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Jayla's Little Helping Hands

Jayla Newson is one 5-year-old trying to make a difference. According to a HuffPo article, Jayla works to send care packages to homeless children. 

From the article: "Jayla is a finalist in Sprout’s Kindest Kid contest for her work helping children and families with no…

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Added by William J. Welte on November 22, 2014 at 7:47am — No Comments

Direct Relief - join the fight against Ebola

Direct Relief is a 4-star rated organization dedicated to provide relief to those experiencing turmoil around the world.

From the website: "Direct Relief is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides medical assistance to people around the world who have been affected by poverty, natural disasters, and civil unrest. Thanks to generous material and financial contributions from individuals, pharmaceutical companies, and medical equipment manufacturers, Direct Relief can…

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Added by William J. Welte on November 22, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Charity Navigator Holiday Giving Guide

The charity rating website and platform Charity Navigator has released a holiday giving guide to help you maximize your giving potential this holiday season. 

Check it out.

Added by William J. Welte on November 20, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Google will donate $2 for every $1 you give

According to a HuffPo article, Google will give $2 for every dollar an individual donates towards Ebola relief.

From the article: "Google is launching a campaign to help fight Ebola by contributing $2 for every dollar people donate to a slew of nonprofits such as Save the Children and the Doctors Without Borders."

Consider donating now. 

Added by William J. Welte on November 11, 2014 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Episcopal Relief and Development

Episcopal Relief and Development is a 3-star rated organization working on a wide variety of programs around the world, including hunger-related, economic, health, and disaster response projects.

From the website: "Episcopal Relief & Development works with Church partners and other local organizations to save lives and transform communities worldwide. We rebuild after disasters and empower people to create lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease. Working in…

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Added by William J. Welte on November 7, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

What is a Storm Warrior?

What is a Storm Warrior? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xfU3W0W958

Added by William J. Welte on October 30, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is a 4-star non-profit organization responding to the Ebola crisis. The organization also operates women's empowerment, children's feeding, and disaster response projects.

From the website: "We are a non-profit organization that has helped more than 67 million people throughout the world by sharing food, water, emergency supplies, agricultural know-how, and opportunities that empower people to live independent lives, free from poverty, disease and…

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Added by William J. Welte on October 23, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Friends of UNFPA

Friends of UNFPA is a 3-star rated charity working to support the United Nations Population Fund.

From the website: 

"UNFPA is delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. Friends of UNFPA advances this global effort by mobilizing funds and action for UNFPA’s lifesaving work."

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Added by William J. Welte on October 23, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Concern Worldwide USA

Concern Worldwide is a 4-star rated charity working to make an impact in a variety of different areas, including education, health, emergencies and others.

From their website: "Concern works in 25 of the poorest countries in the world, targeting the poorest and most vulnerable communities, with a significant focus on women and children. 

Concern’s dual priorities in our overseas programs are emergency…

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Added by William J. Welte on October 21, 2014 at 6:38pm — No Comments

36 Hours in San Francisco

Kiva Zip is a new crowdfunding microlending site that allows small business entrepreneurs to borrow 0% interest loans to build their business.

Kiva recently posted an article to medium showing a tour of San Francisco small businesses.

Check it out and consider lending through Kiva.

Added by William J. Welte on October 21, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Christian Blind Mission International

Christian Blind Mission International is a four-star rated charity working to bring better quality of life for people with disabilities around the world.

From the website: "CBM has Member Associations raising funds and awareness of disability issues in 'industrialised' countries worldwide. In lower-income regions of the world, CBM strives to build the capacity of partner organisations. This is all done following proven core values and with more than 100 years of experience in…

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Added by William J. Welte on October 19, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

HuffPo article on Ebola fund

The Huffington post has an article on plans to create a 1.27 billion dollar Ebola fund in the EU.

From the article : "EU foreign ministers began a week of talks Monday so their 28 leaders can agree by Friday on better measures to fight Ebola, anything from financial aid to common repatriation procedures, more Ebola treatment facilities and better training for…

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Added by William J. Welte on October 18, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Syria Refugee Emergency

The United Nations Refugee Agency has an article on the current crisis in Syria.

From the article: "After a short wait in the transit area, Mohammed is again gathered up into the arms of one of his sons and settled in the back of a bus for a three-hour drive to the Gawilan refugee camp, near the Iraqi Kurdistan regional capital, Erbil. There, he and the other refugees will be registered by…

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Added by William J. Welte on October 14, 2014 at 4:55pm — No Comments

"8 Truths About Violence Against Girls. Plus Who's Fighting It And What You Can Do" article on HuffPo

In continuing support and celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child, we would like to bring an informative Huffington Post article to your attention. The article illuminates the situations of women and girls around the world, and points to a variety of ways to help and get involved.

From the article: "The sensitivities around the issue…

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Added by William J. Welte on October 12, 2014 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Brother's Brother Foundation

Brother's Brother Foundation is a 4-star rated Charity working to provide humanitarian support and supplies where it is needed most.

From the website: "BBF, a 56-year old Pittsburgh-based international charity, has provided over $4 billion of medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, textbooks, food, seeds, and other humanitarian supplies to people around the world in over 146 countries. In 2013, with the help of gifts from the general public and corporations,  BBF sent product…

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Added by William J. Welte on October 12, 2014 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Watch this inspiring message from Eunice, a 5th grader at Kibera School for Girls

Eunice is a 5th grader at Kibera School for girls. Watch Eunice'sinspiring message and preview for four hour mini series by Nicholas Kristof. 

From the youtube blurb: "Eunice has decided that when she gets older she will give back to her community: she will become a doctor who will serve the people of Kibera. She believes powerfully in her dreams. "

Consider learning more at …

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Added by William J. Welte on October 11, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

International Day of the Girl Child

NPR has a photo gallery of pictures of the experiences of girls around the world. today is International Day of the Girl Child.

From the article: "Today is the International Day of the Girl Child. It is a U.N. event with a grand name and a powerful mission. Girls around the world, especially in lower-income countries, often face terrible things, from genital mutilation to child marriage to kidnapping. We asked five photographers, who devote much or all of their time to…

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Added by William J. Welte on October 11, 2014 at 10:23am — No Comments

WFP Ebola response

The World Food Programme has sent out another email regarding their response to the Ebola outbreaks.

From the email: "With the number of Ebola cases increasing rapidly, we have a crucial window of opportunity to stop the spread of this virus."

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Added by William J. Welte on October 8, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

AMREF USA response to Ebola outbreak

AMREF USA is a 4-star rated charity bringing medical and public health programs to Africa and is currently working in the fight against Ebola.

From the website: "Amref Health Africa is the largest African-led health development organization on the continent, providing training and health services to over 30 countries in Africa."

Consider donating to AMREF.

Added by William J. Welte on October 6, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments

CDC Foundation

The CDC Foundation is a 4-star rated organization working to augment the work of the Center for Disease Control. The organization has an article on their response to the Ebola virus outbreak.

From the article: "The unprecedented Ebola epidemic in West Africa has taken the lives of more than 4,000 of the 8,400 people infected with the disease. “This is not just a problem for West Africa, it’s not just a…

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Added by William J. Welte on October 4, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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