5 Trending Non-Profit Organizations You Should Support
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5 Trending Non-Profit Organizations You Should Support

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5 Trending Non-Profit Organizations You Should Support

Growing up, the number of organizations I was exposed to was slim. Thinking back on it, one of the main organizations I remember supporting was Jump Rope For Heart. When it came to the classroom, I wasn't encouraged to look at who was making a difference in the world. Now in college, everywhere I turn there is a new trending foundation or group who is looking for support of today's youth and young adults.

Research has found, quite obviously, that young adults are the trend setters. Using their opinions, companies and organizations are able to get the word out about their cause. While there are many different organizations out there, here are some of the ones trending now.

1. To Write Love On Her Arms.

To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit organization that donates to treatment and recovery from self-harm, addictions, depression, thoughts of suicide and anxiety. They also are working towards breaking the stigmas of mental illness while also giving those who suffer from these diseases a hope that there will be better days ahead.

2. Love Your Melon.

Love Your Melon is a nonprofit organization that lets college students around the country get together and fundraise and sell hats to raise money to children's cancer research. Their original goal was to provide every child suffering from cancer in the United States a hat. They reached this goal by selling hats, and with every hat sold, a hat was given to a child by a college crew dressed in full superhero get-up. Since that goal was reached, they have now moved on to donating all profits to childhood cancer research foundations.

3. #Mission22.

#Mission22 is a nonprofit organization that aims to bring awareness to the 22 American Veterans who take their own lives every day. The mission is to make the statistic known to the public and support the military and the veterans in every way they can. They focus on providing help to those veterans who need it, along with bringing awareness to the general public who might not be aware of this growing problem.

For example, they are beginning the challenge "22 for the 22" which includes recording yourself doing 22 push-ups and nominating a friend or family member to do the same. The goal is to pass it on and hopefully gain the attention this cause deserves.

4. Heels For Combat Boots.

Heels For Combat Boots is a nonprofit organization to assist servicemen and women who suffer from PTSD and traumatic brain injury. Their goal is to help servicemen and women transition easily into civilian life and get them connected to the right help that they need. They raise money that goes directly to veterans in need.

5. The Pet Education Project.

The Pet Education Project (PEP) is a nonprofit outreach program to educate both children and adults on the responsibility that comes with owning a pet. Their goal is to encourage humane treatment of animals, ending pet overpopulation, and putting a stop to abuse and euthanasia.

I encourage everybody to check out the organizations above and donating either their time or money to any organization that is close to your heart. These are just a few that I have personally taken an interest in, but there are thousands more out there for you to investigate and hopefully learn something new!

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