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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

Changing the Present

Changing the Present is a platform for a wide variety of individual, specific causes.

From the site: "Changing the Present connects you with more than 1500 meaningful charitable gifts that change the world. Browse by cause or nonprofit to find the perfect gift for friends or for your own charitable giving."

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Added by William J. Welte on June 12, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FirstBook

FirstBook is a non-profit with the mission of providing books to children from low-income families whom may not have access to reading materials otherwise.

The organization has distributed over 115 million books, according to their website.

From the website: "Forty-two percent of children in the United States — more than 30 million — live in low-income households. Most of these children have no age-appropriate books at home, and the classrooms and programs they attend are…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 11, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

"Bringing Women to the Table to Address Sexual Violence"

Nicholas Kristof"s blog hosts an opinion piece by Mary Robinson on addressing sexual violence. The…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 11, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Child prostitution increases during World Cup

The Huffington Post has an article on the increase in child prostitution that occurs during large sporting events, such as the world cup.

From the article: "The risk of child exploitation increased by 30 to 40 percent during…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 9, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

"Where are Nigeria's Missing Girls?"

CNN has a new article and interactive map regarding the search for Boko Haram and the nearly 300 schoolgirls they kidnapped. CNN journalists travel Nigeria speaking to a variety of sources.

From the article: "We ask them what the group has planned for the kidnapped schoolgirls.

'They will use them to negotiate with the government about those of their members that have been detained by the government,' one tells us. 'Or they will use…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 8, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Slavery and the Thai prawn fishing industry

The Guardian has a video and article on the slavery conditions of Thai fishing boats that contribute to the worldwide prawn market.

From the article:"A six-month investigation has established that large numbers of men bought and sold like animals and held against their will on fishing boats off Thailand are integral to the production of prawns (commonly called shrimp…

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

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention

The Christian Science Monitor has an article on The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, an organization working to raise awareness about elder abuse. The center operates a shelter, where the elderly can find a safe haven from psychological or other abuses.

From the article: "The…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 6, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Aga Khan Foundation, USA

The Aga Khan Foundation is nearly at the absolute top of Charity Navigator's ratings. The organization has an overall score of 69.23 out of 70, with a perfect score in the "Accountability & Transparency" category. The organization is a wide reaching non-profit, working a variety of sectors. 

From the website: "The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of development agencies with mandates that include the…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 5, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

"The Humans of Myanmar"

Nicholas Kristof has posted a photo essay on his blog exploring the lives of the people of Myanmar. The post offers insight into the ethnic and domestic violence that many living in Myanmar face.

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Added by William J. Welte on June 4, 2014 at 8:09am — No Comments

Syria crisis updates

The International Rescue Committee has a page offering updates on their work in and around Syria.

From the page: "The civil war in Syria has plunged the Middle East into a humanitarian disaster. More than three years on, the International Rescue Committee continues to work inside Syria and in four neighboring countries,providing support to…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 4, 2014 at 8:03am — No Comments

Boko Haram attack

CNN has an article on a recent attack by Boko Haram on several Nigerian villages.

From the article: "Boko Haram, which means 'western education is a sin,' is still holding more than 200 girls it abducted last month from a school in Chibok, also in Borno state."

The Washington Post has some…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 4, 2014 at 7:26am — No Comments

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