We carefully chose four charities to benefit from this Clean Ones Cares program because of their highly successful programs that support our national communities and their adherence to Standards for Charitable Organizations and high ratings on Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator evaluates charitable organizations’ performance with an unbiased numbers rating system on their Financial Health and their Accountability & Transparency, allowing philanthropists to make informed decisions about giving. Below, are descriptions of the 4 charities we chose that not only comply with all the standards but have the top rating score in the Accountability & Transparency areas.
All Hands Volunteers is a US-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides direct relief to survivors of natural disasters, with maximum impact and minimum bureaucracy. Since 2005, All Hands has led 42 projects in response to natural disasters around the globe, most recently, the devastating tornadoes in the central and southern US and flooding in the Detroit area. We have ongoing projects in the Philippines where we are helping communities there rebuild after the destruction left by SuperTyphoon Haiyan in 2013. To date, we have assisted over 40,000 families; empowered more than 28,000 volunteers; and contributed more than 1,000,000 hours of donated labor to help put suffering communities on the road to recovery. For more information, including a list of past and present projects, visit hands.org.
Canine Companions for Independence provides the most advanced technology capable of transforming lives – with a cold nose and a warm heart! Imagine not being able to do basic tasks like picking up a set of keys, opening a door, or carrying a bag of groceries without constant help. Put a Canine Companions assistance dog in the picture and everything changes. Canine Companions provides highly trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities free of charge. The result is a life full of increased independence and new opportunities. Founded in 1975, Canine Companions assistance dogs are raised by volunteers across the country, trained by professionals in one of five training centers, and learn over 40 commands. For more information visit cci.org
First Book provides access to new, high-quality books and educational resources for children in need. By providing new books to children in mentoring and tutoring programs, Title I schools, after-school programs, shelters, and more, First Book provides resources to empower educators and to create permanent, systemic change. With access to high-quality books and other educational materials, these leaders can better teach, plan curricula, and impart a love of learning, thereby elevating the quality of community- and school-based programs. First Book is transforming the lives of children and young adults and elevating the quality of education. For more information visit firstbook.org
The mission of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. For more information visit bcrfcure.org