It was pretty easy to choose Capes4Heroes as the beneficiary of Give A Sit. Barbara Casados, the woman running the nonprofit (instead of, say, watching movies all weekend) has thrown herself into making children feel super when faced with disabilities or serious illnesses. We thought that was pretty heroic--and worth a little backup.

After doing some research, we found that Capes4Heroes’ overhead costs were acceptable and its community impact immeasurable. While we’ve planned an entire fundraiser around caring from the couch, Casados has established partnerships with the likes of local community members, The San Francisco 49ers, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and more to brighten kids’ lives. We think she's a real-life superhero. And if you check out Capes4Heroes’ website, we think you'll agree.