The Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday has come to be known as Giving Tuesday, a chance to donate or reach out and give back during the holidays.
Giving Tuesday is facilitated with the backing of the 92nd Street YMCA and the United Nations Foundation.
Read a message from Bill and Melinda Gates. Join Vitanna's…Continue
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The Huffington Post has an article on American apathy towards typhoon Haiyan relative to past global disasters.
From the article: "According to Pew, 60 percent of Americans were following the Haiti earthquake aftermath “very closely” and 55 percent of Americans did the same after the Japan Tsunami.
Just 32 percent of Americans…Continue
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The China Aids Fund is an organization dedicating to halting the spread of AIDS in China.
According to a Christian Science Monitor article, the organization runs a youth pen pal program for children affected by AIDS.
Often, these children have a weak support…Continue
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"The Akshaya Patra Foundation has quickly become one of the largest and most efficient nonprofits in the world, serving 330 million hot meals to schoolchildren in India each year." according to a Christian Science Monitor article.Continue
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The Huffington post has an article on impending cuts to the WFP food aid program.
From the article: "The U.N. agency says its $478 million plan to feed 4.2 million people in Congo through Dec. 2015 is only 25 percent funded, and without more money it won't be able to help 300,000 internally displaced people in North Kivu…Continue
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I continue to receive WFP news updates, and while some are positive -- detailing the generous contributions made by people like you, there is still dire need of assistance around the world.
The WFP continues to solicit donations to help those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
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While people in the Philippines rebuild, aid agencies are still working to provide relief.
Here are a few sites that list a number of ways to get involved and help with the relief effort:
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CBS News has a list of ways to contribute to tornado relief efforts.
Also, consider these organizations:
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Tornadoes have been devastating parts of the Midwest US. Here are some ways to help with tornado relief:
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The Christian Science Monitor has an article on mobile banking systems.
These systems offer a lot to customers who normally do not have access to financial institutions or financial services. The article details how such systems can help to provide "... bank accounts, financial education, and microinsurance to rural…Continue
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Here are some more phenominal ways to get involved and help contribute to the work of the Haiyan typhoon relief effort:
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As the situation in the Philippines unfolds, we will attempt to bring you the most up to date ways to help.
To start things off, here is an article on PBS detailing ways you can help.
And, as always, you can donate to the…Continue
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The Virginia Gazette has an article citing reports from the Philippine Red Cross that at least a thousand people have been killed by super typhoon Haiyan.
The Philippine Red Cross is currently mobilizing to help those affected.
Consider donating to the Philippine Red Cross.
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CNN has an article about Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms the world has ever seen, which is currently devastating parts of the Philippines
From the article: "Authorities warned provinces across the country to be prepared for possible flash floods, landslides and a storm surge as high as seven meters (23 feet). About 125,000 people nationwide were moved to…Continue
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The Christian Science Monitor has compiled a great list of social organizations working in developing countries. These organizations include microfinance and other development groups that work with local communities and entrepreneurs to overcome poverty all over the world.
One of the organizations,…Continue
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Last week we mentioned AmazonSmile, a new way to give to charity while you shop. Vittana, the educational lending platform providing microloans to those ineligible for traditional loans, recently announced via email that AmazonSmile shoppers will be able to have a percentage of their purchasesgo right to Vittana.
Consider shopping through…Continue
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The Times of India has an article on an acid attack survivor. Shamsia Husseini had acid thrown on her face while attending school in Afghanistan. Presumably she was attacked because she was a girl and because she was trying to get an education.
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The Thomas Reuters Foundation has posted a slideshow on gender and education.
One of the statistics featured is the fact that children with literate mothers are 50% more likely to live past age 5. Their source is the Global partnership for Education.
Education for women has been shown to have a strong positive effect on families and communities alike.
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Dr. Laura Stachel is a one of CNN's Heroes for 2013. She envisions a world where women can give birth safely, no matter where they are.
Her organization, We Care Solar does this by facilitating: "... safe motherhood and reduces maternal mortality in developing regions by providing health workers with reliable lighting, mobile communication, and blood bank refrigeration using solar…Continue
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A new IRIN film provides a look at stories of sexual assault survivors and the impunity many attackers get away with.
From the website:…Continue
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