Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Three New Charities in the TisBest 250
Tomorrow—November 17th—is National Philanthropy Day. Well, okay, in some places it was celebrated on Monday… and in other places it’s Thursday. And in more precocious locations, National Philanthropy Day was November 5th. We figure it’s like the Orthodox calendar, where the dates don’t always line up but the effect is still the same. Either way, we’re excited to make an announcement:
In honor of National Philanthropy Day(s), TisBest welcomes three new charities to the TisBest 250!
Nurse-Family Partnership is an organization that provides low-income, first-time parents with a relationship they can count on. A trusted, respected, and compassionate public health nurse visits the mom from the beginning of her pregnancy until her child is two years old. The program has proven results including effective preventative health care, improved childhood development, and better economic self-sufficiency through a mentor-like role that the nurse plays in the mother's life. Wow... just wow!
Operation Homefront, developed to support the families of deployed military personnel in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, provides emergency assistance to military families in need. They give everything from food assistance to household appliances, and build a community around those waiting for their soldiers to come home. They've also created support programs for those wounded in action. Maybe I'm a crybaby, but the stories on their site always make me well up!
World Concern is a Christian international humanitarian group that does everything. From microloans to disaster response, from digging wells to fighting human trafficking, World Concern offers life, opportunity and hope in 22 of the most desperate countries on earth. They're incredibly well-respected, and effective in so many different ways. A really impressive organization!
Keep an eye on the blog, as we'll be announcing even more new charity partners in the next few weeks.