Perfectly Imperfect Parents have chosen many organizations that meet the beliefs of the authors. They believe in hope and helping others, as they encourage their readers to do the same. Here is a list of their most believed in causes and organizations.
Humans of New York (HONY): Photographer, Blogger & Author; Brandon Stanton
“Somewhere along the way, I began to interview my subjects in addition to photographing them. And alongside their portraits, I’d include quotes and short stories from their lives.”
- Brandon Stanton
Taken together, these portraits and captions became the subject of a vibrant blog. HONY now has over twenty million followers on social media, and provides a worldwide audience with daily glimpses into the lives of strangers on the streets of New York City.
Artlifting: An art musuem where the artists are homeless or have medical disabilities
ArtLifting empowers artists living with homelessness or disabilities through the celebration and sale of their artwork. ArtLifting is about creating opportunity, empowerment, and validation.
Espen’s Law – To stop the abducting of children by unwed parents
Support for a bill concerning family law and closing a loop hole in the parental kidnapping section for the protection of the children of unmarried parents
Wounded Warrior Project – Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.
When you support Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), you’re supporting an organization whose broad appeal reaches across demographic, geographic, and political boundaries. We’re an apolitical organization by design. For us, it’s not about the war; it’s about the warrior.
Chiari Malformation Awareness – Neurological Disorder
A serious neurological disorder where the bottom part of the brain, the cerebellum, descends out of the skull and crowds the spinal cord, putting pressure on both the brain and spine and causing many symptoms.
SSG Travis Mills – Motivational Speaker. Retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant
Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne is a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and an advocate for veterans and amputees. Travis’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Tough as They Come, is currently available on sale in bookstores everywhere. Despite losing portions of both arms and legs from an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan, Travis continues to overcome life’s challenges, breaking physical barriers and defying odds. Travis lives by his motto:
“Never give up. Never quit.”
Team Kyle – Kyle was a preemie and spent 9 months in the NICU at MMC in Portland, ME. Kyle has had over 45 surgeries and spent a good part of his life in hospitals. Kyle passed away on January 8, 2013. He always had hope and wanted to help others – This page captivates that
Our Mission is to “Pay it Forward” by identifying local needs of children with illness, disability and offering our support where we can. Kyle was an inspiration to everyone he met. He would often say “I like to help people”. We will carry on his legacy by spreading his love and helping people. We will raise money in different ways and we appreciate your support. Thank you!
The Empowerment Plan is an organization from Detroit that hires the homeless to help the homeless. They make sleeping bags-coats for the convenience of the homeless.
The EMPWR coat is a water-resistant jacket, which can transform into a sleeping bag, or be worn as an over-the-shoulder bag when not in use. The coat is constructed of durable, water resistant Cordura fabric from Carhartt, upcycled automotive insulation from General Motors, and other materials provided by generous donors.
It costs $100 to sponsor a coat, which covers the cost of labor, materials, and overhead expenses. Sponsor a coat to be given to someone in need by making a donation here. To receive a coat for someone in need in your community, contact us by filling out our “Request a coat” form.
Mission 22 is helping to raise awareness of PTSD and veteran suicide. According to the VA study, 22 veterans take their own lives every day. Learn more and end veteran suicide.
Elder Heart is the 501C3 behind Mission 22. It is comprised of Delta Force and Special Forces operators Tom Spooner, Magnus Johnson, and Mike Kissel. Because of their personal battles with PTSD and TBI they have made it their mission to raise awareness, enlist support, and end veteran suicide in America.