Non-Profit Resources & Directory

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center opened as the New York Cancer Hospital in 1884 with funding from John Jacob Astor. Today the organization is known as the Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases and the Sloan Kettering Institute. The center is a leader in cancer surgery, chemotherapy and radiology. They are the world's oldest and largest private cancer center. They have 9,000 employees and 717 attending staff.

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has both a hospital and a research component. They have some of the best researchers on staff and they have made great progress in the treatment of cancer and related diseases over the years. The cancer that Chicago Bears player Brian Piccolo died of in 1970 can now be treated more effectively and men who have this same cancer have a greater than 50% chance of living.

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center focuses on patient care, research, education and training and living beyond cancer. The staff at this facility are professional and they are one of the best at doing research and treatment. They are professional and caring and they believe in providing the best care for their patients.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America was started in Hartford, Connecticut in 1860. Some local people believed that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative and the club was born. Their motto is a positive place for kids. They want to enable all young people, especially those who need it most to reach their full potential as productive caring responsible citizens.

One thing unique to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America is that they have actual buildings. The organization added girls in 1990. At a typical club house, they have a gym, a games room, a teen center, a learning tech center and an arts and crafts room. There are over 4,000 clubs located in all 50 states and in some foreign countries. They have 49,000 trained staff.

They offer children a safe place to grow and an ongoing relationship with caring adult professionals. They also offer life enhancing programs and character developing experiences as well as hope and opportunity. Many Boys and Girl Clubs are located in the inner city where they can positively impact young people who often come from poor families. These clubs offer them a safe place to grow and learn.

Feed the Children

Feed the Children was born in 1979 and was started by Larry and Frances Jones. Now they are located in 43 countries around the world and they are the 9th largest charity in the united states. They deliver food and medicine and clothing to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disaster.

When there is a disaster such as a hurricane or bad storm, the team at Feed the Children spring into action. They are adept at providing food and supplies to disaster victims in a fast response. When Hurricane Katrina hit, the Feed the Children team was there to provide needed food and clothing to the disaster victims.

They accept donations from individuals and churches and corporations. Only $7 can provide 50 lbs of food to an american family. For $8, a family outside of the united states can have enough food for an entire month. They also accepted volunteers who want to lend a hand to those in need.