According to the IRS and the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), there are currently more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the world. The majority of these are unknown to the general public because this list includes both public and private organizations, as well as groups of varying sizes and districts. Some groups are unknown because they are so obscure they only appeal to a very specific niche of patrons. Here are a few examples of some of the most distinct.
There is a Connecticut Guinea Pig Rescue called The Critter Connection. It was founded in 2004 to generate funding for its rescue and rehabilitation center. Whenever they locate or hear about an adorable neglected or abandoned rodent, they nurse them back to health and find them loving homes to live in. There have been over 1,500 guinea pigs who owe their happiness to this organization.
Monkey Helpers for the Disabled helps adults with spinal cord and other mobility injuries by providing the most unique type of specially trained service animal around – a capuchin monkey. These animals are able to help with daily tasks and give people more independence and improve their feelings of self-worth. The client pays nothing – all costs are taken care of by this organization. This includes feeding, training, and medical needs.
People who are very tall need help, too. The Tall Clubs international foundation focuses on promoting awareness to benefit these special needs and to help young adults navigate their way towards their freshman year of college. With funding, they are able to provide scholarships for people who meet their height and age criteria.
In the agroindustrial world of cattle farming, it is very easy to see that women have always had a distinct disadvantage. American National CattleWomen Inc. is giving them a national voice so they can be heard. This group focuses on beef education, as well as development and legislation. Since the organization was founded, there has been a positive change for women in the areas of cattle producers, consumers, and politicians.
For impoverished and homeless women who have to depend on donated or inexpensive clothes, it can be difficult and often expensive to acquire a brassiere. That’s where Be a Dear and Donate a Brassiere comes in. These volunteers collect gently used undergarments and deliver them to women who need them. So far, over 25,000 bras have been distributed.