I have a special bond with the Lupus Foundation of Northern California, which provides critically needed services and education to people affected with Lupus and their families. In fact, if you are doing some shopping online, you can help LFNC simply by shopping on Market America's LFNC portal. The Billy de Frank LGBT Community Center in San Jose, CA is entirely volunteer staffed and works hard to give hope to LGBT youth and provide a community for everyone in the area.
What are the local organizations you feel are doing great work in your communities? Share your story (and of course, as I said, anything else you feel like).