Charities to benefit from the 2016 event include:
Browncoats are always working for the betterment of mankind and the SRFBrowncoat crew is noexception. This year, at the Can't Stop the Serenity" event the SRFBrowncoats will the collecting for the following charities:
Equality Now works for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls around the world. Working with grassroots women’s and human rights organizations and individual activists since 1992, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support efforts to stop these abuses.
Their global efforts to secure women’s rights, strategies we use include:
international advocacy through the Women's Action Network, with membership of over 35,000 groups and individuals in over 160 countries who call on governments to guarantee women’s rights;
campaigns to raise awareness by highlighting individual cases of pervasive and severe violations against women and girls;
building partnerships and coalitions with grassroots women’s rights groups to amplify local and global advocacy;
strengthening international and regional human rights law and mechanisms that address the rights of women and girls;
conducting strategic litigation at national, regional and international levels to establish legal precedents on women’s and girls’ rights;
mobilizing financial and capacity-building support for partners on the ground;
using the media to bring these stories to the public.
Their work is focused into four main program areas:
Discrimination in Law
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Equality Now does not accept direct funding from any government.
For more info - www.equalitynow.org
Pelican Harbor Seabird Station
Pelican Harbor Seabird Station (PHSS) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in and around Miami’s Biscayne Bay. While we specialize in seabirds, we will accept any injured wildlife that is brought to our facility.
PHSS was founded in 1980 for the purpose of caring for injured brown pelicans.
Since then, Pelican Harbor Seabird Station has grown in to a nationally and internationally recognized center for seabird rehabilitation. We provide variety of services for our community:
Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts
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PAST CHARITIES THAT THE BROWNCOATS HAVE
South Florida Wildlife Center
Founder Bea Humphries began rescuing and caring for animals long before the center was incorporated in October 1969. For 19 years, she worked from her home, and her garage served as the first wildlife rehabilitation center.
As the number of animal patients increased, Bea realized that a larger facility was needed. With some help she began to establish what would become the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc., operating as the Wild Bird Center. The center grew and eventually moved to its current location in Fort Lauderdale. In the 1980’s, the board of directors changed the name to the Wildlife Care Center to better describe our work.
The South Florida Wildlife Center serves the entire Southeast Florida through rescue, rehabilitation and release services for our native wildlife at no cost to citizens. We're open every day of the year and admit more than 12,000 injured, orphaned, abandoned or abused native wild animals or exotic domestic animals per year. We are completely funded by private donations.
The center has up to 60 employees, up to 400 active volunteers, and three full-time ambulances. Our 4.1 acre property houses up to 875 animals at any given time in dozens of habitats and rehabilitation areas. Our goal is to release animals back into the wild when appropriate.
Our state-of-the-art wildlife baby nursery admits up to 120 orphaned, abandoned or displaced baby animals per day during baby season. Once admitted, we hand feed and treat the animals in our nursery, which is fully staffed with trained rehabilitators and veterinary technicians. This is no small task given the destruction of natural habitats here in South Florida to make way for unprecedented land development. In turn, this has caused an undesirable intersection of human and wildlife populations.
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides a comprehensive approach to helping people with MS maintain their health and well-being. We offer programming and support to keep them self-sufficient and their homes safe, while our educational programs heighten public awareness and promote understanding about the disease.
Our resources assist people who have MS, their families and caregivers, regional support groups, and healthcare professionals. Access to our programs and services is available through our interactive web site or our national, toll-free helpline staffed by caring caseworkers and peer counselors. Our priority is to serve with empathy, resourcefulness and responsibility.
All MSF services, as well as information, literature and subscriptions to our publications are provided free of charge. The MSF neither sells memberships nor requires participation in fund-raising activities by individuals or support groups.
The MSF is a service-based, non-profit organization. With national headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the MSF serves the nation from one central location. By eliminating the need for branch offices, we are able to maintain a more cost-effective and efficient operation while maintaining the highest quality service. Networking with independent, grassroots organizations gives us a local presence in communities around the nation.
For more info - http://www.msfocus.org/