Non-Profit Resources & Directory

Easter Seals

Easter Seals was born in 1907 when Ohio businessman Edgar Allen lost his son in a streetcar accident. The lack of adequate medical care to treat his son prompted Allen to sell his business and begin a fundraising campaign to help disadvantaged children. The motto of the organization is simply for the right to live a normal life.

Today Easter Seals helps over one million children and adults with autism and other disabilities and special needs. They provide medical rehabilitation, job training and employment, child care for children, adult day programs for adults with disabilities and older adults and camping and recreation programs.

Their logo is well known and they are dedicated to helping those who have special needs and autism. They have volunteers and they are a caring and responsible non profit organization. The lily stands for hope and resurrection and has stood as their logo since 1952. They also produce seals that are well known and help provide funding for the organization.

World Vision

World Vision was started by a Dr. Bob Pierce, a young pastor and missionary who was doing missionary work in China and South Korea. Soon after the organization began caring for orphans and their children in South Korea, then to over 90 countries on six continents.

World Vision is an international Christian relief and developmental organization. They are working for the well being of all people, especially children. They are one of the largest Christian relief organizations in the world.

Their goals are to provide emergency relief, education, health care, economic development and the promotion of justice to people in need. The staff and volunteer at World Vision are caring and loving individuals who are carrying out the work of Jesus Christ here on earth. They are dedicated to helping people improve the quality of their lives.

The Girl Scouts of America

The Girl Scouts of America was started on March 12, 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low as a counterpoint to the Boys Scouts of America. She felt that girls could also benefit from the principles of scouting. They also believe in the motto be prepared. Their website says that girl scouting builds girls of courage and confidence and character who make the world a better place.

The Girl Scout promise is On my honor, I will try: to serve God and my country, to help people at all times and to live by the Girl Scout Law. Today there are over 2.7 girl scouts in over 90 countries. The girl scouts are for ages 7-17 and they are broken down by age groups so that they can have activities that are appropriate to their age level.

One of their most well known activities is the sale of girl scout cookies. These are popular items and they involve the young ladies in a positive and productive way. They learn sales techniques and principles that will benefit them as an adult. They sell cookies of all different varieties. These cookies are delicious and they help the girl scouts out as an important fund raising vehicle.