Charity

At WDW Fan Zone, we love giving back to the community.

Please consider supporting some of the worthy charities that are our columnists support. We can make a difference.

Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Association provides information, resources, and assistance for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as fundraising for research to find a cure for this terrible disease. Two of our columnists had a close family membr who suffered from Alzheimer’s. Support for this cause is in their memories. To learn more about making a difference, please visit the Alzheimer’s Association website.

American Red Cross, through donations and volunteers offer care and aid to those struck by a disaster, assists America’s military families, provides health services, and over 40% of America’s blood supply. To help or volunteer please visit the Red Cross website.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundationis a nonprofit donor-supported organization with a focus on the development of new drugs to fight the disease improve quality of life for those with Cystic Fibrosis, and to find a cure. To make a difference please visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website.

Dream Team Project. The Dream Team Project was founded by Lou Mongello to raise money for children with life threatening illnesses and send them and their family to Walt Disney World. This act of kindness allows the child and their family to escape from the stress and suffering of the child’s illness and it provides an atmosphere of happiness and togetherness that the family will enjoy and always have to remember. To learn more and to help make a difference in a child’s life please visit the Dream Team Project.

The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. In 2010, 37 million Americans, including 14 million children needed emergency food. This New Jersey food bank provides over 5 million pounds of food annually to feeding programs in the local community and served 51,000 children with emergency food in 2009. More information can be found at the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties website.

Give Kids the World. Give Kids The World is a non-profit organization that exists only to fulfill the wishes of all children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to the Central Florida attractions, and to enjoy the magic of Give Kids The World Village for as long as there is a need. 100,000 children have had their dream come true at Give Kids The World. No child in need has ever been turned away – and no child ever will. Please learn more at Give Kids the World.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society provides education, and support for those suffering from leukemia and lymphoma, and advocate funding for research to find a cure. To contribute in memory of Nancy Bobby’s father who passed away from leukemia two weeks after being diagnosed with it, please visit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

National Kidney Foundation. A major voluntary nonprofit health organization which is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, building publc awareness, funding kidney research, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. Currently, 26 million American adults have kidney disease (not inluding children) and more than 100,000 people are on the waiting list for an organ and these number continue to grow. Please visit the National Kidney Foundation to learn more.

The Police Athletic League of New Jersey. The Police Athletic League of New Jersey (“NJ PAL”) is a recreation based crime prevention non-profit organization. Its programs bring law enforcement, the community, and children together providing positive role models and positive mentoring for today’s youth and tomorrow’s future. Some of the programs that NJ PAL has developed include sports programs, computer training, and homework clubs. These programs are made possible with donations of unwanted clean clothing. The proceeds earned form the clothing donations go directly to NJ PAL. For more information on NJ PAL and how your unwanted clean clothing can make a difference please visit NJ PAL.

Restoretheshore.com, a partnership effort with several non-profit organizations to provide relief effort to areas affected by Super Storm Sandy. To help please visit the Restore The Shore website.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Lowcountry Affiliate). This year, Lynn Wiltse is co-chairing the 2nd Annual Lowcountry Rockin’ the Pink Breast Cancer Walk for the second time; an amazing $21,000 was raised to help in the fight against breast cancer. The Lowcountry Affiliate has invested more than $3 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects in 13 counties. For more information, please visit the Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.



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