For 70 years Heifer International has empowered families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity with a goal of helping achieve self-reliance. Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger, poverty and to care for the Earth.
Connecticut Food Bank
Like all food banks, the one in my home state of Connecticut distributes food and other resources to nearly 700 emergency food assistance programs in six of Connecticut’s eight counties. These include soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and low-income adult and child day programs. On average the CT Food Bank distributes 400 tons of food every day.
Dr. Joe Janowicz Foundation 501(c)(3) pending
The Dr. Joe Janowicz Foundation was created in memory of my husband.
Since his death in 2008, thousands of dollars have been raised and donated in Joe’s name. With the launch of this new website and store and with your help, we hope to make more significant and long-term contributions to these charities.
Dr. Joe was an oral maxillofacial surgeon, a teacher, a business leader, homebuilder, volunteer, organizer and fundraiser. An avid outdoorsman and triathlete, he was a loving father, husband, son, best friend, brother, brother-in-law and uncle to many.
Green Bronx Machine
Dedicated to cultivating minds and harvesting hope. A school-based model using urban agriculture aligned to key school performance indicators. Green Bronx Machine grows healthy students and healthy schools to transform communities that are fragmented and marginalized into neighborhoods that are inclusive and thriving. Lizette and Steven Ritz are my heroes and my friends. We donate one Tower Garden to their school for every ten we sell.
In more than 85 countries worldwide, Smile Train has provided 100% free cleft repair surgery for children. This eliminates the shame they live with and improving their ability to eat, breathe and speak. Training of local Doctors is part of the program as well so that this important work continues long after Smile Train has left the country.
Institute for Functional Medicine
Donations to IFM are given in gratitude for my training and for their vision and leadership. Functional Medicine represents the best in the evolution of medicine. IFM has lead the way for over 20 years, please, explore their website and help share their work.