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HSC Pediatric Center

HSC Pediatric Center

HSC Pediatric Center provides quality rehabilitative and transitional care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with special health care needs in a supportive, culturally competent, respectful environment.

A child's experience at The HSC Pediatric Center (HSC) is very different from the usual hospital experience. Each child is involved in everyday activities of playing, learning, and growing while receiving expert medical care that only a pediatric hospital can provide.

Stillbrave

Stillbrave

We are committed to helping the families of children battling cancer in any way we can. So while they are fighting the toughest war of their lives, we will fight their lesser battles, so they don't have to. We are not only here to support children with cancer; we are here to help ease the burden of the family and the caregivers who are fighting battles of their own.

To donate or volunteer, visit http://www.stillbrave.org/volunteer.html.

http://www.stillbrave.org/home.html
 

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread provides our Fairfax County area neighbors in need with short-term safety-net services and empowers them to work toward long-term self-sufficiency. We welcome individual volunteers and those from local faith-based groups, community organizations, businesses, schools and universities.

To donate or volunteer, visit https://www.odbfairfax.org/Volunteer%20Page.

https://www.odbfairfax.org/
 

Youth Empowered Society (YES)

Youth Empowered Society (YES)

The Youth Empowered Society, YES, was founded in Baltimore and branched out of the Baltimore Homeless Youth Initiative (BHYI) Youth Leaders who were youths with personal experiences of homelessness.  YES is Baltimore City’s first and only drop-in center for homeless youths.  It is safe place for youths who are homeless that are between the ages of 14-25.  Their basic needs are met which help establish supportive relationships with the staff and helps them sustain long-term resources.

 

If you are interested in volunteering, you may fill out the YES Volunteer Application online.   You can contact Maia Gibbons at Maia@yesdropincenter.org for more information.  

 

You can find them at: http://www.yesdropincenter.org

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society helps raise awareness and improve the quality of life of patients and their families who have been affected by leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.  There are multiple chapters around the United States, the National Capital chapter is located in Alexandria, Virginia and can be found at this link.

 

There are multiple tasks that volunteers can take part in in this society.  The list can be found on their volunteer page as well as the sign-up form.  

You can find them at: http://www.lls.org

Amy's Army

Amy's Army

Amy’s Army stated in 2007 when Amy Howl was diagnosed with cancer.  Her friends and family wanted to support her and helped set up a small Pink Ribbon Walk which turned into Amy’s Army, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Their mission is to help increase awareness, support medical research and provide financial support to women in Northern Virginia affected by cancer.

 

You can become involved by become a donor, by shopping at smile.amazon.com, designate Amy’s Army as a fundraising recipient, matching a donor program, or by attending of their fundraising events.

You can also join their mailing link by clicking on this link.   You can find them at: http://www.amysarmyva.org

Loudon Abused Women’s Shelter(LAWS)

Loudon Abused Women’s Shelter(LAWS)

In 1984 three women were aiming to establish a safe place for women affected by social injustice.  In doing so, they helped create Loudon’s first place for women to find refuge from domestic violence.  Their mission is to help adults and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault while educating the community about domestic violence and sexual assault.  They also want to help eliminate personal and societal violence.

 

If you would like to volunteer, visit their volunteer page.

 

You can visit them at: http://lcsj.org

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

Contact Ryan Newcomb, Area Director for the National Capital Area AFSP Chapter, at RNewcomb@afsp.org

http://www.afsp.org/

http://www.afsp.org/local-chapters/find-your-local-chapter/afsp-national-capital-area 

Now I Play Along Too

Now I Play Along Too

Now I Play Along Too is a not for profit foundation (based in Virginia) that focuses on improving the lives of disadvantaged kids through the gift of music. Inspired by the gift of an anonymous person, the alternative rock band MELODIME started the foundation to continue the story and provide opportunities to others that otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford them. The foundation accomplishes this by providing music instruments, instruction, and encouragement to regularly practice and perform music.

To volunteer, fill out the form at http://nowiplayalongtoo.org/index.php/get-involved or email info@nowiplayalongtoo.org

http://nowiplayalongtoo.org/