It feels good to give back! This holiday season, we’re shining a light on some nonprofit organizations that are doing compassionate and critical work to help inspire you to share in the kindness. Learn more about our featured nonprofits and discover how you can spread some holiday cheer by donating your AfterShokz Rewards Program points to one of our featured nonprofits or a nonprofit of your choice.
Here at AfterShokz, we’ve made a commitment to continue supporting and advocating for the Black community and all communities of color long after the protests and news coverage ends, and the Loveland Foundation is helping us do just that. The organization focuses on creating and providing resources and initiatives for improved opportunities, access, validation, and healing to people of color, especially Black women and girls. Consider contributing a financial gift to the Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund and show your support for mental health accessibility in just a few minutes! Discover more ways you can give on the Loveland Foundation website.
Black Men Run is an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the many health and wellness benefits running offers Black men. Additionally, the organization is committed to serving as a network for fellow Black male runners and to be a source of inspiration for those who may be interested in beginning their own health journeys. Black Men Run has hundreds of chapters nationwide to help cultivate community and organize social action and engagement opportunities at the grassroots level. Some of their programs and initiatives include race competitions, career mentorship, and volunteerism opportunities. Visit the official Black Men Run website to find a local chapter near you and get connected.
Motivated by scientific evidence and insights from leading Canadian scientists and experts, the purpose of the David Suzuki Foundation is to encourage and empower people to take action against environmental challenges in their local and collective communities. The organization works with evidence-based researched and policy analysis to collaborate with program and community mobilizers to create conservational change and to protect Canada’s natural environment. Visit their website to learn more information about issue areas such as biodiversity and environmental rights and find out how you can get involved.
Food poverty and hunger are crucial issues facing millions of children in the United States every day, and the impact has been even more detrimental during the COVID-19 pandemic. No Kid Hungry is an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger by providing nutritious, healthy meals, and snacks to kids and their families around the country. In an effort to eradicate child hunger, No Kid Hungry also spearheads a variety of community initiatives including a School Breakfast program, an Afterschool Meals program, and Food Skills Education classes. To learn more about No Kid Hungry advocacy and support initiatives, or to make a donation to help feed growing children near you, visit their official website.
Driven by the belief that all girls are born with power and a purpose, Girls on the Run is on a mission to help inspire every girl to reach their limitless potential. Through running activities and virtual programming, Girls on the Run has created a research-based curriculum designed to help girls develop life skills, build character and self-esteem, and create healthy lifestyle habits. The organization is made up of more than 200 council locations nationwide and includes a network of adult women volunteers, parent supporters, and more than 2 million girls, proving it’s a mission that goes beyond just running. Participate in the SoleMates program and take the Physical Activity Challenge to help raise money for Girls on the Run while conquering your own personal fitness training.
Inspired by the late elite middle-distance runner Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald, Brave Like Gabe is a foundation dedicated to finding more and effective treatments for those diagnosed with rare cancers. On a mission to encourage stories of triumph and bravery from cancer fighters and survivors like Gabe, the organization is made up of runners, athletes, and warriors alike. To learn more about how you can help show your support by participating in the organization’s virtual 5K benefitting Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation, visit the Brave Like Gabe website.
The issue of climate change has become one of the biggest challenges the world faces today. National Resources Defence Council (NRDC) works to ensure the preservation, protection, and sustainability of the world’s air, water, and wild spaces. With the help of proven data and science, NRDC mobilizes communities on both the national and international levels to advocate for the protection of the environment through the creation and implementation of laws and policies. Make a donation, learn how to get involved, or get information from the experts anytime online.
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