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American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA)

The American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA) is a 4-star rated charity on Charity Navigator that has issued an urgent appeal regarding the humanitarian crisis in Somalia.

From the website: "Delayed seasonal rains coupled with continuing conflict in southern Somalia are affecting the lives of…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 3, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

American Refugee Committee

The American Refugee Committee is a 4-star rated non-profit on Charity navigator working to provide support for refugees, displaced persons, and the communities that host them.

Mission statement: "ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities. We help people survive conflict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC is committed to the delivery of…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 2, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

MEENA

Lucy Liu has written a blog post for Nicholas Kristof's blog about Meena, a film she directed that is "based on the first chapter of Nick and Sheryl’s book Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 1, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

American Jewish World Service

American Jewish World Service is a 3-star rated non-profit organization working to help people across the world.

From the website: "We pursue lasting change by providing financial support to local grassroots and global human rights organizations working in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and by mobilizing American Jews and others in the U.S. to advocate for policies that will benefit people in the developing world."

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Added by William J. Welte on June 30, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Alliance for Children Everywhere

Alliance for Children Everywhere is a Christian non-profit with a four-star rating on Charity Navigator. The organization works to care for and protect children everywhere. 

From the website: "In Zambia Africa, ACE operates two rescue homes for abandoned infants, orphans and young children in crisis. We provide assistance to extended families, advocate for adoption, provide infant formula to babies at risk of abandonment or starvation, and offer free Christian education to…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 29, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

American Leprosy Missions

American Leprosy Missions is a 3-star rated non-profit on Charity Navigator working to help those affected by leprosy.

From the website: "American Leprosy Missions exists to serve as a channel of Christ’s love to persons affected by leprosy and related diseases, helping them to be healed in body and spirit and restored to lives of dignity and hope."

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Added by William J. Welte on June 28, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Boy saving for videogame system buys fire detectors instead

After seeing a news report about a mother and daughter who died in a house fire, 9-year-old Hector Montoya decided to spend his saved money differently, according to a KTLA article. The article refers to Hector's fundraiser "Hector's Detectors."

Consider donating a fire detector to keep others safe.

Added by William J. Welte on June 28, 2014 at 12:51pm — No Comments

ADRA International

ADRA International is a four-star rated charity working on many different missions in many different parts of the world.

From the website: "ADRA is dedicated to protecting the vulnerable all over the world. We protect children who are sold as sex workers, advocate for women who must fight for the opportunity to learn to read, and defend the millions of minorities and others around the world who suffer in silence."

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Added by William J. Welte on June 27, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments

Take the WFP World Cup quiz and feed a child

The World Food Programme is offering a world cup quiz to test your knowledge of the international event, and the opportunity to feed a hungry child.

From the donate page: "A daily school meal has the power to give a child the chance at a better future. The World Food Programme is committed to ensuring more children around the world get that chance."

Added by William J. Welte on June 27, 2014 at 6:11am — No Comments

American Himalayan Foundation

The American Himalayan Foundation is a 3-star rated non-profit organization that works to better the lives of  including healthcare, education, anti-trafficking measures, and cultural preservation efforts. 

From the website: "We build schools and much more (building is the easy part).  We train and fund teachers; supply the tools for learning: books, blankets, even volleyballs!; build and furnish school hostels - whatever is needed to make sure kids can actually get an…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 26, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Africare

"Africare is a Four-Star Rated, African-American founded development organization that improves the quality of life of people in Africa."

From their website: "Since its founding in 1970, Africare has delivered more than $1 billion in assistance to millions of beneficiaries across the African continent."

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Added by William J. Welte on June 26, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments

All God's Children

All God's Children is a four-star rated charity that runs orphan care and placement programs.

From the website: "All God’s Children International is a non-profit Christian orphan care agency established in 1991. With an unwavering commitment to orphans, AGCI provides the care, love, safety and hope each child deserves. Through orphan prevention, orphan care and adoption, AGCI works to see every child grow up in the arms of a loving family."

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Added by William J. Welte on June 23, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Lend on Kiva for free

For a limited time, you can lend money to those in need through the lending platform Kiva, thanks to a generous donor.

From the email:"Right now, and until June 30, if you tell a friend about Kiva they get $25 to make a loan for free, thanks to a generous donor! And, even better, when your friend makes a loan, you'll also receive a $25 bonus to lend to the borrower of your choice."

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Added by William J. Welte on June 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is a 3-star rated non-profit on Charity Navigator. The organization works to better the world's healthcare by training professionals and developing leaders.

From the website: "The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is improving the health of vulnerable people now and for the future by developing a corps of Leaders in Service—professionals skilled in creating positive…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 21, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Aid for Aids International

Aid for AIDS International is a non-profit organization working to bring AIDS medication to those who need it around the world.

From the website: "AID FOR AIDS (AFA) operates the largest HIV Medicine Recycling Program in the world. AFA’s HIV Medicine Recycling Program recovers unused, unexpired life-saving medication that otherwise would have been wasted and then re-distributes it to those without access in developing countries through the AIDS Treatment Access…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 19, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

"In Kenya, solar lights are a homework helper"

The Christian Science Monitor has an article on how solar-powered lights are helping students in Kenya.

From the article: “'After school I would join my age mates to go and take care of livestock,' recalls the 12-year-old. 'I now spend part of the evening doing homework at school. This was not possible at home.'"

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Added by William J. Welte on June 19, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments

WFP email announcement

The WFP recently sent out an email about their current drive to bring food to hungry children through their school meals programme.

From the email: "Children here – just like children all around the world – have dreams. Some dream of becoming football stars, others want to be teachers or doctors. You can help children achieve their dreams by making a donation to support WFP’s school meals programme today."

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Added by William J. Welte on June 17, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Operation Blessing International

A former human trafficker is providing insight into his crimes in the hopes that he can help those currently in need. Huffington Post has an article on the anonymous former trafficker who is speaking out.

From the article: "This former trafficker, who is remaining anonymous, is revealing his story at this moment because countless lives are at stake.…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 15, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders is an international non-profit working to get medical professionals where they are needed most.

From their website: "MSF provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political convictions."

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Added by William J. Welte on June 14, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Nothing But Nets

Nothing But Nets is an organization saving lives by providing mosquito nets to families and children in areas with malaria.

From their website: "Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria. In sub-Saharan Africa, families worry that their children will get bitten by a disease-carrying mosquito, but one $10 bed net can mean the difference between life and death. With your help, Nothing But Nets is …

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Added by William J. Welte on June 13, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

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