I have created the iCare™ Network to help people help each other. If you would like to help humanity in some way, I am providing links and descriptions of organizations here, that you can choose from to help others in the way you like.
I am not endorsing or affiliated in a professional way with any of the organizations listed here. These are just a few of the most reputable organizations that have been researched to qualify for this list. Please feel free to link to this site and have your friends and family link here for convenience.
Operation Smile – Throughout the world, Operation Smile volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable health care systems for children and families.
Operation Smile was founded by Dr. William P. Magee, a plastic surgeon, and his wife, Kathleen, a nurse and clinical social worker. In 1982, the Magees traveled to the Philippines with a group of medical volunteers to repair children’s cleft lips and cleft palates. They discovered hundreds of children ravaged by deformities, and although they helped many children, the volunteers were forced to turn away the majority of those who sought help. The Magees saw the need and Operation Smile was born. This is the 25th Anniversary of Operation Smile.
Catholic Charities USA – is the membership association of one of the nation’s largest social service networks. Catholic Charities agencies and institutions nationwide provide vital social services to people in need, regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds. Catholic Charities USA supports and enhances the work of its membership by providing networking opportunities, national advocacy and media efforts, program development, training and technical assistance, and financial support.
Founded in 1910 as the National Conference of Catholic Charities, Catholic Charities USA is located near the nation’s capital in Alexandria, VA. We are a member of Caritas Internationalis
Lions Clubs International – Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 200 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.
Known for working to end preventable blindness, Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to their communities. These projects range from cleaning up local parks to providing supplies to victims of natural disasters.
Beginning in 1917, the association of Lions clubs has provided millions of people with the opportunity to give something back to their communities. View LQ (Lions Quarterly Video Magazine) on the Lions News Network to see how Lions continue to make a difference everyday and everywhere.