November is a busy time for many Americans as they prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. As we gather to give thanks for our many blessings this year, the Gingrich Foundation is proud to recognize Feeding America as its November Charity of the Month.
Feeding America works to keep less fortunate Americans from going hungry. It is the leading domestic hunger relief charity in the United States, with 200 food banks throughout the country.
Feeding America also provides important coordination between other relief organizations and large food manufacturers in order to ensure that food reaches those who are most in need. Each year, Feeding America helps feed 46 million Americans, about 7 million of whom are seniors and 12 million of whom are children.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1991 by Janelle Hail, a breast cancer survivor first diagnosed in 1980, at age 34. The National Breast Cancer Foundation is dedicated to early detection of breast cancer, as well as to education about the disease.
Through its National Mammography Program, the Foundation provides free mammograms to women who would otherwise be unable to afford them, at medical facilities in every state. This preventative screening saves lives, since it enables women to detect the disease before it advances to a later stage.
The legacy of Thomas Jefferson survives today in our nation’s founding document, the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson’s personal legacy, however, endures at his home, Monticello, maintained faithfully by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.
The Gingrich Foundation is proud to announce Easter Seals as its June Charity of the Month, in recognition of the important services it provides to Americans with a variety of special needs.
Easter Seals has worked to improve the lives of those with disabilities for more than 90 years. It was founded by Ohio Businessman Edgar Allen, who established a hospital after the death of his son in a streetcar accident. His work there brought him face to face with the lack of support for children with disabilities. In 1919, Allen founded the National Society for Crippled Children to help address their unique challenges.
Like NAfME, we believe that music is an essential part of a complete education. It teaches discipline, character, teamwork, creativity, and self-expression. In addition, there is strong evidence linking music education with cognitive development and achievement in language and mathematics. Under a variety of pressures, however, many schools across the country unfortunately have been cutting or eliminating music programs from the curriculum.
The Gingrich Foundation is pleased to designate the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association as its February Charity of the Month, in honor of President George Washington.
The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association is the oldest national historic preservation organization in the United States. The Association is charged with maintaining George Washington’s home and estate in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
More than 5 million people in the United States today suffer from Alzheimer’s, a rate which makes it the sixth leading cause of death. Millions of other Americans are caregivers for friends or family with this long and difficult disease — a responsibility which often takes a serious toll of its own.
During the holiday season our thoughts turn to our family, friends, and those in need. In this spirit, we are pleased to announce that our December Charity of the Month is Catholic Charities USA, in recognition of its outstanding commitment to helping the neediest Americans.
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) was formed in 1910 to act as the “attorney for the poor.” Today, it has grown to become one of the nation’s largest providers of social services. Catholic Charities maintains an extraordinary range of programs and provides food, shelter, clothing, counseling, financial assistance, adoption services, disaster relief, and other emergency services to more than 10 million people each year.