environment in public classrooms, close the gap between disadvantage and achievement, and honor every student’s right to succeed in school—and life. We value this work because our communities need increased equity in the classroom and more role models for our children.
The mission of The Martinez Foundation is to improve teacher diversity and the retention of teachers of color in Washington State. We seek to accomplish this by providing scholarships, mentoring, and ongoing professional development. We are the only organization in the country whose mission is to improve teacher diversity and support teachers of color in their profession.
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission provides emergency care and long-term recovery services to hurting and homeless people in the greater Seattle area. We're dedicated to serving, rescuing and transforming those in greatest need through the grace of Jesus Christ.
We refuse to forget our poor and homeless neighbors. Our programs awaken hope in the hearts of people overcome with poverty and homelessness. But that's not all. We're challenging the standard thinking about how to fight poverty with 5 Mission Initiatives that tackle these key problems: Hunger, Homelessness, Poverty, High Risk Youth, Addiction.
Change like this won't become reality through our efforts alone. We're partnering with churches, organizations . . . and local government, to make this happen. Our work is made possible by people like you who believe it's time to bring hope to the darkest places in Seattle. Donate now to keep this work going. Click here to view our Mission Statement.
Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank
The founding members of the SVFB are first and foremost dedicated residents of the Snoqualmie Valley community. Collectively they bring a wealth of experience in running food banks, bring years of non-profit expertise and have dedicated many hours over their lifetime to serving others within their community. This group of individuals felt there was an opportunity to create an inclusive, community-based food bank in the valley that was solely focused on helping our neighbors thrive.
Founded on the belief that the health of our community is dependent on the wellbeing of those that live in it, the SVFB has established three guiding principles to serving its clients:
- To be helpful, inclusive resource to our neighbors when they need a hand up.
- To be a safe place to get food and other helpful resources.
- To treat all clients with respect and care.
The SVFB is an organization run by neighbors, for our neighbors. We are actively seeking corporate and personal donations, as well as individuals who are interested in supporting this organization.
The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, publicly supported organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions made to the SVFB are deductible under section 170 of the Code. Your generous support allows us to provide food to feed hungry individuals and families. We are committed to making the most efficient and effective use of the funds donated to us. http://www.snoqualmievalleyfoodbank.org/#!donate/c1vud
Susan G. Komen
In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen® organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, we’ve invested more than $2.5 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries. And we won’t stop until our promise is fulfilled. - See more at: http://ww5.komen.org/AboutUs/AboutUs.html#sthash.tmgahIBs.dpuf
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall. In 2014, an estimated 232,030 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. alone. So no matter who you are or where you live, understanding breast cancer is important. But the most important thing to know is this: a diagnosis is not a death sentence. Breast cancer can be treated. - See more at: http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/AboutBreastCancer.html#sthash.WAVUk30D.dpuf
At Susan G. Komen, our mission is pretty simple: to save lives and end breast cancer forever. How we do it…well, that’s a bit more complex. We educate, support research, offer grants that provide financial and emotional assistance and advocate for better breast cancer policy. But in a broader sense, we empower others, ensure quality care for all, and invest in science to find the cures. - See more at: http://ww5.komen.org/WhatWeDo.html#sthash.4KbTZgFP.dpuf
How we're helping
Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease. - See more at: http://ww5.komen.org/AboutUs/AboutUs.html#sthash.tmgahIBs.dpuf
Your Generosity Saves Lives! Donate today and help end breast cancer.
- See more at: http://ww5.komen.org/GetInvolved/GetInvolved.html#sthash.q089YAEc.dpuf
There are a number of ways to support those affected by breast cancer. Whether helping the community as a whole or donating in honor of or in memory of a loved one, each donation helps sustain our mission to educate the community and fight to end breast cancer.
- See more at: http://ww5.komen.org/Donate/Donate.html#sthash.fa9H34GJ.dpuf
Washington State Council of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation
The WSCFF Burn Foundation was founded in 1987 and is a 501c3 charity to provide funding for burn research, prevention, education, care and counseling of burn victims and their families. The WSCFF Burn Foundation is a separate organization from the WSCFF Benevolent fund and operates as an independent registered charity. The foundation is operated solely by Washington professional fire fighters. The foundation does not employ a paid staff. It is run by volunteer professional fire fighters who believe in giving back to their communities. Not employing paid staff allows the foundation to keep a very low overhead allowing the majority of all raised funds to be given to grants.
Fire fighters are very aware of the pain and suffering as well as the physical and emotional scarring that accompany burn injuries. The foundation helps professional fire fighters do everything in their power to help prevent burn injuries before they happen, and lessen the trauma to those who fall victim to this terrible fate. If you would like more information about the WSCFFBF please contact us at WSCFF_BF@hotmail.com