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Collage of photos L-R: Photo of 2 young white boys appearing in front of the Child Abuse Prevention Center doors. Teal ribbon with text: Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention.  Globe in the center with text: Earth Day.  Photo of a woman with a glow effect coming from her brain, text: Autism Acceptance/Awareness. Closeup of a suit and tie holding a piggy bank - text: Financial Literacy

April hosts plenty of causes that need our support to recover from the unprecedented time. State workers have an opportunity to celebrate and support causes by making a monthly payroll donation through Our Promise. 

Please remember that Our Promise donors are able to make a donation to ANY nonprofit with a 501(c)(3) status. To learn how to create your Our Promise account, please contact ourpromiseca@uwccr.org.

Earth Day (April 22)

In 1970, 20 million Americans celebrated the first Earth Day and mobilized to call for greater protections for the planet. Many important environmental events have happened on Earth Day since 1970, including the recent signing of the Paris Agreement, as Earth Day continues to be a momentous and unifying day each and every year. Learn more about Earth Day 2021.

Find Certified Nonprofits that focus on environmental protection and addressing climate change.

World Immunization Week (April 24–30)

During the last week of April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and global public health partners recognize World Immunization Week – a time dedicated to promoting the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against diseases and death. CDC’s Global Immunization Division (GID) leads the U.S. Government’s efforts in what is widely recognized as one of the most effective public health missions – vaccination against preventable diseases – a coordinated global mission that saves millions of lives every year.

Find Certified Nonprofits that are also clinics that serve low-income communities.

Find Certified Nonprofits that provide health education.

Autism Acceptance Month

According to the Autism Society of America, the autism community is formally shifting references of ‘Autism Awareness Month’ to ‘Autism Acceptance Month this year to embrace the inclusive goals of the community and aligning with the consistent language autism organizations and individual advocates have been using for years.

Search Certified Nonprofit organizations that support autism research and support for people with autism.

Search Certified Nonprofit organizations that provide resources for people with developmental disabilities and independent living.

California Financial Literacy Month

Throughout the month of April, organizations across the country conduct a variety of events and carry out initiatives designed to improve financial literacy, especially among our nation’s youth, and to promote financial well-being for all consumers.

California Financial Literacy Month is a time to share resources and raise awareness about the importance of financial education, especially now with the economic uncertainties caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Search Certified Nonprofit organizations that offer financial education/financial literacy.

Learn about the 2021 California Financial Literacy Month (Virtual) Resource Fair hosted by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)

Child Abuse Prevention Month 

Since 1983, Child Abuse Prevention Month has been an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse.

Find Certified Nonprofits that provide resources for children, families, and individuals experiencing abuse.

Learn about the California Department of Social Services’ Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 Activities.

National Poetry Month 

National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry that takes place each April, was introduced in 1996 and is organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. 

Find Certified Nonprofits that empower youth by teaching poetry and creative writing.

National Volunteer Month 

Each year in April, individuals and organizations across the United States celebrate National Volunteer Month to honor the important impact volunteers have in our communities, and to encourage even more people to start volunteering.

Find Certified Nonprofits that lead volunteer programs.

Learn more about becoming a volunteer for the Our Promise 2021 Campaign.

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

Find Certified Nonprofits that provide support for sexual assault survivors and/or resources for sexual assault prevention.

Find thousands of other nonprofit organizations certified through Our Promise. Find more here.