The organizations we work with are typically focused on improving the health and promoting wellness of communities. These are most often organizations that increase awareness for diseases, fight against a disease, or work to implement measures in communities to reduce the risk for a particular disease. This list will be updated as frequently as necessary. If you think your organization fits in with this description, you can find more information on the "Contact Us" page to see how Vitality can help your group.
The Organizations We Currently Work With
Be The Match
Be The Match is a non-profit organization that manages the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. Individuals who suffer from severe blood disorders like leukemia or sickle cell anemia oftentimes require a marrow transplant to survive. Unfortunately, most patients don’t have a fully matched donor in their family and must turn to Be The Match for their cure. Adding members with diverse ethnic backgrounds increases the variety of tissue types available, helping more patients find the match they need. We work with Be The Match to increase awareness with social media campaigns, assemble swab kits, and help out at registration events; these are just some of the philanthropic initiatives we are involved in.
National Organization for Rare Diseases
The mission of National Organization for Rare Disorders® (NORD) Rare Action Network®(RAN) is to connect and empower a unified network of individuals and organizations with tools, training, and resources to become effective advocates for rare diseases through national and state based initiatives across the United States. RAN filters information to help address issues of national concern and engage rare communities to take action through policy, awareness and education initiatives in their state and local communities. NORD, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. NORD, along with its more than 300 patient organization members, is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services.
It's Time Texas
It’s Time Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit empowering Texans to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities. Every day, the organization work alongside Texans committed to improving health within their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities. The goal is a Texas where everyone – no matter where they live, their age, race, or income – has the resources, support, and opportunities to prioritize health and live their best life. Through programs and partnerships built to advance health on multiple fronts, It's Time Texas is shifting behaviors, practices, and policies to make health core to what it means to be a Texan. Together, we can ignite the movement for a healthier Texas. Join the organization at itstimetexas.org.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
The mission of the NOCC is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer and to improve the quality of life for Survivors. There is currently no early detection test for ovarian cancer. Through national programs and local NOCC chapter initiatives, the NOCC's goal is to educate communities and increase awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. The NOCC also provides information to assist newly-diagnosed patients, hope to Survivors, and support to caregivers. The NOCC is also committed to the advancement of ovarian cancer research.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is an organization centered around raising awareness and funding research for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), as well as advocating for change for the patients afflicted by the disease. We volunteer with them to help with their Rides and Walks for MS, as well as online data entry (virtual volunteer task) and fundraising, in addition to many more events.
Stanford Asian Liver Center
The Asian Liver Center at Stanford University is a non profit that is focused on promoting awareness for Hepatitis B, one of the leading causes of death among the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Their global campaign is called the JoinJade campaign. Vitality Volunteers helps them with their initiative.
Alzheimer's Texas is on a mission to eliminate Alzheimer's disease and related disorders through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families, and caregivers. They are committed to spreading sunshine and bringing joy to those who need it most in central Texas. Vitality Volunteers helps this organization and Alzheimer's patients by sending cards and music.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
PanCAN attacks pancreatic cancer through research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. They are a nationwide network of grassroots support which works to improve outcomes for today’s patients and those diagnosed in the future. Our work with PanCAN consists of fundraising for virtual walks, connecting with donors, raising awareness, and supporting pancreatic cancer patients.
Our work with the Arthritis Foundation primarily consists connecting Arthritis patients with the resources and support they need to cope with their pain. The Arthritis Foundation works closely with leading scientists and measurement experts to provide a unique approach to patient care by using data points that are the most meaningful. They are boldly pursuing a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability while championing the fight to conquer arthritis with life-changing science, resources, advocacy, and community connections.
Babies In Need
Babies in Need is an organization that provides free infant care supplies to low income and underserved communities around the world to help reduce infant mortality rates. The fact is that high infant mortality rates are present in many countries, and these statistics are even higher in low-income communities. This is the organization's inspiration. Through service and education, they hope to reduce infant mortality rates worldwide. Vitality Volunteers helps them with their initiative.
Get In Touch!
Get in Touch! Inc. is a nonprofit organization advocating for equity for visually impaired communities across the globe via education and braille literacy. By combating the braille literacy crisis, Get in Touch! Inc. encourages blind individuals to reach their fullest potential. This organization is seeking blog writers, magazine writers, and social media managers. Vitality Volunteers helps them with their work!
Who Is Carter Foundation
The mission of the Who Is Carter Foundation is to change the conversation around childhood brain injury - whether among physicians, families, communities, or society as a whole - from one of limitations to one of empowerment and possibility. We are dedicated to inspiring people and improving lives around the world, showing that there is beauty and hope in every circumstance. We provide families with the access they need to information, cutting-edge research, and complementary treatment options for children with atypical neurological conditions through a resource website, TheBrainPossible.com, and The Brain Possible Podcast
Special Needs Siblings
Special Needs Siblings, Inc. is committed to raising awareness, support, and resources for the siblings of the disabled around the world. SNS creates solutions to the issues that siblings experience through advocacy, connection, and education to empower the community. The lack of support available to the siblings of disabled individuals is overwhelming. From childhood, siblings often receive less attention, have more responsibilities than their peers, and face an abundance of challenging situations in their home lives. As adults, siblings rarely receive acknowledgment of their expertise or receive support for their own needs and, thus, reduces their wellbeing. SNS is dedicated to connecting with like-minded companies, communities, and people that are also passionate about strengthening the sibling's voice.
CNK Health Services
CNK Health Services is a 501(c)(3) non profit focused on giving back to the community and assisting the elderly and homeless. They serve communities around the world. Since their inception in 2019, they were fortunate enough to send their administrators to Ghana to donate school supplies, food, water, other other essential items to a few schools where they couldn’t get any. They are currently working on another project where they will create hand sewn masks and donate them to elderly centers, homeless shelters, and local hospitals in order to protect more individuals from COVID-19. Vitality Volunteers helps them with their strong mission to give back to global communities.
Harmonies for the Elderly
Harmonies for the Elderly is an organization of students who provide music enrichment services to nursing home residents, especially people with neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. In an effort to bring music to those isolated from visitors and family, performances have gone virtual. They have started a Virtual Music Series to share our love of the arts with the community around us. Harmonies for the Elderly invites performers to share their art and make a difference in some people's lives. Videos of performances to are shared with the Meals on Wheels of Central Texas community as well as various nursing homes in the Austin area. Vitality Volunteers helps with this initiative.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
We will be helping the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through a fundraiser campaign to fund research and patient advocacy to provide relief for patients of blood cancers. If you are interested in participating in this campaign, email us directly (info on "Contact Us" page).
Organizations Supporting Vitality Volunteers
Texas Medical Device Alliance
Founded in 2009 in Austin, the Texas Medical Device Alliance (TMDA) was established to provide support and outreach opportunities for the medical device industry, entrepreneurs, academia, hospital systems and the overall med tech community in Central Texas. The TMDA hosts quarterly meetings featuring service-oriented presentations, networking opportunities and offers sponsorships. Each critical segment of the medical device community is represented, including entrepreneurial-minded medical doctors, biotech industry personnel, life sciences academicians, investors, medical device service providers, IP attorneys and others. Presentations cover a wide range of topics, including: Product Design, FDA Regulations, and Clinical Trials.
Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium
TEXGHS leads the creation and long-term success of a health security innovation ecosystem in Texas. TEXGHS supports the development of new technologies and the adaptation of existing technologies that address pandemic infectious disease threats, and focuses on helping people get through the current COVID-19 pandemic and be better prepared for the next one.