Without a doubt, the current pandemic has affected some people more than others. For this reason, we must start doing as much as we can to help organizations stay afloat so they can keep doing their jobs. In Heart of Hollywood Magazine, we care about different causes focused on serving their communities and in need of notoriety and donations. We invite you to check out the following non-profits and learn more about their fantastic work.
1. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
When Alex, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, was four, she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure. Her first “Alex’s Lemonade Stand”, held with the help of her older brother Patrick, raised an astonishing $2,000 in one day. While bravely fighting her own cancer, Alex continued to set up lemonade stands every year. As news spread of the remarkable girl so dedicated to helping other sick children, people everywhere were inspired to start their own lemonade stands — donating the proceeds to her cause.
2. Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via a medium people already use and trust: text. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment. If you log into their webpage: https://www.crisistextline.org/text-us/ you'll get all the information you need and you'll even get a detailed step-by-step guide on how to ask for help.
You can help them by volunteering as a counselor and work on your problem-solving skills or you can donate online to help grow and maintain their cause: https://www.crisistextline.org/donate/
3. Fundación Roma AC (Córdoba, Veracruz): This non lucrative private institution specializes in giving rehabilitation to the blind and visually impaired of all ages, ranging from 7 months old to 70 years old. They’re aim is to improve their quality of life by enhancing their abilities so that people can have a more independent lifestyle. The institution’s situation was critical before the pandemic and after 2020 the circumstances are even more critical due to the lack of resources given by the local authorities. The only help they receive is done via donations, which they use to teach their members skills that we may take for granted like reading, writing, math, using a cellphone, using a computer, and even how to move around the city and public transportation safety courses.
Maria Magdalena Ruiz, the head of the institution, has been vocal about the hardships of keeping the institution running and how it is increasingly more challenging to give the members the support they truly deserve. The organization is currently looking for financial support through a platform called Social Hero. Their goal is to make a dynamic, multipurpose space for students to practice their motor skills, activate their minds, and to enhance their infrastructure. We invite our readers who can and want to support this non-profit and help dozens of people by donating using the following link: https://socialhero.com.mx/dona-sin-que-te-cueste/
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