Give BIG IDEAS for your PROUDgives

We encourage ALL PG teams to be as creative as possible, push your limits to really challenge yourselves to create a unique PROUDgive. One that Gives BIG to others and rewards you with knowledge that you can Live BIG and make ANYTHING happen.

If you are looking for some ideas, we've listed a few below which highlight non-profits we've effected already who always welcome PROUDgirls!

Check out the ideas but be sure to call the contact and ask them how you can help them best today.
Remember to tell them you're from PROUDgirls.

*NOTE: Also if you scroll down you will find other important links for Dating Violence, Bullying and Suicide Hotlines. If you need help, reach out to a trusted adult in your life. It could be a parent, a teacher, a counselor or a relative. We're here too at info@PROUDgirls.com.


LOCATED IN NY • HELPING SAVE CHARLEY AND BOYS LIKE HIM

http://www.the-inn.org/about-the-inn/staff.htmlCharley's Fund
About: Charleys Fund started because of one little boy who was diagnosed with a fatal disease in July 2004. His parents are on a mission to find a treatment and cure for him and other boys who have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Contact: Ellen • ellen@charleysfund.org
Ideas for a PROUDgive:
Be part of saving lives and plan a fund raising event to help support research for a cure. Think school sporting events, garage sales, a walk in your community.

 

LOCATED IN NY • HELPING LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Mary Brennan Inn Soup Kitchen
About:The INN is a working model of how to unite the community to overcome the challenge of hunger and homelessness, here on Long Island.
Location:211 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11550
Contact: Emily Wilensky • (516) 486-8506 Ext. 138 • ewilensky@the-inn.org
Ideas for a PROUDgive:
Organize a Drive for Clothing, Food or Shower Bags.
Making Bagged Lunches to drop off. Include a sandwich, a drink, a snack and even a PROUDgirl note to wish someone a good day!
Go to the soup kitchen and help sort ideas, bag products and if your 16+ cook and serve lunch to over 400 guests.

Little Flower Children and Family Services
About: Every day Little Flower strives to fulfill its mission to serve children in crisis, families and developmentally disabled adults in need.
Location: Wading River Long Island, NY
Contact: Sharon Condon • condons@lfchild.org
Ideas for a PROUDgive:
Come up with ideas such as holiday parties, crafts parties or beauty parties to bring to the girls at Little Flower. Visit them at the Center, hang out and create friendships.

United Veterans Beacon House
About:United Veterans Beacon House, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing transitional housing to our nation's veterans in need. This site provides you with information about our services and contact information. We currently have fourteen locations, including emergency sheltering for non-veteran families. We also maintain a thrift store to provide clothes, furniture, and appliances to veterans and others in the community. A food pantry is provided to all those in need, and we have a food home-delivery food service for disabled and disadvantaged Senior Citizens in our neighborhood.
Location:1715 Union Blvd., Bay Shore, NY 11706
Contact: Jackie DeLeonardis • (631) 665-1571 • Jackie@uvbh.com
Ideas for a PROUDgive:
Organize a Drive for Clothing, Gift Cards to Old Navy, Food or Beauty Bags
Cook Dinner for the women who live there
Organize a Beauty Day

 

Birthday Wishes
About: Our mission is simple: To bring birthday parties to homeless children.
Location: Long Island, NY Office
Contact: Jamie • jamie@birthdaywishes.org
Ideas for a PROUDgive:
Bake cakes as needed for the organization
Help collect party supplies for the birthday boxes
Help to sort products and put boxes together
Help to get new gifts donated from local stores

Smithtown Children's Foundation
About: A local NY organization dedicated to helping families their community in times of crisis.
Location: Nesconset, NY 11767
Contact:
Christina Alcure 631-258-1122 ccalcure@optonline.net
Christine Fitzgerald 631-584-9511 fitzyBBCF@optonline.net
Ideas for a PROUDgive: Call the organization and ask them how you can help. See if there are families in need in Smithtown, find out what the need is and get creative with your PROUDgive depending on what will best help the family.

Free Arts
About: Free Arts NYC provides under-served children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential.
Location: 1431 Broadway NYC, NY
Contact: Katie Key katie@freeartsnyc.org 212.974.9092 • Vicki Raines vicki@freeartsnyc.org
Ideas for a PROUDgive:
Free Arts Days
If you're 16+ Help a child explore their artistic talents and build self-esteem as you rotate through multiple art projects and enjoy a live performance.
Community Service Volunteering
Donating Art Materials
Sorting and Preparation of Art Materials
Creating Sample Projects

Pajama Program
About: Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to needy children, many of whom are waiting and hoping to be adopted. Many of these youngsters have been abused or abandoned and in many cases, have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a loving mother or father tuck them in at bedtime. Through the Pajama Program, we hope to contribute to a warmer, more loving environment for children when they are at their most vulnerable.
Location: 34 East 39th St., Suite B, NY, NY
Contact: info@pajamaprogram.org • 212-716-9757 • LI Chapter President joanne@pajamaprogram.org
Ideas for a PROUDgive: Have a PJ and Book Drive. Find all the instruction here.

 

http://projectsagehorserescue.com/

About: Project Sage Horse Rescue is a New York state Certified non-profit organization and a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization based in Northport, New York. It was started in 2007 by then-16 year-old Brittany Rostron as a means of commemorating her deceased rescue horse named Sage. Since the inception of the organization, we have rescued over 90 horses from slaughter. Our goal for 2011 is to double this number to 90 horses saved!

Location: 386 Bread and Cheese Hollow Road, Northport, NY 11768
Contact:  631.239.1784 • brittany@projectsagehorserescue.com
 
Ideas for a PROUDgive: Work at the Rescue Center

 

 
LOCATED IN NY • AFFECTING THE WORLD

Millenium Sistahs
About:
Millennium Sistahs Inc was established in 1999 by Ms Glenda Hills a Trinidadian and missionary, to provide services to women and their families. They provide FREE preventative medical care in the Caribbean and at many health fairs in New York. We also donate toys and clothing and medical supplies to individuals and other agencies. Millennium Sistahs Inc services are comprised of programs such as a Medical Missionary Program, Community Food Pantry, a Back to School Program and a Baby Beginnings Layette (community Baby Showers) Program.
Location: Uniondale NY • Brooklyn NY • Caribbean
Contact: Glenda Hills • ghills@millenniumsistahs.org
Ideas for a PROUDgive:
Volunteer your time and help sort food and put together Baby Shower Boxes
Do food and clothing drives
Create a fundraiser and raise funds to help buy medical supplies for a medical missionary trip to the Caribbean.

Ubuntu Education Fund
About: I am because you are. Ubuntu Education Fund is dedicated to working with the people of the Eastern Cape Province to develop quality education and healthy communities in the new South Africa.
Location: NY office • Organization in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Contact: Rebecca Andruszka • rebecca@ubuntufund.org
Ideas for a PROUDgive:
Create a fundraiser such as a garage sale, sporting event, performance or concert to raise money to send PROUDgirls from Ubuntu to college!

Concern Worldwide
About: Works with the world's poorest people to transform their lives.
Location: USA/North America • Europe • UK
Contact: Dara Burke • dara.burke@concern.net • (212)557-8000
Ideas for a PROUDgive:
Start a Team for the Empty Plate Campaign and Help Fight Global Poverty and Hunger
12.11.2010 • What if for just one day you say “no” to food and donate the cost of a meal to Concern’s Empty Plate Campaign which brings attention to the largest number of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia facing severe hunger and poverty. Millions of women, men and children are chronically malnourished and are struggling to survive. Be the catalyst for change - make an impact on hunger relief and prevention.
Help Build Houses in Haiti with Month to Month Donations of Just $10
Do a fund-raising event to raise money and become a monthly partner helping to build homes in Haiti.
If you raise $120 that will help for a year of building and if you raise $600, 5 years or $1200, 10 years!
Check Out More on the List of Events



THE WORLD

H.O.P.E. Orphanage
About: To house, feed, clothe and educate orphans in Haiti from children into adulthood.
Location: Haiti
Contact: Toby Banks • tbankscsi@yahoo.com
Ideas for a PROUDgive:
Create a fundraiser such as a garage sale, sporting event, performance or concert to raise money to send to the PROUDgirls from H.O.P.E.!

http://www.girleffect.org/about-us
About: Helping girls overcome poverty around the world
Ideas for a PROUDgive:
Create a fundraiser such as a garage sale, sporting event, performance or concert to raise money to send to the PROUDgirls from Girl Effect!

 

CARE Donate to provide hope, dignity and economic opportunity

Help CARE fight poverty and respond to desperate need by making a tax-deductible gift today.

With your support we can:

  • Help poor families send their children to school
  • Help people learn skills to start and sustain their own businesses
  • Deliver emergency aid when disaster strikes
  • Help women build a better life for themselves, their families and their communities

You can feel confident knowing that 91 cents of our expenditures support CARE's programs.


Volunteer Websites:

http://idealist.org/

http://www.volunteermatch.org/

http://volunteer.united-e-way.org/



Some of our other favorite organizations:

Vday

Musicians On Call

World Vision

http://www.womenforwomen.org/

http://www.playingforchange.com/

Pilots N Paws

http://www.italltabsup.webs.com/



Other Important Links:

Help for Dating Violence
http://www.dayoneny.org/

Help for Domestic Violence
http://www.sccadv.org/

Help for Bullying
http://www.capsli.org

Suicide Hotline
http://suicidehotlines.com/national.html
24/7 Hotline Numbers

1-800-784-2433
1-800-273-8255

 

 

 


We offer you these simple suggestions for ways to give right now:

1. Say a prayer for someone who is hurting
2. Smile
3. Hold the door
4. Participate in a race that benefits charity
5. Let go of an old grudge
6. Give a compliment
7. Extend a warm welcome to a newcomer
8. When you see trash pick it up
9. Lead by example
10. Raise money for a cause you believe in
11. Rescue an animal from a shelter
12. Tell your mom you love her
13. Give your full attention
14. Sit next to someone who sits alone at lunch
15. Write a letter to a person who’s made a difference in your life
16. Spend time with an elderly person
17. Reduce, reuse, recycle
18. Send a thank you card to someone who has shown you kindness
19. Call a friend you haven’t heard from in a while
20. Give up your seat
21. Invite someone who is not part of your inner circle to a friendly gathering
22. Help a younger person discover a hidden talent.

Try making a special effort to give attention and kindness to all the people you interact with. Notice how it changes your focus, your mood and the way people respond to you. You can change your life and the world by being a positive force.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Remember not to talk to just anyone, especially strangers. The lessons you’ve already learned about strangers still apply! If you are under 18, ALWAYS talk to your parent or guardian and get permission before starting anything new! We encourage you to join an organized volunteer program like PGOM!