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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

World Food Programme head photographer

The World Food Programme made a post about photographer Rein Skullerud who works to tell the stories of those around the world.

From the post: "WFP’s head photographer Rein Skullerud (@ReinSkullerud) has seen hunger – and hope – in nearly every corner of the globe. Join Rein as he takes a look back at some of his most memorable photos from the past 10 years and shares what makes each so unforgettable..."

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Added by William J. Welte on October 3, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

AmeriCares responds to Ebola outbreak

AmeriCares is a 4-star rated charity on Charity Navigator currently working to deliver "medicine and critical aid" to those who need it, including those affected by the currentEbola virus outbreak. 

From the website: "AmeriCares is a non-profit emergency response and global health organization. In times of epic disaster or daily struggle, we deliver medical and humanitarian aid to…

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Added by William J. Welte on September 24, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments

Overwhelming, urgent demand for food in Syria

NPR has a radio report on the overwhelming demand for food in Syria. If something is not done quickly, thousands of people will be unable to eat.

From the website: "It costs $35 million a week to feed Syrian refugees but the coffers are almost bare. Steve Inskeep talks to Muhannad Hadi of the World Food Program about the looming food shortage for Syrian…

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Added by William J. Welte on September 24, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

WFP responds to the Ebola outbreak

The World food Programme has sent out an email in an urgent appeal for donations to help in their work supporting those affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. 

From the email: "Over the next 6 months, we’re aiming to reach 1.3 million people in West Africa with nutritious food. To deliver this food, we need immediate donations from generous donors like you."

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Added by William J. Welte on September 21, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

How Kiva works - "Loans that change lives"

Kiva, the lending platform, has sent out an informative video to explain how you can help local entrepreneurs around the world.

Consider lending through Kiva, or…

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Added by William J. Welte on September 21, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Charities responding to the Ebola Outbreak

The American Jewish World Service is a 4-star rated organization and one of many charities responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

From Charity Navigator: 'The worst known outbreak of Ebola is happening right now in West Africa. As of mid September 2014, the World Health Organization reports that the death toll is greater than 1,800 with the total confirmed / probably infected patients growing to nearly 4,000.'

From the AJWS website: "AJWS has…

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Added by William J. Welte on September 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Red Cross confronts Ebola

Read about the American Red Cross's response to the Ebola outbreak.

From the website: "The American Red Cross, along with the global Red Cross network, is helping amplify efforts and strengthen capacity of the Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia Red Crosses as a devastating outbreak of Ebola wreaks havoc on the region."

"The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and…

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Added by William J. Welte on September 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Taking the SNAP challenge

Feeding America is a 4-star non-profit working to fight against food insecurity.

Feeding America runs the SNAP challenge, an exercise to spread awareness about hunger in America. 

From the website: "The SNAP Challenge encourages participants to get a sense of what life is like for millions of low-income Americans facing hunger. By accepting the SNAP Challenge, you’ll commit to eating all of your meals from a limited food budget comparable to that of a SNAP participant -…

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Added by William J. Welte on September 1, 2014 at 7:56am — No Comments

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