501(c)(3) charities are exempt from taxes and are tax-deductible for those who donate to the charity at any given time. These charities include religious organizations, scientific research, public safety testing, literary charities, educational charities, national or international sports competitions for amateurs, arts promotions, and organizations working to prevent cruelty to animals and children.

1 in 9: The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition

Located in Long Island, N.Y., this charity is committed to fighting cancer through education, awareness, legislation and research funding. The 1 in 9 Hewlett House is a support center for those fighting cancer, or family members of those with cancer.

Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition 1in9.org

Parents and Children Together (PACT)

PACT is a Hawaiian family service agency that offers a variety of social and educational services for all family members. PACT works to educate about child and domestic abuse, as well as educate families to help them reach their full potential. The goal of PACT is to create safe and peaceful communities in Hawaii, helping others realize their dreams and potential.

Parents and Children Together (PACT) 1485 Linapuni St. Ste. 105 Honolulu, HI 96819 (808) 847-3285 pacthawaii.org

The Dream Foundation

The Dream Foundation, located in Florida, works to help the indigent and less fortunate. The group provides medical and dental help to the less fortunate members of the community. The foundation is currently researching ways to reduce tooth decay in children.

The Dream Foundation 49 N. Federal Highway, Suite 102 Pompano Beach, FL 33062 (954) 360-1138 dreamplate.com

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

Located in Washington, D.C., the Vietnam Veterans Memorial lists names of those who served and those whose lives were lost in the Vietnam War. The fund preserves the memorial and the memory of those who served in Vietnam. The wall is meant to provide healing, memory-keeping and education about the war.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund 2600 Virginia Ave., NW Suite 104 Washington, D.C. 20037 (202) 393-0090 vvmf.org

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