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What’s your favorite Kings Park nonprofit?

GreatNonprofits.org released today its first ever list of top-rated charities in Kings Park, which Patch.com readers can use to discover top volunteer, giving, and internship opportunities.

Palo Alto, Calif. – Interested in volunteering, giving or interning with a great local charity? GreatNonprofits.org released today its first consolidated list of user-reviewed non-profits in Kings Park, which Patch.com readers can use to discover top-rated charities to give or work with on issues they care about.

“Local giving and volunteering has exploded in recent years,” says Perla Ni, the CEO of GreatNonprofits, which published the list. GreatNonprofits is the leading site for non-profit reviews by volunteers, donors, and clients alike. “Like Shop local, eat local, people now want to get involved with local nonprofits. People are increasingly interested in making meaningful connections in their own neighborhoods and communities.”

Check out this list to find a great non-profit around Kings Park.

This list only contains charities within 10 miles of Kings Park, but you can expand it to include non-profits up to 50 miles away, or you can sort through them by issue and user rating. If your favorite charity is missing from the list, you can create a page for it on GreatNonprofits.org. Then you can write and post a review about it, helping others discover the organization and contribute to this great community resource.  Not only does this provide useful feedback for non-profits, which they can use for self-assessment and improvement, but it serves as compelling evidence about their work, which they can show to donors.

It is also a great way to find out about volunteer, internship, and job opportunities at local charities.

“It’s so rewarding for people to discover on-the-ground, maybe lesser-known non-profits doing great work in their own communities,” said Ni. “Getting involved, volunteering or interning with local charities can be a terrific experience, because non-profits need and appreciate the help. You can get substantive responsibilities and hone real-world skills. And you'll be able to make a difference and see it in your own community!"

The full list over 1 million non-profits, which users can explore using zip code, issue, and rating filters, is available at http://greatnonprofits.org/.

About GreatNonprofits

GreatNonprofits is the leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about great – and perhaps not yet great – non-profits. Reviews of non-profits can be found at GreatNonprofits.org.

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Obianuju Ugwu-Oju| uju@greatnonprofits.org | (650) 213-2084

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Maria Cirilli August 22, 2012 at 02:43 AM
I believe all of the money goes to the patients. They have weekly exercise sessions at different locations on Long Island and they hold wellness retreats for patients to come together and learn. I know that there is no charge for these services. It is still very much a grass roots organization, but Debbie and her cofounder Jacqui are very passionate and dedicated to this cause.
Debbie Hughes August 22, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Yes Annmarie, all the money raised goes to support our programs. We give exercise balls, yoga mats, resistance bands to all clients and provide instruction by certified cancer exercise specialist all free of charge to cancer patients and survivors. Our donations and money from fundraising events also covers the cost of our wellness retreats, in which we host up to 20 people living with cancer for a weekend get away. We provide rooming, meals and a full day of different seminars and active classes such as tai chi, yoga, reiki, Zumba and art therapy. Our focus is on introducing different types of healing modalities to compliment medical care. We have a 5 star rating with Great Non Profits, you can read the comments there, we are listed as strength for life, inc. Maria- THANK YOU for the shout out! It's friends like you that keep us motivated and moving in the right direction! Thanks always for you help and supporting us! We have our 3rd annual Evelyn Knapp 5k and wellness walk coming up on 11/18/12 at sunken meadow, we would appreciate everyone coming out to support our event! Be Well, Debbie Hughes
GLENN August 23, 2012 at 02:06 AM
I will make sure at the end of the year when I donate that you are on my list. Keep up the great work.
Debbie Hughes August 23, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Thank you
Monique Hennings August 27, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Project Sage Horse Rescue on Bread & Cheese Hollow in Northport.

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