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Since 2006, McKesson has partnered with humanitarian organization World Vision to provide more than 175,000 World Vision Caregiver Kits to local community caregivers who care for those living with AIDS in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The Company's expertise and infrastructure in distributing medical-surgical supplies have allowed McKesson to negotiate dramatic discounts with suppliers on the kits' contents, passing these savings on to the community groups — schools, churches and businesses — that purchase materials and assemble the kits for World Vision to distribute in remote areas of developing countries.
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From Jeff Leahy, CRMS Head of School: Last night I had dinner in Tokyo with Taro Tomisawa, who graduated five years ago. Taro works for the Tokyo Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on "developing policy, investing in people, and transforming society". During dinner Taro shared with me that over the course of his time at CRMS doing community service became somewhat of a habit for him. He thinks that this is one of the main values that CRMS has to share with the world, and that this sense of supporting others is not readily found elsewhere. During his time in college and his year in Tokyo he has struggled to find the same amount of opportunities that he felt were so available at CRMS. Today he works in the government area of downtown Tokyo and has taken on an important role in the Foundation - keeping his CRMS legacy alive.
http://3blmedia.com/theCSRfeed/Head-Colorado-Rocky-Mountain-School-returns-trip-Japan#From Jeff Leahy, CRMS Head of School: Last night I had dinner in Tokyo with Taro... more
(This article is worthy of posting in it's entirety) Friends and fellow Colorado Rocky Mountain School juniors Kelsey Bohannon and JJ Worley recently found a way to help needy people around the world, and keep what otherwise would be trash out of area landfills.
Through the Soles4Souls shoe charity, they collected some 500 pairs of used shoes from throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. The shoes will be sent to a warehouse in Nevada, and eventually shipped to villages around the world where people cannot afford to buy shoes themselves.
“I heard about it and it just interested me as a way for people do something for those in need without sending money,” said Bohannon, 16, who lives in Glenwood Springs.
“Some people don't like giving money, because they're not sure what's really going to happen to it,” she said. “There's not much else you can do with used shoes, though. You know someone is going to be wearing them who needs them.”
Worley, also 16, from Carbondale, looks at it as a “one person's trash is another person's treasure” sort of approach to global charity.
“People really do get tired of donating money. This is a way to get rid of something you'd be throwing away anyway, and for a good cause,” she said.
Bohannon and Worley put up flyers around the valley and set up collection boxes at Summit Canyon Mountaineering in Glenwood Springs and at Dos Gringos Burritos in Carbondale.
“They asked me to come empty the box at Summit because it was overflowing,” Bohannon said. “The shoes filled up my car.”
Once they collected all the shoes they realized it would cost $230 to ship them to Nevada, even after the 80 percent charity discount from UPS. So they approached the Aspen Skiing Company, and it covered the shipping cost.
“We didn't even think about the money part of it,” Worley said. “We really want to thank the Skico for helping us out.”
They received some interesting shoes along the way, including some Go-Go boots, a pair of snowboard boots, and ballet slippers.
“Some of them are pretty fancy shoes, and not very used at all,” Bohannon said.
Miser's Mercantile, a local second-hand store, also donated some of the shoes it had in stock, and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary collected a box of shoes as well.
The students may do another drive in the future, but their collection efforts are done for now. However, Independence Run and Hike, a local running and outdoor gear store, is also a collection location for Soles4Souls.
The store, located in the Gateway Plaza at Highway 133 and Cowen Drive in Carbondale, is collecting “gently worn” footwear and/or monetary donations to help ship the shoes.
The shoes sometimes go to victims of a natural disaster, or who are subject to living in extreme poverty, according to the organization's website, www.giveshoes.org.
“It is estimated that Americans have 1.5 billion pairs of unused shoes lying in their closets,” it notes. “The charity can use each and every one of these pairs to make a tangible difference in someone's life.”
Independence Run and Hike owner Brion After said he is glad to contribute, both in the charitable sense and because of the reduced environmental impact of recycling used shoes.
“We believe in taking care of the land that takes care of us,” he said. “Partnering with Soles4Souls enables the local running and hiking community to be environmental stewards and assist those in need throughout the world.” email@example.com
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Proving that microloans can help to change the world one little bit at a time, Kiva.org hit a major milestone today. Since it’s founding four years ago, it has now made possible $100 million in microloans between individual lenders and entrepreneurs all around the world. The company has brought together 573,000 lenders (people like you and me putting in $25 or more towards a specific project), and 239,000 entrepreneurs.
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/01/four-years-after-founding-kiva-hits-100-million-in-microloans/Proving that microloans can help to change the world one little bit at a time,... more
METAL GEAR SOLID PHILANTHROPY is a movie inspired by the Hideo Kojima’s videogame series “Metal Gear Solid”.
It is not a Hollywood-style production, better a fan movie made out of the passion of some fans, non profit and no budget.
The movie has been released on September 27th, 2009, for free.
http://www.mgs-philanthropy.net/main/?lang=enMETAL GEAR SOLID PHILANTHROPY is a movie inspired by the Hideo Kojima’s... more
HuffPost's Game Changers celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power of new media to reshape their fields and change the world. With your help, we've picked 10 people who are changing the game in philanthropy. We honor and salute them.
Now it's up to you to pick the Ultimate Philanthropy
Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/29/huffpost-game-changers-wh_n_337128.htmlHuffPost's Game Changers celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in... more
Launched today, naumesfruitgifts.com is a new, socially responsible gift giving solution that delivers delicious pear gift boxes to family and friends, and a matching donation of fresh fruit to food banks that feed hungry families.
The first of its kind, the Donate Fruit program provides a new way to give and represents a growing demand nationwide for quality gifts that give back.
“Sharing a gift that has also made an important difference in the life of another makes it even more special,” said Laura Naumes, Vice President of Naumes. “Our signature fruit gift box lets gift recipients know that their premium fruit gift has been matched pound for pound with a donation to those in need.”
Addressing hunger in America is especially critical in today’s economic climate, in which one in eight Americans are affected. Fresh and nutritious fruit is a vital component of food donated to hungry families who too often rely on processed foods that can lead to obesity and other health problems.
Naumes Inc. is one of the largest family owned and operated pear growers in the world and has been donating fresh fruit for generations. They have been the major pear grower working with Feeding America, donating almost 10 million pounds of pears and reaching people in need across the country over the past seven years.
The launch of naumesfruitgifts.com today allows the family to offer its premium fruit directly to consumers for the first time and to expand their charitable contributions.
“We take great pride in offering a quality and nutritious gift option that our customers can feel good about,” said Mike Naumes, President of Naumes, Inc. “We lost our first orchard in the Great Depression so we understand firsthand the importance of doing our part to help others in need.”
Naumes handpicked gourmet pears are available in a variety of gift boxes and are available online at naumesfruitgifts.com.Launched today, naumesfruitgifts.com is a new, socially responsible gift giving... more
Trees for Troops has touched 50,082 military families by providing them a fresh, farm-grown Christmas tree for the holidays.Trees for Troops has touched 50,082 military families by providing them a fresh,... more
This beautifully illustrated site, harness's the power of social media to raise money for world class cancer research.
This year marks a big milestone for Signals: 25 years in business! And to celebrate their 25th anniversary, they've decided to give back to a cause that is close to their hearts. “Leaf A Legacy” website, launched this month, is dedicated to raising funds for the BC Cancer Foundation. The heart of the site is a unique illustration of a solitary tree, created by John Belisle, Signals Associate Creative Director (who also recenently illustrated Vancouver 2010 Olympic Sports Stamps). The tree magically comes to life as each donation adds a new leaf. Every donor who makes a contribution is invited to dedicate a leaf to a loved one, and to share their story. As the funds grow, so does the tree. Check it out!This beautifully illustrated site, harness's the power of social media to raise... more
Here is today's daily podcast on ABTA's Travel Conference + Forum for the Future's Sustainabiity Program; Global Partnerships + PATH + Pro Mujer's Health InitiativeHere is today's daily podcast on ABTA's Travel Conference + Forum for the... more
I'm a self-taught artist. This is a sample of my work. I love to work in many mediums. I have had to put my art aside for a while to take of my elderly parents but I have to get back to business. My spirit is calling out for it. so I made this to motivate myself.I'm a self-taught artist. This is a sample of my work. I love to work in many... more
After being overwhelmed with 150,000 ideas in 25 different languages on how to change the world, Google has whittled down the field to 16 finalists in its Project 10^100 competition.
Pronounced "Project 10 to the 100th," the effort has been in the works for the past year. First concocted in September 2008 to celebrate the company's 10th anniversary , the project sought ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible. Up for grabs is project funding from a $10m (£6m) pool that Google is putting up.After being overwhelmed with 150,000 ideas in 25 different languages on how to change... more
Appfrica Labs is an investment company and software development firm that facilitates and incubates technology entrepreneurs in East Africa. We do this by offering a physical space with a solid internet connection, servers, software and computers that allows entrepreneurs a place to develop their ideas in a constructive environment with industry professionals as mentors, outside of school. Entrepreneur projects are refined and prepped to help them secure funding and launch sustainable, profitable businesses. Our model is loosely modeled after Paul Graham’s Y Combinator.
As a for-profit incubator and software development firm, our mission is to build capacity by offering opportunities and work experience for East African software entrepreneurs. We pick up where local colleges leave off by offering hands-on experience in programming languages like Java, C++, C#, Ruby on Rails, Django and Python, CouchDB, PHP, Perl, Kannel, which aren’t often taught locally at university. These skills are highly valued around the world and having professionals in these areas helps to make East Africa a more attractive place to develop software – not only locally, but also for multinational firms and NGOs.Appfrica Labs is an investment company and software development firm that facilitates... more
Water for Schools is a student-led campaign to raise awareness and funds for water projects at schools in developing nations. Get your school involved and start helping people in need get access to clean, safe drinking water.
charity: water uses 100% of your donations to fund freshwater projects. Our operational costs are funded by a separate group of private donors so your money can go to the people who need it most.Water for Schools is a student-led campaign to raise awareness and funds for water... more
Gum For My Boat is a story of Hope focusing on the Bangladesh Surf Club and its members. The club consists of more than 30 boys and girls and is helping to introduce surfing into a culture in a very unconventional method. Many of the children are street kids or come from very poor families. Some don't even know how to swim, but their love for surfing brings them together and into a way of life they never even knew existed. An ocean that was once deemed off limits due to fear and a very conservative Islamic culture is now becoming source of fun, escape and even a chance for a way to make a living. Follow professional surfer, Kahana Kalama (a past guest star of Fuel TV’s series On Surfari) as he works with Hawaiian-based non-profit, Surfing The Nations, and learns from these kids that sometimes, surfing involves much more than catching waves.
Music: Atlantic Line
Gum For My Boat is a story of Hope... more
On September 7, 2009, charity water turned three.
To kick off the September campaign each year, and in the spirit of connecting you to the people you've served, we spend each anniversary in the field. Today, we celebrated in the town of Cabastor, Haiti, where more than 3,000 people got clean drinking water for the first time, thanks to your donations and our local implementing partner, Partners in Health.
The people of Cabastor are virtually cut off from society. A giant lake separates them from roads, and access to clean water and healthcare. To them, drinking water used to mean a murky river nearby or long walks high in the mountain to unprotected springs. Not anymore. In three months, the community dug trenches for 285 pipes, helped get 500 bags of cement across a lake by canoe and up treacherous footpaths to make the project successful. Our local partner, Partners in Health, found and protected a freshwater spring high in the mountains, and used gravity to bring clean water to 6 distribution points (tap stands) in the valley.Clean water now flows freely here.
In just three years, you've helped us make a dent in the water crisis, bringing clean and safe drinking water to over 700,000 people in 16 countries. This September, we want to make that 1 million people. To learn how you can help, visit mycharitywater.org
Paul Pryor (shooting / editing) pryorfilm.com
Music: The Rumor Mill
Local Partner - Partners in Health - pih.org
- special thanks to Evosat for satellite connectivity - evosat.comOn September 7, 2009, charity water turned three.
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Born in September? Give up the gifts and ask for your age in dollars instead.
Not born in September? Run, walk, bike, skydive – do just about anything to bring
clean water to those in need. Help us help a million people, and then keep going.
- the charity: water teamBorn in September? Give up the gifts and ask for your age in dollars instead.
Don't just buy your books this year!
Sell or donate your books to Better World Books and help the children in Northern Uganda.
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Part of this week's New York Times Magazine's special issue, Saving the World's Women. Discuss all of this week's articles at current.com/feminism.
Remember the concept of “sisterhood”? That quaint relic of an idea that women owed it to other women to crash through ceilings and navigate a male world? It just might be taking new root in a most unexpected place — among women with money. There are more women controlling more wealth in the U.S. than ever before. (Of those in the wealthiest tier of the country — defined by the I.R.S. as individuals with assets of at least $1.5 million — 43 percent are women.) And unlike the women who preceded them — old-school patrons who gave to the museum and the symphony and their dead husbands’ alma maters — these givers are more likely to use their wealth deliberately and systematically to aid women in need.
To appreciate the magnitude of this change, go back 150 years or so to the women’s suffrage movement. Back to when one of its leaders, Matilda Joslyn Gage, lamented: “We have yet to hear of a woman of wealth who has left anything for the enfranchisement of her sex. Almost every daily paper heralds the fact of some large bequest to colleges, churches and charities by rich women, but it is proverbial that they never remember the woman suffrage movement that underlies in importance all others.”
Then jump forward to the present: globally, more than 145 funds, with assets of nearly half a billion dollars, exist to improve the lives of women and girls. Many focus their efforts domestically; about a third work internationally. Not one existed in 1972 when the Ms. Foundation, the first national fund for and by women, was established. Collectively they now form the Women’s Funding Network and have plans to increase their joint coffers by another billion dollars by 2018, in concert with a drive called Women Moving Millions, which aims to encourage individuals, mostly women, to donate $1 million or more. The goal was to raise $150 million in three years, a target exceeded this spring by $30 million.
Women Moving Millions began with the literal sisterhood of Helen LaKelly Hunt and Swanee Hunt. Daughters of the legendary oilman H. L. Hunt, they were raised “like Southern belles,” Helen says — taught that money was something a woman “shouldn’t worry her pretty little head about.” As adults they discovered the power of philanthropy, and about three years ago Swanee (whose own nonbelle career includes years as ambassador to Austria and a lectureship at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she teaches that gender parity is the way to ensure peace and rebuild societies) called Helen with an offer. “She said she was going to leave me a lot of money in her will,” Helen says, “but I might die first and ruin the surprise, so why doesn’t she give it to me now.” Swanee’s $6 million, and $4 million more from Helen, became the initial pledges to the campaign.
Helen was motivated in part by her own historical research. While writing her doctoral thesis on the origins of feminism, she pieced together the evidence that wealthy women sat on the sidelines during the fight for the right to vote. “Women gave heart, mind, body, intellect, will, blood, sweat and tears, but not their dollars,” she says. “Women didn’t fund suffrage; now women are funding women. That’s historic.”Part of this week's New York Times Magazine's special issue, Saving the... more
It’s a credo. A mission. A goal. A constant reminder that when we as individuals think outside ourselves, we have the power to facilitate change.
Our StreetLeader Program is a natural outgrowth of the Afterschool Programs. Each year, approximately 80 Camden-area teens are hired as counselors, teachers, coaches, and role models for children in our AfterSchool Programs and Summer Camps. Many of the StreetLeaders are graduates of our AfterSchools Programs and are passionate about having this opportunity to help raise up the next generation and to give back to their community. In fact, the heart of the StreetLeader Program is challenging our teenagers to use their influence to make positive changes in their lives and in the community of Camden through job training, education, and Christian development.
It’s a credo. A mission. A goal. A constant reminder that when we... more