Charities based in the United States

Posted Jun 13, 2011
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  2. Actors Fund of America

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  3. Habitat for Humanity

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  5. Knights of Pythias

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  1. Stand Up to Cancer
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    Stand Up to Cancer (2008)

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    Stand Up to Cancer (S↑2C) is a charitable program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). SU2C aims to raise significant funds for translational cancer research through online and televised efforts. Central to the program is a telethon that was televised by three major broadcast networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) in over 170 countries on September 5, 2008. SU2C raised over $100 million after that evening's broadcast.


  2. Comic Relief
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    Comic Relief (1986)

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    Comic Relief, Inc. is a non-profit charity organization whose mission is to raise funds to help those in need—particularly America's homeless. It has raised and distributed nearly US$50 million toward providing assistance—including health care services—to homeless people throughout the United States. Although Comic Relief's charity work is continuous, its actual events are held and televised at irregular intervals—and primarily by Home Box Office (HBO), with comedians Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, and Whoopi Goldberg as the hosts each time. They—along with many other comedians, celebrities, and occasional politicians—perform various segments—both general-purpose and specific to homelessness—of standup comedy, sketch comedy, speeches, live music, and impressions of persons and characters—all in order to entertain and enlighten. There are also documentary segments dealing with real-life problems of homeless people, in order to raise awareness of not only the grim realities but also how many hard-working "ordinary" people can wind up or grow up homeless. In exchange for contributions exceeding certain key amounts, T-shirts, sweatshirts and other merchandise are typically for sale.


  3. Imperial Golden Crown Harmonizers
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    Imperial Golden Crown Harmonizers

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    The Imperial Golden Crown Harmonizers are a non-denominational all-inclusive soulful funky gospel band that passes all revenues to charity. The band has raised several thousands of dollars over the years for central Texas charities, such as the SIMS Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.


  4. Ravi Verma
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    Ravi Verma

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    Ravi Verma is the regional director for the International Center for Research on Women's Asia Regional Office and leads the organization's local and regional efforts on various aspects related to research, providing expertise in building capacity and participating in policy dialogue on issues that include adolescent girls, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and gender-based violence.


  5. Adventures for the Cure
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    Adventures for the Cure

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    Adventures For The Cure (AFC) is a non-profit organization and USA Cycling club that exists to raise awareness for diabetes and other selected charities. Formed in 2005, AFC is based in Halethorpe, Maryland near Baltimore.


  6. Justus H. Rathbone
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    Justus H. Rathbone

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    Justus Henry Rathbone (October 29, 1839 in Deerfield, New York – December 9, 1889 in Lima, Ohio) was the founder of the international fraternal order of the Knights of Pythias. He graduated from Colgate University and attended Carlisle Seminary. He was a music composer and actor. In 1863 he moved to Washington D.C. as a government clerk in the United States Treasury Department, where he founded the Knights of Pythias on February 19, 1864. Rathbone wrote the ritual for the Knights of Pythias which is based on the mythological friendship of Damon and Pythias, while he was a school teacher at the Eagle Harbor Schoolhouse, in Eagle Harbor, Michigan.




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