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  • Start by asking yourself, “What’s important to me?” Think about people in your life, your hobbies and interests, and things you would like to change or are concerned about.
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Charity NameCodeFederation / GroupDescription
Air Force Association5093America's Best Charities - MemberJoin the Force behind the Force to promote a dominate US Air Force and support Air Force families through professional development, scholarships, and other programs.
America’s VetDogs – Veteran’s K-9 Corps2049America's Best Charities - MemberTrains and places guide, service, hearing and PTSD dogs. Transforming lives of disabled veterans, active servicemembers and first responders so they can live without boundaries.
American Red Cross, Eastern NC3834Independent AgencyThe American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
American Red Cross, Gtr. Carolina3835Independent AgencyThe American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Boulder Crest Retreat for Military & Veteran Wellness5080America's Best Charities - MemberHealing combat heroes by delivering free retreats for wounded warriors, their families, caregivers and Gold Star families with PTSD/TBI in a beautiful rural sanctuary.
Canines for Service3602Independent AgencyCanines for Service provides highly trained Service Dogs at no cost or fundraising obligation to Veterans from all conflicts with service-connected disabilities.
Carry The Load5169America's Best Charities - MemberCarry The Load is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the sacrifices made by our nation's heroes.
Catholic Charities Diocese, Charlotte1547Independent AgencyAn accredited agency providing help in western NC: food assistance, disaster services, case management, counseling, veterans services, refugee and immigration services, adoption, and more
Center for Volunteer Caregiving3520Independent AgencyProvide friendly visits, transportation to medical appointments and grocery, home chores, and caregiver respite to older adults and adults with disabilities living independently using trained volunteers.
Chive Charities4044Independent AgencyChive Charities provides life-giving and life-changing aid where other resources fall short to veterans, military families, first responders, and rare medical individuals.
Christian Military Fellowship2406CHC: Creating Healthier Comm - MemberMinistering to America's military and their families worldwide empowering them in their Christian faith, advancing Bible studies, linkups, mentoring, fellowship, resources, personal contact and encouragement.
Disability Rights NC1544Independent AgencyDRNC is a state-wide legal advocacy agency fighting for the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina. All services are at no cost.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)1932America's Best Charities - MemberEmpowering Veterans To Lead High-Quality Lives With Respect...Prosthetics Research and Devices for Amputees; Traumatic Brain Injury Therapy; Guide/Assistance Dogs; Comfort for Survivors.
EOD Warrior Fndn.5028America's Best Charities - MemberOur mission is to improve the quality of life for the EOD family by providing emergency financial relief, scholarship opportunities, physical, social, and emotional support.
Gary Sinise Fndn.5098America's Best Charities - MemberBuild Smart Homes for severely wounded veterans, lift the military community's spirits with Lt. Dan Band concerts, support first responders and families of the fallen.
Helping Horse3881Independent AgencyHelping Horse provides equine-assisted programs that foster joy and well-being through connections with our horses and team members in an uplifting and inclusive environment.
Homes For Our Troops2932America's Best Charities - MemberWe build mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans Post-9/11, to enable them to rebuild their lives.
Homeward Bound of Western NC3938Independent AgencyHomeward Bound’s Permanent Supportive Housing Program provides safe, stable homes, paired with long-term intensive case management services, to highly vulnerable, chronically homeless individuals.
Hope For The Warriors2032America's Best Charities - MemberThe mission of Hope For The Warriors is to restore self, family and hope to the warrior communities we serve.
Horsepower2546Independent AgencyWe provide equine assisted activities for individuals with physical, emotional and psychological needs. Our Premier Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship center has 12 certified instructors. We provide custom designed classes for over 150 individuals each week, Monday to Saturday.
HUBZone Technology Initiative4187Independent AgencyHUBZone Technology Initiative collects donated laptops, converts them into Chromebooks, and donates them to community organizations to help close the digital divide for marginalized populations.
Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America2099America's Best Charities - MemberConnect, United & Empower post-9/11 veterans while addressing critical veteran issues, including VA healthcare, education benefits, mental health resources. and staggering suicide rates.
K9s For Warriors1501America's Best Charities - MemberRescue dogs trained as service dogs for veterans / active duty military suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury or military sexual trauma. A new leash on life to military heroes.
Kellin Foundation4079Independent AgencyKellin Foundation is a nonprofit that provides free services that strengthens resilience among children, families, adults, and communities through trauma-informed behavioral health services focused on prevention, treatment, and healing.
Legal Aid of NC1514Independent AgencyLegal Aid of NC provides free civil legal help to low-income people to ensure equal access to justice and to remove barriers to economic opportunity.