Charities

Author Karen Jean Matsko Hood Favorite Charities

Author Karen Jean Matsko Hood Favorite Charities include Achalasia, Advocates for Foster Children, Polio Foundation, and Multiple Sclerosis, just to name a few.

Please support your favorite charities. They are listed to show support for a family member or friend who has been in need of help with these issues. Listed below is a list of Karen Jean Matsko Hood’s favorite charities and non-profit organizations:

Achalasia
Achalasia Support Group Organization
507 North Sullivan Road, Suite LL-7
Spokane Valley WA, 99037-8576 USA
Phone: (509) 924-3550 | Fax: (509) 922-9949
E-mail: support@achalasiasupportgroup.org
Website: www.achalasiasupportgroup.org

Achalasia Support Group
507 North Sullivan Road, Suite LL-7
Spokane Valley WA, 99037-8576 USA
Phone: (509) 324-3550 Fax: (509) 922-9949
E-mail: support@achalasiasupportgroup.org
Website: www.achalasiasupportgroup.org

Acid Reflux Disease
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)
P.O. Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217-8076 USA
Phone: (414) 964-1799 | Toll-free: (888) 964-2001
Fax: (414) 964-7176
E-mail: iffgd@iffgd.org
Website: www.iffgd.org/

Advocates for Foster Children
507 North Sullivan Road, Suite A-6
Spokane Valley, WA 99037-8532 USA
Phone: (509) 922-4849 Fax: (509) 777-0064
Website: www.fortheloveofchildrenint.com
E-mail: info@forthelofeofchildrenint.com

Alzheimer’s Association
National office:
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
Chicago, IL 60601-7633
Phone: (312) 335-8700 | TDD: (312) 335-5886
Fax: (866) 699-1246
Enrollment Phone: (888) 572-8566
Emergency Response Phone: (800) 625-3780
24/7 Helpline
Phone: (800) 272-3900 | TDD: (866) 403-3073
E-mail: info@alz.org
Website: http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
322 – 8th Ave, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (866) 232-8484 | Fax: (646) 638-1546
Address: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Website: http://www.alzfdn.org/

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
Phone: (800) 1-ACS-2345 | TTY: (866) 228-4327
24-hours a day seven days a week
Website: http://www.cancer.org/

American Diabetes Association
ATTN: National Call Center
1701 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: (800) 342-2383)
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM - 8 PM Eastern Standard Time
Website: http://www.diabetes.org/

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (800) 242-8721
Website: http://www.americanheart.org/

American Stroke Association
National Center
7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas TX 75231
Phone: (888) 478-7653
Website: http://www.americanheart.org/

Arthritis Foundation
P.O. Box 7669
Atlanta, GA 30357-0669
Phone: (800) 283-7800
E-mail: arthritisfoundation@arthritis.org
Website: http://www.arthritis.org/

Child Abuse and Neglect Research
Karen Jean Matsko Hood
Child Advocate and Consultant
507 N. Sullivan Road
Spokane Valley, WA 99037-8576 USA
Phone: (509) 922-4849 | Fax: (509) 777-0064
E-mail: karenjeanmatsko_hood@hotmail.com
Website: www.karenjeanmatskohood/childadvocate.com

Children and Adults with Attention –Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
8181 Professional Place – Suite 150
Landover, MD 20785
Phone: (301) 306-7070 | Fax: (301)-306-7090
Website: http://www.chadd.org/

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Child Advocates, Inc.
2401 Portsmouth, Suite 210
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: (713) 529-1396 | Fax: (713) 529-1390
Website: http://www.childadvocates.org/

Feminists for Life of America
P.O. Box 320667
Alexandria, VA 22320
Phone: (703) 836-3354
E-mail: info@feministsforlife.org
Website: www.feministsforlife.org/

Fibromyalgia Association (National)
2121 S. Towne Centre Place, Suite 300
Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (714) 921-0150 | Fax: (714) 921-6920
Website: www.fmaware.org/

Fibromyalgia Research Association (National) (NFRA)
P.O. Box 500
Salem OR 97302
Phone: (503) 315-7257 | Fax: (503) 315-7205
E-mail: nfra@nfra.net
Website: www.nfra.net

For the Love of Children International
507 North Sullivan Rd., Suite A-6
Spokane Valley, WA 99037-8532 USA
Phone: (509) 922-4849 | Fax: (509) 777-0064
Website: www.fortheloveofchildrenint.com
E-mail: info@fortheloveofchildrenint.com

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)
P.O. Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217-8076 USA
Phone: (414) 964-1799 | Toll-free: (888) 964-2001 | Fax: (414) 964-7176
E-mail: iffgd@iffgd.org
Website: www.iffgd.org/

(The) Humane Society of the United States
2100 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 452-1100
Website: http://www.hsus.org/

Institute for Attachment and Child Development
P.O. Box 730, Kittredge, CO 80457
Phone: (303) 674-1910 | Fax: (303) 670-3983
E-mail: info@instituteforattachment.org
Website: www.instituteforattachment.org/

James and Karen Hood Foundation.com
www.jamesandkarenhoodfoundation.com
www.jamesandkarenhoodfoundation.org

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-349-1155 | Fax: 202-349-1156
Information request line in English | Spanish: (800) 558-0121
Website: www.lupus.org/

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
706 Haddonfield Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone: (856) 488-4500 or (800)532-7667 | Fax: (856) 661-9797
Website: www.MSassociation.org

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Greater Washington Chapter
192 Nickerson Street, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: (800) 344-4867
E-mail: greaterWAinfo@nmsswas.org
Website: www.nationalMSsociety.org

Pastoral Ministry
For information about pastoral ministry or to share information with others interested in pastoral ministry please visit www.pastoralministry.us

Polio
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Main Office:
P.O. Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: (206) 709-3100
E-mail: info@gatesfoundation.org
Website: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/

Polio Foundation
Near Shamla’s Pole,
Raipur Chakla,
Ahmedabad - 380 001
Gujarat, INDIA
Phone: 079-22140976
Seva Sansthan
Near Jivraj Mehta Hospital,
On Road to Malav Talav to Rajvadu
Vajalpur, Ahmedabad -380015
E-mail: info@poliofoundation.org
Website: www.poliofoundation.org/

Pro-Life
National Right to Life Committee
512 10th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 626-8800
E-mail: NRLC@nrlc.org
Website: www.nrlc.org/

Sjogrens Syndrome Foundation
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 325
Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: (301) 530-4420 or (800) 475-6473 | Fax: (301) 530-4415
Website: www.sjogrens.org/

Stuttering Foundation of America
3100 Walnut Grove Rd., Suite 603
P.O. Box 11749
Memphis, TN 38111-0749
Phone: (901) 452-7343 or (800) 992-9392 | Fax: (901) 452-3931
E-mail: info@stutteringhelp.org
Website: http://www.stuttersfa.org/

Remember – Family and friends were touched with issues in their lives that brought me aware of these organizations. Be sure and support these groups and your favorite charities.

For more information about the author, poet, and researcher Karen Jean Matsko Hood, visit www.karenjeanmatskohood.com or www.karenhood.com.