BBB Wise Giving Alliance (Charities Index)
Extensive listing of charities.  Includes evaluations.  Formed through a merger of the National Charities Information Bureau and the Council of Better Business Bureaus’ Foundation and its Philanthropic Advisory Service

Community Health Charities
Facilitiates charitable contributions in the workplace.  Employees designate charities and their donations support member charities (research, patient services and outreach in local communities).

The Delta Society
Unites people with mental and physical disabilities & patients in healthcare facilities with professionally trained animals to improve human health through service and therapy animals.

Proceeds are used to provide wireless phones and cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and awareness. Collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition from any wireless service provider.  Phones that can be refurbished are sold for reuse and those without value are disposed of in an environmentally sound way.

The National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations (NCCATA)
An alliance of professional associations dedicated to the advancement of the arts as therapeutic modalities. Over 8,000 individual members of six creative arts therapies associations.  Creative arts therapies include art, dance/movement, drama, music, poetry, and psychodrama therapy.

National Education for Assistance Dog Services (N.E.A.D.S.)
Trains & provides rescued and donated dogs to assist people who are deaf or physically disabled. NEADS is dedicated to helping people with physical disabilities.

Oprah’s Angel Network
A public charity that encourages people around the world to make a difference in the lives of others. Provides grants to non-profit organizations, supports charitable projects, raises funds for tragedies such as Hurricane Katrina.  Includes specific guidance on how you can “Start Making a Difference” – where to start, tips and resources, questions to ask yourself, and how to form a “Kindness Chain.”

What I WIsh You Knew
Worldwide, multi-cultural teen scholarship program.  Essays addressing mental health needs and ideas to foster communication among adults and among continents.

Terry L. Wise, J.D. – Author & Speaker

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