Archive for November 6th, 2011
In light of the NYC Marathon and the special holiday Eid, today’s blog is an effort to spread awareness for humanitarian issues. Everyone can do his/or her part in the effort to help others, whether it’s running 28 miles, cooking hot stew for your struggling neighbor, buying dinner for your child’s teacher, or simply helping an elderly family member grocery shop.
These are the everyday actions that will help contribute to the light and love of the universe and hopefully be passed on. But there are other ways you can help too! We know spare change is hard to come by these days, but here are some worthy charities you should know about. If you can, contribute! Volunteer! Educate the little ones! Anything so we can continue to spread love (and beauty) around the world and in our backyards.
Three Worthy Charities and Organizations:
1. Human Rights First
Human Rights First builds respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.
Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington D.C. To maintain our independence, we accept no government funding.
2. Action Against Hunger International
Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger | ACF International saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, ACF runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting five million people each year.
ACF’s 4,600+ professionals work in over 40 countries to carry out innovative, life-saving programs in nutrition, food security & livelihoods, and water, sanitation, & hygiene. ACF’s humanitarian programs directly assist some five million people each year, along with countless others through capacity building programs in collaboration with government ministries. Committed to principled humanitarian action, ACF restores dignity, self-sufficiency, and independence to vulnerable populations around the world.
3. Coalition for the Homeless
Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women, and children. We are dedicated to the principle that affordable housing, sufficient food, and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education, and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized.
HOW ELSE CAN I HELP??
**Donate to your local PBS Station
**Donate for Breast Cancer Research
**Support/Donate to your local arts center or individual artists
**Support AIDS Awareness
For more worthy charities check out: http://www.charitywatch.org/