With Father’s Day just around the corner (Sunday, June 15), our thoughts often turn to what to get our dads - and if he’ll actually use it. Does he really need another tie? Or another “World’s Greatest Dad” mug to add to his collection? Perhaps, rather than stressing over what to gift wrap, we should think about what our father figures have done for us – the small differences and gestures that are often unseen by us on a daily basis – and the impact he has had on the family and the communities he is a part of. As we recognize our own dads this Sunday, check out these nonprofit organizations with fathers in mind.
The National Fatherhood Initiative
With a mission that aims to educate fathers on how to become involved, committed, and responsible fathers as well as developing leaders, the National Fatherhood Initiative works to improve the well-being of children by encouraging healthy and meaningful relationships between parent and child.
The Wounded Warrior Project
Founded by veterans and friends to help returning military personnel, the Wounded Warrior Project seeks to support veterans, many of whom are fathers, to become well-adjusted and successful members of society by meeting the needs of injured service members.
By empowering communities worldwide to transform hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity, Heifer International helps fathers and their families work towards a better quality of life using sustainable agriculture and commerce in areas with a long history of poverty.
And if you are still at a loss for that perfect Father’s Day Gift, consider choosing a gift that supports a worthwhile cause.
Camping Gear by Kammok
With every Roo, Dragonfly, or Glider purchased, Kammok is able to provide life-saving treatment to 5 children diagnosed with malaria in Africa through [their] partnership with Malaria No More.
Glasses by Warby Parker
For every pair of glasses they sell, Warby Parker distributes a pair to someone in need. They also partner with nonprofits that train low-income entrepreneurs to sell affordable glasses.
Products by (RED)
When you buy (RED) products from the world’s most iconic brands (Apple, Beats by Dre, etc), they donate up to 50% of the proceeds to fight AIDS in Africa.