This page will in no way be an exhaustive list of the opportunities to get involved with charities.  Rather it will be a list of charities/groups that I donate to and really hope that others will get involved with.

The Peyton Heart Project

  • I really like this project and have gotten a little obsessed with it.  I think their mission is fantastic and the more it spreads the more it can benefit so many people that may need help, but don’t know where to find it or how to ask for it.  If talking about mental health becomes something normal that can be out in the open rather than something to be ashamed of it can save and improve countless lives.
  • From their Facebook page:  Our goal is to raise awareness about suicide & bullying. We would also like to help end the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
  • Their project was created in response to a 13 year old boy, Peyton James, who took his own life in 2014 after years of bullying.  Small crochet, knitted, wrapped, and sewn hearts are made, tagged, and then left for people to find.
  • You can donate materials, request hearts to spread, make your own to spread or mail to the project.  If you would like to get involved please follow the above links to their page and go through their FAQs for details; contact them directly with any questions.

Foster Care to Success

  • From their website:  Foster Care to Success (FC2S) understands. We are the oldest and largest national nonprofit organization working solely with college bound foster youth. For over 30 years we have helped them navigate the tricky waters of academia, understand the importance of personal fiscal responsibility, determine achievable career goals, and create networks of friendship and support. Since 1981, over 50,000 foster youth have received information, advice, support or funding from Foster Care to Success, helping them to transition from care to adulthood through education.
  • The Red Scarf Project is the opportunity to make and donate scarves to foster kids going into college.  Please be aware if you want to make a scarf that they only take donations from September 1st to December 15th each year.
  • You can also donate money for their Care Package Program if you are unable to make a scarf.

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