Sandra Beck - Philanthropy
Sandra Beck is passionately involved in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program which collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distributes those toys as Holiday gifts to needy children in the United States and around the world. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Holiday Time, a message of home to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive and community leaders. For more information: www. Toysfortots.org. Sandra Beck has raised tens of thousands of toys for Toys for Tots and has participated in toy drives with them for eighteen years.
For ever a decada, Sandra Beck and her company Motherhood Incorporate also provide temporary tattoos and facepainting for the events associated with Children Uniting Nations (www.childrenunitingnations.org).Children Uniting Nations is a proactive non-profit organization created to bring attention to the plight of at-risk and foster youth.Our goal is to reach as many children in out-of-home care by offering role-model support, guidance, a sense of community and promoting the importance of an education. We match participants with highly trained mentors that are compassionate, steadfast and have an unconditional desire to give of themselves in order to make a positive difference in the lives of our most vulnerable children.Pioneered in Los Angeles in 1999 by our Founder and Chair, Daphna Ziman, our mission is to create loving, tolerant, and capable world citizens and we are dedicated to help children find their way to fulfill their dreams. Sadly, children are the main victims of adult difficulties-whether it's financial or political problems, war, lack of education, malnutrition, or carelessness. We must break the cycle and help EVERY child find a way out of cruelty, neglect and anger and strengthen our leaders of the next generations. We have the ability to make the change now and create compassionate and loving children for the future.
Sandra is also a huge supporter of Operation Gratitude (www.operationgratitude.com). Tens of thousands of American Service Members are deployed in hostile and remote regions of the world, including the Middle East, Afghanistan, and on ships throughout international waters. The physical conditions they must endure are difficult and they may be separated from loved ones for long periods of time.Operation Gratitude seeks to lift morale and put smiles on faces by sending care packages addressed to individual Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed in harm's way.** Operation Gratitude care packages contain food, hygiene products, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation, all wrapped with good wishes of love and support.Through Collection Drives, Letter Writing Campaigns and Donations of funds for shipping expenses, Operation Gratitude provides civilians anywhere in America a way to express their respect and appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. Military in an active, hands-on manner.
Sandra Beck also supports the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (www.komen.org) in honor of her mother Gloria Beck. Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
Sandra Beck serves on the Nominations Committee for World of Children.The World of Children (www.worldofchildren.com) is dedicated to dramatically improving children's lives by identifying and recognizing extraordinary individuals who work on behalf of children in need. We are committed through our Awards program to search the United States and the rest of the world for these selfless change makers. Our Awards and funds expand and leverage their vital work, thus creating a unique, worldwide network of child advocates.To date, World of Children has awarded cash grants to 84 change makers, working in more than 50 countries worldwide. In turn, through these selfless individuals we can estimate that we have touched the lives of some 30,000,000 children.