4 Nonprofits That Benefit Our Communities

December 01, 2020
By iQ Staff
Children in colorful sportswear joyfully start a race, some wearing green event t-shirts.

This Giving Tuesday, the iQ 360 team wants to highlight a few of our favorite nonprofit organizations from the communities where we’re based: New York’s tri-state area, Washington, D.C., Northern California and Hawaii. Created in 2012, Giving Tuesday is designed to inspire global generosity on a local level. Please consider donating to the nonprofits and small businesses contributing to our communities in positive and meaningful ways this holiday season.

Building One Community

Stamford, CT

[siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget]

Mission: Building One Community's mission is to advance the successful integration of immigrants and their families.

Why we love this nonprofit: Building One Community makes a difference in the lives of countless families by providing vital resources and support to immigrant communities. This holiday season, they are encouraging individuals and families in the tri-state area to care for their new neighbors and build one strong, diverse and inclusive community.

Photo credit: Building One Community website

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Button_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]

Girls on the Run-DC

Washington, D.C.

[siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget]

Mission: Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Why we love this nonprofit: Girls face a disproportionate amount of social and economic pressures, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Through physical activity and dynamic discussions, Girls on the Run helps girls build social, emotional and physical skills while encouraging healthy habits for life.

Photo credit: Girls on the Run-DC website

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Button_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County

Redwood City, CA

[siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget]

Mission: Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County’s mission is to fight social injustice through civil legal advocacy for people living in poverty.

Why we love this nonprofit: LASSMC believes that every person deserves safe affordable housing, access to health care, economic security, secure immigration status, an appropriate education and freedom from violence and abuse. By offering legal services to low-income residents of San Mateo County with civil legal matters, LASSMC is empowering people to overcome the causes and effects of poverty so they can participate in the community with dignity and respect.

Photo credit: Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County website

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Button_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]

Parents And Children Together

Honolulu, HI

[siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget]

Mission: Working together with Hawaii’s children, individuals and families to create safe and promising futures.

Why we love this nonprofit: Parents And Children Together is transforming Hawaii into a peaceful, safe and vibrant community with equal opportunities for all to fulfill their dreams. Its statewide programs encompass five areas of focus: early childhood education, behavioral health support, domestic violence prevention & intervention, community building & economic development and child abuse & neglect prevention & treatment.

Photo credit: Parents And Children Together website

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Button_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]