RAK Charities providing stuffed animals to ill children to improve their emotional well-being. #charity #rakmypal
Hospitals can be a scary place, and no child should have to be alone. Our "Pals" will become their BFF and stay with them through the entire process. Able to go into testing areas and medical appointments, they will be able to stay with them when parents can't.
Know a child that would benefit from one of our best friends? Tell us about them! We would love to bless them one for free.
Your generous donations help fund this project and enrich the well-being of countless children.
Search your closets, storage, attics, and drawers for any coats, blankets, shoes, and more to donate to our homeless veterans here in North Texas. Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions during this cold winter. Your generous donation will fund our mission. Check us out on FB to find our drop off event
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
Join us by sponsoring a veterans’ wreath at a cemetery near you, volunteering or donating to a local fundraising group
Our program to provide 100 thanksgiving dinners to bless families in need
It's that time of year again. The time of year where we share time and food with friends and family. RAK Charities is providing traditional thanksgiving meals to families that may not have enough this year, be going through a hardship, or just need to be blessed. Help us help them by donating time or financial support. Help us feed 100 families this year!
RAK will provide
$60 buys a family (4-6) thanksgiving dinner
****All items will be delivered by volunteers for RAK Charities. Food items will need to be prepared and cooked.****
Family nominations will be accepted through November 18, 2018. Dinners will be given out November 19 & 20. You can nominate a family in need by going to:
Want to make a contribution towards feeding families in need? Click the link below. 100% of your donation go towards families in need.
Random Acts of Kindness Charities is proud to campaign to provide support to our veterans who have selflessly served their country and found themselves unable to acclimate post service. To accomplish this effort, we call upon the generosity of organizations and individuals alike to support a program to assist homeless veterans lead their lives with dignity and respect.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) states that the nation’s homeless veterans are predominantly male, with roughly 9% being female. The majority are single; live in urban areas; and suffer from mental illness, alcohol and/or substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. About 11% of the adult homeless population are veterans. Roughly 45% of all homeless veterans are African American or Hispanic, despite only accounting for 10.4% and 3.4% of the U.S. veteran population, respectively.
Homeless veterans are younger on average than the total veteran population. Approximately 9% are between the ages of 18 and 30, and 41% are between the ages of 31 and 50. Conversely, only 5% of all veterans are between the ages of 18 and 30, and less than 23% are between 31 and 50. America’s homeless veterans have served in World War II, the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq (OEF/OIF), and the military’s anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. Nearly half of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam era. Two-thirds served our country for at least three years, and one-third were stationed in a war zone.
About 1.4 million other veterans, meanwhile, are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.
Project Leave no man behind...
RAK intends to procure a facility that can house up to 250 homeless veterans at a time while providing a series of therapies targeting their inner turmoil, inability to re-engage with family, friends, and employment in addition to addressing any substance dependence. By providing a military styled discipline and structure, our goal is to transition these veterans back into their lives with confidence, personal growth, and the ability to function independently and safely.
Four Phases of Development
Detoxification and assimilation into a structured supervised group living environment. Daily group and individual therapy sessions. Nutritional and health evaluations will be conducted and care plans completed to correct deficiencies. VA medical resources will be used as available.
The residents will be responsible for their living areas. They will have group and individual therapy sessions daily. Residents will follow a daily health regimen to include healthy habits and stress management. Residents will receive onsite education in a classroom setting to assist those who have not graduated high school.
Residents will progress into a more independent living with additional responsibilities and training, including basic life management skills. Group and individual therapy sessions will continue 5 days per week. Preparation and examination for GED as applicable.
Vocational training and job placement. Residents will undergo job aptitude testing to determine the best vocational direction. They will be taught to conduct job searches, prepare resumes and complete job applications. RAK will partner with local companies for apprenticeships and employment opportunities. Residents will be provided money management assistance and oversight to prepare them for complete life-management. Once their vocational training is complete and employment is secured, the resident will be moved to temporary housing.
Temporary housing and support will be available for up to 6 months to optimize a successful transition to an independent and safe life. Therapy sessions and support groups meetings continue on a regular basis.
If you'd like to find out more or how to get involved, please contact us and someone will call or make arrangements to meet with you.
Providing clothes, toiletries, hygiene products, and other items for women falling on hard times.
Helping host and gain awareness for adoption of great animals that need a loving and forever home.
Sometimes we forget that there are dogs and cats out there without a home. we supply the homeless with food for their pets.