Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) is an organization dedicated to eradicating child sex trafficking. Founded in 2013, O.U.R. has crafted and achieved its mission to not just save children from sex trafficking, but to seek justice for those who victimize children. It works with local authorities to arrest those who organize and participate in sex trafficking. Prior to a rescue operation, O.U.R. connects with either the local government or other local care centers to assure that the children saved will receive aftercare.
Save the Children was originally founded in England in 1919. The U.S. headquarters was founded in 1932 in Connecticut. Save the Children uses a child sponsorship model, where donors' sponsored contributions are pooled with those of other donors sponsoring children in the community. These donations are used to fight poverty, provide better options for early childhood and primary education, and supply medical supplies and care to the community as a whole. Sponsors are able to communicate with their sponsored children if they desire.
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is an independent, national 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications. Since its founding in 2004, PAN has provided nearly 1 million underinsured patients with over $3 billion in financial assistance to help pay for deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance, travel expenses, and health insurance premiums. The organization operates over 60 disease-specific programs.
The majority of individuals helped by the PAN Foundation are Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare beneficiaries, by law, are unable to receive financial assistance for their out-of-pocket costs directly from pharmaceutical manufacturers. Charitable foundations like PAN are the only organizations to which Medicare beneficiaries can turn for assistance.
The PAN Foundation is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Cru was founded as Campus Crusade for Christ in 1951 by Bill and Vonette Bright. The organization was originally headquartered in San Bernadino, California, but has since relocated its headquarters to Orlando, Florida. Campus Crusade for Christ changed its name to Cru in 2011, among great controversy. Some groups feel as though the organization is straying away from Biblical beliefs and teachings in its ministry to high school and college students, in the mission field, and to professional businesspeople around the world. Contributions are used to support Cru's ministry.
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Coconut Creek Florida, Food for the Poor operates in 17 Caribbean and Latin American countries and supplies food, secure housing, medical care, education, emergency relief, and clean water to the people of those nations who are in need. As an international non-profit organization, Food for the Poor offers several ways for donors to support its mission and combat poverty. Families and children in these countries are often suffering from malnutrition. Donors can put their money towards providing nutritious food and a meal to those people in need or even purchase livestock, supplies, monthly gifts, child sponsorship, and memorial gifts.
Project HOPE was founded in 1958 as the first United States hospital ship in peacetime. The ship was used as a mobile hospital, bringing medical personnel and supplies to those in need-either from epidemics, after-effects of war, or to help treat and rebuild after a natural disaster. Currently, Project HOPE works in developing nations helping to fight communicable and noncommunicable diseases and improving outcomes for women and children with its aggressive training and outreach programs, among other projects. Project HOPE is headquartered in Millwood, Virginia.
Susan G. Komen For the Cure has grown from a sister’s efforts to memorialize her sibling to a front line organization for breast cancer research and education. The organization is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has an international presence. Susan G. Komen For the Cure’s program is primarily focused upon awareness and education, but it has a secondary program that awards grants to aid in research. For each dollar received, Susan G. Komen For the Cure puts approximately 60 cents towards education and awareness, 20 cents towards research, and 20 cents towards administrative and fundraising costs.
Founded in 1950 and headquartered in California, World Vision International is a Christian charity. Donations are given in the form of a monthly sponsorship for a child in need. Some donations are pooled with those of other donors to improve the communities in which the children live.
American Refugee Committee (ARC) focuses on helping global citizens take action to change our world. Over 35 years ago, Chicago businessman Neal Ball started ARC by recruiting a volunteer relief team and traveling to the Thai-Cambodian border. His team became known for their energy and belief that anything was possible. ARC works with its partners as well as its constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees. The organization seeks to help people survive conflict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency.
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, AmeriCares provides disaster relief and support. The primary focus of AmeriCares’ program centers around medical support.