24 December 2009 Posted on BlackState 24 December 2009
This years list of organizations to support during the holiday season reflect the difficult economic times experienced by many. Some on the list are repeaters, that get a shout out because of the good work they do. We know its difficult for many people to give this year but we do not want to forget about the many community organizations and non-profits on the front lines of social justice and economic equality. If you're looking for a tax deduction and an organization to support these are a few to consider.
Commuinity Services Unlimted Food is a powerful tool for social change and we are using it to create jobs, educate and empower youth, green our community, improve community health, and rebuild community relationships. Through urban agriculture and working with food, young people are learning that a healthy, sustainable and green future is possible and they are working together to build it.
National Employment Law ProjectThe National Employment Law Project (NELP) responds by working to restore the promise of economic opportunity in the 21st century economy. In partnership with national, state and local allies, we promote policies and programs that create good jobs, strengthen upward mobility, enforce hard-won worker rights, and help unemployed workers regain their economic footing through improved benefits and services.
Remote Area Medical is an organization dedicated to serving mankind by providing free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and technical and
educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the world.
Capital Area Food Bank we are the largest, nonprofit hunger and nutrition education resource in the Washington Metropolitan area. Since that time, we have made tremendous strides to expand our services and annually distribute 23 million pounds of food to more than 383,000 people through our invaluable network of partner agencies. We are committed to uplifting those in need, providing the best services possible and helping those who are without the means to help themselves.
Mandela MarketPlace This Oakland, CA based organization is a pioneer in development, application and assessment of community food systems. Mandela MarketPlace works directly with community residents, local, state and federal agencies, non-profits, small business owners, and farmers to support strategies to meet food needs, expand economic opportunity and increase self-reliance of low-income and disenfranchised people.
Harlem Children's Zone is an organization dedicated to edcuating and uplifting the children and community of Harlem New York. The Zone Project goals
are to help kids as early in their lives as possible and to create a critical mass of adults
around them who understand what it takes to help children succeed.
CeaseFire Chicago The mission of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention is to: a) work with community and government partners to reduce violence in all forms; and, b) help design interventions required to better define what should be included in a community or city anti-violence plan.
Green For All is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy. We work in collaboration with the business, government, labor, and grassroots communities to create and implement programs that increase quality jobs and opportunities in green industry – all while holding the most vulnerable people at the center of our agenda.
The Joseph Littles-Nguzo Saba Charter School in West Palm Beach Florida, is helping children reach new heights from the bottom rung of the educational ladder. The children that populate this school are those whom the Public Schools System has labeled as unable to learn, and allegedly didn't want to teach. Negative labeling and low expectations led to frustrated parents. They have turned to the Joseph Littles-Nguzo Saba Charter School to provide a better future for their children.
Right to the City emerged in 2007 as a unified response to gentrification and a call to halt the displacement of low-income people, LGBTQ, and youths of color from their historic urban neighborhoods. We are a national alliance of racial, economic and environmental justice organizations.
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