Chevo's Charitable Givings
Charitable Giving in 2012
Jeans for Charity:
March of Dimes: "Working with our partners, the March of Dimes strives to develop and implement local programs that will ultimately improve the health of babies. Through our network of chapters and volunteers, these programs reach over a million people across the country and Puerto Rico each year. We provide information and services designed to prevent premature birth and birth defects and to promote healthy pregnancies. Community grants are awarded annually to fund the best programs.... We support services that help promote the health and well-being of women and couples before pregnancy to increase chances of a healthy baby. Other programs educate doctors and nurses about reducing rates of elective labor inductions and c-sections before the 39th week of pregnancy. "
Interfaith Works: "Interfaith Works is a non-sectarian interfaith coalition of more than 165 affiliated congregations of diverse faiths, working together to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County, Maryland. Their programs provide shelter, clothing, food, and supportive services to the needy with the goal of helping them achieve self-sufficiency."
Special Olympics: "The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community."
Smile Train: "Unlike many charities that do many different things, Smile Train’s mission is focused on solving a single problem: cleft lip and cleft palate. Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where there are millions of children who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly, aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job, and face very difficult lives filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are poor – too poor to pay for a simple surgery that has been around for decades."
ALS Association: May is National ALS Awareness month; from the ALS Association (ALSA) website:
"Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure." Chevo posted about ALS on its Facebook page to raise awareness and funds for ALSA.
Charitable Giving by Year