Children’s Defense Fund

The mission of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is to ensure every child a healthy start, a head start, a fair start, a safe start and a moral start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. The CDF Freedom Schools® program provides summer and after-school enrichment through a research-based and multicultural program model that supports K-12 scholars and their families through five essential components: high quality academic and character-building enrichment; parent and family involvement; civic engagement and social action; intergenerational servant leadership development; and nutrition, health and mental health.

Support: CDF Freedom Schools

True Kids 1

True Kids 1 (TK1) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit media education organization based in Taos, New Mexico. Our mission is to promote digital citizenship and open career paths for youth by providing media skills, tools and opportunities. We help students tell their stories, develop critical thinking and media skills, and positively engage with communities across New Mexico. Our vision is to transform education through media production for social change.

Support: True Kids 1

Twirl Taos

Twirl is a play and discovery space located in Taos, New Mexico.

Our mission is to support the growth and potential of children in Taos through inspirational, community-wide opportunities to gather, learn, create and play.

Our vision is a community that recognizes, celebrates and cultivates its greatest asset, its children.

Support: Twirl Taos

The Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association was founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals who recognized the need for an organization that would unite caregivers, provide support to those facing Alzheimer’s and advance research into the disease.

Today, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. We are the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Together, we can end Alzheimer’s. Donate today.

Support: Alz.org

The bottom rail always rises to the top.

Annie Carter Jackson
Lifting As We Climb

“And so, lifting as we climb, onward and upward we go, struggling and striving, and hoping that the buds and blossoms of our desires will burst into glorious fruition ‘ere long. With courage, born of success achieved in the past, with a keen sense of the responsibility which we shall continue to assume, we look forward to a future large with promise and hope. Seeking no favors because of our color, nor patronage because of our needs, we knock at the bar of justice, asking an equal chance.”

Mary Church Terrell, NACW