Company Sponsored Employee Charities

OmniPrepaid, LLC (the parent company of GiftCards.com) enables each employee to pick a charity, and then utilize our Group Gift technology and our social media reach to promote their selected charity. OmniPrepaid, LLC grants every employee's charity with $500 per year, given to the employee's charity of choice in the employee's name. Not in OmniPrepaid's name - but the employee's name. We pride ourselves with giving back and encourage our team to be crazy about each of their own charitable activities.
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Animal Friends is a non-profit, no-kill shelter committed to finding homes for companion animals. Unlike a lot of other animal charities, it has minimal financial waste -- 85% of its budget is spent on its programs and services.
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Animal Friends is a non-profit, no-kill shelter committed to finding homes for companion animals. Unlike a lot of other animal charities, it has minimal financial waste -- 85% of its budget is spent on its programs and services.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research. With the generous support of the public, we are "Fighting for Air." When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow.
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My Dad passed on March 31, 2010 after a two year battle.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley (HFHAV) is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate simple, decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold with no profit made and with no interest charged on the low cost mortgages.
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This charity is one that is close to me, as I have volunteered here for several years.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990—well before the Internet was on most people's radar—and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.
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With the increase of overreach of surveillance tactics and the abuse of privacy, it is ever important that we have groups like the EFF challenging the groups on what is right and within the law. They have filed a number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to release information from the government agencies, and have been on the forefront of influencing good policy change for privacy respecting the individual.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.
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The reason is that I love children and this organization provides an incredible service to all children regardless of their family’s ability to pay. I love that and have been a regular contributor to them for years.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Sharing Jesus with the 35000 villages in the Amazon jungle which have no church at all and the thousands who have never heard the name of Jesus.
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It is a great organization that provides people in impoverished areas with clean/safe drinking water, food, medicine, etc.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Foundation Beyond Belief is a network of secular humanist groups interested in volunteering and raising money for FBB and our beneficiaries.
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The Foundation Beyond Belief is a secular organization that helps people in need without asking for anything in return. It's a very worthwhile charity and provides a good opportunity to people who want to help the less fortunate without promoting any particular religious or sectarian objectives.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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TinySuperheroes seeks to empower Extraordinary kids — one cape at a time. We send capes to Extraordinary TinySuperheroes who exemplify strength and determination as they overcome illness or disability. Once these Extraordinary TinySuperheroes are comfortable in their new capes, we join forces with them by sharing their stories, in hopes of giving them a voice, their illness or disability a face, and the world the opportunity to stretch.
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Their mission is to “empower Extraordinary kids who exemplify strength and determination by overcoming illness and disability.”  To do this, they create a personalized super hero cape for each nominated child.  It’s a small gesture that is meaningful to the child and to the family that cares for them; a much needed boost to their emotional and physical strength.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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In 1997, Sona Mehring created a website to help a two friends with a premature baby communicate with friends and family. That simple act of care and compassion has since become CaringBridge.org, a nonprofit that impacts the lives of families around the world, offering hope and spreading love.
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We lost our 2-year-old granddaughter to leukemia a couple of years ago. Through the ordeal, my step-daughter took great comfort in being able to journal her progress and keep people posted on Addison’s status without having to send individual e-mails. This is a great service for people suffering through major ordeals.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.
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I recently lost my fiancèe’s grandfather to blood cancer that spread rapidly though out his body. He taught us to love and to give back when we can, and I think he would be very honored for me to donate this money in his memory to find a cure.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Our mission is ”to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.”
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This charity is important to me because Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that has no known cure and the cause and progression of Alzheimer's disease is not well understood. It is also one of the most costly diseases in developed countries because of the amount of assistance and care that must be provided to an affected individual.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Co-founded by Lauren Bush, the FEED Foundation is dedicated to ending world hunger – one child at a time. The Foundation was started to supplement the efforts of our retail partner, FEED Projects, to raise valuable funds and support for the United Nations World Food Programme's school feeding efforts. It has since grown to encompass school feeding efforts both stateside and abroad and provide aid during natural disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide. As of 2011, the FEED Foundation, in partnership with FEED Projects, has provided 60 million free, nutritious school meals to kids around the globe.
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I discovered this charity by shopping as a frequent customer at Godiva Chocolatier. When you purchase a tote bag with the themed country of the month and a rice bag patch logo with the word FEED you help provide food to hungry children. The importance is I can help children have a nutritious meal and advertise the charity with a travel theme tote or item I purchased from the site.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works in nearly 70 countries providing medical aid to those most in need regardless of their race, religion, or political affiliation.
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This charity is important to me because they are on the front lines of fighting HIV/AIDS, TB, Cholera and other diseases in some of the most forgotten corners of the world.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Support Organization for Trisomy (SOFT) is a non-profit group that provides support and education for families who have children and loved ones diagnosed with the chromosomal conditions Trisomy 13, 18 and other similar disorders.
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My brother was born with Trisomy 13, so this cause is dear to my heart.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.
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Both of my Grandmothers had it, along with 2 Uncles and recently my father has shown the signs of it setting in at while he’s still in his 60’s.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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My mother has donated their time for over 20 years providing emergency food, clothing and utitities to the needy in and around Powhatan Point Ohio. In addition to emergency assistance they provide yearly Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to qualifying families including food and toys. The service is completely run by donations and volunteers.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food through a 380+ member network in 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania.
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Growing up poor there were many holiday dinners my family was able to enjoy as a result of our local foodbank.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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The mission of the American Brain Tumor Association is to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis.
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What I like about the ABTA is that they focus not only in finding solutions and cure for brain cancer, but also offers help to people in coping with it, both the ill and those around them. Today Gioblastomas essentially have no hope or solution, so helping people cope with it seems just as important as searching for a cure.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.
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I’ve had a family member and some friends who have been affected by this disease.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Mission: To help support sufferers of meningitis and their families, to educate the public and medical professionals about meningitis so that its early diagnosis and treatment will save lives, and to support the development of vaccines and other methods of preventing meningitis.
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My older brother who lives in Israel came to the United States for his work and on his journey here; he contracted Bacterial Meningitis. 1 in 3 people who gets this terrible sickness either die from the disease, have some form of physical disability or the lucky ones come out just fine. My older brother was not as lucky as some for he permanently lost his hearing because of this dreaded disease. Hopefully, we can beat this terrible disease through education and support.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity.
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We chose Guiding Eyes for the Blind for several reasons. We have always been great animal lovers and we wanted to give to a charity that may not be as publicly known as some of the other charities. Guiding eyes for the Blind serves the needs of a small percentage of those needing assistance but that small group has a great need. We are very blessed to have our own sight and appreciate the mobility our sight gives us.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food through a 380+ member network in 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania.
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I’ve worked with disenfranchised children and their families, and seen first-hand the amount and types of food they are able to afford. I hope this donation makes a difference to some of those families.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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This is a faith-based organization and the funds assist in helping people worldwide in various ways, such as aid in the event of natural disasters, building kingdom halls, assembly halls and proclaiming the good news of God’s kingdom worldwide.
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This is a faith-based organization and the funds assist in helping people worldwide in various ways, such as aid in the event of natural disasters, building kingdom halls, assembly halls and proclaiming the good news of God’s kingdom worldwide.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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The Arthritis Foundation is the largest national nonprofit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.
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There is not as much funding for this organization, even though it is an auto-immune disease. It can affect anyone. I was diagnosed when I was 19. As a sufferer I would like to see more progress made in research, which would require more public education as well as charitable donations.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Our mission at the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh (DSAP) is simple. We are here to provide support to families and individuals with Down syndrome through education and
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I use to work with special education children in high school and I felt such a connection with them. The children labeled "special needs" are truly that - special. I believe in raising awareness and getting rid of the stigmas that go with the disabled.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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The Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network Inc. is a volunteer self help, not for profit support group for people and families dealing with Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS) and related disorders such as Chediak Higashi Syndrome.
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I chose this charity because a good friend of mine has younger siblings afflicted with this syndrome. This disease causes albinism which greatly restricts the children’s ability to play outside in the sun. It also causes a wide variety of other medical problems and often results in blindness later on in life. Currently, this charity helps fund research for a cure and awareness about the condition.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that collects and distributes food through a 380+ member network in 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania.
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As we count our own blessings it is a privilege to have the ability to help others in our own vicinity.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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The mission of the Mel Blount Youth Home is to help male youths from disadvantaged backgrounds develop mentally, physically and morally while teaching them to become productive citizens in society. They strive to instill values that are basic in life: responsibility, knowledge and respect for oneself.
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Our children are our future. I have 2 boys, that are my world. I could have easily grownup in a negative environment, but fortunately I was adopted by wonderful, loving parents.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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At the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, the area's oldest and largest animal welfare organization, we believe that every pet deserves a loving home and the chance to be someone's best friend. Since 1874, we have been providing shelter and care for Pittsburgh's unwanted animals.
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I've always enjoyed animals. They can be such loving additions to a family if wanted. I want to help the animals here get the right care and help them find a good home.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Operation Homefront (OH) provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.
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I decided to donate to Operation Homefront in honor of my father, grandfather, and uncles. Living a military lifestyle can be difficult when you don't have the proper support systems set up at home. Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale to our troops, to the families they leave behind, and to wounded warriors when they return home. This charity has a personal connection to me because it's home office is in San Antonio a city I lived in (on base with my family) for four years.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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DART is an acronym that stands for Discovery, Assessment, Referral and Tracking.
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The charity is important to me, for I see firsthand some of the struggles that some of his classmates experience. I decided to go with a more personal, intimate charity where a little bit of money can really help these children with new activities, new equipment and new developmental aids.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium strives to foster positive, lifelong connections between animals and people. Whether through our exhibits, educational programs, or our many conservation projects, our goal is to make certain the Earth remains a suitable home for all life by our discovery of the interconnectedness of the natural world.
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I’d like to donate to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium to help threatened and endangered species as well as enable the zoo to continue educating children on wildlife conservation.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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The Street Medicine Institute facilitates and enhances direct provision of health care to the street homeless where they live.
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The homeless are one of the most marginalized groups in society.  They are every town’s dirty little secret.  The Street Medicine Institute is a group of doctors who go out of their way to offer medical attention to the local homeless population.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Nonprofit dedicated to the fight against breast cancer
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My family has a history of breast cancer and it has taken its toll on more than one of my close relatives.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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The Elephant Sanctuary
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The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the nation's largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants. The Sanctuary operates on 2,700 acres in Hohenwald, Tennessee - 85 miles southwest of Nashville. It costs $125,000 annually to provide sanctuary for just one elephant.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
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I picked this charity because my wife has Type 1 diabetes since she was 13 months old.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Two of my sisters run marathons to raise money for Leukemia research.
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We lost our mother to this disease.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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This charity helps wounded veterans and their families cope with the long and hard road of rehabilitation, and with the financial strain that the goes along with being wounded while serving our country.
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After running my first Tough Mudder this year, I got a glimpse at the kind of physical and mental challenges that our soldiers face on a daily basis throughout the duration of their service. Knowing that the Wounded Warriors take care of the servicemen and women who were unfortunate enough to sacrifice even more makes me feel good knowing I’m helping their cause.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Indiana County Humane Society is a non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to preventing cruelty and suffering to all animals, providing safe haven and compassion to the animals in our care, placing unwanted animals in permanent, responsible homes, investigating and prosecuting cases of animal cruelty, measurably reducing companion animal overpopulation, and taking a leadership role in promoting humane values for the benefit of all animals.
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They are a great cause that helps abused/neglected animals find new homes.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Haiti New World Mission helps to educate the children of four schools and provides meals, medical care and clothing to those children.
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Our household currently sponsors children in this school and has for many years. The founder is the administrator of 4 schools there. They are currently trying to raise $30,000 to rebuild one of the schools destroyed by the hurricane. So far they have only raised $2,500.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
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Because I have family members and personal friends that are effected by this disease.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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The needs of patients drive research at Mayo Clinic. As doctors treat patients and see opportunities for advancing patient care, they work together with Mayo scientists and research teams to develop new and improved diagnostic tools, medications, devices, treatment protocols and more.
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I picked this charity because I lost my dad to cancer about 7 years ago. Also, my sister in law is currently battling cancer, an ugly cancer which started as breast cancer and has now spread to her bones. My mother in law is a 2 time cancer survivor and my father in law has survived prostate cancer.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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As the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, JDRF is a top-rated charity by many independent charity watchdogs. More than 80% of JDRF's expenditures go toward its mission. To date, JDRF has given more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research.
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My youngest son, Wesley, was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when he was 4 years old. We are hoping to one day see a cure for this disease.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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"when I get out of the hospital I want to have a lemonade stand." She said she wanted to give the money to doctors to allow them to "help other kids, like they helped me." True to her word, she held her first lemonade stand later that year with the help of her older brother and raised an amazing $2,000 for "her hospital."
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A little girl with such a big heart and her story is unbelievable. She is an Angel. Thinking of other before thinking of yourself.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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March of dimes is an American health charity whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
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My son was born 2 months early and had to stay in the hospital for a few weeks. This is the largest charitable organization that denotes the majority if it's proceeds to the study of prematurity and infant mortality.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Institution providing children and younger adults with disabilities.
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My son is special needs and since I live away from the Buffalo area I am no longer able to devote time in volunteering to raise money and awareness.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Alopecia Areata is a common autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. This charity supports research to find a cure or acceptable treatment and also offers support to all that are affected by this disease.
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My daughter suffers from this disease. It may not be life threatening, but it is life altering.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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The March of Dimes helps expected mothers to have full-term pregnancies and provides research for problems that threaten the health of babies.
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In 2008 our twins Luca and Luciana were born 2 months premature. They were both only 3.5 lbs when born and spent over 8 weeks in the NICU. They both faced a number of health concerns and required special assistance. Fortunately today they are both healthy and happy. My wife & I now support the March of Dimes which helps to increase awareness, education, & research to help reduce the 500,000+ babies born prematurely each year.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Collects and distributes food in Southwestern Pennsylvania
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I think many of us take for granted what we have and don't realize how many of our neighbors are in need.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Rescues women and children from human trafficking and slavery.
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I have been blessed with my own precious children and I cherish their innocence and playful spirit. I want to provide hope through God's love and the opportunity for a real childhood to a hopeless child.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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The AGF promotes the game of go in the US by supporting go programs in schools and libraries, providing teachers and students with equipment, guidance, and other resources.
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I am an avid go player who loves sharing the game with new people, and the AGF does a good job of helping me and others with a passion for teaching go to do exactly that. Go is a fun game that teaches abstract reasoning, strategic planning, concentration, and good sportsmanship, and that makes teaching it a rewarding undertaking.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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Chabad of CMU welcomes all Jews regardless of background, observance or affiliation. We strive to anticipate and serve the needs of students and faculty and be a home-away-from-home for Jewish students on campus.
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I chose this charity because they enable Jewish students, attending Carnegie Mellon University, to have a genuine Jewish experience in a friendly, fun and inspiring way.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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This charity helps wounded veterans and their families cope with the long and hard road of rehabilitation, and with the financial strain that the goes along with being wounded while serving our country.
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As a veteran myself, I know the sacrifices given by our men and women in our military, along with their families. We should never be a nation that lets those wounded protecting our way of life go without our help and gratitude. Not only are the wounded military members struggling to cope with rehabilitation, but their spouses and children also struggle greatly during this time. The Wound Warrior Project helps provide for them and their families at their greatest time of need.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (formerly WDCS) is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. We defend these remarkable creatures against the many threats they face through campaigns, lobbying, advising governments, conservation projects, field research and rescue. Our vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.
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I've always held a soft spot in my heart for whales & dolphins (I wanted to be a marine biologist for many, many years!)   The WDC helps bring awareness and put a stop to the barbaric acts that take place around the world in our oceans. Acts that, unfortunately, many people do not even realize are occurring.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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A Christ-centered ministry, Light of Life Rescue Mission provides food, shelter and life-saving programs for the poor, homeless and addicted. We invite you to learn more about our ministry and how you can partner with us to help save and transform lives.
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I was once homeless, so helping homeless men is important to me.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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It's a society of volunteers reaching out to the homeless and poor.
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I volunteer with this group at St. Margaret in Green Tree and will have my donation directed to the Southwest Food Pantry to help feed the needy right here in our neighborhoods.

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe
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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
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I have personal experience rescuing two Boxers that were being mistreated. My male Boxer Tucker was found as a puppy at a flea market living in filth

Total Raised:
$500 from Wolfe