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At GreaterGood, we do our best to raise awareness of good causes and to connect people every day with simple ways to make the world a better place. It is our charitable partners who do the heavy lifting — the ones who use the funds that your daily clicks and your shopping raise to accomplish the mission.
Funding for all chartable projects and partners is distributed by GreaterGood.org. Since GreaterGood began in 1999, we have given nearly $30 million to charities operating here and around the world.
Grants funded by The Veterans Site are paid by GreaterGood.org to charities and non-profit organizations to provide meals and other aid to homeless veterans, veterans in need, and veterans' families. Clicking and shopping on The Veterans Site helps fund grants for the following charitable partners, among others:
Veteran Homestead provides medical, psychological, and spiritual care to veterans who are diagnosed with a terminal illness, elderly, disabled, or otherwise in need. This nonprofit organization was founded by CEO Leslie Lightfoot in 1993 in Leominster, MA, and has since expanded into various facilities in New England and Puerto Rico.
Veterans Village of San Diego was founded in 1981 by Vietnam veterans to reach out to other veterans, focusing first and foremost on getting the homeless off the streets and back into society. Over the past three decades, VVSD has grown into a nationally-recognized nongovernmental organization known for delivering innovative services to veterans. Their annual Stand Down reaches homeless veterans throughout the United States, not only giving them a hot meal and a place to clean up, but also connecting them with services and aid in their community. At VVSD's five locations in San Diego County, they provide assistance to homeless veterans and their families through substance abuse recovery programs, counseling, job training and job search assistance, housing, food, clothing, and legal services.
Food Recovery Network unites students on college campuses to fight food waste and hunger. Together, these inspiring students gather unsold surplus food from college campuses and donate it those in need in communities across America. A 2013 national report found that 12% of homeless people in America are veterans, most of them living in major cities.
FRN was founded in 2011, and has grown to include chapters at more than 90 colleges and universities in 25 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. Each chapter works with on-campus dining halls and other, off-campus eateries to divert good food from the landfill to community members in need, while also raising awareness on issues of food waste and hunger in America.
To date, 421,155 pounds of food have been recovered and donated.