Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, we set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids. By clicking on a hospital location on our map, you can view that hospital’s wish list and send a gift. Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, we purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.
Black Girls Code
BlackGirlsCode is a grassroots organization seeking dynamic partnerships with both organizations and individuals who share a common interest in exposing girls to opportunities in STEM. Their most urgent needs are for equipment, computer science experts, cash donations, and mentors/workshop assistants. Our Vision: To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. To provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) is a national organization composed of local coalitions and immigrant, refugee, community, religious, civil rights and labor organizations and activists. It serves as a forum to share information and analysis, to educate communities and the general public, and to develop and coordinate plans of action on important immigrant and refugee issues. We work to promote a just immigration and refugee policy in the United States and to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. More LGBTQ youth in crisis have been calling, texting, and reaching out to The Trevor Project for support than at any time in Project’s history. Your life-saving gift today will help them expand our advocacy efforts, train a record number of crisis counselors, and embark on an aggressive initiative to strengthen their 24/7 Lifeline and provide all of our crisis services 24/7—including their online TrevorText and TrevorText messaging programs. Together, we can make sure that LGBTQ youth nationwide know they are not alone for even a single minute. Every $1 helps add 1 more minute on their crisis phone, chat, and text lines.