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Best San Diego Charities
Those of us lucky enough to live in San Diego sometimes find ourselves wanting to give back. If you feel so moved, here is a list of our favorite San Diego Charities!!!
Father Joe’s Villages
Father Joe’s Villages is one of the best know charities in all of Southern California, and it’s largest homeless services provider. And that’s a good thing considering that San Diego is home to the 4th largest homeless population in the nation, approximately 9,000 men, women, and children, and the nation’s largest population of homeless veterans.
Each and every day Father Joe’s Villages provide up to 4,000 meals as well as a plethora of other services of care to nearly 1,500 individuals including infants, adolescents, adults, and seniors. In addition, their medical services clinic services well over 3,500 patients each year. All told, Father Joe’s Villages provides nearly 40 percent of the beds available to the homeless population in San Diego.
It’s All About The Kids
Another one of San Diego’s best charities is It’s All About the Kids. It’s a fantastic organization, and their name obviously says it all.
Partnered with their fund raising branch, Partying for a Purpose, and a great number of other various organizations, It’s All About the Kids puts on events all over San Diego benefiting San Diego’s children in need in many ways.
During the holiday season they hold toy drives all over San Diego and accept donations for the children that would otherwise not have a very Merry Christmas.
You can feel good about supporting this organization and all the wonderful work they do around San Diego.
Casas de Luz
Cazas de Luz is a San Diego not for profit social action project dedicated to helping transforming the lives of individuals, families, and communities on both sides of the San Diego/Tijuana border.
The goal of this fabulous charity is to create a ground-swell movement of self-sustaining change through youth empowerment, cross-cultural relationships, leadership development, and environmental sustainability.
Based out of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito in Solana Beach, Casas de Luz goes to work in communities like Tijuana and impoverished areas all around San Diego County.
Casas de Luz focuses on three main programs: home and community center builds, it’s donation program “Repurposing with a Purpose,” and community service work in both San Diego and Tijuana.
San Diego Rescue Mission
The San Diego Rescue Mission is a non-profit homeless shelter and recovery center that serves thousands of men, women, and children who are homeless and hungry in San Diego.
They provide many additional services to help those who are homeless and in poverty to create better lives for themselves and, in turn, build a better community.
Some of their Programs include aovernight emergency shelter for women and children, a recuperative care center for homeless persons who have just been released from the hospital or who require medical attention, as well as a free psychotherapy center that provides physiological therapy to homeless, addicted, abused individuals and those at risk of becoming so.
The Second Chance Program aims to help change the lives of some of the most “difficult-to-serve” populations in the region including at-risk youth, the homeless, recovering addicts and former prisoners reentering the community.
For almost twenty years, The Second Chance Program has helped to place over 4,000 of their graduates into employment with over 1,750 local employers, and with an average starting wage of $10.05/hour.
The Second Chance Program is a two-year program that emphasizes individual accountability where participants engage in 160 hours of intensive instruction to break their own personal barriers to help foster self-sufficiency, learn new skills for future employment, receive help developing résumés and career plans, and practice interviewing.
Mama’s Kitchen is an absolutely wonderful charity with the noble purpose of delivering three nutritional meals a day, seven days a week, at no charge, to those living with debilitating diseases such as AIDS or cancer.
Mama’s Kitchen most basic tenet is that everyone is entitled to the basic necessity of life — healthy, nutritious food.
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