KIDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES HONORED AS 2014 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT
Award is Based on Online Reviews
(WASHINGTON, DC - November 7, 2014) -- Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.
“We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2014 Nonprofit,” says Lynda Mitchell, a Vice President at AAFA and Founder of KFA. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year focused on keeping children with food allergies safe and healthy.
The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award was based on the large number of positive reviews that KFA received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and partners. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit, such as, “The support and resources at KFA make it possible to be a successful parent of a kid with food allergies. Sharing the burden with other families makes it easier to deal with the day-to-day realities. I'm so grateful for KFA in my life.”
While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, KFA was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year. In addition, KFA will be added to GreatNonprofits #GivingTuesday Guide—an interactive guide to top nonprofits. Look for the guide near the holiday season.
“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with KFA have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”
Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit. This award is a form of recognition by the community.
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. KFA is dedicated to keeping children safe and healthy through patient education regarding the nutritional implications of managing allergen-restricted diets, preventing reactions by avoiding allergens and being prepared to promptly manage and treat allergic reactions. KFA is an essential part of the food allergy and anaphylaxis community offering free patient education programs, webinars, an allergy buyers’ guide, an electronic database of allergen-free recipes and more. Most notably, KFA hosts the largest and most active online food allergy and anaphylaxis community on its website, a critical platform for parents and caregivers who want to network with others about raising kids with food allergies and related diseases. KFA merged to become a division of AAFA in 2013. For more information, visit www.kidswithfoodallergies.org.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma, allergies and related conditions. AAFA provides practical information, community based services and support through a national network of chapters and support groups. AAFA develops health education, organizes state and national advocacy efforts and funds research to find better treatments and cures. For more information, visit www.aafa.org.
GreatNonprofits is the leading site for donors and volunteers to find reviews and ratings of nonprofits. Reviews on the site influence 30 million donation decisions a year. For more information, visit www.greatnonprofits.org.