Spotlight on Girls Rock Campaign Boston

Girls Rock Campaign Boston

Next in our series of posts about Charitocracy nominees, we have Girls Rock Campaign Boston nominated by donor Mjackson132.

Girls Rock Campaign Boston empowers girls to believe in themselves by providing a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence, and collaboration through musical education and performance.

Girls Rock Campaign Boston (GRCB) works to eradicate all the limiting myths about music and gender by helping girls speak up, sing out, and make a lot of noise!

We offer a volunteer run summer program for girls aged 8-17. During each session, girls have the opportunity to form bands, learn how to play an instrument (guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, or vocals), compose an original song and perform live at a local rock venue – all in one week’s time. In addition to the band practices and instrumental lessons, GRCB also provides workshops geared towards self-esteem building and self-expression. We also offer Club GRCB, an after school program for girls in 7-12 grades, and Ladies Rock Camp Boston for women 21 and over.

We have cultivated a supportive community of peers and positive female mentors that encourage and teach girls to be their own rock heroes, allowing them to think differently about limits that may be placed upon them by our society.

Girls Rock Campaign Boston is a 501(c)(3) non profit, feminist organization. By making knowledge accessible and providing a safe space for girls and women, GRCB is a key element in bringing about necessary social change in our community.

Girls Rock Campaign Boston is an all female, all volunteer run organization! None of this would be possible without the unbelievable talent, support, and efforts of our GRCB and LRCB volunteers! Thank You!

Visit Girls Rock Campaign Boston's page on Charitocracy to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!

Spotlight on Chooda

Chooda Bike Zambia

Next in our series of posts about Charitocracy nominees, we have Chooda nominated by donor ScottS.

Chooda is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a vision of personal transformation and global social change. Chooda's mission is to create transformative experiences for its participants while providing much needed resources abroad. We at Chooda believe that by advocating for social justice in the world and by contributing a part of ourselves in service to others, we evolve.


Bike Zambia is more than just a 7-day, 325+ mile cycling ride. It's an event created to harness the energy of participants who are inspired to make positive change in the world.

Participants of this life-changing experience will:

  1. Build community with other globally-minded cyclists,
  2. Learn about and participate in Zambian culture through immersive experiences, and
  3. Raise funds for essential local programs focusing on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Economic Empowerment for Women and Girls in Zambia.

Since 2012, over 110 cyclists have joined us in making Bike Zambia happen, raising over $650,000 in support of these causes.

Visit Chooda's page on Charitocracy to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!

Spotlight on Green Schools National Network

Green School National Network

Next in our series of posts about Charitocracy nominees, we have Green Schools National Network nominated by donor Shagensky.

We provide evidence-based resources for
green, healthy, sustainable schools!

GSNN works with thought leaders to gather, synthesize, generate, and report evidence-based resources that include practical tools, news, and commentary for the green, healthy, and sustainable schools community.

We provide a COMMUNITY for implementation. GSNN’s members collaborate with each other and with other partners to share best practices, advance research, and develop strategies that can ensure that all children graduate as thoughtful and mindful citizens for the future.

Visit GSNN's page on Charitocracy to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!

Spotlight on Feline Hope Animal Shelter

Feline Hope Animal Shelter

Next in our series of posts about Charitocracy nominees, we have Feline Hope Animal Shelter nominated by donor obxlisa.

Feline Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no kill, all volunteer organization that provides spay, neuter, and medical assistance to our community to enable owners to keep their pets. We sponsor monthly low cost spay & neuter clinics.

We are also dedicated to providing food, medical care, shelter and finding loving homes for cats and kittens when their owners can no longer keep them, they are found abandoned or as strays. We are a strong supporter of TNR Trap-Neuter-Return and have ongoing projects in Dare and Currituck counties.

Since 1997, we have taken in 3,692 cats and kittens. We have adopted out 3,515 of which 1,126 were cats and 2,389 were kittens. We have TNR’d and offered spay neuter assistance to 3,121. We have definitely seen a decline in the number of kittens since 2007 so we think that all of our efforts are helping. We really do appreciate all of your love and support. You have also shared in this effort!

Visit Feline Hope's page on Charitocracy to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!

Spotlight on Heart to Heart International

Heart to Heart International

Next in our series of posts about Charitocracy nominees, we have Heart to Heart International nominated by donor Bubba.

Heart to Heart International strengthens communities through improving health access, providing humanitarian development and administering crisis relief worldwide.

We imagine a world in which every person has access to a healthy life and every community has the capacity to make that access a reality. We believe that sustained access to health sets the foundation for individual and community development. In everything we do, we work to broaden access to healthcare services and build capacity for health. It’s a lofty vision, but we take a step closer to it every day through support from people like you. Invest in our efforts to create a healthier world today.

Visit Heart to Heart International's page on Charitocracy to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!

Get on the Voting Bandwagon


Bring out yer vote!

I interrupt your regular programming (daily posts about previous months' charity nominations) to bring you these important messages.

Nominations for the month of November end tonight at midnight NYC time! If there's a cause that's near and dear to your heart, nominate it on Charitocracy so we can all learn about it, too. It only takes a couple minutes to find in our 501(c)(3) database and write up a brief description of why you think it's a great cause. Or just post a YouTube or Vimeo link and let it do all the talking for you!

Also, if you're like me and have some pre-election jitters, why not harness your nervous energy by warming up your voting muscles over at Charitocracy? Remember you can split your vote across up to 5 causes, and during the first 2 weeks of each month -- before the Top 10 list is cast in stone -- any nominated cause is eligible to receive your vote(s)!

Over the next 24 hours, please do your charitable duty and your civic duty and bring out your vote!

"I don't want to go in the booth!" "Oh, don't be such a baby."

Spotlight on International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission

Fifth in our series of posts about Charitocracy nominees, we have International Justice Mission nominated by donor Alistair and Rebecca.

IJM is dedicated to ending slavery. We want you to understand what modern-day slavery is, and we want you to help us stop it.

We are a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world.

Our global team includes hundreds of lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals at work through 17 field offices.

For poor people in the developing world, violence is relentless so we’re committed to be even more relentless.

Visit International Justice Mission's page on Charitocracy to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!

Spotlight on Kids In Need

Kids In Need Foundation

Fourth in our series of posts about Charitocracy nominees, we have Kids In Need Foundation nominated by donor SeattleStrong.

The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.

For the 16 million kids who come from families struggling with extreme poverty, getting school supplies can make all the difference in the world to their future success. How can a kid be expected to succeed in the classroom without the basic tools to learn?

Last year, the Kids In Need Foundation helped 154,000 teachers and 4.8 million students in some of the most challenged communities across the country. In our 20 years, we have distributed nearly $800 million in supplies to kids who would otherwise go without.

Visit Kids In Need's page on Charitocracy to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!

Spotlight on Project HALO

Project HALO

Third in our series of posts about Charitocracy nominees, we have Project HALO nominated by donor Tewtone.

Project HALO (Helping Animals Live On) is a non-profit, NO-KILL animal rescue and sanctuary based in Charlotte, N.C. We are a 100% volunteer organization and are funded privately by generous donors.

Project HALO rescues homeless, stray and unwanted dogs and gives them a second chance, providing a safe and loving foster home along with any medical attention they may need while looking for permanent loving homes to adopt them. All of Project HALO’s animals are spayed or neutered and are vet current at the time of their adoption. Further, we provide a home for those animals that are deemed unadoptable so they may live out the rest of their lives in a loving, caring atmosphere.

There are many things that sets Project HALO apart from other organizations. For one, no one is paid a salary through Project HALO so you know that every penny you donate goes to the direct care of the animals.

Visit Project Halo's page on Charitocracy to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!

Spotlight on Southern Poverty Law Center

Southern Poverty Law Center

Second in our series of posts about Charitocracy nominees, we have Southern Poverty Law Center nominated by donor damianf.

The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

Civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. founded the SPLC in 1971 to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement became a reality for all. Since then, we’ve won numerous landmark legal victories on behalf of the exploited, the powerless and the forgotten.

Our lawsuits have toppled institutional racism and stamped out remnants of Jim Crow segregation; destroyed some of the nation’s most violent white supremacist groups; and protected the civil rights of children, women, the disabled, immigrants and migrant workers, the LGBT community, prisoners, and many others who faced discrimination, abuse or exploitation.

Visit SPLC's page on Charitocracy to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!