A look at ten not-for-profit organizations that are doing outstanding work within communities across the U.S and beyond
While we all (hopefully) strive to do good in our daily lives, few can say they live up to this ideal more than those who spend their time and energy working for community-serving nonprofit organizations. As a service that provides a conferencing platform for numerous nonprofit organizations, FreeConference would like to recognize just a few of the many nonprofits out there that are doing great work in the communities they serve.
Delivering Good is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners with companies in the home, fashion, and children’s industries to deliver product donations to those in need. Since 1985, they have been delivering clothes, books, shoes, home furnishings, and accessories to families in the U.S. and around the world.
On the frontlines of the fight to protect wildlife and natural spaces across the United States, Defenders of Wildlife operates works on the ground, with lawmakers, and on Capitol Hill to save endangered species and healthy ecosystems nationwide.
The National Foster Youth Institute is an organization dedicated to reforming the child welfare system in the United States and improving outcomes for youth raised in foster care. Working at the community, state, and federal level, NFYI’s staff partners with advocates and policymakers in Washington, D.C. to improve protections for foster youth across the U.S. while organizing programs aimed at providing foster youth with positive role models and life skills training.
Founded by businessman Tony LoRe in 2001, Youth Mentoring focuses on providing troubled youth from some of the most socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods of Los Angeles with positive role models along with a supportive community of peers, staff, and volunteer mentors. Programs and activities include film production classes, summer surfing sessions, and student mentoring partnerships.
A nonprofit social enterprise that provides books and other educational resources to children in need, First Book has distributed more than 170 million books and learning materials in 30 countries since 1992. With operations in the U.S. and Canada, First Book is the largest network of educators and community advocates dedicated to making equal access to education a reality and reaches an average of 3 million children each year.
A global humanitarian organization based in Lenexa, Kansas, Heart to Heart International provides humanitarian aid and disaster relief to communities in need around the world. Recently, a Heart to Heart International disaster response team was deployed to Texas where they’ve been providing medical aid and supplies to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Founded in 1984 by a group of surfers and ocean lovers in Southern California, the Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans and coastlines. The work of the Surfrider Foundation’s regional chapters across the U.S. and Canada include organizing beach cleanups and championing causes such as clean water, beach access, and environmental protections at the community, local, and state level.
A nonprofit veterinary research hospital and education center, the Marine Mammal Center rehabilitates and rescues sick and injured marine life. Headquartered near San Francisco, California with a second hospital located on the Big Island of Hawai’i, the Marine Mammal Center has rescued more than 21,000 marine mammals along the coastline of California since 1975 and has done great work promoting the health of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal population.
Started by professional dog trainer Lori Stevens in 2005, this Rockwall, Texas-based nonprofit trains service dogs to become companion animals for disabled U.S. military war veterans. With volunteer puppy raisers and programs which include a Texas prison program, Patriot Paws takes an innovative approach to helping rehabilitate the many combat veterans suffering from physical and mental wounds.
Another Texas-based non-profit doing great work with animals is Habitat for Horses. Dedicated to promoting the health and well being of horses throughout the country, Habitat for Horses works closely with Texas law enforcement to rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for abused and would-be slaughtered horses.
Why Nonprofit Organizations Choose FreeConference
The original free conference calling service, FreeConference.com allows non-profit organizations of all sizes to hold virtual meetings and teleconferences at little to no cost. With features such as domestic and international dial-in numbers, web-based video conferencing, screen sharing, and more, it’s little wonder that FreeConference is the preferred conferencing service of many non-profit organizations in the United States and beyond.