The JLS Leadership Team is dedicated to giving back to the community and being an active voice in society. We support many organizations that are working to make an impact in not only our community, but our world as well. Here, you can learn a bit about these organizations and find how to donate to them.
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND:
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is an organization dedicated to supporting animals and nature worldwide. World Wildlife Fund works to preserve nature and works in around 100 countries. WWF also works to assist endangered species, like pandas, so they don’t go extinct. Additionally, WWF works to preserve the natural habitats for wildlife that have been damaged by human activity or natural disasters.
BLACK LIVES MATTER:
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a big part of the world because there have been many incidents of people dying because of the color of their skin. People don’t understand that this is a very scary time for the Black people because others are being racist to them, and it’s not like they can change the color of their skin. It’s very unfair since they are being judged and mistreated by the way they were born. It is important that we do everything in our power to help BLM out.
Feeding America is an organization dedicated to giving food to Americans who don’t have enough. They work with many others to gather food before it goes to waste. Approximately 25-40% of food goes to waste each year, but if the food was consumed, there would be enough to feed many more Americans. Feeding America also works to raise awareness for those who are hungry, as well as end hunger in America.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is an organization that is dedicated to fight for LGBTQ+ rights. The organization has spent over 40 years creating a powerful movement for equality in the United States. Their goal is to ensure that all LGBTQ+ people are treated as full and equal citizens across the world.
STANFORD CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL:
Lucile Packard Stanford Children’s Hospital (LPCH) is a nationally ranked women's and children's hospital which is a part of the Stanford University Health system. The hospital specializes in the care of infants, children, teens, and young adults aged 0–21, but sometimes treats older adults and expecting mothers.
CALIFORNIA FIRE FOUNDATION:
California Fire Foundation is an organization that can provide emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters, and the communities they protect. California Fire Foundation aids victims of fires and other natural disasters. Especially since this issue is close to our community, it’s very important we help with what we can.
WHY WE CHOSE THESE ORGANIZATIONS:
As leaders, we aim to make an impact on the community outside of merely our school. There are people who aren't aware of the horrible things that are happening to people around the world, and we want to spread awareness. Please take the time to donate for a cause, since even a small amount makes a big difference.
Let's Make A Change
Here are some ways you can donate:
Mail in a Check
Check out the organizations that we are supporting! Go to their website and mail a check to the address that's provided.
Over the Phone
It's easy to donate offline too.
Call the organizations to get to know about them more and connect on ways you can help out!