- 10% of all PrestonBeachwood MP3 sales are donated to charity.
- Each song sponsors a specific charity, based in part, by what inspired the song.
- Every song has a story and thus donates to the charity that is helping that cause.
- Each charity below, displays the song titles, that sponsor and make donations to it.
PrestonBeachwood – Music Making A Difference!
Coalition for the Homeless 4 of 4 Stars - Charity Navigator
Coalition for the Homeless is the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women, and children. They are dedicated to the principle that affordable housing, sufficient food, and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since its inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education, and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized. Every day, the Coalition helps over 3,500 clients with the tools and support to reclaim their lives. Through housing, job training, emergency food, crisis intervention, and youth programs, they rescue men, women and children caught in the grips of poverty.
SONG(S) DONATING TO THIS CHARITY: Come Together
The Independence Fund is a 100% volunteer organization working to provide the necessary tools and therapies to help injured veterans that are otherwise not being provided. (funds will be dedicated to the purchase of all-terrain chairs for our severely injured vets).
SONG(S) DONATING TO THIS CHARITY: Agree To Disagree
Surfrider Foundation 3 of 4 Stars - Charity Navigator
Surfrider Foundation is working to bring life to its mission of preserving beach access, preserving near shore water quality, and protecting recreational and cultural sites through CARE: Conservation, Activism, Research and Education. The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 37,000 members and 60 chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico with international affiliation in Australia, Europe, and Brazil.
SONG(S) DONATING TO THIS CHARITY: Ride
Wounded Warrior Project 4 of 4 Stars - Charity Navigator
The Wounded Warrior Project seeks to assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other hot spots around the world. Many of the injuries are traumatic amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blast injuries that will retire these brave warriors from military service. (Recently re-evaluated by: Charity Navigator which gave their highest rating of 4 stars; and BBB which found them in good standing and that recent negative allegations against them were proven to be false).
SONG(S) DONATING TO THIS CHARITY: Let Freedom Ring
Cancer Research Institute 4 of 4 Stars - Charity Navigator
Founded in 1953, The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) has been a leading and sustaining force in immunology and cancer immunology research worldwide. Through our advancement of these two scientific fields, we are learning how to manipulate the human immune system to target and attack cancer. Our goal is to discover and develop new, immune-based approaches to the treatment, control, and prevention of cancer. The Institute fulfills its mission by providing academic researchers at top institutions around the world the funding they need to carry out their important work. We have provided more than $175 million in financial support to more than 2,800 of the world's brightest scientists.
CRI has the highest rating of all cancer charities, 4 stars, by Charity Navigator (please note, we wanted to use the most popular and well recognized cancer charity organization, however, they rated “0”, one of the poorest ratings by Charity Navigator, so we chose the best one, whereby most of the money donated goes to the cause!).
Doctors Without Borders 4 of 4 Stars - Charity Navigator
Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today, Doctors Without Borders provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. Doctors Without Borders provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. Doctors Without Borders also reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.
SONG(S) DONATING TO THIS CHARITY: What Are You Bringing To The Party?
Make A Wish
Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 37 minutes. We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.
SONG(S) DONATING TO THIS CHARITY: It's All About Me!
Fisher House Foundation 4 of 4 Stars - Charity Navigator
Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
SONG(S) DONATING TO THIS CHARITY: These Colors Don't Run
Petco Foundation 4 of 4 Stars - Charity Navigator
The Petco Foundation has served as a voice for companion animals across the country since 1999. Each year, we help animal-welfare organizations find lifelong, loving homes for millions of orphaned pets, as well as fund spay and neuter efforts, animal assisted therapy programs and humane education. Today, the Foundation donates about $11 million a year to assist companion animals across the country. The organization is funded through donations raised during seasonal fundraisers conducted in Petco's 1,000 plus stores in all 50 United States, as well as from Petco associates, vendors and corporate contributions. Petco Foundation is also involved in many national animal welfare efforts. The Petco Foundation's mission is to raise the quality of life for pets and people who love and need them. The Petco Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
SONG(S) DONATING TO THIS CHARITY: Bright And Loving Eyes (coming soon)
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) 4 of 4 Stars - Charity Navigator
Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high. C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members. Today C.O.P.S. membership is over 30,000 families. Members include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria. C.O.P.S. is governed by a National Board of law enforcement survivors. All programs and services are administered by the National Office in Camdenton, Missouri. C.O.P.S. has over 50 Chapters nationwide that work with survivors at the grass-roots level.
SONG(S) DONATING TO THIS CHARITY: Protect And Serve (coming soon)
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America 4 of 4 Stars - Charity Navigator
The mission of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is "to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families-through our member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.”
Women Helping Women
From our start in 1977 as a grassroots effort to provide assistance and support for women victims of domestic violence, Women Helping Women has steadily grown to become an established non-profit agency that provides a comprehensive continuum of services to over 600 women, men, and children each year. Throughout our 36-year history, Women Helping Women has expanded our organizational capacity to support a variety of programs, projects and activities focused on direct intervention, advocacy, education and prevention. Today, Women Helping Women supports a staff of over 20 dedicated professionals, with offices in West Maui and on Lanai. During fiscal year 2011-12, WHW provided shelter to 127 women and 98 children (a total of 9,339 bed days), and provided 13 domestic violence presentations in the community. During this same time period, 831 crisis calls and 7,394 information calls were answered on the 24-hour domestic violence hotline.
SONG(S) DONATING TO THIS CHARITY: Hold On To The Light (coming soon)
Music Instruments (Ukuleles) For Maui School Classrooms
All of the Hawaiian songs that JJ and Michael have written will have their charitable contributions go to Maui’s schools, donating Ukuleles, with the aim of having all Maui school children having access to music instruments, if they wish to learn to play! JJ and Michael both grew up in California’s golden age of education, when almost all schools had music departments and provided loaned instruments for students to play and practice. It is their desire to provide the same opportunity for Maui’s kids! Music has been shown to actually increase grade point average in students who study music and play an instrument. Albert Einstein would play his piano in order to get his mind into a creative state for pondering his science research. Because there is no established charity as of yet for this cause, JJ and Michael will purchase and present the Ukuleles to Maui schools personally, with the assistance of Maui officials.
SONG(S) DONATING TO THIS CHARITY: Maui, Island Of Love (coming soon)