It has been a big week for us here at CLEAR. First, we announced our CLEAR Community Charities winners, and then we confirmed something that you may have suspected, given our list of nomination cities – we are coming back to SFO!
It has been an exciting year for us too, and we can’t wait to tell you about all the awesome things lined up for 2012.
But this season is all about giving back – and we want to share more about the non-profits who won our Community Charities campaign.
These folks work hard to keep their communities safe. Fed. Educated. All the things they do – big and small – make such an impact. We thank them for their hard work!
Please consider making a donation yourself to these worthy charities. Or whatever charity in your community that speaks to you. Every little bit helps!
DENVER & BOULDER
Women’s Bean Project
Since 1989, Women’s Bean Project has been dedicated to helping women break the cycle of poverty and unemployment. They strive stop chronic unemployment and poverty by helping women discover their talents and develop skills by offering job readiness training opportunities.
$250 Runners Up:
Emergency Family Assistance Association
EFAA helps the working poor, the homeless and near-homeless sustain themselves so they can eventually move toward self reliance. One-time help with rent, utility bills and other necessities is part of a package of services, including important referrals, which are available to be matched with clients’ verified needs.
Educate! develops young leaders and entrepreneurs in Uganda who will solve the greatest challenges facing their communities. Educate! provides a proven mix of a social entrepreneurship and leadership courses, long term mentoring, and an alumni program that helps high school students start enterprises. Today, Educate! is working with 1,400 diverse youth across Uganda and developing a model that can be replicated across Africa.
Quest helps people with disabilities achieve their dreams of going to school, having a job, living on their own, and experiencing summer camp. As Central Florida’s premier provider of these services, Quest makes a difference in the lives of nearly 1,100 people each day and has been part of the community for nearly 50 years.
$250 Runners Up:
Rock For Hunger
Rock For Hunger provides warm meals to over 150 people every Monday night as well as career development, lifestyle training, after-school program assistance, and access to creative field trips that aim to stop poverty at its roots. Not to mention their music festival that attracts world-renowned artists and keeps the programs running smoothly to truly change the lives of everyone Rock For Hunger helps.
Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida
Poodle and Pooch Rescue is a non-profit organization that rescues dogs that truly need help. They have many older, special needs dogs - the “leftovers” – the ones who are hard to adopt. Poodle and Pooch Rescue provides veterinary care for the dogs and a foster family. When they’re ready, Poodle and Pooch Rescue matches them with a special family who cherishes them for the rest of their lives.
San Francisco Food Bank
The San Francisco Food Bank is a critical link between food and people. They provide food to nearly 225,000 people through 450+ nonprofit partners. Hunger impacts people in all walks of life. The San Francisco Food Bank reaches them all – from working families to senior citizens. This year, they are on track to distribute more than 45 million pounds of food to meet an ever-growing need in the San Francisco community.
$250 Runners up:
Help A Mother Out
Help A Mother Out is dedicated to increasing access to diapers for families in need. Their vision is a day when every baby has an adequate supply of diapers. Started by two moms in 2009 with an initial investment of $100, this one time diaper drive has evolved into a nationally recognized grassroots organization raising diapers, awareness, and advocating for long term change in the social safety net.
Marine Mammal Center
Since 1975, The Marine Mammal Center has rescued and treated more than 16,000 elephant seals, sea lions, sea otters and other marine mammals that get stranded along 600 miles of California coast, as well as conducted research about marine mammal health conditions. The Center’s robust education programs teach approximately 30,000 students and adults each year, with the goals of inspiring ocean conservation and showing the interdependence we all share with marine mammals and the ocean.
Aren’t they amazing?
Many thanks to everyone who participated and…
Happy Holidays from CLEAR!