Forty days of giving Toomuchtodo.org showcases different organizations committed to helping communities in the United States overcome the issues that they face every day.
3 million homeless, 1.2 million youth leave school every year, 49.7 million with disabilities, 49 million are hungry, THE LIST GOES ON...
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1 out of 6 New Mexicans are at risk of going hungry everyday.

Roadrunner Food Bank solicits, collects, and transports over 22 million pounds of food yearly.  Food comes from a variety of sources including national and local manufacturers, supermarkets, large food distributors, growers, food brokers and food drives.  Roadrunner Food Bank distributes the food through a statewide network of over 600 emergency food pantries, group homes, low-income day care centers, shelters, soup kitchens, and five smaller, regional food banks.  In turn, these organizations provide emergency food boxes, group meals, and direct distribution to approximately 240,000 low-income people each year.

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34% of children enter kindergarten without the basic language skills they will need to learn to read.

Reach Out and Read promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.  Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Doctors, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals incorporate reading into regular pediatric checkups, by advising parents about the importance of reading aloud and giving developmentally-appropriate books to children. The program begins at the 6-month checkup and continues through age 5, with a special emphasis on children growing up in low-income communities. Families served by Reach Out and Read read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills, better prepared to achieve their potential. A $50 donations enables Reach out and Read to provide five-years of their literacy program to one child

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There are more than 305,000 Massachusetts children ages 0-12 living in low-income and homeless situations.

Cradles to Crayons (C2C) equips homeless and in-need children with the basic essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn and valued. While meeting the immediate needs of low-income children, C2C also sets a foundation for lasting change by providing meaningful, tangible volunteer opportunities to thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations each year.  The essentials they collect and distribute include clothing, shoes, school supplies, and much more. Cradles to Crayons helps kids in need: kids who don’t have shoes that fit, or a coat warm enough to fend off winter winds, or a backpack to take their books to and from school. When young kids don’t get access to these basics, they have a hard time learning. They have a hard time feeling loved, protected, and valued. Cradles to Crayons is also operating in Philadelphia!

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As many as 15 million children across the United States leave school with no place to go.

The critical three hours of a child’s life between 3:00PM and 6:00PM are deemed “The Danger Zone” by law enforcement.  During this window of time, many of these at-risk youth may become victims or perpetrators of crimes, join gangs, or experiment with drugs, alcohol or unsafe sexual activity.  After-School All-Stars’ of New York mission is to provide out-of-school time programs that keep children safe and help kids develop vital 21st Century Skills they will need for jobs in the future – technology, public speaking, critical thinking, teamwork, and creative problem solving.  Their After School Programs improve children’s lives by nurturing their minds, bodies and spirits through activities that incorporate academic support, enrichment opportunities and health & fitness activities into a single, holistic approach to child development and their Summer Program ensures that disadvantaged children can enjoy days filled with academic and sports instruction so that they don’t lose ground during the long summer break!

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Because everyone deserves a second chance.

70% are the women in prison are mothers with minor children.  Many of them have served time before and have a history of substance or alcohol abuse.  73% of these women have mental problems.  Step by Step assists women who are, have been, or are at risk of being incarcerated to rebuild their lives and the lives of their families through strength-based programming.  Step by Step fulfills its mission through four basic principles around which all of their programming is designed: narrative theory, strength-based practice, working in groups and the use of creative activities.  Step by Step workshops offer the women a safe and structured environment for learning and self-reflection and they incorporate self-esteem building and goal-setting into the curriculum.

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Pennsylvania has the 5th highest high school drop out rate in the United States.

Rubye’s Kids mission is to empower children living in poverty through joyful, enriching experiences that promote strong values, education, respect for self and others and commitment to community.  Rubye’s Kids provides emergency school supplies, backpacks, Library Learning Centers for shelters that need them work with the hope that these items provide the support and ability for needy children so that they have an opportunity to grow into self-assured, benevolent adults, who give back to the communities they encounter in their personal and professional lives.

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The poverty rate in the District of Columbia is 18.9% .

This puts our Nation’s Capitol among the very poorest states in the nation.  Central Union Mission operates an 18-month rehabilitation program for men with life-controlling issues, a free meals program, a clothing and furniture distribution center, and a 220-acre retreat center with a camp for underprivileged children and recreation facilities for the community.  The Mission is continually developing its programs to meet the changing needs of the community. Its current programs serve homeless men, underprivileged women, children, seniors, veterans and the growing Hispanic community.  One life at a time, the Mission transforms the area’s toughest rehabilitation cases, including drug addicts, gang members, criminal offenders, and the chronically homeless into productive members of society. The Mission’s program has an 80% success rate at helping individuals overcome addiction and homelessness, and to achieve independence.  A donation of $24 will feed 12 people.

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$25 will help bring a homeless man, woman, or child one day closer to independence.

The South Side of Chicago is known for being more violent and downtrodden in nature than other areas of the city. For the homeless who live on the streets of the South Side, the San Jose Obrero Mission can help. The goal of the mission is to assist and support participants as they stabilize their lives and reach higher levels of self-sufficiency by preparing to move on to permanent jobs and housing.  SJOM offers emergency shelter, along with temporary housing programs for men and for women and children and the all-bilingual direct service staff is dedicated to providing culturally-sensitive services to the Latino populations. SJOM’s Interim Housing Programs provide 120-day residential and support services for homeless men, women, and children that include life skills and career training. SJOM also executes a Rapid Re-Housing Program for our participants as well as those at risk of becoming homeless in seven surrounding communities.  A donation of $12.50 will house a homeless person for one night and $3.00 provides one meal.

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Every night, close to 7,000 men, women and children in the City of Boston have no home.

Pine Street Inn provides the full spectrum of services to help men and women reach their highest level of independence and get back to a place they can call home.  Pine Street offers emergency and transitional shelter, clothing, health care, and case management services.  They also prepare over over 3,000 meals each day in Pine Street’s kitchen for their own use and for Abundant Table, a social venture enterprise that provides food service to 10 area nonprofits. Pine Streets’ Outreach workers offer clothing, food, blankets, health care and human contact to the most vulnerable sector of the homeless population: those who—often struggling with mental illness and addiction—shun shelter life.  Job training programs are also made available.

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1,606 single women are homeless on any given night in Denver.

The mission of The Delores Project is to provide safe, comfortable overnight shelter and services to unaccompanied adult women who are homeless and have limited resources. By providing transitional support services in addition to emergency shelter, The Delores Project assists women in developing the skills and resources necessary to stay off the streets and move towards stability.  By only serving women, The Delores Project provides a sense of safety and community that is often not found at other overnight shelters.  A Transitional Advocate supports guests in determining what success will look like for themselves and then assists them in finding the resources to achieve their goals.

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