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All Faiths Food Bank’s Mission is to “Reduce Hunger and Educate the Community about Hunger and Nutrition” in Sarasota and DeSoto (Florida) counties. In 2013, they served: 41,000 hungry neighbors 17,000 of them are children 75,000 back packs of food were provided for students 48% of the people they serve have at least one working member in their household. Many are single parents trying to raise their children on one income. Statistically, of children under age six in female-headed families, 59% are poor. Children who eat breakfast every day will get higher scores in math. More than 50% of the students in Sarasota County are eligible for free and reduced lunches, and in DeSoto County, more than 90%. Feeding our children is something we can accomplish together, to make the future stronger, smarter, and safer for us all.

Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley provides a safe, positive and productive place for youth to go after school and during school breaks. Youth members ages 8-18 are able to participate in after school and full day summer programs, as well as enjoy a daily snack and dinner.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix offers affordable after-school and summer programs for 23,000 young people in grades K-12. At twelve clubs in Phoenix and the West Valley, BGCMP provides award-winning programs designed to change the lives of young people in four key areas: Fun With a Purpose, Academic Success, Be Great & Do Good, & Healthy Choices.

The mission of the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired is to prepare children with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities, to reach their highest potential in the sighted world. Their doors are open for any infant to school-age child whose visual impairment is significant enough to adversely affect his or her educational performance. Children and their parents come here to discover a truly unique, positive environment with innovative and stimulating programs customized for each student.

Church of the Resurrection‘s Christmas Eve offering will be dedicated to education initiatives to provide a pathway out of poverty for the children and families served by our mission partners. • 50% will stay local, working with our school and education partners. • 50% will be spent with our mission partners in the developing world. For more information go to

Circle of Empowerment is a grass roots outreach community support program in Aposentillo, Nicaragua, to empower the citizens through increased knowledge of healthcare treatments and procedures and to build a strong education system for their children.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library promotes early childhood literacy by providing children with a carefully-selected, age appropriate book every month from birth until their 5th birthday.

Feed My People’s mission is to end hunger in west central Wisconsin. By building partnerships and acting as a key link between food suppliers and hunger-relief programs, we strive to strengthen lives, families and communities.

The Global Orphan Project is a global Orphan Care and Orphan Prevention ministry. We work with local churches to provide family-based care for orphaned and abandoned children in their communities. We also launch businesses and sponsor schools to help keep families together.

Happy Bottoms is Kansas City’s diaper bank. working with their partners to provide diapers to low-income families through donations, both financial and in-kind, and conducting diaper drives while raising awareness of the need for diapers for low-income families.

Harvesters is a clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of food and related household products the greater Kansas City area. Their network includes more than 620 nonprofit agencies in 26 counties, including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes, homes for the mentally disabled and shelters for battered persons. The network provides food assistance to as many as 66,000 different people each week.

Olathe Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund is making a positive difference in the lives of Olathe children and families, giving them hope for a brighter tomorrow! For many years, the Fund has supported local charities meeting the most critical needs in our community, including food, health care, clothing, shoes, and school supplies. The Fund is administered by a Board appointed by Mayor Copeland and comprised of community leaders and friends dedicated to helping our children.

Operation Breakthrough, founded in 1971, is an early education and social services agency for 400 Kansas City children each weekday, while their parents work, attend school or look for jobs. One in four of our children is homeless or in foster care. More than 90% of our families live below the federal poverty level. They provide early learning and child care for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. They have before- and after-school and full-day summer activities for children ages 6 to 13. Daily hot breakfast and lunch, on-site medical and dental care, speech and occupational therapy and mental health services for children. Operation Breakthrough has a food pantry and clothing closet, assistance with job and housing searches, support groups, parenting education, adult health care and mental health services for families. A safe place for at-risk children to learn and grow toward their great potential!

Resurrection Catholic School at the Cathedral is an accredited preschool through 8th-grade school located in Kansas City, Kansas. Resurrection exists to live Christ’s love and to develop our talents to serve Him always. Resurrection is a community that treats everyone with respect, where children achieve academic excellence, where families actively practice their Catholic faith and where the school and parish communities support each other. While Resurrection is steeped in Catholic tradition and values, students of all faiths are welcome at our school. RSC  takes pride in the diversity of its student body, which presents students with the opportunity to relate to and appreciate people of various cultures and ethnic groups.

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