10/05/2012 09:28 am ET

Top Local Nonprofit Of The Month: Volunteers' Choice (VOTE)

The people have spoken.

This month, we salute top local nonprofits most beloved by volunteers all over the country. These organizations help provide resources for families in need, offer much-needed health services and more.

Here are the top 10 contenders, curated by, with reviews and testimonies from real people who have benefitted from these organizations' help.

Each nonprofit here has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on, and has
been reviewed by at least 10 volunteers.

INSTRUCTIONS: Think one of these organizations takes top prize? Cast your vote below for the nonprofit you think is doing the most inspiring work. Give your favorite nonprofit the number of stars you think it deserves. The nonprofit with the most stars at the end of the month will be declared the top local HuffPost Nonprofit of the Month.

Top Nonprofit Of The Month Contest