AOL's Monster Help Day 2016 connects employees and nonprofits

Monster Help Day 2015 Sizzle
Monster Help Day 2015 Sizzle

This Friday, May 13 is AOL's corporate volunteer day, Monster Help Day. Last year, 3,000 employees in 27 cities volunteered 11,000 hours of their time to support 63 non-profit organizations, and this year, we're going even bigger with 150 projects in 47 cities!

These projects cover a range of needs, from teaching kids to code to helping victims of domestic violence with confidence building and career readiness. In an effort to bring the day to life for you, we will be spotlighting a variety of our partners, showing how you can get involved with their meaningful work.

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement (JA) is a national nonprofit that inspires and prepares K-12 students to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement has been promoting business education since 1919, first through an after-school secondary program, and later through in-school educator partnerships. JA is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Programs focus on teaching how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. AOL is volunteering with their New Jersey chapter. See how you can provide support too.

Schools on Wheels

School on Wheels, Inc. is a nonprofit, founded by a retired schoolteacher, that ennhances educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The organization's goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and to act as a support system to homeless students during a time of stress and fear. Schools on Wheels is the only organization in Southern California dedicated exclusively to the educational needs of this population. Learn more here.

Dress for Success

Dress for Success is an international nonprofit that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrivein work and in life. This organization works in nearly 145 cities in 20 countries and has helped more than 850,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Dress for Success provides each woman with professional attire to secure employment. Besides physically giving the client apparel and accessories, Dress for Success programs also arm her with confidence to pursue her dreams. See how you can support Dress for Success here.