Charity Spotlight


Kaboom Playground

KaBOOM! and Viral Volunteerism

We were excited to hear a story about KaBOOM! on NPR’s Morning Edition in the car on the way to work this morning. KaBOOM does amazing work building playgrounds in under-served neighborhoods — and according to the interview, their volunteers built this entire playground in one day. We’re always excited […]


Moyer Foundation

The Moyer Foundation

If you’ve followed Major League All-Star pitcher Jaime Moyer’s celebrated career, you know that he has been recognized as much for his work off the field as on.  In 2000, Jamie and his wife Karen established The Moyer Foundation.  Since then, the Foundation has raised more than $19 million to […]


Best Friends Animal Society

I was reminded of the great work of Best Friends Animal Societywhile looking for a charity to recommend to my 10-year-old niece. My wife and I bought her a TisBest card for Christmas and wanted to give her a starting point for her search. I thought of her passion for […]


Operation Smile

  A good friend of mine had twin boys several years ago. Both were good-looking and healthy with one exception: one of the boys had a cleft lip and pallet. A cleft is an opening in the lip, the roof of the mouth or the soft tissue in the back […]


Kiva Is Not A Four-Letter Word

Yesterday in the New York Times was an article about Kiva and its lending practices. NYT: The Fiction of Kiva’s Loans. Kiva is famous for making direct connection between ordinary citizens and recipients of microloans. If I have $30, for example, I can search on Kiva for a needy entrepreneur […]


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Covenant House

It has been far too long since our last “Spotlight” post, especially considering the caliber of the 250 National Charities and the list of amazing local charities that is growing daily from across the nation! We are starting a new series and are really excited to kick it off with […]


National Hospice Foundation

“The National Hospice Foundation envisions a world where everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer.” For 17 years, NHF has been offering support to those facing serious illness and death. The National Hospice Foundation seeks to increase the quality of hospice care […]