“No one has ever become poor by giving.” - Anne Frank
Make A Difference In Someone’s Life Today!
Giving is well known to reward the giver as much as the receiver. The Exceptional People Network recognizes and supports humanitarians and non-profit organizations around the world.
We encourage you to help your own community, or a charitable organization of your choice, as an integral part of your personal and business development. Gifts can be financial donations, but volunteering or providing in-kind services can be just as valuable, or even more.
Serving over 55,000 members, PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association is the leading nonprofit support and advocacy organization advancing the cause for people impacted by polycystic ovary syndrome globally. PCOS Challenge touches the lives of tens of thousands of women with PCOS and their supporters each year through television and radio programming, a magazine publication, support groups, and education, awareness, and legislative advocacy initiatives. Since our programs began in 2009, PCOS Challenge has helped many women overcome their struggles with infertility, weight gain, anxiety and depression and reduce their risk for numerous life-threatening related conditions. PCOS Challenge provides a host of support, awareness, education and advocacy opportunities for the PCOS community.
Lead for America
In his relatively short time here on earth, CEO and Co-founder Joe Nail has personally served multiple underserved communities on three continents. He has spearheaded several organizations to do the same. Lead For America is his most recent work and his most ambitious, aiming to catalyze local community revitalizations across the entire nation through experiential training, civic leader fellowships, and governmental advocacy. The organization’s mission is to build a leadership force of moral, dynamic, locally-rooted, and long-term committed leaders serving the communities they call home in every corner of this country. Nail’s goal is to train and equip a generation of Americans — one million by 2040 — to be outstanding civic leaders in the communities they call home, including 50,000 through Lead For America’s flagship paid Fellows program.
Third Wave Volunteers
Dr. Alison Thompson is a humanitarian incident commander running large refugee camps, field hospitals and resilience hubs in natural and man-made disasters around the world for the past 22 years, including the Syrian and Venezuelan refugee crisis.
Thompson founded Third Wave Volunteers first responders on Sept 11th 2001 in NYC where she worked as a first responder for 9 months.
Third Wave Volunteers are a disaster relief non-profit set up to mobilize medical and non-medical responders and sustainable aid to underserved and affected communities and has grown to over 30,000 first responders world-wide.
“It’s easy to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, but it’s leadership to be in the wrong place at the right time.”
Dr. Alison Thompson
Kids Kicking Cancer
A 501(c)(3) non profit organization that helps children with cancer manage the stress and pain of their disease and treatments through personalized coaching instructed by black belt martial artists. The organization that offers evidence based martial arts therapy. Its focus is on pain and stress management for pediatric patients, as well as creating resilience and support for otherwise healthy children. Classes are delivered in person and virtually throughout hospitals, medical facilities, outpatient centers, home visits and schools across the United States and globally.
Dr. Pam Davis
Dr. Pamela Davis is an accomplished educator with a balance of education and experience in educational technology. Her professional expertise spans the fields of computer literacy and integrating technology into new and existing pedagogy. Dr. Davis is a breast cancer survivor and childhood pediatric medical trauma survivor who is thriving and is passionate about helping others cope with traumatic life experiences through making, coding and robotics.
She founded Wellbotics in 2016 to help children age 5 to 12, and their families deal with medical trauma. Wellbotics delivers pop up makerspaces to cancer care communities and other safe spaces. Originally designed for children of cancer survivors, Wellbotics uses instructional robots and leverages Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, and Mindfulness (STEAM +M) to increase problem solving skills, communication, and cooperation amongst children facing family trauma. The program helps kids and families build resilience through technological tinkering, teamwork, and problem-solving.
J.B. Dondolo, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded by Lumbie Mlambo in 2016. The organization is named after the late father, JB Dondolo, an orphan, farmer, and humanitarian advocate whose values and principles on giving continue to inspire his children, friends, and families across the world. JB Dondolo played a critical role in the fight against poverty in his community and Lumbie saw the need to form this organization in honor of their father so his legacy of good deeds continues.
Our mission is to remove barriers of access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene in underserved and impoverished communities to reduce poverty and promote gender equity.
Gleaning for the World
Gleaning for the World is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide urgently needed and life-saving support to communities in critical need throughout the world.
The organization began with a collection of donated supplies in a basement and a vision – one to help the poor throughout central Virginia. Quickly, they saw their home-town ministry become a globally-recognized organization — all by expanding from local missions to national, then international within a year.
They step in with a new plush friend for kids when disaster strikes and make sure that our furry friends have a meal and clean water, too. They work hard to make sure that whenever disaster strikes, wherever poverty is a barrier, and whenever our neighbors are in need – they are able to provide. Their passion is humanitarian aid in all its forms.
Hire Our Heroes
Hire Our Heroes is a nonprofit organization operated and founded by veterans for veterans which provide career advice and job transition assistance.
Their goal is to capture each transitioning veteran ideally within one year prior to their discharge to Train, Mentor and Coach them in job placement. The motivation behind this effort is to create a National approach to reduce Veteran unemployment that will allow employers an overall talent acquisition and retention strategy by making veterans a part of their workforce.
Room to Read
This organization is changing the lives of millions of women and children around the world. A non-profit organization bringing the gift of knowledge to families in countries such as Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, Vietnam, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Share Your Soles
A non-profit organization whose goal is to provide gently worn and new shoes to those who need them. No one in this world should go without shoes. Help save the soles of people all over the world.
The organization has collected and distributed millions of gently worn/new shoes shoes throughout the world, targeting desperately impoverished areas in Central America, Southeast Asia, the Carribeans, Africa and the United States, including Native American Reservations. They have organized hundreds of shoe drives and warehouse site visits to clean, sort and pack shoes. (Worn-out shoes are discarded.) Volunteer groups at their warehouse have included businesses, church groups, Scout troops and schools.
Red Feather is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to partner with American Indian nations to develop and implement sustainable solutions to the housing needs within their communities..
Rise Against Hunger
An international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for well over 20 years. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world.
Another core focus of Rise Against Hunger is responding to crises–both natural and man-made. From droughts to floods, in conflict zones and transitioning political situations, food is often the most immediate need. When everyday access to food, wages, and market systems are destroyed in the wake of emergencies, Rise Against Hunger works through a network of in-country partners to address these needs.