The AOL team is always looking for new ways to spotlight game-changing nonprofits.
Leading up to #GivingTuesday, we want to do our part to help organizations champion their efforts. Readers have casted their votes on the organizations they want featured on the homepage via a pro bono advertising space, driving awareness and engagement to millions of daily visitors.
Over the last three weeks, Feeding America, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Shelter Pet Project have gained the most votes. One last day of voting will determine who will be promoted again on AOL.com, this time on #GivingTuesday. We're excited to provide our support and help champion our nonprofit partners' messages!
Vote to raise awareness for the nonprofit that resonates the most with you. It just takes one click.
Read more about the final three nonprofits below.
The Shelter Pet Project:
Each year, 6 to 8 million dogs and cats will enter shelters and rescue groups, and only half will be adopted. Many people mistakenly think that shelter pets are damaged goods and that they did something wrong to end up in a shelter. The Shelter Pet Project, a collaborative effort with the Humane Society of the United States, Maddie's Fund® and the Ad Council, aims to dispel those myths and encourage prospective pet owners to make shelters and rescue groups their first choice and preferred way for acquiring companion animals.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. They freely share their discoveries, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since opening in 1962. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
In our country, 48 million Americans are food insecure - meaning they may not know where they'll find their next meal. That includes 15 million children who face hunger. Feeding America® research has confirmed that hunger touches every community in America, with many individuals and families who struggle facing difficult choices to maintain their medical, housing, transportation and food needs at the same time. Feeding America is the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S. with a network of 200 local food banks providing supporting every county the country. The organization helps provide food and grocery support to 46 million Americans each year, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.