. Altrusa International Foundation, Inc.
. Wreaths Across America
. Project Linus-San Diego Chapter-Security Blankets
. Rady Children's Hospital San Diego-Altrusa Family Fund
. Rady Children's Hospital San Diego-Toddler School (for autistic children)
San Diego Second Chance Program
. Altrusa Scholarship Fund
. Ronald McDonald House Charities
. ASTRA Club of USD
. San Diego Food Bank
. Operation Homefront
The Altrusa International Foundation is a not-for-profit, philanthropic corporation established in 1962 by Altrusa International Inc.and is dedicated to improving economic well-being and quality of life through a commitment to community services and literacy.
Wreaths Across America, whose mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies at veterans cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. We organize events where we stop along the way to spread our message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching others about the sacrifices made by veterans and families to preserve our freedoms.
Project Linus, handmade blankets are distributed to children suffering serious illness and trauma. Recipient organizations include hospitals, homeless shelters and police stations where children from birth to 17 years of age are impacted by the comfort and love a "made from the heart" blanket provides. Our club provides service and a donation to the San Diego Chapter of Project Linus. Our service includes distributing the blankets to numerous local non-profit entities that serve children who suffer serious illnesses and trauma. www.projectlinus.org
The Altrusa Family Fund at Rady Children's Hospial San Diego provides money for family needs not available from other sources for transportation for a child home from the hospital and other expenses not covered by insurance. The Altrusa Family fund was established in 1976.
The Rady Children's Hospital San Diego Toddler School is an educational program designed to integrate early education for children at risk for autistic spectrum disorders. Curriculum focuses on teaching developmentally appropriate communication, cognitive and social skills.
The Altrusa Scholarship Fund provides money to any student who will be continuing their education at either a vocational or trade school or a two or four year college or university.
The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for children and their families while the child being treated for serious, often times life threatening illnesses at Children's Hospital. Special events are planned twice annually for the children. A "KEEP" Library was started in 2012 where the children can select and keep books of their choice. www.rmhcsd.org
Operation Homefront- Altrusa helps with different projects as requested.
Adopt A Military Family-Every Christmas, Alltrusa adopts a military family to make their holidays brighter.
San Diego Second Chance Program-to disrupt the cycles of incarceration and poverty by helping people find their way to self-sufficiency. www.secondchanceprogram.org