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This is a critical time for our country. Do not be discouraged or disillusioned by the negative, pessimistic tone of a few extremists. Find ways to make this world a better place by sharing optimism and enjoy life. Send notes of encouragement to positive leaders and media.

There are many great ways to get involved and share optimism. Contact your elected officials and let them know you
appreciate them when they make appropriate decisions and encourage them to continue their good work.

How to contact your elected officials

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There are many wonderful compassionate organizations making a positive impact in this world.
Learn about their efforts to share optimism and support them.

American Stroke Foundation

American Stroke Foundation Mission:
To empower stroke survivors and their families to overcome ongoing challenges of life after stroke and rejuvenate their lives.

America Supports You

America Supports You spotlights what Americans are doing all across the land, encourages others to join the team and allows all to tell their stories by giving voice and visibility to their efforts.

Alcoholics Anonymous

The General Service Office is the international office serving AA in the US/Canada

American Majority

American Majority Incorporated is a non-partisan political training institute whose mission is to train and equip a national network of leadership committed to individual freedom through limited government and the free market.  Advocating true federalism, American Majority believes that national change begins at the state and local level.  Toward that end, American Majority will build a national network of leaders and grassroots advocates who aspire to increase freedom for individuals, families, the maketplace, and our nation.

American Red Cross

There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at the Red Cross to support all of the organization's services. People who wish to volunteer should contact their local American Red Cross chapter because the vast majority of volunteer opportunities are typically found within an individual's local community. International disaster relief workers are drawn from a pool of paid and volunteer staff with extensive prior experience.

A Million Thanks

A Million Thanks is a year-round campaign to show our U.S. Military Men and Women, past and present, our appreciation for their sacrifices, dedication, and service to our country through our letters, emails, cards, prayers, and thoughts.

CoatsForKids KC


Join NewsRadio 980 KMBZ and share in the spirit of the holidays with “Coats for Kids” 2009.  This winter thousands of children in the Kansas City area have outgrown their coat, have a worn out coat or no coat at all to wear.

Last year with your help we collected nearly 10,000 coats. This year we hope to collect even more.  Drop off your coats at any Pride Cleaners location now through December 11th.  The coats will be dry cleaned and distributed to the children in the Kansas City Missouri, Kansas City Kansas, Independence and Hickman Mills School Districts.  Together we can make a difference!!

>Click here to learn more about this opportunity and the drop off locations

Fertile Ground


Fertile Ground is a non-profit organization founded by Darnell Self and Michael Humes. Fertile Ground was established to allow others to experience the power of giving....for true abundance comes from giving back!

Global Volunteers

Make a difference in the world as an International Volunteer. Global Volunteers has mobilized more than16,000 volunteers on community development projects worldwide since 1984; touching hearts & changing lives in 20 countries .

Heart to Heart International

Heart to Heart International is a global humanitarian organization that inspires, empowers and mobilizes individuals to serve the needs of the poor in their communities and around the world

Habitat for Humanity

There are many ways you can join Habitat for Humanity in eliminating poverty housing, from working with a local affiliate or campus chapter to Global Village short-term mission trips.

International AIDS/HIV Support

National telephone counseling, information and referral service. A listing of various AIDS organizations and other support groups for people.

The mission statement of the Kelsey Smith Foundation is to honor and perpetuate the life of Kelsey Smith by empowering families, friends, and communities to proactively protect one of its most precious resources, namely its youth and young adults...

The idea of the Kindness Bug was to take a cute and simple bug and make it into something unique to touch lives by sharing acts of kindness when it is given away.

(Overland Park, KS)

Marillac provides psychiatric hospital, residential treatment and therapeutic education services to children ages 6-17. Marillac’s compassionate, trauma-informed treatment approach helps children recover and reclaim their lives.

Military, Veterans & Patriotic Service Organizations
of America (MVPSOA)

A nonprofit organization that pre-screens high quality national and international charities and presents them for your giving consideration. Organizations assisting veterans and their families, providing scholarships for the children of military personnel, funding memorials and museums to honor those who have served their country, and more!

Patriot's Run

(Kansas City area)

The Patriots’ Run is an annual event held to commemorate the tragic events of September 11th 2001. With this event we remember, not only those victims who were lost, but also those soldiers, police, firefighters and others who served this country both on that day and every day thereafter. In this way we honor all the people who work to insure that this tragedy never repeats itself.

Red Echo Group

Red Echo Group/Films For Youth

“Let’s Make a Movie” is an after school program that takes Kansas City’s urban youth, between the ages of 10 and 16, through the entire movie-making process. The group of 14 kids brainstorm an idea, create characters, improvise dialog, and write a story. They participate in breakout acting exercises, audition for parts, and are cast in the roles they themselves created!

Running Back Giving Back

Kansas City Chiefs Ambassador, All-Pro fullback and former Kansas City Chiefs player, Kimble Anders' organization Running Back Giving Back is dedicated to bringing you the very best in Entertainment and Sporting Events. Running Back Giving Back  is committed to providing excellent activities in the community so the children of the community can be involved.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army members are at worship and at work in over a hundred countries.

Salute America's Heroes

Every day a wounded veteran and their family must struggle to overcome the loss of a limb, significant burns, or even the reality of being in a wheelchair. Our mission is to help them overcome these obstacles and resume a productive and fulfilling life.

The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes is a non-partisan 501(c) (3) organization, created to provide an easy and meaningful way for individuals, corporations and others to help our severely wounded and disabled veterans and their families rebuild their lives.

Samaritan's Purse
Operation Christmas Child

Wonderful program sponsored by Samaritan's Purse to bring rare moments of joy and hope to underprivileged children throughout the world.


Jeff Olson, best-selling author of The Slight Edge has written a book called Success for Teens. Success for Teens has an immense goal: transitioning teens from passively waiting for life to happen to understanding they can—and, in fact, must—pursue their dreams now. This book tells them how they can begin.

TLC for Children and Families

(Olathe, KS)

TLC was founded in 1972 to fulfill an unmet need in the Kansas City community, a need for an emergency shelter for abused and neglected children from infancy through age 12. Prior to the establishment of TLC, many children were inappropriately placed in costly hospitals. Through the years, TLC has expanded its services to children in crisis to further our mission. The mission of TLC is to provide opportunities that encourage positive growth and change for children, youth and families while ensuring a safe environment.   TLC strives for the preservation and healing of families by providing services, to the extent allowed by our resources, that compliment existing community services while maintaining responsiveness to changing community needs.

United Children's Fund

United Children's Fund provides financial assistance, humanitarian aid and volunteer support to people living in the poorest regions of the world.

We're committed to improving the lives of the poorest of the poor, the marginalized and the oppressed. Our mandate is building better communities through compassion, love and assistance.

United Way International

A global network of nonprofit organizations operating in 45 countries. Your United Way is run by people from your community; the important decisions are made at home by people who understand circumstances where they live and work.

World Vision - Sponsor a Child

It is a great feeling to support a child and know you are making a difference in their life. We have sponsored children since 2001 and enjoy seeing the photos and letters about their life and family.

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