African Children's Choir - Paul performed with them in 2005. He and his wife Cynthia have since built a close relationship with them and their cause.
The Blues Heaven Foundation - The world is incontestably a richer place because of Willie Dixon’s musical contributions alone. Believing that his work was not yet finished, Dixon devoted much of his time in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s to the organization he founded, Blues Heaven Foundation. His vision was to allow the echoes of great American Blues to continue to develop, to encourage a new generation of Blues greats, and to provide for the on-going welfare of senior blues musicians. www.bluesheaven.com
Camkids – UK Comedian and TV Star Al Murray is an on-going contributor and fund raiser with his Camkids Golf Classic. Camkids mission is to help children in Cambodia who are poor, orphaned or street children affected by floods and famine. www.camkids.org
Christian Children’s Fund – Reaches out around the world to children in need for families and communities of all faiths. www.ccfcanada.ca
Eastern Wheelchair Athletes – Expanding the athletic horizons of people with disabilities and focusing on both mental and social aspects of life. www.ewaf.org
The Free Convention – Organized yearly by Bill Flynn, celebrates the UK band Free founded by Paul Rodgers and the late Paul Kossoff on a yearly basis. Raising funds for various charities such as the Northern Brainwave Appeal.
The Gurkha Welfare Trust – The trust operates 21 welfare centres throughout Nepal and 1 in India. These are manned by retired Gurkhas who investigate cases of hardship and distress and recommend appropriate aid. www.gwt.org.uk
Linda McCartney Foundation – A nursing college in 1971 turned into a research development centre for breast cancer. Researching without the use of animal testing. www.youcentre.org
The Lung Association – A non profit and volunteer based health charity to support lung health research, education and prevention. www.bc.lung.ca
The Meningitis Trust – Meningitis kills more children under the age of 5 than any other infectious disease. This organization leads the fight against meningitis. www.meningitistrust.co.uk
Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture - Since its inception, almost 50,000 people have been referred for help. In 2008, the MF received 2,025 new requests for help. Clients come from over 9 countries. www.torturecare.org.uk
Mercury Phoenix Trust – After the death of Freddie Mercury from AIDS related causes in London on 24th November 1991, the remaining members of Queen and Jim Beach their manager took the decision to raise money and awareness about AIDS in his memory. Helps to fight aids world-wide. www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com
Muscular Dystrophy Foundation - Funding for adaptive equipment helping people live with no boundaries. www.mdff.org
The Outward Bound Trust – UK is an educational charity which helps young people raise their self-esteem, realise their full potential and prepare them to face their future with confidence. Robin Gibb is an Ambassador to this cause. www.theoutwardboundtrust.org.uk
Photo Charity founded by Jeffrey Sitcov – Is dedicated to saving homeless youth in San Diego, California. This is done by raising funds and awareness with music, photography and other fund raising events. Photo charity has raised over 1 Million Dollars to support the Store Front Emergency homeless youth shelter. www.photocharity.org
Princes Trust – Practical and financial support to youth for education and confidence.
Project Hope Foundation – “Kids First” US campaign to help those children and youth affected by grief and loss through personal tragedy. This is a new charity based out of Texas branched off from New Zealand, with support coming from Elizabeth Taylor, Clint Eastwood, Mikhail Gorbachev & Green Day. www.phy.org.nz
Salvation Army – We embody Gods love to help families and individuals who are victims of circumstances. Providing immediate needs and helping them find their way to a more secure and fulfilling life. www.salvationarmy.ca
Sick Kids Foundation – is the largest non-governmental granting agency in child health in Canada.
Established in 1972 sick kids foundation has granted over $500 million to the Hospital for Sick Children and over $60 million to researchers across the country. www.sickkidsfoundation.com
The Sunflower Jam – started by Jacky Paice, wife of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice is a children’s charity. The objects of the charity are to promote public health by the provision or assistance in the provision of Spiritual Healing and Reiki as complementary therapies for cancer patients. www.thesunflowerjam.com
Union Gospel Mission – Providing hope for the hungry, hurting and homeless since 1940 with meals, clothing, rooms, emergency shelters and recovery programs. www.ugm.ca
Variety Club – To raise funds & distribute grants throughout British Columbia, Canada to inspire hope, enrich lives and build a better future for children who have special needs. www.variety.bc.ca
World Vision – World-wide assistance to impoverished children. Help change a life – sponsor a child.
The Fender Center “Kids Rock Free®” Music Program currently offers professional calibre performing arts education including piano, guitar, bass guitar, combo band, vocal performance and drums to children ages 7 – 17. Since the program’s inception in 1998, over 10,000 Southern California children have participated and received free and low cost musical instruction. Paul & Cynthia Rodgers sit on the board of governors.
Nordoff Robbins UK – Music Therapy promotes health, well being and social inclusion through the skilled use of music with individuals, groups and communities who are challenged by disability, illness or injustice. www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk
James Burton Foundation – Elvis Presley’s legendary guitarist since 1969. The James Burton Foundation is dedicated to raising money to provide technical training, music lessons and free guitars to young musicians. www.jamesburtonmusic.com
Mississippi Blues Foundation – is a support organization made up of a diverse group of business and community leaders. The role of this group is to spearhead efforts of identify & secure sources of financial programs supporting Blues initiatives throughout the state of Mississippi. www.msbluestrail.org
Sarah McLaughlin – Music Outreach Program – An Arts Umbrella Project is a free music program in Vancouver British Columbia helping to build self-esteem by fostering creativity in young people through the power of music. www.sarahmclachlan.com
Animals Asia Foundation – A Hong Kong based charity dedicated to ending cruelty and restoring respect for all animals in Asia. www.animalsasia.org
ASPCA – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals U.S. www.aspca.org
Critteraid – The Okanagan Sanctuary to provide relief for unwanted, abused, abandoned animals and feral cats. www.critteraid.org
The LOS CABOS HUMANE SOCIETY was formed in 1991 by a group of men and women concerned with the many homeless dogs and cats left to wander the streets of Cabo San Lucas. Animals are treated, spayed or neutered rehabilitated and available for adoption. www.humanesocietycabo.com
Okanagan Humane Society in British Columbia, Canada – assists those who cannot afford the complete cost of spaying or neutering their pets. From 1996 to date over 8,203 dogs and cats have been spayed or neutered. This Society is run 100% by volunteers. Donations can be made to: Okanagan Humane Society, 14651 Oyama Rd, Oyama, B.C. Canada V4V 2C7
Peta – People for the ethical treatment of animals. www.peta.org
Willows Animal Sanctuary is the largest sanctuary in Aberdeenshire and will try to help any animal in distress. We operate a strict no kill policy and only euthanise an animal on veterinary advice. We look after over 300 animals including more than 60 horses, ponies and donkeys, approximately 60 cats and dogs and many reptiles as well as over 100 farm animals and birds. We are totally dependent on donations, legacies and grants from benevolent organizations to keep the sanctuary running. Unlike larger charities we have no reserves of money and are desperately short of funds. We specialise in helping elderly or more vulnerable animals that have already been refused help by well known large national charities, but we can only continue to help needy animals with your support! www.willowsanimals.com
RSPCA – Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals U.K. www.rspca.org.uk
SPCA – Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Canada. www.spca.bc.ca
WSPA – World society for the protection of animals. www.wspa.ca
The Hope For Wildlife Society
- Connecting people to wildlife in a positive way - through knowledge and understanding - the Hope for Wildlife Society believes that education through rehabilitation is the key to a sustainable future. The Hope For Wildlife Society is a wildlife rehabilitation and education centre located 20 minutes from Dartmouth in Seaforth, Nova Scotia. If you have found injured or orphaned wildlife, visit our Wildlife SOS link or call us at (902) 407-WILD (9453) for help. To make a donation go to: www.hopeforwildlife.org
J&M Acres Horse Rescue - We are a private horse rescue located in Maple Ridge, BC that began in 1995 and has been operating for the past fifteen years. We are 100% volunteer run and are here for the purpose of rescuing horses and helping them find long-term, loving homes. We rescue horses from the local auctions and stockyards in addition to the racetrack. Our aim is to get as many horses as we can off the meat truck and adopted into loving homes so that we are able to rescue more.
Please check out our current horses for adoption! You never know what you might find! www.jmacresrescue.com/
The David Suzuki Foundation – is a science – based Canadian environmental organization working to protect the balance of nature and our quality of life. www.davidsuzuki.org
ECO Justice (previously Sierra Defence Legal Fund) is Canada’s leading non-profit organization of lawyers and scientist devoted to protecting the environment (worldwide). www.ecojustice.ca
Green Peace – Their mission is defending our oceans, protecting our forests, stop climate change, protecting animals and ending the nuclear threat. www.greenpeace.org