Charity Partners

Causes and Organizations We Support

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These are the organizations we support. We hope you will learn more about them and help them continue their good works.

Alzheimers Association

Committed to improving the lives of patients and their families as they navigate the extraordinary challenges of brain disorders

Autism Society of America

A leading source of information, research, reference and support on the autism spectrum; oldest and largest grassroots organization within the autism community

Best Friends Animal Society

Works with animal rescue group, city shelters and passionate individuals who are all dedicated to the mission of making LA a no-kill city

Big Apple Circus Clown Cares

Supporting communities with dedicated outreach programs in healthcare facilities and communities across the nation

BuildOn

BuildOn's mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education

Carolina Tiger Rescue

Saving and protecting wildcats in captivity and in the wild

Children’s International

Helps children around the world overcome the burdens of poverty to become healthy, educated, self-sustaining and contributing members of society

Friendship Circle

Bringing together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship, thus empowering the children while enriching the lives of everyone involved

Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Raising breast cancer awareness, increasing breast health education, enhancing the quality of life for breast cancer patients, as well as their families and friends

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

International nonprofit that provides guide dogs to people with vision loss, as well as service dogs to children with autism

Homes For The Brave

Provides housing, vocational training and job placement, mental health and addiction services, and life skills coaching to help individuals, especially Veterans, leave homelessness behind

Humane Society

Leading animal advocacy organization, seeking a humane world for people and animals alike. Driving transformational change around the world by protecting pets and farm animals from abuse and neglect

Keep Memory Alive & The Cleveland Clinic

Improving the lives of patients and their families as they navigate the extraordinary challenges of brain disorders.

Mercy Learning Centers

Providing basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women using a holistic approach within a compassionate, supportive environment. All women are welcome without regard for race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin

Mr Mo Project (Rowdy To The Rescue)

Non-profit group run by husband and wife fighting to save senior shelter dogs nationwide, to honor of the life of their late and beloved senior dog, Mr. Mo

National Down Syndrome Society

A national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome

Newtown Kindness

Formed after 6-year-old passed away in the Sandy Hook school shootings. Mission is to keep her memory alive by promoting kindness as a guiding principle of humanity

Operation 300

Non-profit organization which hosts adventure camps for children who have lost their fathers as a result of military service and seeks to honor the families of the fallen

Pilots N Paws

A meeting place for those who rescue, shelter or foster animals, and volunteer pilots and plane owners willing to assist with the transportation of animals.

Purple Heart Homes

Founded by two Iraq combat wounded vets on a mission to provide housing solutions to disabled vets and families to ensure quality of life solutions for disabled American Veterans from all eras

Rescuing Leftover

A mission to turn leftovers into meals for those in need. Many restaurants and organizations, such as Starbucks and Panera, are working with the nonprofit to ensure less families go hungry!

Road Recovery

Helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment pros who have confronted similar crises and wish to share their experience, knowledge, and resources

Special Olympics

Providing training and athletic competition in Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, enabling them to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy

The Honor Flights Network

Mission to provide free transportation to American Veterans to Washington DC so they can have the opportunity to reflect on their service.

The Wildcat Sanctuary

Provide a natural sanctuary to wild cats in need and inspire change to end the captive wildlife crisis.

United Nations Foundation - Girl Up

Leading global community of passionate advocates changing policies and raising funds to support United Nations programs that help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl

Wish of a Lifetime Foundation

Making wishes come true for senior citizens. Most seniors have something in their life they have always wanted to do or see, but for many different reasons they are often not able to live out these dreams

Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team

Raising awareness and support for our wounded warriors and their families by visiting cities across the country and playing exhibition games with current and retired professional athletes

My Dog Saved My Life Thanks To The Mr. Mo Project

** To celebrate National Hug Your Day, OGTV shares this heartwarming story about Macy, a senior bull dog, who helped her owner cope with and overcome depression. **

Vicky Neville and her tender hearted bull dogs did not always have it easy. After years of heartache and enduring the loss of three bull dogs, recovering from divorce and witnessing the passing of her sister and soulmate, Vicky was admitted into inpatient care for her chronic depression.

While in recovery, she heard about the Mr. Mo Project, a non profit organization that finds loving homes for senior dogs. On Easter Sunday, Mr. Mo Project founders, Chris and Mariesa Hughes showed up at Vicky's house with Macy, a senior bull dog. Vicky and Macy connected instantly and before Vicky knew it, her life began to change.

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How many times have you used a common, every day phrase and stepped back to wonder: where did THAT come from...and what does it really mean?

Wait no more. Host Professor Good N' Well, a.k.a. comedian Eddie Brill, has done the research has the answers! In this episode of Famous Phrases, the professor's search for the answer to this equine enigma leads him to the works of William Shakespeare. "What color art thou?" indeed!

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How the NBA’s Cleveland Cavs Changed the Game for Their Autistic Fans

** In recognition of International ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Day, OGTV is sharing a Good Business story about how the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers learned how to be inclusive to people with autism. **

The squeak of sneakers, the pounding of the ball on the hardwood floor, flashing lights, videos and messages on the scoreboard, dancers, PA Announcements, the roar of the crowd…. A professional basketball gamer is frantic, loud, and a lot to take in all at once for anyone. But it can also be overwhelming, especially if you have the sensory issues associated with autism.

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Mom and Daughter Start Unique Business for Dog Lovers - dogly.com

Need to hear a "Good Story"? Here's one about a Mom and Daughter who started a business driven by their love of dogs for all of those who also love dogs!

One Christmas Eve, Jane Turner wrote a story called "The Dog Who Went To Main Street" for her daughter, Cory. It was based on a true story about the family's wandering black lab, Zona, and their quest to find their dog. Because it was such a hit with their family, someone had recommended she try and publish it as a children's book! It was a hit.

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This Farm Helps Kids and Animals Heal Each Other

** April is Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Month and this OGTV story shows how putting together rescue animals and at-risk kids in a supportive environment can have unexpected benefits for both groups. **

Abuse leaves a scar – sometimes visible, more frequently hidden. Neglect is an unrelenting force that crushes the spirit. The Forget Me Not Farm is a place where a unique group of people and animals work together to help address both of these critical issues and demonstrate the wonders that can be accomplished by an approach based on compassion.

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What's the Origin of "Skeleton in the Closet"? - Famous Phrases with Eddie Brill

How many times have you used a common, every day phrase and stepped back to wonder: where did THAT come from...and what does it really mean?

Wait no more. Host Professor Good N' Well, a.k.a. comedian Eddie Brill, has done the research has the answers! In this episode of Famous Phrases, the professor reaches back into the 1800's to discover a time when some people had very good reasons for keeping skeletons out of site, and out of mind.

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71-Year-Old Man Walks Thousands Of Miles To Promote Peace

** On this World Health Day, OGTV recognizes a man who puts one foot in front of the other, typically for hundreds of miles, to stimulate support for a more healthy and peaceful world. **

Most of us want to make the world a better place. Not all of have actually done something about it—but a grandfather named Al has, many times over.

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When Music and Cultural Heritage Combine, You Get INTEMPO

In a sun-filled church in Stamford, Connecticut, a small group of young students sit with their musical instruments. Among them are many instruments you'd expect to see in a classroom—like violins and guitars—and also several that you may have never seen before, like the South American Charango and a Caribbean steel drum. That would give you your first hint that you're not looking at a standard music class. This is an INTEMPO class.

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