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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

Kiva update

Kiva also addresses the Ebola crises in one of their recent emails.

From the email: "The climbing death toll from Ebola is creating panic and disrupting life in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. There's no business as usual during this crisis, which is why entrepreneurs…

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Added by William J. Welte on August 31, 2014 at 6:24pm — No Comments

WFP Ebola response

The World Food Programme has an article on their response to the Ebola emergency.

From the article: "The UN World Food Programme is responding to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa with an operation that aims to provide food to 1.3 million people in …

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Added by William J. Welte on August 30, 2014 at 6:00pm — 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 August 28, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

"A Lifetime of Waiting"

The UNHCR website has a video and article about life in a refugee camp.The story follows Sarah, a wife and mother living in one such camp.

From the article: "Today, over 1 million Somalis remain displaced outside their country. With the crisis well into its third decade, UNHCR launched a Global Initiative on Somali Refugees last year in a bid to find solutions. Through meetings and ongoing dialogues, the …

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Added by William J. Welte on August 22, 2014 at 4:54am — No Comments

Plan International

Plan International is a non-profit children's development organization.

From the website: "We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty."

In 2013, Plan worked with 78 million children in 90,229 communities."

Consider sponsoring a child.

Added by William J. Welte on August 16, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Agape Villages

Agape Villages is a non-profit foster care agency that works to provide services to disadvantaged youth.

From the website: "Agape Villages mobilizes community resources to provide quality homes, innovative solutions and the highest of professional services to disadvantaged children and their families to meet their needs, maximize their potential and lead toward a better and brighter future."

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Added by William J. Welte on August 16, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

HuffPo on the state of ebola treatment centers

The Huffington Post has an article on the state of Ebola treatment in West Africa. 

From the article :"The U.N. health agency has said the focus should be on practicing good hygiene, and quickly identifying the sick and isolating them. That task is made harder, however, by the shortage of space in treatment facilities.

Beds in such…

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Added by William J. Welte on August 15, 2014 at 10:16am — No Comments

AIDS Foundation Houston

The AIDS Foundation Houston is a 3-star rated charity working to help those affected by HIV/AIDS.

From the website: "AFH has steadily evolved from a grass-roots community agency to a professionally managed human services organization that provides many services including benefits and resources counseling, case management, housing, and food and nutrition assistance to low-income, HIV+ men, women, and children."

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Added by William J. Welte on August 14, 2014 at 4:14am — No Comments

Watsi

Watsi is an organization working to get healthcare services to those who need it. 100% of donations goes to funding healthcare for Watsi patients.

From the website: "Watsi enables anyone to directly fund life-changing healthcare for people around the world. So far, 7,360 donors have funded life-changing healthcare for 2,218 patients like Nairorie, pictured above with her mother. Here's how it works."



You can even choose individual…

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Added by William J. Welte on August 14, 2014 at 4:10am — No Comments

10,000 Degrees

10,000 Degrees is a 3-star rated charity working to help students achieve their dreams.

From the website: "Help put 10,000 students from low-income households on the path to a college degree. Get involved and change the world."

Consider donating to 10,000 Degrees.

Added by William J. Welte on August 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Back2Back Ministries

Back2Back Ministries is a global, 3-star non-profit working to care for orphans.

From the website: "Since 1997, Back2Back has been impacting the lives of children across the globe. Through the Back2Back 5-Point Child Development Plan, we strive to provide holistic care to each child we serve, meeting spiritual, physical, educational, emotional and social needs that they might overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 17, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments

Hunger crisis around the world

"An unprecedented number of emergencies has left the World Food Programme struggling to meet the needs of hungry families."

From a recent WFP notice:

"Central African Republic: As this conflict rages on, more mothers and children are crossing the border into Cameroon, making this now a regional crisis. 1 in 3…
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Added by William J. Welte on July 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

"Fate for most kids who cross the border?"

NBC news has an article on the current crisis involving underage children who cross the US-Mexico border unaccompanied.

Many of the children crossing the border are fleeing abuse and neglect, according to the article.

Added by William J. Welte on July 15, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

The International Rescue Committee has a series of articles on the current crisis involving thousands of children seeking refuge in the United States.

From the website: "The International Rescue Committee is increasingly concerned by the humanitarian crisis now unfolding on the southwestern borders of the United States. There is no doubt that some of the thousands of…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 13, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

Cambodian Children's Fund

The Cambodian Children's Fund is a 4-star non-profit organization working to provide life necessities for children of Cambodia's poorest communities.

From their website: "Founded in 2004, Cambodian Children’s Fund provides life-changing education, nourishment and healing to vulnerable children from some of Cambodia’s most destitute communities."

Consider donating to the…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 13, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Asha for Education

Asha for education is a non-profit organization that works to provide education to underprivileged children in Africa.

From their website: "Asha for Education  is a secular organization dedicated to change in India by focusing on basic education in the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change.

In keeping with this focus, our volunteers are involved with and support projects that are secular and have an education-related component to…
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Added by William J. Welte on July 12, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Armenian General Benevolent Union

The Armenian General Benevolent Union is a 3-star non-profit working to preserve the cultural heritage and identity of Armenia. Among their projects, the organization has supported schools and education in Armenia, as well as healthcare programs.



From their website: "In recent years, AGBU has also invested in various projects in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, providing vital support to create schools and residences. AGBU continues to provide assistance to the Karabakh Chamber… Continue

Added by William J. Welte on July 12, 2014 at 10:30am — 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 July 11, 2014 at 9:23am — No Comments

Calcutta Mercy Ministries

Calcutta Mercy Ministries is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people in India received the medical they need. The organization operates the Calcutta Mercy Hospital.

From their website: "Today, Calcutta Mercy Hospital is a six-story facility with 173 beds and 30 multi-specialty departments. Faithfully serving over 100,000 patients a year, 40,000 are treated free of charge. Ongoing programs deliver free medical services to children suffering from blindness, cleft…

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

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