National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
NEDA’s mission is to support individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and to serve as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
Awearables partners with NEDA to confront eating disorders with increased awareness, early intervention and improved access to treatment. The contributions from Awearables help NEDA provide programs and services to give families the support they need to find answers for these life-threatening illnesses.
- Helpline & 24/7 Crisis Support
- Online Screening & Treatment Locator tools
- Support Groups & Networks for Individuals & Families
- Awareness Events & Programming
- Legislative Advocacy
- Evidence-Based Intervention Programming
- Clinical Research
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) was created in 2001, when two of the largest and longest standing eating disorders prevention and advocacy organizations in the world– Eating Disorders Awareness & Prevention (EDAP) and American Anorexia Bulimia Association (AABA)—merged to become the leading non-profit in the field of eating disorders. NEDA remains a force in this area because of its primary focus on supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders, as well as its efforts to catalyze prevention and access to care. It has taken on major roles in advocacy, research, educational content, support for individuals and families, local engagement and national partnerships.
NEDA is a 501()(3) tax exempt organization
NEDA receives a Four Star Charity rating from Charity Navigator
NEDA is a Silver Guidestar participant
NEDA is an accredited charity with BBB Wise Giving Alliance
Folds of Honor
“We are grateful for our partnership with Awearables. Their support helps us provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. Our mission is to honor those who served us, and Awearables shares that goal.”
-Major Dan Rooney, Founder
Folds of Honor’s mission is to provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members.
Awearables partners with Folds of Honor to pay tribute to American service-members and their families. The contributions from Awearables help Folds of Honor to come alongside spouses and children of fallen heroes, and change the trajectory of their future by providing life-changing educational scholarships.
- Higher Education Scholarships for spouses and dependents of fallen or disabled service members
- Children’s Fund Scholarships and educational support for children enrolled in K-12 schools who are dependents of fallen or disabled service members.
Folds of Honor was created in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard. Returning home from his second tour of duty in Iraq, Major Rooney became painfully aware of the reality families face when a loved one in uniform is fallen or disabled. At the conclusion of an airplane ride home, he observed the family of a fallen soldier receive the casket of their loved one. Among them was the deceased soldier’s young son. Major Rooney was inspired to change the future for America’s grieving spouses and children. He created Folds of Honor to provide educational scholarships to the families of these heroic Americans. Since its founding, Folds of Honor has awarded nearly 16,000 educational scholarships.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
“Our partnership with Awearables helps us educate, empower and support families affected by autism. At TACA, we want to partner with organizations that create hope. Every sock from Awearables is uplifting, and their donations help us provide resources to families in the TACA community.”
-Lisa Ackerman, Founder
TACA’s mission is to educate, empower and support families affected by autism, and to help families speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments.
Awearables partners with TACA to strengthen the autism community by connecting families with each other and with and the professionals who can help them. The contributions from Awearables help TACA share information, create hope, and improve the quality of life for families with autism.
- Local chapters for learning, encouragement and support for families
- Parent education events, programs and publications
- A variety of individual support programs ranging from mentoring to scholarships to Spanish language outreach and more
TACA was founded by Lisa Ackerman in 2000. When Lisa and Jeff Ackerman’s two year old son was diagnosed with autism in 1999, the medical community gave them a message of “no hope, no cure.” The Ackermans began to educate themselves on autism and to connect with other families of children with autism. They were determined to find ways to help their son to grow beyond the limited prognosis he had been given. The Ackermans began TACA as a way to build a community for families to support each other on the difficult and labor intensive journey of learning to help a child with autism. TACA has grown to serve over 50,000 families with chapters established across the nation.