Yesterday I wrote about some of my favorite videos in the “Lights. Camera. Action.” contest that’s being sponsored by American Airlines and SCORE.
We asked small business owners to create a video telling us how flying benefits their business. Vote for your favorite and you could win 25,000 AAdvantage miles. Your vote will also help one company win up to 50 round-trip tickets and exposure to hundreds of potential customers.
Voting ends at noon central time on Friday, so you still have time for two more votes.
Among the several videos competing for votes are submissions from non-profit organizations, so for those that might want to cast a vote for a good cause I’ve put together this list (in no particular order):
Organization: BLUE LOOP
Founded in 2005 by Pam Henry, mother of a child with type-1 diabetes, BlueLoop is a FREE online & mobile tool that connects the critical network of diabetes caregivers using instant messaging (via text & e-mail). Our goal is to stay FREE and reach families, schools & clinics around the world.
Greener Pup is a line of eco-friendly dog beds made of designer fabrics created by animal activist, celebrity interior designer Kari Whitman. Greener Pup beds are kind to the earth and give 100% of profits to Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue, saving thousands of abandoned and abused animals from euthanasia!
Organization: HOPE FORCE INTERNATIONAL
Hope Force International (HFI) equips and mobilizes thousands of volunteers for service into disaster and crisis areas around the world. HFI deploys responders on a moment’s notice when disaster strikes – most recently into the devastating tornado aftermath of Joplin, MO.
Organization: LIGHT OF THE WORLD CHARITIES
Light of the World Charities provide free surgical & dental care to the poor & sick, train local medical professionals, establish state of the art facilities & donate medical/surgical supplies & equipment to improve the quality of life worldwide.
Organization: LOYOLA PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Loyola Productions is a Los Angeles-based, nonprofit creative media company that capitalizes on the Jesuit tradition of innovation and excellence in communication. We create thought-provoking industrials, documentaries, web series, and mainstream TV and films that entertain and inspire.
Organization: MOBILE MEDICAL DISASTER RELIEF
Mobile Medical Disaster Relief operates internationally serving in the poorest communities with healthcare, water purification, sustainable agriculture and community development. MMDR also immediately responds to international disasters where medical relief is necessary.
Organization: PLAY RUGBY, INC.
Play Rugby USA is an extraordinary wellness and prevention resource: Tackling the challenges facing America’s youth. As a fully credentialed 501(c)3 NPO we have partnered with 180 schools across 4 cities to impact the lives of 10,000 young people. Our mission is: “developing youth through rugby”.
Organization: PROJECT HARAMBEE, NFP
PROJECT HARAMBEE (Swahili “all pull together”) is a nonprofit organization assisting people in sub-Saharan Africa affected by HIV. Our development projects include small business funding, craft sales, scholarships, children’s health improvement & education links between groups here & in Africa.
ReDistribute is a groundbreaking philanthropy that creates Hollywood films, puts them into theaters and then gives EVERY PENNY OF OUR PROFIT TO CHARITY. End of story. Period. With our first film, we expect to give over $40 million to Education Charities throughout the US.
Organization: SAFE TEAM
S.A.F.E. TEAM program is implemented to support family engagement and a safe-learning environment in every school so all students can achieve academic success. The goal is for each adult family member to volunteer at least one day of the school year and at school-related events.
Go here to see all the videos or for more information.