Make A Wish

Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 37 minutes. We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. Wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. This simple, but powerful belief drives Make-A-Wish. Wishes are only made possible through the hard work of many dedicated staff, volunteers, donors and other supporters.


Food For The Poor

Food For The Poor is one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the United States. Our work is motivated by our faith in God, spreading His unconditional love, regardless of race, wealth, or creed as we minister to the poorest of the poor in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. By providing lifesaving food, secure housing, clean water, healthcare, emergency relief, micro-enterprise projects and education opportunities, we are giving the poor a chance at a better future, and showing them God’s love. Join us.

More than 95 percent of all donations go to programs that help the poor.



The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. Our organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are proud to boast more than 2 million supporters across the country. The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”


Save The Bats

Our mission has always been to educate people about bats and inspire them to become actively involved in conservation. We were founded in 1992 in Michigan with a small team offering live bat programs to schools, nature centers and museums. Founder Rob Mies remains Executive Director of the organization and has been featured on national television shows, has spoken at leading conferences and has written many books on the subject. We began operating the Bat Zone at Cranbrook Institute of Science in 2002. In September 2014 we launched the national ‘Save the Bats’ campaign to mobilize millions of Americans to become even more involved in bat conservation.




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Operation: Joy - 30 Daily Missions To Inspire Joy In Yourself & Others

About Operation: Joy

"Say you're sorry. You might find you actually mean it."

"Don't jump to conclusions - hear him/her out."

"Write it down - that's the first step in making it real."

These are just a few of the daily missions that I spent months posting on my various social media platforms - little blurbs meant to give my many readers and other passers-by a goal and a focus by which to take on their day.

But they're much more than that.

I want to be a good person. You want to be a good person. We want so much to do the right things for ourselves and for others. But even though you have the best of intentions, maybe you're so overwhelmed by it all that you have no idea where to start.

So start here. Start small. With a whole month's worth of daily missions!

The missions in Operation: Joy are designed so that you can focus on one at a time. You don't have to do them in order and you can even do them more than once. And each has added information that will help you understand its intent and fulfill it to the best of your ability, including suggestions, recommendations, and links to other helpful tips.

In reality, no one can do all of these missions in a single day. But you can complete just one. Every day. And if you do them all enough, they may just become a habit.

Let's get started on the path to becoming the best version of you today!