GTK MARCH OF DIMESOne day, every family will know the joy of a healthy baby. Until then, there is the March of Dimes.

March of Dimes is about all babies; they are the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health, dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

GTK PAWSPeople helping pets & Pets helping people

For the past 20 years PAWS San Diego's mission has been to preserve the human-animal bond by providing pet food and vet care to the companion animals of low income seniors, the disabled or chronically ill. By improving Animal Well-Being they reduce the burden on our animal shelters. By working collaboratively with shelters, spay & neuter programs, veterinary offices, trainers and pet supply vendors PAWS is keeping pets in their forever homes.

GTK POPULAR COMMUNITY BANKThe Best Of Both Worlds: Big-Bank Resources, Small-Bank Service

What do you call a bank that offers the financial capacity of a large bank and the flexibility and responsiveness of a small, community institution? A $39 billion,117-year-old financial institution with 24 branches in Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties and 35,000 ATMs? A bank whose customers recommend it to their friends and family?

GTK SK SANCTUARYMaking a difference

SK Sanctuary, the award winning medical spa in La Jolla, has been hosting breast cancer nights almost every month since 2001 welcoming over 3,500 in that time. Now on the last Tuesday of every other month, SK Sanctuary offers complimentary spa services to 35- 40 breast cancer patients and survivors. They come to experience free spa services and are comforted by the therapists, aestheticians and staff.

GTK SWA PCI GLOBALAt Southwest Airlines, our Culture is built around the Golden Rule. Treating others as you want to be treated helps us to maintain respect for our fellow Employees, our Customers and the communities we serve. When you work for a Company that cares about people and community, it is hard not to be bitten by the LUV bug.

GTK TRI CITY GALAAdvancing Health and Wellness

The annual Baile Diamond Ball, hosted by Tri-City Hospital Foundation, is one of North County's most anticipated galas. It is also the Tri-City Medical Center's biggest fundraiser of the year. In 2011, it raised more than a half million dollars for advancing health in Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista.

GTK UNITED WAYGive. Advocate. Volunteer.

A CHILD who isn't reading well by third grade or isn't in a healthy, nurturing environment is less likely to succeed in school, or fail to become a productive member of the community.

A PARENT who can't earn enough to support a family is more likely to get into debt or become homeless, and less likely to be a contributing community member.

GTK CTR FOR CHILDREN

Imagine a life where you are not able to participate in many activities most of us took for granted – learning to swim, visiting the San Diego Zoo, hiking, bowling or watching the Padres. For many children, before they lived at the San Diego Center for Children, their childhood looked very different.

GTK MIDWAY

In eight short years, the USS Midway has become the first naval ship museum to host one million visitors a year. This was made possible by the extraordinary community support of the people of San Diego. In return, the Midway does everything it can to support our community. Not only is the USS Midway San Diego's most iconic museum and sought after tourist destination, it actually hosts more than 40,000 students a year for math, science and history learning trips at the onboard "Midway University." Students are actively engaged and inspired when they visit the ship with their teachers.

GTK PASITOS

Club Amigos de Pasitos is a non-profit organization formed by Mexicans residing in the United States that supports Pasitos Centro Pedagógico. For fourteen years, Pasitos has been caring for the children of Tijuana with autism and special needs, helping integrate them into society and improve their quality of life. They also support investigational studies, public awareness and professional training.

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