Amazing Non-Profit Organizations
List of outstanding non- profit organizations Good Judy has donated to and links to how to contact them directly to donate or get involved!
-WomenSafe- Middlebury, VT
WomenSafe is a nonprofit devoted to the mission of working towards the elimination of physical, sexual, and emotional violence through direct service, education, and social change. As a coalition of staff, volunteers, and community members they provide services for people throughout Addison County and the town of Rochester, Vermont. They serve people across the gender spectrum who experience sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. At WomenSafe they believe that the liberation of people experiencing gender-based violence is directly tied with the liberation of those who experience racism, transphobia, ableism, classism, and all other forms of oppression. They cannot end gender-based violence without coming together with our community to care for one another, illuminate each other’s strengths, and protect each other. They know that survivors are the experts of their own experiences. They listen first and act second because when we build each other up and center the liberation of our whole community, our movement is stronger.
-Stray Cat Alliance- Los Angeles, CA
Mission: Stray Cat Alliance educates and empowers communities to advocate for every cat’s right to be safe, healthy and valued.
Building a No-Kill Nation, One Stray at a Time
Vision: Stray Cat Alliance envisions a time when all cats are valued and safe whether in homes or communities, and when shelters serve as temporary safe havens.
In 1997, Stray Cat Alliance did not exist, but an immense void did exist for caring citizens who wanted to help community cats. It was the year that founder and President Christi Metropole rescued her still-beloved cat Chloe from an untenable and disturbing homeless situation and was simultaneously introduced to her first backyard full of needy cats in Los Angeles. Her life—and that of thousands of Los Angeles-area felines—would never be the same.
The formerly-named Feral Cat Alliance evolved into its present iteration of Stray Cat Alliance. Along the way, it began a revolution of the best kind, one that would change the stray cat paradigm in this nation forever, and for the better. Where no resources formerly existed to help cats, now a solid and respected organization flourishes with the promise of more good works to come for cats.
Early on, Christi remembers the support of a wonderful friend, Marcie Rich, whose efforts on behalf of Stray Cat Alliance exist now in the form of “Trap Depot of West Los Angeles.” As the new movement gained momentum, Marcie acquired traps to loan to volunteers who learned proper and effective Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) protocol that has been refined with years of experience and passed down to the current volunteer force.
Unquestionably, it is the experience of Stray Cat Alliance leadership, staff and volunteer base that makes such a difference.
-WomenSafe, Inc.- Chardon, OH
WomenSafe’s mission is to provide emergency shelter and support services to survivors of domestic violence throughout Northeast Ohio.
We are a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit domestic violence shelter and resource center in our 42nd year of service to survivors of domestic violence.
WomenSafe responds to the needs of survivors and provides education in the community aimed to reduce the incidence of domestic violence and make the community aware of what help is available.
-Outright Vermont- Burlington, VT
Outright Vermont is a 501(c)(3) non-profit under federal and state regulations. Since 1989, we have been building hope, equity, and power with LGBTQ+ youth in Vermont. Founded by a small group of queer adults, after a national survey discovered that queer youth were dramatically at higher risks of suicide than their heterosexual peers, Outright Vermont has built up programming that now includes:
Queer youth spaces, that hosts a range of weekly peer-support groups, events, workshops, and more in all 14 counties of Vermont;
Education & outreach work statewide for schools, communities, colleges, and organizations looking for support on preventing harassment, dealing with harassment, creating and supporting Queer/Straight Alliances (QSAs), and more;
Annual large scale events for queer youth & the larger queer community including: 10 years of queer youth pride, a statewide queer & allied youth summit, the Fire Truck Pull, and the annual Outright Awards.
All of this, and so much more, happens thanks to a dedicated staff, volunteer crew, and board of directors that give their time, skills, and money to move our mission forward.
-Addison Northwest School District- Mental Health Matters Night- Vergennes, VT
The Addison Northwest School District (Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes & Waltham) hosted a Mental Health Matters Night on January 19th, 2023, in order to raise awareness on special topics in mental health. 1 in 6 U.S you ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year, and Addison Northwest wants to address the rising level of need by having speakers educate our community through workshops targeting some concerns rising in our youth.