Trish Duggan's Favorite Charities

The Way to Happiness Foundation

The Way to Happiness foundation has the goal to revitalize the entire culture. This massive and worthwhile undertaking requires a worldwide organization.  The way in which this will be accomplished is by placing The Way to Happiness booklet into the hands of every person on Earth.  The Way to Happiness book is the single most translated non-religious book in the world.  The first moral code based wholly on common sense, originally published in 1981, by L. Ron Hubbard.  The book fills the moral vacuum in an increasingly materialistic society, containing twenty-one basic principles that guide one to a better quality of life.


The purpose is to help arrest the current moral decline in society and restore integrity and trust to humankind. To carry out that mission, The Way to Happiness Foundation was established.  The foundation acts as a resource center assisting the public with distribution projects bringing about needed changes in businesses, communities and entire regions, the Foundation is supported by a growing global network of The Way to Happiness offices that forward the book into circulation across all sectors of society. As a result, people world over—from heads of state, mayors and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, to doctors, lawyers, local business leaders and community heads—are now using The Way to Happiness to reverse the current moral decline.  This code of conduct can be followed by anyone, of any race, color or creed and works to restore the bonds that unite humankind.


The real power of the book is realized when it is distributed to others, hand to hand. To date, some 100 million copies of The Way to Happiness have been distributed in more than 114 languages and in over 170 countries having miraculous results everywhere it has been distributed. Police, educators, correction programs, business, crisis zones, community groups, parents and even entire governments have used the Way to Happiness to reduce crime, domestic violence, drug usage and even murder rates.


The Foundation for a Drug-Free World

Foundation for a Drug Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.


No one, especially a young person, likes to be lectured about what he or she can or cannot do. Thus, we provide the facts that empower youth to choose not to take drugs in the first place. Additionally our Truth About Drugs campaign consists of activities that they can join which popularize drug-free living. These activities are simple, effective and can involve people of all ages.


Through a worldwide network of volunteers, 50 million of drug prevention booklets have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held in some 180 countries and Truth About Drugs public service announcements have been aired on more than 500 television stations. These materials and activities have helped people around the world learn about the destructive side effects of drugs and thereby make the decision for themselves to not use them.


The Citizens Commission on Human Rights

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a nonprofit mental health watchdog, responsible for helping to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive practices. CCHR has long fought to restore basic inalienable human rights to the field of mental health, including, but not limited to, full informed consent regarding the medical legitimacy of psychiatric diagnosis, the risks of psychiatric treatments, the right to all available medical alternatives, and the right to refuse any treatment considered harmful.


CCHR has worked for more than forty years for full informed consent in the field of mental health, and the right to all the information regarding psychiatric diagnoses and treatment, not just the information coming from those with a vested interest in keeping the public in the dark. CCHR presents the world with educational videos, blogs, news, medical experts and information designed to arm the public with facts.


As a nonprofit organization, it is through public donations that CCHR is able to continue its educational campaigns.


Youth for Human Rights International
(YHRI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, an educator born and raised in apartheid South Africa, where she witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of discrimination and the lack of basic human rights.


The Youth for Human Rights is a global movement with the purpose of teaching youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, creating advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI has now grown into hundreds of groups, clubs and chapters around the world.


Youth for Human Rights International teaches human rights education both in the classroom and in nontraditional educational settings.


Our materials include the UNITED music video—a street-savvy, multiethnic, anti-bullying message that has captured the imagination of people around the world. Our 30 short public service message videos depict the 30 Articles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In less than a minute, youth can learn one of their human rights—and all of them in less than half an hour. The videos have garnered media attention as well, airing on television networks in countries worldwide. But it doesn’t end there.


We realize the importance of collaborating with like-minded individuals and groups to expand our horizons and learn from them their hard-earned lessons, and so expand and reach youth on all continents.