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Give Hope this Holiday Season

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Our “Rally for the Holidays” collection of causes shines light on some very moving stories that speak to the spirit of this very special season of giving. We hope that these stories of strength, resilience and drive serve as a powerful reminder that a little bit of empathy can go a long way in changing someone’s world for the better.

We invite you to check out a few examples from our collection below.

Christmas is LoveThe Christmas is Love SC Project brings holiday cheer to adults who are physically and intellectually challenged. Many of the young adults and elderly participants who stay at Helping Hands or HopeBridge at the Hollies adult day care centers live well below the poverty line and have little to nothing to celebrate. Learn more about this holiday initiative today.

Rescue, Repurpose, Redeem is working to to help individuals who have suffered from chronic homeless and live with disabilities to get their entrepreneurial businesses off the ground. Handmade cards, ornament, handbags and more can be purchased by clicking “Contribute” on the fundraising page and selecting a specific donation amount. View the video below to find out more about this organization.

The full collection of nearly 50 causes is available at rally.org/for/holidays. Take some time to enjoy looking through these heartwarming projects that have been triggered by compassion and are fueled by love, whether you’re looking to:

Wishing you and your loved ones all the best as we prepare to say goodbye to 2013 and ring in the New Year. Happy holidays!

Comfort and Empower the Leaders of Tomorrow

THIS WEEK’S FEATURED CAUSES

This week, we’re highlighting a few Rally campaigns that are comforting and empowering the leaders of tomorrow by providing professional training, emotional support and a safe place to sleep.

Young Minority Students Learn Valuable Technology Skills

Jason Young’s family was evicted from their home the day after Christmas in 2001. It was a difficult experience for Young. He knew he wanted to do what he could to prevent other low-income kids from facing financial hardships as they grew into adulthood. That’s why Jason co-founded the Hidden Genius Project, a two-year program that trains young black male students in science, technology, engineering and math to unlock their true potential and help position them as leaders of tomorrow. Read NationSwell’s story on this promising program and check out the Rally campaign.

Friends Help Care for a Mother in Pain

Kelly Gray-Sheehan is in pain; constant and severe abdominal pain. Her kids, Ava and Colin, have started to notice the toll that this chronic condition has taken on their mom. Fortunately, Kelly has loved ones who have started a Rally campaign For Kelly to provide a beacon of hope for someone who always goes out of her way to help others.

A Son Remembers His Dad by Giving Toys to Kids

Ryan and Ron Russek started giving toys to hospitalized kids at the City of Hope when Ron was battling cancer in 2004. Ron sadly passed away a year later, but his son has kept up the tradition and grown  the project exponentially. Visit Wish Upon A Toy to see how Ron is spreading joy to the City of Hope.

Group Provides Shelter Beds for Abused and Neglected Children

Need by Need has launched a Rally campaign to give 10 beds to Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter, a safe haven for abused and neglected children in South Carolina. Watch this video to find out more about this initiative to help give kids with little faith in the goodness of others a reason to believe again.

Group Raises Funds to Get Water and Electricity to Community in Nigeria

As Kwanzaa approaches, Yeye is helping a budding community in Lago raise enough money to purchase a generator and water tank. The group is almost halfway to their goal of $2,500, with more than $910 raised so far. Visit the Rally campaign to learn more.

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