Perennials: 1 Band. 1 Year. 52 Songs. 12 Charities.
Each of the great organizations participating in the Perennials Project is listed below - along with their mission statements - in order of the month that they'll be featured in the project. You can make a secure donation to anyone of them at anytime! Just click on the 'Donate Now' link next to the organization you're interested in. Thank you very much for supporting them.
|September||charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. We use 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need. Right now, 800 million people on the planet don't have access clean and safe drinking water. That's one in nine of us. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses. Just $20 can give one person access to clean water.|
|October||The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other raised funds, for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment.|
|November||Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for new veterans. With over 200,000 Member Veterans and supporters nationwide, IAVA is a 21st Century veterans' organization dedicated to standing with the 2.4 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan from their first day home through the rest of their lives. Founded in 2004 by an Iraq veteran, our mission is to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.|
|December||It's no secret that music can help you feel better. That's why Musicians On Call brings music to the people that need it most - hospital patients. Musicians On Call brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Our Bedside Performance Program delivers live, in-room performances to patients undergoing treatment or unable to leave their beds, we add a dose of joy to life in a healthcare facility. Through the CD Pharmacy program, Musicians on Call provides hospitals with complete CD libraries and personal CD players for patient use. Since 1999, MOC volunteer musicians have performed for
over 300,000 patients and their families. Artists like Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Seal, John Mayer, Darius Rucker, Gavin DeGraw, Trace Adkins, Daughtry and Lady Antebellum have supported MOC. With your help, we can rock a patient's world!
|January||For 30 years Cause Effective has strengthened the nonprofit sector by increasing the capacity of more than 4,000 nonprofits to build sustainable communities of supporters. We provide carefully tailored counsel to help nonprofits diversify funding, raise more money from individuals, activate boards of directors, and achieve the greatest value from anniversaries and special events so they can achieve long-term, community-based change.|
|February||Since 1974, women have found an oasis of hope and nourishment at Rosie's Place. Rosie's Place provides a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. Rosie's Place has evolved from providing meals and shelter to creating permanent solutions through advocacy, education and affordable housing. Rosie's Place relies solely on the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations and does not accept any city, state or federal funding.|
|March||CampInteractive (CI) empowers inner-city youth through the inspiration of the outdoors and the creative power of technology. Each year CI provides innovative programs to over 100 inner city youth ages 12-19 in the Bronx, Queens, and Upper Manhattan. The programs provide practical skills and training to those who would otherwise be left without the means necessary to succeed academically or in the contemporary job market. In addition, CI believes that to insure success students need more than skill, they also require the courage to use their abilities. It is with this in mind that CI provides outdoor leadership adventures that encourage the development of self-esteem and promote a broader world-view in the minds of students. Armed with practical skills and the courage to use them, students leave CI prepared to succeed in college and the professional marketplace.|
|April||The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities. The School includes 7,000 students (nearly half of them children) weekly in music and dance classes; presents some 350 concerts annually; reaches 11,000 more children through youth outreach and field trip programs; and provides financial aid to low income students.|
|May||Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is one of downtown New York's most vital cultural institutions, presenting an eclectic mix of events -- from readings and concerts to comedy nights and storytelling competitions -- featuring many of today's most exciting artists. The bookstore is staffed almost entirely by volunteers and 100 percent of its profits go to Housing Works, Inc., which provides housing, healthcare, job training, and advocacy for New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. As an independent cultural center, it offers patrons a unique opportunity to join the fight against AIDS and homelessness simply by buying or donating books; eating at our cafe; coming to concerts, readings, and special events; or volunteering on our staff.|
|June||The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, in-school workshops, educational materials and online resources and advocacy. Learn more at TheTrevorProject.org.|
|July||Para Los Niños is a nonprofit organization that has worked for more than thirty years to create academic success and social well-being for children. Through early education centers, charter schools, and wellness centers, we offer high-quality education integrated with family supports, mental health services, and community engagement opportunities to thousands of children living in at-risk neighborhoods in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.|
|August||Evacuteer.org was born out of lessons learned during the implementation of New Orleans' first City Assisted Evacution Plan (CAEP) during Hurricane Gustav in 2008. Evacuteer.org recruits, trains, and manages evacuation volunteers (evacuteers) who assist with New Orleans' public evacuation option. By training and mobilizing citizen-volunteers (evacuteers) to respectfully assist their fellow citizens in safe departure and re-entry in the event of a mandatory evacuation, Evacuteer.org demonstrates its commitment to working with the community and its residents until New Orleans becomes a role model for emergency preparedness on a global scale.|