Causes

Jack and Barbara's Passion to Help Children Inspired Them to Create Jack's House Foundation

In the summer of 2015, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus and the Terlato family announced they had partnered to create Jack's House Foundation, a charitable organization focused on healthcare and education. Born out of their shared commitment to quality, community and philanthropy, 10% of the net sales of every bottle of Jack's House Wines goes towards The Jack's House Foundation's mission. Jack's House Foundation is dedicated to supporting the health, safety and well-being of children in their local community. The Foundation provides access to world-class healthcare for all children and supports innovative programs focused on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood illness. We cannot change the fact that a child has a serious illness or has experienced trauma or injury, but we can support the family's journey and the child's well-being. "The Jack" Raises $1.3 Million For PBC Pediatric Health Care Projects. As they say on the Home Page of The Jack's House Foundation’s website, whether it be the crisp, bright Jack’s House Chardonnay or rich, velvety Jack’s House Cabernet Sauvignon, Jack’s House Wines “embodies the spirit of giving”.



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Chef Ming Tsai Charities


On Chef Ming Tsai's website Charities section, he talks us about "A few of my favorite charities...", including Family Reach. The mission of Family Reach is to provide financial relief and heartfelt support to families fighting cancer. The majority of funds are dedicated to families with a child or young adult who is being treated for a pediatric or other type of cancer. Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of the largest adult-to-child mentoring organizations in the nation. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay currently serves over 3,500 youth in one-to-one relationships, and more than 100 additional youth in group activities and camperships. Their service area encompasses 155 cities and towns throughout the Massachusetts Bay area. Since its inception, the Cam Neely Foundation has raised over $18 million from donations of all sizes, impacted thousands of families and continues to dedicate itself to designing, funding, and completing projects at Tufts Medical Center with immediate and tangible results. Cam is a Canadian professional ice hockey athlete who was so good as player for the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League from 1983 to 1996, that in 2005 he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Today he is a Hall of Fame caliber executive serving as the president of the Boston Bruins. Chefs for Humanity is an alliance of culinary professionals and educators working in partnership with U.S. and global organizations, providing nutrition education, hunger relief, and emergency and humanitarian aid to reduce hunger across the world. Common Threads, a non-profit organization, was founded in 2003 by Art Smith, personal chef to Oprah Winfrey. The mission of Common Threads is to educate children on the importance of nutrition and physical well-being, and to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity through cooking. Common Threads helps bridge cultural boundaries and strengthen our global family by teaching children about their similarities and differences in the warm comfort of the kitchen. By preparing and sharing nutritious, ethnically diverse meals, the children who participate in Common Threads’ hands-on after-school programs learn to connect with their bodies, their neighbors, and their world in bite-sized lessons. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in 13 children in the United States – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed in 2012 as the result of a merger between the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and the Food Allergy Initiative. Chef Ming is proud to be a national spokesperson for FARE. As the father of a child with food allergies and the chef-owner of Blue Ginger, Chef Ming is aware of the seriousness of food allergies from a variety of perspectives. Through his work with FAAN/FARE and at Blue Ginger, he has brought about change in Massachusetts in the form of a new food allergy safety law. Chef Ming hopes to bring that level of awareness and change to the entire US. Watch Ming's food allergy video created to help Massachusetts chefs comply with bill S. 2701. For more information please visit the food allergy section of ming.com. The Greater Boston Food Bank distributes approximately 30 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to more than 600 hunger- relief agencies in a dedicated partnership to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts. The Food Bank serves 83,000 people each week. Cradles to Crayons was founded in 2002, with the mission of providing children ages 0 to 12 some of the most important basics of life—free of charge. These basics include clothing, school supplies, toys, and much more. In other words, they provide all the physical goods that children need to be safe, protected from the elements, and ready to learn. And by supplying them with high-quality used or new goods, they make children feel valued. Cradles to Crayons partners with social-service organizations to connect communities that have surplus resources—new or used items in good condition—with communities that desperately need access to those resources. When you donate to Cradles to Crayons, you can be absolutely sure that your donation will go to a deserving local child, for whom the donation was specifically requested. Since 1982, Women's Lunch Place has been a daytime community in Boston for poor and homeless women and their children. Women’s Lunch Place provides a safe, comfortable daytime shelter, nutritious food, and services for women who are homeless or poor. They treat women with dignity and respect and foster a community committed to meeting each woman’s needs.


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