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Flying Kites

Flying Kites operates a home, school, and scholarship program for orphaned children in Kenya.

From the website: "At Flying Kites we run a home, primary school and scholarship program for orphaned children in Kenya. In the foothills of Kenya's mountains, we have built a refuge for orphaned children who have nowhere to turn. Here, children who have suffered the effects of abuse and homelessness are given the tools they need to thrive. In the wider community, we provide…

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Added by William J. Welte on December 5, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

WaterAid

WaterAid is a non-profit organization working to provide water and sanitation to those who need it most.

From the website: “WaterAid has funded more than 50 water and sanitation projects in Ethiopia, transforming the lives of 1.2 million people with clean water and more than half a million people with safe sanitation.”

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Added by William J. Welte on December 4, 2014 at 5:36am — No Comments

Number of children contracting HIV drops as infections averted

According to a Huffington Post article, the number of children contracting HIV is decreasing.

From the article: “According to a new UNICEF report, 1.1 million HIV infections among children in low- and middle-income countries were averted between 2005 and 2013. The humanitarian group attributes the decline to the rise in pregnant women with…

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Added by William J. Welte on December 3, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Today is Giving Tuesday!

Today is Giving Tuesday! The following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday is Giving Tuesday, a chance to make a collective effort to donate to charities or other worthy causes in a gesture of thanks.

From an NPR article: "Today is …

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Added by William J. Welte on December 2, 2014 at 6:49pm — No Comments

What is a Storm Warrior?

Just what exactly is a Storm Warrior?

Added by William J. Welte on December 1, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Forever Young Foundation

Forever Young Foundation is a 4-star rated non-profit working to help disadvantaged youth around the world.

From the website: "Founded in 1993 by NFL Hall of Famer and Super Bowl MVP Steve Young, Forever Young Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that serves children facing significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Funds raised further our efforts to provide academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities currently unavailable to these…

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Added by William J. Welte on November 30, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Global Health Ministries

Global Health Ministries is a 4-star non-profit working to help disadvantaged children and adults all over the world.

From the website: 'What is Global Health Ministries? We are an instrument through which your love and compassion are channeled for the health and hope of God's children around the world! GHM is: A response to the Good News of Jesus, the "Great Physician" Sharing our abundant resources to impact the lives of disadvantaged children and adults in other parts of the…

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Added by William J. Welte on November 28, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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

Global Communities

Global Communities is a 3-star non-profit organization working to bring together the public and private sectors to develop communities all over the world.

From the website: "Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe."

Consider donating to Global Communities.

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

Physicians for Human Rights

Physicians for Human Rights is a 3-star non-profit organization composed of scientists and medical professionals working to bring awareness to and fight against human rights violations.

From the website: "Since 1986, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used medicine and science to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. PHR was founded on the idea that physicians, scientists, and other health professionals possess unique skills that…

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Added by William J. Welte on November 15, 2014 at 6:30pm — 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

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