EverydayFamily CARES

EverydayFamily was created to provide resources, support, and guidance in an online community that can bring diverse families together to share and to learn. One of the many things we hope to encourage in our community is a spirit of community service. Since example is the best teacher, EverydayFamily makes every effort to support charitable organizations, not only through monetary donations, but also through volunteer hours worked and awareness raised. We hope that our members will get to know some of these organizations and find a cause that moves them to action. Growing families have much to gain from growing good in their community.

Below we have featured some of our employees’ favorite charities. Their personal stories of growth and connections are just a small part of the good works being done. EverydayFamily recognizes their dedication to these causes by contributing company funds to support these worthy organizations.

Our team members’ favorite charities

$13,000 Donated

I feel honored to work for a company that recognizes the value of supporting many great charitable organizations that better the lives of countless families. Of the many, Shriners Hospitals for Children hold a special place in my heart, not only for their good works, but for the connection I feel to them because of my brother, James. He was a big kid at heart, who unfortunately knew the pain of multiple hospitalizations and orthopedic surgeries due to a leg injury. I lost a best friend, whose sense of humor and boundless love I treasure, when James died in a car accident in 2009 at the age of 29. In his memory, my family is happy to support the life-changing efforts of Shriners Hospitals.

$68,250 Donated

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is an extremely important cause to me. As a child I saw the heartbreaking stories of young children 2, 3, 4 years old battling blood cancers like Leukemia and Lymphoma and was inspired by their strength. To see the positive attitude that some of these children have in the face of what can be a terminal illness is nothing short of amazing. Ever since that day as a child I have donated my time, yard work money, paycheck, etc. to help fund life saving research and patient services at LLS. I recently joined the board of trustees for the Orange County / Inland Empire, CA chapter of LLS and have since been exposed to many more stories of strength. My involvement has led to personal relationships with those affected by these terrible diseases and I have gained a greater perspective on life and an even greater devotion to finding a cure.

$2,000 Donated

The Make-A-Wish Foundation enables children with life-threatening medical conditions a dream come true. I can’t imagine anything better as a child than to have my dearest wish come true, and these children need that. By supporting this amazing charity, I hope to help children facing such underserved circumstances fulfill their dreams.

$11,050 Donated

Everyone struggles, and this amazing organization helps families get back on their feet and maintain self-sufficiency so hopefully their hard times can be put behind them. This charity states that it’s biggest concern is to protect the children. This really strikes a cord for me, as children are our future! They do not have control over the choices their parents make, or the circumstances that may affect them, but are affected by those things nonetheless. I’m proud to be able to say that the company I work for supports a group like this!

$2,000 Donated

Every parent dreams of giving their child every possibility in life. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to be the world’s leader in advancing the treatment and prevention of pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. By supporting this organization, we are supporting the future of our nation: the children. Every parent deserves the chance to watch their child grow.

$3,500 Donated

My beautiful grandmother was affected by Alzheimers. It’s hard to see someone you love lose memories of the wonderful life they led. Alzheimers is a terrible disease and the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation is doing inspired work to eradicate it. They are leading the world in the research to understand the cause, the cure, and educating people to provide a better quality of life for those who are afflicted.

$4,000 Donated

Christmas time has always been my favorite time of year. Ever since I can remember, my parents made a very big deal over the holidays. Even though we did not have much, they always found a way to get my sister and I something for Christmas and made it very special. Unfortunately some children do not get anything at all for Christmas because their families simply cannot afford anything. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation collects new toys and distributes them as Christmas gifts to needy children, working locally with people to help others in the same community. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

$3,500 Donated

This charity is near and dear to my heart because my grandfather is afflicted with Parkinson’s Disease. I have witnessed the drastic effects this unfortunate disease has caused, and I fully support the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s continued effort to discover a cure.

$10,000 Donated

Having lost both of our grandparents last year, our family has seen firsthand how LifePath Hospice can help to comfort individuals with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones. This non-profit organization was instrumental in allowing my grandparents to leave this world in the manner of their choosing, in comfort at home, surrounded by family. I am proud to support this organization and to know that other families will receive the same care that we were so grateful to receive during those difficult times.

$7,000 Donated

At Home for our Troops, they are strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11, 2001. They assist severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials, and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. Having 3 brother-in-laws and a nephew who have recently served in the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I am proud to work for a company who helps support such an organization.

$2,000 Donated

No child should go hungry… In the United States, more than one out of six children lives in a household with food insecurity, which means they do not always know where they will get their next meal from, that just shouldn’t be a concern in America. Children shouldn’t have to worry about going to school hungry, or being exposed to poor health and stunted growth because they don’t have consistent access to proper nutrition. We at EverydayFamily are happy to be part of the solution.

$1,500 Donated

I’ve seen the devastating effects of Lupus and know the research has a long way to go, and that’s why I want to support the research in whatever ways I can. Their mission is to prevent, treat, and cure lupus through medical research.

$1,000 Donated

Because of the support they provide for struggling, single moms. Their mission is to present Single Moms with opportunities to maximize success and reduce the stress of raising a family alone, with the intention of opening a world of promise to women and children who have buried hopes and dreams in sacrifice of merely surviving.

Tell us what you think!

88 comments

  1. Avatar of Sonia Sonia says:

    Thank God for all these loving supporting people:)

  2. Avatar of kayla kayla says:

    26 yr old mother of 4 amazing children

  3. Avatar of tamie tamie says:

    these are very important and wounderful programs and I share in many of them I would like to see more donateing and group support for familys with special needs children that is such a chaglenging event for the whole family

  4. Avatar of Denae Denae says:

    I am the single mother of a 16 year old daughter. My daughter and I have struggled financially for her whole life, but I’ve always managed to work my butt off to support us. Now my daughter is pregnant, and WE are having a baby. :-) I am drowning in student loan debt among a million other financial difficulties, and barely able to keep our heads above water. We live hundreds of miles away from our family (who are equally impoverished, and my father is fighting cancer additionally anyways). We are in desperate need of any and everything imaginable! Including adiquite housing, and all necessary baby supplies. If ANYONE has any advice, or resource suggestions PLEASE let me know! this grandma to be would GREATLY appreciate it! Love and Light! :-)

  5. GOD BLESS THE ONES THAT HELP SINGLE MOTHERS, THEY WORK TWICE AS HARD.

  6. Avatar of Monica Monica says:

    Wow! I’m really glad to be a part of the EF family. All the work you do to help so many people is truly amazing.

  7. Avatar of gfeld gfeld says:

    Thank you EF Cares! Your generosity and kindness is truly amazing! We really appreciate the package you sent us. We hope we will be able to do for others what you have done for us.

  8. Avatar of Kelly Kelly says:

    It is truly wonderful to see so many giving hearts!! I know for me there are a few charities listed here that are near and dear to my heart too. I have donated to a few charities also, but never on a scale like that!! These people are amazing and true inspirations. For all of you that have contributed your time, monies and efforts……God bless you and thank you!! Your help is greatly needed and so appreciated <3

  9. Avatar of Lala Lala says:

    Those donators will b blessed in near n dear to my heart for helping those in need. Yall are in my prayers for blessings because u blessed so many

  10. Avatar of Miranda Miranda says:

    This is amazing and inspirational. I hope that those who donate know how much their help is appreciated. I personally have not needed services for my children like the ones listed above but I can only imagine how difficult it is and I had a dear friend who’s son received help and after a 6 yr battle passed this last yr. So I have seen what these hospitals and organizations do for families and it is truly a blessing. I donate when I can as often as I can.

  11. Avatar of christie christie says:

    i cant believe the hearts of some people… im so happy that there are good people out there and if i had the money i would deffinetly be donating alot of money too. :) lol

  12. Avatar of Mariah Mariah says:

    Wow, these people are amazing.

  13. Avatar of Lynna Lynna says:

    This is such a blessing that people can give with their hearts

  14. Avatar of Krystal Krystal says:

    This website is stock full of very useful information! So far much of it is common information that is taught in the average reproductive section course of a typical anatomy and biology high school class or easy givens on parenting and baby safety, but in many areas it goes a bit deeper on the information and is really handy as a refresher for those past classes. Plus, the points system gives it a little self-competitive edge that keeps you going at it. I’m completely addicted!

  15. Avatar of DESIREE DESIREE says:

    This is amazing and great.

  16. Avatar of Tiffany Tiffany says:

    Wow, this is amazing!

  17. Avatar of michelle michelle says:

    I am 44 and expecting in January. Yep he was a surprise :) I am a single mom of 4 kids with 2 teenage boys left at home. So I have NO baby supplies left as I thought I was done with this portion of my life.. I am a high risk pregnancy due to age & a prior blood clot that I had in my head in 2009. So I have to take blood thinner shots twice a day for up to 6 weeks after he is here. I was laid off of my job of 9 years in May, so all we have is unemployment and that may be ending soon as well, no promises on that. I am trying to further my education by returning to online classes, in hopes that when this is all completed to make a better life for my family and I.
    I could certainly use the extra help and would be most appreciative, as I have no supplies and limited income
    Thank you

  18. Avatar of zues_tigger zues_tigger says:

    Ever since my husband was injured while on duty, he spent 6 weeks off work with no pay and we are now trying to balance what little money we do have to keep our rent paid, electricity on, and good on the table. We have a 21 month old and another on the way, we also have my two step children. We are the type of people who are the hard working type and try to never ask for help but something has got to give somewhere.

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