This Season of Giving, Teachers pledged a $50,000 donation to charity. Our members and the greater community voted to help distribute the funds to three outstanding nonprofit organizations – Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and Wounded Warrior Project. The votes are in!
Thank you to all who voted! After more than 3,000 votes, the results are as follows...
1st Place $25,000 Winner
Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began in 2003 as a small, grassroots effort providing simple care and comfort items to the hospital bedsides of the first wounded service members returning home from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. As their post-service needs evolved, so have WWP programs and services. Today, through our direct programs in mental health, career counseling, and long-term rehabilitative care, along with our advocacy efforts, we improve the lives of millions of warriors and their families. For more information, visit: www.woundedwarriorproject.org
2nd Place $15,000 Winner
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
More than 10 million kids enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital across the United States and Canada each year. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $8 billion. For more information, visit: childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org
3rd Place $10,000 Winner
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the largest and most experienced youth mentoring organization in the United States. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters' evidence-based approach is designed to create positive youth outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and improved relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters has over 230 local agencies serving more than 5,000 communities across all 50 states. For more information, visit: www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org