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Father’s Day Giving Guide

This Father’s Day get Dad what he really wants with GreatNonprofits and the #GetGiving guide! Your donation to any one of these 5 nonprofits is sure to make Dad proud!

9 Organizations Making Progress Towards Gun Control

The recent shooting in an Orlando nightclub was the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States. People in Orlando and beyond want to show their support for the victims and their families. They are lining up by the hundreds to attend candlelight vigils, donate blood, and show solidarity.

They are concerned with questions of equality, violence and freedom. One question stands out: Are our gun laws doing enough to prevent tragedies like this from happening again? Given the events of June 12th, the answer seems to be a clear, “No.”

Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, told the Wall Street Journal, “Florida’s approach to gun laws does nothing to prevent these types of tragedies—in fact, quite the opposite—and makes it all too easy for people intent on doing harm, from terrorists to domestic abusers to violent felons, to get guns.”

Here are 9 organizations working toward the prevention of gun violence in the United States.

1 . Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

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What summer camp volunteers want you to know

Sleepless nights, lots of sweat and maybe a few tears. But also, laughing so hard you think surely you’ll have a six pack by tomorrow, becoming lifelong friends with someone you just met, and seeing a child’s personality bloom in front of you. These memories are some of your most cherished.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

The best thing about Mother’s Day is that you get to celebrate the person (or persons!) who helped make you who you are. You get to say thank you to someone who was always there for you. The worst thing about Mother’s Day is that it can be difficult to find a gift that seems special enough for someone as important as your mom. Celebrate Mother’s Day by showing your mom that you know just how lucky you are by giving back to someone less fortunate in her name.

5 Celebrities Who Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Earth Day may only come once a year, but these celebrities show us how to give back like it’s Earth day, every day! Do more than be inspired by their work and have a hands on celebration of your own. Each celebrity is paired with a nonprofit doing work for the environment that you can support.

10 Volunteer Opportunities Where You Can Cuddle Animals

Whether you have your own zoo back home or need some more animal loving in your life, volunteer with animals and your mood will be instantly lifted. Here’s a collection of places you can snuggle animals and give back at the same time.

Meet Music Maker Dave Wish of Little Kids Rock

Picture your life helping thousands of children discover their own confidence, talent and dreams – by making music. Add in jamming with musical legends like Carlos Santana and John Lee Hooker. March is National Music in our Schools Month (#MIOSM), which makes it the perfect time to take an Inspiration Break with the music maker who has created such a life.

Amazing Ecotourism Destinations For Your Bucket List

Looking for a life changing trip this year? Consider ecotourism. For people who love to travel the world, but also want to make a positive impact on the place they are visiting, several organizations offer ecotourism trips to beautiful and amazing destinations.

Racism in the Oscars? 8 Ways You Can Help

The call to boycott the Oscars, due to its lack of diversity, by several well-known actors has really shone a spotlight on the issue of racism this awards season.

If you are passionate about ending racism, but don’t know what to do other than boycotting the Oscars on TV, don’t worry. We’ve gathered several examples of people making steps toward racial equality alongside nonprofits across the United States. When you volunteer, make a donation, or just spread the word about the great work of these organizations, you become a part of the solution.

Random Acts of Flowers

First you notice the faint scent of roses and the gentle hum of voices. Small knots of people, grouped around tubs of flowers, are gently pulling off dead leaves and plucking brown petals. These blooms, rescued from the compost bins at local stores, like Costco and Trader Joe’s, are about to be transformed into breathtaking floral arrangements.

The happy beneficiaries will be local hospital and hospice patients and seniors.

Special Offer: Shop for Good this Valentine’s Day

Don’t know where to shop for Valentine’s Day? Go beyond flowers and chocolate this year and shop for good.

Shopping for good means your dollars don’t just go into a large business’s piggy bank—they go toward creating livelihoods for underprivileged people around the world.

We’ve made it an even sweeter deal by partnering with three shop-for-good organizations to offer discounts just for our blog readers. Now you can buy the perfect gift while giving others a better life AND saving money. Check out the world-changing organizations below and start shopping!

How Charitable is Your Favorite Super Bowl Team?

As the biggest day in NFL football nears, we thought we might see how the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos measure up off the field. How involved are these two teams in volunteering and charitable giving? Let’s find out.

How Charitable Are the Top Presidential Candidates, Really?

Turns out, that’s a good question. I started out this article wanting to play detective and provide a ton of useful information. But, the charitable giving and volunteering records of the top presidential candidates from both parties are curiously hard to find. Still, I scrounged up what I could find so we can see it all in one place. Take a look!