Pat LaFontaine’s Companions In Courage Foundation connects hospitalized children with their family, friends, and heroes. For more information, please visit www.CiC16.org
The One Step Ahead Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving children with physical disabilities positive experiences through sports to build confidence, courage, and friendship, increase self-esteem, and create a better sense of self-worth all while giving them a positive experience they will use throughout the rest of their lives. This foundation will especially focus on children with limb loss and provide them with the means to participate in various athletics.
Tim No 37 presents HATE the HATE is a USA Network Characters Unite Award Winning rock n roll concert series designed to raise awareness against hate crimes, bullying, and discrimination as well as suicide prevention.
National Dance Institute (NDI) was founded in 1976 by Jacques d’Amboise in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage children and motivate them toward excellence.
Each year, NDI transforms the lives of tens of thousands of New York City public school children and their communities through weekly classes, short-term residencies, and public performances. Under the artistic direction of Ellen Weinstein and a staff of professional teaching artists, programs are offered to all children, transcending barriers of language, culture, and physical and cognitive challenges. For more info, www.nationaldance.org
Manhattan Dolls has a brand new non-profit organization which sponsors members of The Manhattan Dolls performing for veterans and seniors free of charge. Their music has delighted audiences for years and now The Dolls are able to entertain and honor those who have fought so hard for our country. Get more info at www.themanhattandolls.com
The Groovy Projects is a character development/anti-bullying organization that creates artistic and life-changing experiences with entertainment professionals. Through community building and soul-searching activities such as music videos, short movies, writing lyrics, theatrical games, photography, drawing, beat-boxing and body percussion, we allow students to discover that they are each special, and have the power to make everyone around them feel “Two Inches Taller.” By involving students in these interactive programs during their formative years, the goal is to give students perspective on what type of person they want to become in the future.
The Groovy Projects range from one-time assemblies to a whole year program resulting in an empowering Groovy Celebration where we premiere their music videos, movies, art work, raps, photos and poems. (Click HD in Bottom right corner)
Created in 2008, the mission of New Alternatives is to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth and to enable them to transition out of the shelter system and into stable adult lives. We do this by providing case management, education services, life skills training, community-building recreational activities, opportunities for self-expression, and support services for HIV+ youth. Our guiding principles are those of harm reduction, youth development, and empowerment.
Milagros Day Worldwide is a non-profit organization that provides personal growth and professional development, as well as leadership mentoring and coaching to survivors of domestic violence and people who grew up in abusive households.
The three core principles that guide our teachings are Re-Creation (limiting belief transformation), Re-Education (essential business and interpersonal skills), and Responsibility (community service and social impact). These are the pillars that enable us to deliver our tagline of Turning Abuse Into Success.
Animal Haven is a nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption. Founded in 1967, we operate an animal shelter in Manhattan. We also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission: To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Birthday Fairies is a national organization that provides birthday parties to children in need. Anna Koppelman, a twelve-year-old girl from New York City founded the charity after visiting a homeless shelter with her fifth grade class. From the moment she walked in that day, she knew she wanted to do something that would make the lives of the children living in that shelter, and any other shelter like it, better. Combining her passion for baking with the happy memories of her own birthday parties, Koppelman got started. At Birthday Fairies, we believe all children should know what it feels like to be honored, to have their family and friends tell them how much they love them and how terrific they are. In addition to cupcakes and gifts we integrate education, arts, recreation and music into each party. Birthday Fairies strives to celebrate as many birthdays as possible. As Anna likes to say, “A cupcake can’t change someone’s life but people who care can.”