We are passionate about Giving Back and trying to make the world a better place! This year for Giving Tuesday we wanted to do something really different and special. We asked our entire Natural Life community to help us choose 10 charitable organization to give $1000 to! We asked people to share the name of an organization close to their heart and tell us in one or two sentences what they are doing to make the world a better place! Wow! We were blown away by all of the responses and so inspired reading each and every entry. I’m sure you can imagine how hard it was to narrow the long list to ten recipients.
Read about the inspiring organizations we chose! Each one has a link to their website if you feel moved to donate as well!
1. Speranza Pet Rescue
Speranza Animal Rescue is a non-profit, 100% volunteer run rescue, rehabilitation center and sanctuary, committed to saving the most abused and neglected animals with the goal of finding loving homes for as many of them as possible. Speranza is located on a 17.5 acre horse farm in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, which provides the perfect setting to offer time, patience and love to those animals needing a second chance. Speranza, which means “hope” in Italian, is an all-breed rescue focusing on Pit Bulls and other Bully Breeds.
2. 4ocean (Pound+)
4ocean is a purpose-driven business on a mission to end the ocean plastic crisis. Over 11 million pounds of trash removed!
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is an American pediatric cancer charity founded by Alexandra "Alex" Scott, who suffered from neuroblastoma. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by her parents in 2005 to continue the work that Alex began. Their mission is to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.
4. Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.
5. Rancho Relaxo
Their Sole mission is to save every animal they possibly can. They are a non-profit animal rescue organization and sanctuary in New Jersey whose focus is bringing unwanted, slaughter-bound, abused, neglected, abandoned, discarded and orphaned animals to safety and educating the public through their stories.
6. Sanctuary on 8th
Sanctuary on 8th is an after school program, summer camp, and small home school for great kids living on the Eastside of Jacksonville, FL. Their mission is to encourage and empower Jacksonville youth and families in need by ministering to their spiritual, physical, social, and intellectual needs.
EmpowerHER is a nonprofit organization and a powerful community with a very specific mission— to empower, support & connect girls + young women who have experienced the loss of their mothers. Their events for girls and our mentor program are offered both in-person and virtually for girls + young women up to age 24.
8. Hope For Paws Rescue
Hope for Paws is a non-profit animal rescue organization who rescue dogs, cats and other types of animals suffering on the streets or neglected in the wild. Through rescue and education, Hope For Paws works to raise awareness for abandoned animals.
9. The Wonderful Life Foundation
The Wonderful Life Foundation started in 2009 as a 501c3 nonprofit organization. With the support of caring individuals from their community, we are working diligently to provide relief for families experiencing financial hardship while fighting pediatric cancer.
10. Flying Fur Animal Rescue
Flying Fur Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization based in south eastern PA founded on the idea of helping desperate animals in need. Every day, healthy, loving animals are euthanized, because they cannot get to areas where they would be adopted…we help to change that. Through a network of animal rescue organizations, ground transport, and volunteer pilots we help to transport animals from kill shelters to areas where they will be adopted, and given a second chance at life.
Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to share their favorite organization that is making a positive impact on the world! We believe that everyone can make a difference… and everyone should try! You can learn more about our GiveBack Collections here!