Chicago-based nonprofit inspiring students and communities from under-served neighborhoods through the creation of public art. Their interactive process helps students to build crucial self-esteem and teamwork skills while revitalizing their urban canvas. They have provided more than 6000 students with mural arts programs and transformed 60 public spaces, including, schools, parks, underpasses and community centers.
Mikva Challenge develops youth to be informed, empowered, and active citizens. By reaching under-resourced communities and schools, they empower youth to find their voice in their community and to become active leaders who promote justice and equality. Their non-partisan approach inspires students to discover and formulate their own opinions so they can choose the candidates and issues they wish to support and advocate for.
Healthy forests have an important role to play in addressing climate change, as well as providing clean water and air, habitat for a variety of species and beautiful scenery for all to enjoy. CAL FIRE foresters promote improved planning and management and tree planting and maintenance throughout California. With the devastating forest fires impacting California in 2017, we planted one tree for every biodegradable LOVE ornament we shipped during the holidays to help offset this loss. With your support, 70 trees were planted.