Supported Charities

When you host a party with GiftAround, you have the option to pick a charity that will benefit from gift contributions. A portion of each gift contribution will go to the charity you choose. Below are the list of charities we support.

National Charities

ASPCA

Help the ASPCA get pets out of shelters and into loving homes. Just $25 can feed an abandoned dog or cat for three weeks.

Habitat for Humanity

Support Habitat for Humanity in its mission to provide decent housing to those who could not otherwise afford it. Habitat for Humanity relies on donations and volunteers to build and repair houses and to allow people to purchase homes with no-interest mortgages. Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has built or repaired more than 800,000 houses.

"I Have a Dream" Foundation

Help children from low income communities go to college and fulfill their dreams by supporting the "I Have A Dream" Foundation. The "I Have A Dream" Foundation provides an entire school grade from a low income community with a comprehensive set of services from elementary school through high school graduation.

Kaboom!

Support Kaboom! so children (especially children living in poverty) get the active play they need. Since 1996, Kaboom has helped build more than 16,000 playgrounds, served more than 8.5 million children, empowered countless community leaders to re-inject their communities with spaces for active play, and advocated for more play in children's lives.

March of Dimes

Prematurity is the #1 killer of babies in the United States. Help prevent premature births and birth defects by choosing March of Dimes. March of Dimes works to prevent premature births and birth defects by researching problems threatening mothers and babies, partnering with local organizations, and placing a spotlight on these issues.

No Kid Hungry

Help prevent childhood hunger by choosing Share our Strength. Share our Strength connects kids in need with nutritious food, teaches families how to shop for and cook healthy meals on shoestring budgets, and shines a spotlight on the child hunger crisis in America. Just $20 will provide 200 meals for hungry kids.

NRDC

Safeguard the earth by choosing NRDC. NRDC focuses on preserving the world's energy and climate, oceans, water, wildlife and wild places, public health, and sustainable communities by combining legal, policy and research based strategies.

Operation Smile

Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft lip or palate. By choosing Operation Smile, you will help ensure that children with facial deformities, including cleft lip and palates, get the surgery they need.

Positive Coaching Alliance

By providing resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes, Positive Coaching Alliance develops better athletes and better people.

The Conservation Fund

Protect our nation's parks, forests, national monuments, wild areas and waterways by choosing the Conservation Fund. Since 1985, the Conservation Fund has preserved more than 7.5 million acres of land, developed green infrastructure plans for states and cities, financed loans to green businesses, and protected our nation's waterways.

DC Area Charities

Casa for Children of DC

Casa for Children of DC trains and supervises volunteers to advocate in court for children in the foster system, act as stable and supportive adults in children's lives, and find safe, permanent homes for the children. Choose Casa for Children of DC to protect children's interests!

City Dogs Rescue

Support City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties, which rescues dogs from high-kill shelters and finds them loving homes.

DC Central Kitchen

Choose DC Central Kitchen to help feed D.C.'s hungry and equip them with the skills to get jobs in the culinary industry. DC Central Kitchen recycles more than 1,700 pounds of food each day that it turns into 4,500 meals for the hungry. DC Central Kitchen then empowers many of the people it feeds with culinary job training, placing approximately 90% of its graduates in culinary jobs.

DC Diaper Bank

DC Diaper Bank, founded by a DC area mom, provides 100,000 diapers to 3,600 D.C. area families per month. Help keep all D.C. area babies and toddlers dry and healthy by choosing DC Diaper Bank.

DC Greens

Make DC healthier by choosing DC Greens. DC Greens is working to ensure that all D.C. area residents have access to and understand the value of healthy food. DC Greens helps provide low income DC residents with produce from farmers' markets, trains teachers how to bring school garden and healthy eating programs to their schools, and runs a farm in D.C.

Defeat DIPG

Bethesda parents Mark and Jenny Mosier founded the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation after their son died following an eight month battle with DIPG, a type of brainstem tumor. Every day, one child receives a DIPG diagnosis and one child dies from DIPG. Yet, no effective treatment exists and most children die within two years. The Foundation is dedicated to improving these odds by raising awareness and funding promising research into DIPG cures.

Girls on the Run DC

Sprint to the finish line with Girls on the Run, which leads elementary and middle school girls in discussions, activities and runs to help them recognize their unique inner power.

KID Museum

Support Montgomery County's new KID Museum, dedicated to sparking elementary and middle schoolers' creativity and curiosity with programs like designing items for 3D printing, building electric guitars, and creating video games. Started by three local parents in 2011, the KID Museum needs your help so that it can purchase equipment, extend access to low income families, and train high school apprentices.

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary is a farm that cares for abused or neglected farm animals. Give to the Sanctuary generally or sponsor an animal!

Chicago Charities

Barrel of Monkeys Productions

Barrel of Monkeys teaches creative writing workshops to students aged 7-13 in the under-funded classrooms of the Chicago Public Schools and in their after-school program at Loyola Park. Kids get a chance to see their writing in action when professional actors take the pieces written by the students and perform them for the world to see!

Cara Program

Help the homeless in Chicago break out of the vicious cycle of homelessness. The Cara Program helps people transform their lives and become successful members of the community.

Gilda’s Club Chicago

Gilda Radner was one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live. After her death from ovarian cancer, her family started Gilda’s Club to serve as a supportive community for cancer patients and their families.

Glass Slipper Project

While a lot of girls look forward to dressing up to the nines for prom, many girls in Chicago simply can’t afford that luxury. The Glass Slipper Project has served over 20,000 Chicago girls since 1999 to help them create memories of a lifetime.

Misericordia

Misericordia provides a community for hundreds of developmentally disabled children and adults. They offer a variety of residential options and community programs to help ensure a higher quality of life for some of the most vulnerable people in Chicago.

PAWS Chicago

Do you love animals? PAWS Chicago seeks to end the killing of homeless cats and dogs, and has saved the lives of thousands of pets since their inception in 1997.

SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Villages offer a unique take on foster care. Their goal is to keep siblings together, and that do that by bringing a professionally qualified foster parent to come live with the siblings in an SOS Village instead of sending individual children into separate foster homes. The first SOS Villages were actually in Germany in 1945, to serve the children orphaned in WWII. Today, in the Chicago area, there are 4 separate sites operated by SOS Village IL.

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