With the help of its members, SDBud is proud to support theses charities here in San diego, and around the world.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
Of the 6,000 children in San Diego foster care each year, it is estimated that approximately half of these children have no one, no parent, no relatives, no family friends-to look out for the child’s best interests. They are alone in a complicated system that can rob much of the joy out of childhood.
With your help, SDBud is providing these children with an advocate to help navigate them through the complicated foster care system, and providing them with the best posible outcome. learn more at www.voices4children.com
With your continued support, and the help of world vision SDBud is providing clean drinking water and food to a Nigerian child and his community.
NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)
The is an American non-profit organization based in Washington, DC whose aim is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the legalization of non-medical marijuana in the United States so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty. According to their website, NORML “supports the removal of all criminal penalties for the private possession and responsible use of marijuana by adults, including the cultivation for personal use, and the casual nonprofit transfers of small amounts,” and “supports the development of a legally controlled market for cannabis.”
With your continued patronage SDBud is able to support this group which advocates for all marijuana users.
Monarch has served San Diego for more than 25 years, beginning as a one-room education center and growing into a K-12 school offering a comprehensive program designed to help students impacted by homelessness. We serve nearly 450 students a year.
Currently there are more than 20,000 homeless children in San Diego County, according to the San Diego County Office of Education. These students often experience complex trauma through ongoing exposure to lack of shelter and basic necessities, violence, neglect, family mental illness, sexual assault and stress. Monarch students live in shelters, motels, in vehicles with their families, parks, or doubled-up with other families. They’ve often been absent from school for long periods of time and are achieving below grade level when they enroll.
Monarch’s goal is to accelerate student achievement in four key growth areas: Academic, Social, Emotional, and Life Skills.