About Angel Flight
Angel Flight was created by a group of pilots who believe in the benefit of
volunteering. We strive to keep all aspects of the organization volunteer. We
are a non-profit charitable organization of pilots, volunteers, and friends. We
will arrange free air transportation for any legitimate, charitable, medically
related need. This service is available to individuals, and health care
organizations. We will also arrange transportation of those people who are
financially distressed, or who are in a time-critical, non-emergency situation
due to their medical condition.
Angel Flight primarily serves patients needing transportation to or from the
heartland region. As members of the Air Care Alliance, a group of organizations
providing similar services throughout the United States. By coordinating with
other organizations, Angel Flight can arrange transportation for patients on
longer flights to other parts of the country outside of the Heartland region.
Angel Flight has also flown blood products for the Oklahoma Blood Institute and
Red Cross in emergency situations. Our Patients are usually traveling for
surgery, chemotherapy, dialysis, and other treatments. A typical flight may
carry patients requiring treatment at M.D. Anderson in Houston or the Shriner
Hospital in Galveston, TX.
Angel Flight is financially supported primarily by our pilots who fly the
missions (by donating the use of their airplanes and operating expenses) and by
contributions from individuals, service clubs, social and religious groups and
corporations. We receive no financial aid from any government entity. There is
never a fee of any kind, either to the patient or the health care provider for
an Angel Flight. The costs are paid by the volunteer pilots.
Our mission: Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is a nonprofit humanitarian organization established to support community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences that enrich global perspectives and create responsible leaders.
Our vision: EWB-USA's vision is a world in which the communities we serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs. Today, more than two billion people lack access to the most basic things -- clean drinking water, adequate sanitation, reliable passage to local markets and more.
At its core, EWB-USA's model is rooted in practical and sustainable engineering solutions. In order to be successful, EWB-USA considers the socio-cultural dimensions of the community, local project ownership and other requirements for long-term sustainability. Learn more about our community-driven development model >>
The boots on the ground that make this mission a reality are our more than 13,800 members. As a result of EWB-USA's programs, children can cross sturdy bridges to attend school, local clinics have consistent supplies of electricity, and accessing clean water isn't a full-day chore for families. Become an EWB-USA member >>
GROW operates a facility that is accessible to all people. We strive to create an atmosphere of respect by providing a quality program to support the individuals in their hopes and aspirations. Doing so takes cooperation between many different people. The principles are the individuals themselves; along with the support of family, guardians, friends, staff and the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), who all work in concert to provide the support necessary to attain each persons goals and dreams. Our program is driven by the dreams of each person who walks through our doors.
We endeavor to design services that capture the needs of the individuals by offering employment training, finding jobs of choice in the community and offering a way to give back to the community through volunteering and participation in their communities. Accessing the community and learning about opportunities, holds an important part in the design and delivery of our services.
By providing opportunities to learn skills though participation, the individual gains knowledge of those skills, enabling them to make informed decisions that guide them on the path they desire. With the support and assistance from their friends and the community, a winning partnership arises that creates fulfilled lives that we all aspire for.
We believe that it is through attentive listening, equitable and fair interactions and a true belief in those we serve, that we will assist the individuals in our community in attaining their personal goals.
We hope that you find this site helpful in understanding more about us here at GROW Associates, and we welcome you to join us in making the lives of those we serve productive and fulfilled.
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Changing Lives One Mile, Job and House at a Time
Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national for-purpose 501(c)3 organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living.
The organization’s mission is not to create runners within the homeless population, but to use running to create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. The program’s success is measured by how many Members achieve independence through employment and housing.
Through dedication and hard work, Residential Members (those experiencing homelessness) earn the opportunity to create a new road for themselves. Running leads to personal transformation and dedication to the program leads to access to training, employment and housing resources. Through community and corporate support, the program strives to change the perception of homelessness.
Back on My Feet has received incredible media support, including attention from NBC Nightly News , ABC World News, CNN, and The Today Show for its ingenuity in tackling this difficult social issue.
- Back on My Feet started in Philadelphia in 2007
- Back on My Feet has 10 chapters nationwide and will launch its 11th chapter in Los Angeles in October 2013
- 46% of Residential Members (those experiencing homelessness) move their lives forward with a job, housing or both
- Back on My Feet has a $6.5M operating budget for 2013
Baby Basics, Inc. is a non-profit, 100% volunteer organization that provides and distributes diapers to babies of the working/near poor in the communities of South Boston, MA and Needham/Dedham, MA.
Baby Basics, Inc. believes that early intervention with infants is one of the best ways of preventing a later failure to thrive. By providing these babies with hygienic and when needed, nutritional essentials, we hope to maximize their potential development.
100% of revenue generated by donations is applied to purchase diapers. Administrative costs are underwritten by donations earmarked as such.
The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) was founded in 1957 to find “a permanent place to call home” for children and teens in foster care in Massachusetts, including sibling groups and children who are traditionally harder to place. We do this by recruiting, educating, supporting and advocating for families throughout the adoption process.
MARE was one of the first five adoption exchanges in the United States, and the only one established under private auspices with trustees from both the private and public sectors of adoption.
MARE was then, and is now, the bridge between the state’s Department of Children & Families, private adoption agencies, and adults interested in adoption. We recruit, educate, support and advocate for familiesthroughout the adoption process while targeting recruitment efforts to attract potential parents for specific waiting children. We are the Commonwealth’s central clearinghouse for adoption information and referral, and work to identify potential matches between children and families.
Our goal is to find a safe, nurturing permanent family for every child in Massachusetts foster care who cannot be reunited with his/her birth family. MARE has helped more than 5,750 children join nurturing, stable homes through its history of innovative programming.