The Season For Giving: 5 Nonprofit Organizations You Should Know

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Donations are critical for non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. And with the holiday season underway, the timing couldn’t be better to support a few organizations driving social change in minority communities across the country.

Homeless to Hire Ed: a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that helps homeless teens create a path to an education.  According to the organization, your thoughtful gift is not only tax-deductible, it goes directly to students and is guaranteed to change lives.

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Uniquely You Summit: Established in 2009, Uniquely You Summit provides underserved adolescent girls of color in Philadelphia and across the nation with an opportunity to discover their purpose, become leaders that influence the world, and design a successful future.

Sister Love: Founded in July of 1989 by Dázon Dixon Diallo, SisterLove, based in Atlanta, Georgia,  is on a mission to eradicate the adverse impact of HIV/AIDS and other reproductive health challenges upon women and their families. The organization provides education, prevention, support and human rights advocacy in the United States and around the world.

ManyMentors: With a focus on providing onsite, online and mobile methods mentoring, ManyMentors; a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2011, was founded to inspire, encourage, and support underrepresented students’ interest in pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, as well as eventual entrance into the STEM workforce. The organization serves everyone from middle schoolers to young working professionals and connects individuals to near-age mentors who can make opportunities in STEM become more visible, valuable, and viable.

Don’t Miss a Beat (DMAB): A family run non-profit organization helping the performing arts, academic enrichment, and civic engagement, as well as job skills training for parents. The organization was founded on the belief that the arts can be a bridge to a better life for underserved children. “At the cornerstone of DMAB is a summer camp program centered on the performing arts and the fundamentals of dance, drama, and music,” said Co-founder Ulysses Owens.