In addition to donating to multiple charities, Kalisher awards the annual Jesse & Helen Kalisher Humanitarian Award to someone making a difference in the world, and collects used eyeglasses through its Helen's Glasses program for a non-profit in Ghana.


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helen's glasses



Save Darfur

Save Darfur

An alliance of over 100 faith-based, humanitarian and human rights organizations.


Make a loan to an entrepreneur in the developing world for as little as $25. Kiva is the world's first online lending platform connecting online lenders to entrepreneurs across the globe.

Buildings and Books

Buldings & Books

Providing access to books expands opportunities and offers children the hope of a better future. Buildings & Books envisions a world in which children no longer face a lifetime of poverty simply because they are denied access to books.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels Auction

Barbara Lazaroff & Wolfgang Puck’s Annual Meals on Wheels Auction

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Fisher House Foundation

Provides free or low cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers.

SF Camerwork

SF Camerawork

SF Camerawork is a non-profit artist's organization and gallery in San Francisco dedicated to contemporary fine art photography and related technology.


Aviva House for Battered Women

Pregnant and postpartum women with substance abuse problems in a residential facility.

Lerner Jewish Dayschool

Lerner Jewish Day School

Our students thrive on academic challenges and immerse themselves in Jewish ethics and activism. Our close community of families and staff creates a uniquely supportive environment where everyone is welcome.

Eve Carson Memorial

Eve Carson Memorial

Eve Carson Memorail 5k for Education - to celebrate the leadership and support of community Eve exhibited during her time at UNC, Chapel Hill.

Art and Soul

Art in Soul Ovarian Cancer Auction

Art & Soul is a silent auction and art exhibition dedicated to the fight against ovarian cancer.

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North Carolina Conservation Network

Protecting North Carolina's air, water and quality of life.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities

The Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

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Three Square

It may surprise you to learn that, every day, working parents in Southern Nevada face an unthinkable choice between feeding their families and paying the bills. Three Square was founded to help people like this get the food their families need to survive so that they can focus on other things-like getting back on their feet.

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Zimmer Childrens Museum

The Zimmer Children’s Museum is dedicated to teaching people about the BIG IDEAS of global citizenship, community responsibility, and cultural sensitivity.