In the spirit of continually Giving Back, this column Showcases three meaningful organizations and charities that are doing amazing work and would appreciate your donations of time and/or money.
Please remember that generous donations are critical to our neighbors down the street, across the nation and around the world.
The Showcase will feature charities in every issue with the hopes that one will stand out and become special to you. From all of us at The Showcase Magazine we wish you a Happy Autumn!
The Facts About Hunger
1 in 5 kids in America doesn't get the food they need every day. This takes a terrible toll on their health and development, and threatens their futures in profound ways. It also drags down our nation's economy by perpetuating the cycle of poverty.
Childhood hunger is a problem that threatens our children and our future. We're in danger of losing an entire generation of leaders, innovators and problem-solvers. But we are ending childhood hunger today.
With your support, No Kid Hungry works to ensure that every child in the United States has access to healthy food where they live, where they learn and where they play. Read about the amazing true success stories at www.nokidhungry.org
The Sanaa Lathan Foundation was founded in August of 2015 by Tony-Award nominated actress, Sanaa Lathan. Lathan’s film credits include 35 independent and box office success features, including The Perfect Guy, Contagion, Something New, The Family that Preys, Brown Sugar, Love and Basketball, Out of Time and The Best Man, one of the top 10 highest grossing African American films in history. Lathan received an NAACP Image Award nomination for her role on the FX Network series, Nip/Tuck.
The mission of The Sanaa Lathan Foundation is to empower young women aging out of foster care to transition into adult independence through improved self-esteem and access to higher education. The Foundation bridges the especially challenging adolescence and prepares young women aging out of foster care to successfully transition to adult independence.
For more information go to www.sanaalathanfoundation.org
Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
Reach Out and Read was founded in 1989 with its first program at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center). By 2001, dramatic growth brought the Reach Out and Read model to all 50 states, with almost 1,500 sites distributing 1.6 million books per year.
Today, Reach Out and Read partners with more than 5,500 program sites and distributes 6.5 million books per year. The program currently serves one in five children living in poverty in this country, and continues to grow each year with the vision that one day the Reach Out and Read model will be a part of every young child's checkups.
For more information go to www.reachoutandread.org