Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles
Epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder in the United States after Alzheimer's disease and stroke. Epilepsy is equal in prevalence to cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease combined.
Epilepsy is not a single entity but a family of more than 40 syndromes that affects more than 3 million people in the U.S.A and 50,000,000, worldwide.
Epilepsy strikes most often among the very young and the very old, although anyone can get it at any age. In the U.S, it currently affects more than 326,000 children under age fifteen and more than 90,000 of them have severe seizures that cannot be adequately treated.
Learn more about Epilepsy and The Epilepsy Foundation
Freshology supports Nicole Gumpert's LoveWrapsDesigns.com
A portion of the net proceeds from the sale of her designs go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.
Love Wraps Designs was inspired by my three beautiful children, one of whom suffers from Epilepsy. A portion of the net proceeds from the bracelets will support Care & Cure for Children with Epilepsy, a special initiative of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles dedicated to supporting programs that offer assistance to those who suffer from this debilitating disease. Wrap yourself and others with Love Wraps.
The Promises Foundation
The Promises Foundation is a non-profit public charity committed to restoring hope for families. Richard Rogg, founder of Promises Treatment Centers, established The Promises Foundation in 1999 along with his wife, Lisa. After 20 years of operating a world renowned treatment center, the Roggs wanted to contribute to the community and help those who could not afford private treatment. While the foundation's mission remains broad, the core emphasis is on keeping families together.
The second project sponsored by The Promises Foundation is Miriam's House, a 15 bedroom converted convent located in Los Angeles, California. This program fills an imperative need in Los Angeles for residential facilities that serve both low-income women and their children. Staying true to the vision of Keeping Families Together, Miriam's House is a safe haven for children escaping chaos and instability and a recovery home for mothers seeking help.
The yearlong process nurtures the individual needs of both mother and child while fostering the healing process of fractured families. It is not a temporary shelter, though we provide food, clothing and safety. Instead, it is about mothers developing the life-long skills, including parenting and occupational therapy, to lead healthy, meaningful lives free from the confines of poverty and addiction.
LA Food Bank
Los Angeles Regional Foodbank is a nonprofit charitable organization that has been serving the disadvantaged of our community since 1973. We are at the heart of a charitable food distribution network that includes nearly 900 charitable agency sites in Los Angeles County. A voluntary board of directors provides guidance and oversight for Foodbank activities.
The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank is a partner with Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest) Feeding America is the nation's largest non-governmental, domestic hunger relief organization. As a partner, we follow the guidelines put forth by the network and are subject to monitoring. Los Angeles Regional Foodbank upholds the highest standards of charitable food distribution. We are also connected to and cooperate with food banks throughout the country. Los Angeles Regional Foodbank is the only Feeding America affliated food bank in Los Angeles County.
Learn More About Food Bank Programs
Anna Getty presents Pregnancy Awareness Month - Hosted by Anna Getty and Ricki Lake 5/2
Declared and founded by holistic lifestyle expert Anna Getty, May 2009 marks the 2nd year of Pregnancy Awareness Month (PAM). Through PAM, Anna aims to empower pregnant women with information, "how to" ideas and inspiration to incorporate PAM's four key initiatives - education, exercise, nutrition & wellness and nurture - into their life routines and to show women how easy it can be to make healthy changes in their lives for themselves and their children.
The NOBLE AWARDS celebrate the individuals and organizations that truly make a difference in people's lives by encouraging the hope that unleashes human potential. Among the charities that we honor today are: The Art of Elysium, Best Buddies, The Children's Hospital Los Angeles, DoSomething.org, The Elizabeth Glaser Pedriatric AIDS Foundation, Playing for Change, the Lollipop Theatre Network, Oceana, Padres Contra El Cancer, Stand Up to Cancer and the Women's Sports Foundation. Our purpose is more than just to thank those for what they have done in the past; our goal is to encourage each and every person here to "BE A NOBLE", to inspire a movement for giving and to take action with a purpose on a global scale.
Bag Ladies of Beverly Hills raise money for LupusCelebrity and Designer Handbag Auctioned at 6th Annual Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon Raises Over $300,000 for Lupus LA
Kris Jenner of E!'s Keeping up with the Kardashians hosted the famous luncheon at the Four Season in Beverly Hills, which raised over $300,000 for lupus support services and innovative research across southern California and around the country.
In the spirit of encouraging charitable shopping, honorary event co-chair Toni Braxton (of ABC's Dancing with the Stars) literally danced her way down the runway in front of 500 guests to showcase Lupus LA's 2-carat diamond bracelet. Her twirling resulted in an $8,000 bid. A third of the more than $300,000 dollars raised came from winning handbag bids.
Carrie Brillstein also co-chaired the festive event attended by such celebrities and VIPs as Ali Hillis, Daisy Fuentes, Danielle Nicolet, Karina Smirnoff, Kelly Stone, Kris Jenner, Lily Collins, Lisa Ann Walter, Mischa Barton, and Shantel Van Santen.
Lupus LA honored motivational speaker, writer, and lecturer La-Doris McClaney, PhD, as its 2008 "Woman of Achievement." Upon learning that a close friend was battling lupus, Dr. McClaney generously gave from her family's charitable funds and also lent her name and efforts to Lupus LA to fight lupus.
Green Day in Hollywood for Earth Day 4/22
Earth Day is celebrated in the US on April 22 and is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-Wisconsin) as an environmental teach-in in 1970, and is celebrated in many countries every year. This date is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.
Raising Money For Autism
ACT Today! is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase access to effective autism treatments. Our goal is to help facilitate treatment by providing the necessary resources including funding, information and referrals to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and their families.
ACT Today! is the brainchild of several passionate people who believe access to early, effective treatment is vital for individuals with ASDs. Together with Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, a leading provider of therapy to autistic children with over 25 years of experience, this group created ACT Today! to do just as the name implies - take action immediately to treat autism.
Young Contemporaries Raise Money For MOCA
Founded in 1979, MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. In a remarkably short time, MOCA has developed one of the nation's most renowned permanent collections. Now numbering over 5,000 works and steadily growing, this invaluable cultural resource provides extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment to thousands of national and international visitors.
Children's Hospital of Los AngelesHoliday Toy Drive
CHLA gives out approximately 500 to 600 toys per week to the children. The hospital gives a toy to a child for each week the child is in the hospital, for every procedure or surgery the child has, on the child's birthday, if the child is unable to bring toys from home, and of course during the holidays. The hospital's toy inventory is comprised entirely of items generously provided by donors. With the holiday season approaching the need for toys is even greater.
Children of The Night
Children of the Night is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1979. We are dedicated to assisting children between the ages of 11 and 17 who are forced to prostitute on the streets for food to eat and a place to sleep. Since 1979 we have rescued girls and boys from prostitution and the domination of vicious pimps. And we provide all programs with the support of private donations.
We are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of children each year. Our commitment to rescuing these children from the ravages of prostitution is shared with a small but committed group of detectives, FBI agents, and prosecutors in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Ana, Anaheim, San Diego, other areas of California, Las Vegas, Portland, Billings, Montana; Seattle, Washington; Miami, New York, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Phoenix, Hawaii and Washington D.C. - all stops on the child prostitution circuit. And our numbers keep growing as more and more dedicated individuals become concerned about the welfare of these desperate children.
Project Angel Food
Project Angel Food's mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. Volunteers and staff cook and deliver free and nutritious meals prepared with love throughout Los Angeles County, acting out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness do not wait.
With a corps of 1,500 + dedicated volunteers, the agency provides more than 11,000 meals a week to 1,600 clients of all ages and backgrounds for whom a healthy meal, delivered with a warm smile, is truly lifesaving. Project Angel Food celebrates 20 years of service to the Greater Los Angeles community in 2009
Junior League Los Angeles
The Junior League of Los Angeles is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior League of Los Angeles reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism and to the community.
The Junior League of Los Angeles provides training opportunities to develop its volunteers through seminars, community service, leadership roles and mentoring in order to achieve its mission.
The focus areas of the Junior League of Los Angeles include:
* Health and education of women and children
* Violence prevention
* Women in leadership
Conner Cause For Children
Conner Cause For Children - 15th Annual Gala
The Conner's Cause for Children 15th Annual Benefit Gala was held at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Oct. 11. The gala raised more than $62,000, which will go to local families struggling with the out-of-pocket costs of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness.
Conner's Cause for Children was formed by friends of John and Judy Champ, who found that there were many expenses not covered by their health insurance when their 4-year-old son, Conner, was diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor 15 years ago. These friends held fundraisers to help the Champs with the unforeseen expenses.
Conner's Cause for Children is the only non-profit organization in the San Diego region that offers direct family assistance for out-of-pocket expenses relating to any and all life-threatening illnesses associate with children. The organization has helped more than 1,500 families with direct financial assistance.
The Brady Center
The Brady Center works to reform the gun industry by enacting and enforcing sensible regulations to reduce gun violence, including regulations governing the gun industry. In addition, we represent victims of gun violence in the courts. We educate the public about gun violence through litigation, grassroots mobilization, and outreach to affected communities.
The Brady Campaign works to pass and enforce sensible federal and state gun laws, regulations, and public policies through grassroots activism, electing public officials who support common sense gun laws, and increasing public awareness of gun violence. Through our Million Mom March and Brady Chapters, we work locally to educate, remember victims, and pass sensible gun laws, believing that children have the right to grow up in environments free from the threat of gun violence.