She’s The First

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Since it’s Women’s History Month this March, we here at Doofl thought we’d highlight a charity that does more than its fair share for young girls all over: She’s The First – A Girl with an Education is UNSTOPPABLE!

She’s The First is a non-profit organization dedicated to sponsoring girls’ education in an effort to create “first generation graduates and our next generation of global leaders.”

It all started back in 2009, when YouTube and other social media sites were really taking the world by storm. Tammy Tibbetts had the idea to use social media to reach Millennials and get them passionate about girls’ education. After uploading just one YouTube video, she was already on her way.

Later moving to Facebook, Tammy came into contact with an eager Christen Brandt, who would go on to become her official business partner and co-founder of She’s The First! After both coincidentally winning scholarships from the New York Women in Communications organization, they were excited to pay their good fortune forward.

Though young and inexperienced, both Tammy and Christen had drive and determination and a personal connection to the mission at hand; they were both the first people in their families to graduate from college.

Through all their hard work and efforts, She’s The First currently sponsors 804 scholars in 10 different countries across the world. And on campuses all across the U.S. there are currently 216 “She’s The First” clubs raising money for these scholars by selling some fun-loving rainbow cupcakes. With 180 graduated scholars since 2010, Tammy and Christen have a lot to be proud of.

Want to help them reach their goal of sponsoring 10,000 scholars by 2020? Hop on to She’s The First now to find out how! And get Doofl App for a chance to win $1,000 donation to She’s the First!

 

AVON 39 – The Walk To End Breast Cancer

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Kirstin White helped Avon 39 win $1000 last month through the Doofl monthly draw! How? Simply by downloading the FREE Doofl App and nominating her favorite charity! It’s that easy for YOU to help YOUR cause!

Kirstin is doing the Avon 39 walk because every two minutes somebody new is diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. and this year alone over 40,000 Americans are expected to die from it, but not if the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade (ABCC) has anything to say about it.

Started in 2003 by the ABCC, the AVON39 walk is a two-day long, 39.3 mile walk dedicated to raising money to help end breast cancer, and happens to be the ABCC’s largest fund-raising event. To date, the walk has raised nearly $590 million through the efforts of over 220,000 participating men and women from all over the country. Right now they have different walks available in 7 locations: Houston, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and New York.

How exactly do they make a difference? Well, that’s classified under three broad headings: SUPPORT. PROVIDE. SAVE.

Support in the form of funding research, awareness, education, and assistance for affected families.

Provide by supplying screenings and treatment to detect breast cancer and nip it in the bud early.

Save lives and improve lives.

Self-described as not just an event, but rather a challenge and even an attitude, Avon39 takes all of its volunteers on an incredible journey.

So, become an AVON 39er today and take breast cancer down!

http://www.avon39.org/

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Childhelp – End Child Abuse

Childhelp.org participated in our January 2017 Doofl raffle and WON a $1,000 donation! Awesome! But what exactly is Childhelp? Have you ever heard of that organization? How did they get started? Who and how do they help?

Back in 1959, two young Hollywood actresses, Sara (Buckner) O’Meara and Yvonne (Lime) Fedderson, ended up in Japan on a USO tour during the Korean War and stumbled across a group of 11 mixed-race, “throwaway” orphans stuck outside during a typhoon. So they brought them to their hotel room and sheltered them for the night. And a life of philanthropy had begun.

Sara and Yvonne built 5 orphanages, a school, and a hospital in Japan. Then, in 1975, the Vietnam War came to an end and Sara and Yvonne realized that their help was needed again. so they helped create “Operation Baby Lift” to aid with the placement of thousands of Vietnamese orphans into proper homes. After their tremendous success, then First Lady of California Nacy Reagan met with Sara and Yvonne and asked for their help in creating awareness for “America’s best-kept secret” – child abuse. And Childhelp was born.

Today, Childhelp remains true to Sara and Yvonne’s vision. Childhelp is the largest organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse, neglect, and at-risk children. The organization has grown beyond their wildest dreams and CEO and Chairman, Sara O’Meara, and President, Yvonne Fedderson, still work every day for this important cause. And they have never forgotten those eleven beautiful, helpless little orphans that inspired their mission of hope.

How can you help Childhelp? Learn Childhelp’s full history and for ways to volunteer at Childhelp.org. Or simply go to back to Doofl’s home page to download the Doofl app and nominate Childhelp as your charity. Every person who sets up a Doofl account is eligible to win a $1,000 donation to their cause every month! Donate thru Doofl to boost the bonus and increase your chances of winning!

Doofl Loves Charity: Infant Crises Services

“With Christmas days away and snow in the forecast, Kay, a divorced mother of five, needed help and knew just where to call.  She made her second appointment for son, Tyson, at Infant Crisis Services.

“I needed warm clothing and a coat for Tyson because at the end of the day there isn’t enough money to buy him those luxury items,” said Kay.

The first time Kay received our services she used a receiving blanket as a diaper for baby Tyson.  She had just moved home from Missouri after losing her job and going through a divorce.   Kay has been looking for work, and cleans houses to make some money, but at the end of the day there still isn’t enough.

“I have a college education and I was a homeowner, I never thought in a million years I would be in this situation where I had to ask for help,” said Kay.

Kay knew she didn’t need to be embarrassed.  She knew Infant Crisis Services was a warm welcoming place with people who wouldn’t judge her situation.  The volunteers played with little Tyson who didn’t seem to have a care in the world as he bounced on the horses in the playroom.

Infant Crisis Services helped make the holidays easier for Kay and warmer for Tyson.  He received a new coat, warm clothing, food, diapers and a brand new Christmas toy, just what Kay had wished for.”

 

Infant Crises Services believes that no baby should go hungry. Now isn’t that something we can all get behind? The nonprofit provides tools and resources to babies and toddlers, as well as to their families, in times of crises. ICS began by providing life-sustaining formula, food and diapers for babies in 1984 when it was established. The charity has grown rapidly and has since expanded to offer services and methods for positive growth to mothers in all situations, whether it be poverty, homelessness, or an abusive relationship.

ICS plays a large role in the Oklahoma community in which it was founded. Mothers throughout the state have felt the comforting presence of the organization for decades. The charity stays active through its unique involvement opportunities and events, such as the ICS Teen Associate Board, Young Professionals Board, Bingo for Babies, and Boots & Ball Gowns Gala. In 2013, Infant Crises Services went on the road, launching BabyMobile, the first mobile food, diaper and formula pantry in the state.

Infant Crises Services is always looking for volunteers that care. Volunteer at one of their locations, host a donation drive, or start a Doofl – no matter where you are – for the cause! Learn more here.

So what are you waiting for? Download the Doofl app today and be entered for a chance to win $5,000 for ICS or any charity of your choice! Our November raffle will end just after #GivingTuesday on November 29th.

Doofl Loves Charity: Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

In honor of Breast Cancer of Awareness Month just ending, Doofl wanted to highlight the history of how this annual health campaign was organized.

National Breast Cancer Awareness month was founded in October of 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries to promote mammography as the most effective tool in detecting and fighting against the disease. The pink ribbon was later used officially to symbolize this specific cancer in 1993.

As this annual campaign started to become more recognized all around the world, a variety of events were organized every October by various major charities. Events predominantly consist of walks and runs and the pink illumination of landmarks. Most notably, the Race for the Cure takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness month, which was first held in Dallas, Texas in 1980’s where 800 people participated. As of 2010, the number of participants has climbed to an astounding 1.6 million participants and 100,000 volunteers.

Today, Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place every October to enhance awareness and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. This health campaign also offers support and information to those affected by this deadly disease.

Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women women in the USA. Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with this terrible disease and although it is rare in men, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed as well.

Help support awareness by donating to the various charities that contribute to this annual campaign including the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, The National Breast Cancer Foundation and The American Cancer Society. Be sure to download the Doofl app and choose a charity for a chance to win a $5,000 donation for one of these charities for #GivingTuesday in November!

Doofl Loves Charity: Autism Speaks

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

More than 3.5 million Americans live with autism spectrum disorder when it was recorded in 2014. It is the fastest growing developmental disability, and its prevalence continues to increase.

Autism Speaks an advocacy group for those affected by the disorder. The organization works to spread awareness and fund research on the disorder, as well as support the many individuals and families that are impacted by the disorder.

The group provides resources such as tool kits and technology for families and individuals, not to mention a wealth of information on the disorder as well as practices to live happily with or around the disorder. Autism Speaks offers grants and scholarships for those affected, and for those studying the prevention, treatment, and course of this disorder.

There are many ways to give back to this amazing organization. Common are walks for autism, in which hordes of people show their support while raising money for the group. The organization hosts events in communities to bring them together around this important issue, in knowledge and in hope. Lastly, the charity encourages YOU to advocate in your state for knowledge and research funding.

Visit their site here!

If you haven’t quite got the time to participate in a walk or do some research on this disorder, start a Doofl! It’s fun & easy to fundraise with friends, and you can do it all from your phone. Not only can you fundraise, but you can WIN! This month, Doofl is giving away $5,000 to one winner in our monthly drawing. You can win 5X as much this month on #WinningWednesday on November 30th! Simply download the app and select Autism Speaks as your charity, or, if you already have the app, you can change your charity in the settings of your profile. You can boost your chances of winning even more by pledging to other Doofls through the app.

Sources: Autism Societywww.autismspeaks.org

Doofl Loves Charity: Help Kids Read with First Book

Learning to read is a proven determinant of future success both in school and in life. However for children growing up in poverty it is harder for them to access their first book. How can we help kids read when books are scarce? In some of the lowest income neighborhoods in the United States there is only one book available for every 300 children.

First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise founded in 1992 by Peter Gold, Elizabeth Arky, and Kyle Zimmer that provides new books and educational resources to children from low income households. First Book makes new books and other educational resources available either for free or greatly discounted prices. They are then distributed to educators and community leaders to help kids read at better rates up to 18 years of age.

During her time volunteering at a soup kitchen in Washington DC, Kyle Zimmer met educators and community leaders working with kids form low income families. She discovered that these families lacked educational resources and sufficient books to ensure that these kids have the opportunity to read, learn and succeed. To better support these children, Kyle along with two other colleagues founded First Book. Children and adults who are illiterate or have low literacy rates have poor educational, employment and health outlooks. To combat this issue, First Book is taking huge steps to help kids read and give all children the chance to become successful readers. To this day they have distributed more than 135 million new books to children in need in hundreds of communities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Donate to First Book now and your tax-deducible donation will fund new books to children in need. Every $10 buys four new books for children to improve literacy development. If you download Doofl app and choose First Book as your charity, you’re automatically entered into a donation raffle for a chance to win a $1,000 donation for First Book. And if you donate through the Doofl app you get +1 chance toward the raffle for every $1 you donate!

DOOFL LOVES CHARITY: US VETERANS FOUNDATION

Doofl Loves: US Veterans Foundation – Fight for Their Lives 

In 2014, an average of 20 Veterans died from suicide each day. 

The Issue

For the men and women that serve to protect our lives and our freedom every day, transitioning into civilian life after service can sometimes be difficult. There are challenges that these individuals face that the general civilian public cannot comprehend.

The Solution

US Veterans Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to reducing the shockingly high rate of veterans that take their own lives through community involvement, service-oriented events, service dog resources, and outdoor adventures. Through these activities, the organization aims to build camaraderie and to provide vets with a therapeutic outlet to better their mental health.

The group has a common vision that they stand behind: Every veteran who has served deserves the future opportunities and dignity that they have fought to defend.

You Can Help! 

The nonprofit is open to all of those currently serving and all veterans, as well as all individuals that support them. They welcome your help! You can visit their website here and start a Doofl for them here! Get the Doofl app today and select the US Veterans Foundation as your charity, you’ll automatically be entered to win $1,000 for the cause every month! Already have the app? It’s easy to change your charity on your profile! You can make a difference, one Doofl at a time. Start today!

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Doofl Loves Charity: Do Something – Take Action for Social Change

SOCIAL CHANGE

Do Something is a non-profit organization with the goal of motivating young people to take action for social change through national campaigns and grants for projects that make an impact.

Do Something is one of the largest global organizations for young people and social change consisting of 5.3 million members in 130 countries. They tackle volunteer campaigns that impact every cause including poverty, discrimination, and the environment. Their promise is to take on “any cause, anytime, anywhere”.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

With a desire to encourage young people to become active citizens and leaders while also making community involvement fun, Do Something was co-founded in 1993 by former Melrose Place star Andrew Shue and his childhood friend Michael Sanchez. By leveraging the web, television, mobile, and pop culture, Do Something seeks to inspire, empower and celebrate a generation of young people who recognize the need to make a difference.

TAKE ACTION

Do Something spearheads national campaigns so young people can pick something that they care about and take action by completing a project and uploading pictures or evidence of their efforts onto the organizations website. As the organization has grown, it has attracted many sponsors including H&M, Sprint, Toyota, and VH1 who also partner with them to create projects. Through its growing exposure Do Something has 4.5 million members on its website and reaches approximately 11 million young people annually through media and marketing.

WIN FOR DO SOMETHING!

The similarities between Do Something and Doofl really stood out to us, so that’s why we love Do Something! Picking a cause you care about and completing something to make a difference? We love that! With Doofl you can win a $1,000 donation to Do Something for FREE! Just get the app and choose Do Something when you sign up and you’re automatically entered in our monthly $1,000 donation drawing! Or create your own Doofl fundraiser to support your Do Something action – you increase your chances in the drawing with every dollar you raise through Doofl app!

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Doofl Loves Charity: Habitat for Humanity

Doofl Loves: Habitat for Humanity

Ever heard of Habitat for Humanity? I bet you have! It’s a really great nonprofit organization that uses donations to build houses for low-income families around the world. There are nearly 2 billion people around the world who live in slum housing and more than 100 million are homeless. Families left homeless by natural disasters, war, and civil unrest often face dire housing situations as they struggle to rebuild their lives.

Habitat for Humanity allows families to have a safe, comfortable home that is affordable for them. Not only this, but they work towards building sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy housing. The nonprofit builds with and for people in need regardless of race or religion, and welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

With more that 1,400 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world, the nonprofit has helped 6.8 million people improve their living conditions since their founding in 1976.

Join in!

You can help Habitat for Humanity today simply by signing up for Doofl! With the Doofl App YOU get a free chance every month to win a $1,000 donation to YOUR favorite charity! There’s no catch – the app is your ticket to win! And you can increase your chances of winning through activity in the app, either by Donating or with your mad building skills (yep that’s right – you can help build a house along with the experts!)

Habitat for Humanity is one of the 8,000 charities on our constantly growing Charity List – start a Doofl today for the nonprofit and Do Full with your friends and family!

Good. Fun. Doofl

Sources: http://www.habitat.org/