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5 Causes You Should Consider Supporting During February

February is the month of love, and we’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day. As it turns out, February is also dedicated to a multitude of great causes, which means more opportunities for you to help spread the love! Check out a few ways you can lend a helping hand this February by celebrating some of these amazing causes below.


1. Black History Month

Also known as African-American history month, this is a month dedicated to recognizing the achievements of African Americans in our history. You can participate by learning more about these accomplishments or joining discussions in your local community. Plus, you can link up with an organization dedicated to civil rights and support black-owned businesses and organizations.


2. American Heart Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one person dies every 36 seconds from cardiovascular disease. In order to help slow this disease, February is the month to get active and support healthy habits! Start by raising awareness with the first Friday in February, which is National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness. Then, challenge your friends and family to stick with you on building healthy habits throughout the month. This could be a challenge to count steps or even to kick smoking to the curb! 


3. Canned Food Month

No matter the month, day or year—there will always be people in search of life’s basic needs. Use February as a time to celebrate Canned Food Month. While this month was originally created to help break down myths about the nutrition of canned foods, you can use this month to give back nonperishable food items to your local pantry! Involve your friends and neighbors to help spread the word and donate more for your community. 


4. National Cancer Prevention Month

More than 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States. Chances are, everybody knows somebody who has been affected by cancer. Take this time to fundraise for an organization helping to research or fight cancer. Write cards for those who are undergoing chemo treatment or round up gifts to brighten their days. 


5. Any Cause

Okay, so this one isn’t necessarily a dedicated month for February. However, now is a great time to give back in any capacity for any cause you’re passionate about! You don’t have to wait for a special month in the year to donate to something that you’re passionate about, or to volunteer your time. No matter the cause you choose, it always feels good knowing that you’ree giving back to your community.

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  • True Care Women's Resource Center is a nonprofit organization whose advocates and nurses are experts in helping women face unplanned pregnancy. Services include:
    Pregnancy testing, Ultrasound confirmation, Selected STD testing and treatment, Consultation with a nurse, Information on all options, Medical and Community Referrals, Medicaid help, and After abortion care.

    Contact info:
    1746 S. Poplar St.
    Casper, WY 82601

  • Women, Infants & Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program that serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants and children up to age 5.

    Contact info:
    740 Luker Lane
    Casper, WY 82609

  • Mercer Family Resource Center provides education, counseling, and prevention services that build stronger and healthier youth and families. Some services include: Parenting classes, substance abuse education and early intervention, drug and alcohol education, anger management, and many more!

    Contact Info:
    535 W. Yellowstone Hwy #100
    Casper, WY 82601

  • Healthy Moms Healthy Births helps provide resources for pregnant women. They help you find the support and help you need, right here in Casper.

    Contact Info:
    Please call 307-298-9311
    Or visit their website

  • A place where you can find the help you need in one easy stop.

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