My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Be An Elf, Playa del Rey, CA, USA
I found out about this charity when the Today Show gave out their website as the best way to learn where and how to answer letters to Santa written by needy kids and families. We don't live near a post office that offers the Santa letters from the low income kids, so every Christmas we give to this group. They send gifts to the children who write those heartbreaking letters, and by December 1 each year, their website posts a list of all the participating post offices in the nation. Believe me, that list can be hard to find at the USPS website.
Perhaps most important, if they get enough donations, they hire a publicist who does a great job getting the media to cover the story every year. As a result, I'm pretty sure they've helped recruit countless new volunteers to answer those heart-wrenching Santa letters.
So thank you and bravo to www.BeAnElf.org - they help fill us with true Christmas spirit every December, and many, many others as well.
Review for Foundation For a Smokefree America, Playa del Rey, CA, USA
This is the best charity we've found; I've researched several in the anti-tobacco area. Their work educating kids not to start tobacco is excellent and effective. The live assembly programs they perform in schools are impactful, and even have attracted local media. Their much acclaimed educational video, The Truth About Tobacco, is now in over 11,000 schools. When I searched 'anti-smoking' on Google and other major search engines, they came up number one, so they must be reaching thousands of people every day in the US and around the world. I think this group is truly worthy of support.