Refugees Welcome

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” As true as this phrase rings, sometimes pinpointing what one can do to prevent the cloud of evil and hardship that often descends, is… challenging. Either we have too many good options, or too many options none of which…

When loans really change lives: Kiva

We all know how a loan works… You need money, you go to the bank (or to your dad), make your request, and settle for the conditions. Easy, peasy… for us, anyway. What happens when its not that easy, and your livelihood, not your credit card payment, depend on it? Well, this is the case…

Imagination Foundation

In the effort towards a better life for all, it’s not just the bodies that need to be nourished, but the minds and the souls, too. The Imagination Foundation is an organization that does just that. It helps kids from all over the world grow themselves and their communities through creative play. The foundation is also a…

Shopping our way to a better world:

The concept of giving back while still scratching the shopping itch, is an oldie but goodie. Making purchases is a part of the every day, and so should be helping out our fellow human; Without further ado, here are some wonderful producers helping you kill the two birds with one beautiful stone: For fashion: Far and Wide…

Donors Choose

The school year is just around the corner! Many of us are high with anticipation, for ourselves or our loved ones, and busy getting prepared. School supply shopping is always the most fun part. While we stock up on pencils and new tennis shoes, our angel educators are doing the same thing- but on a much…

Watsi: Connecting people to save lives

Watsi is an organization created to fund health care around the world for people who are unable to afford it. Simply put, Watsi is part of a movement with an emphasis on DIRECT aid, without blurry organizational costs being deducted from the donations of its supporters. When looking at the website, it resembles any other crowd-funding…

Its World Oceans Day!

In honor of the world’s oceans- the most essential, plentiful, life-giving resource we on Earth were blessed with- I would like to draw attention to a few ways to protect and care them, and one enormous improvement project hopefully being launched soon. Here are 10 Things You Can do to Save the Ocean, as suggested by…

Summer is in the air!

With the temperatures rising, no more school for the kids, happy hour, beach days and family vacations- it’s the time of year we cash in those lazy-day coupons. Or frequent flyer miles. And speaking of frequent flyer miles- where will you go on your summer vacation this year? Near? Far? Somewhere new, or just to grandma’s…

#MakeItHappen!

MAKE IT HAPPEN is the theme of the day- International Women’s Day 2015! The day, since 1911, has been celebrating equality and the achievements of women- socially, economically, culturally, in the family, workplace, community country and all over the world. In honor of celebrating the world’s women, lets also celebrate the organizations working to support…

For the love of language

In honor of the International Mother Language Day, February 21st- I’m a bit late! I would like to draw attention to where what and why languages are so important. First of all, why should one learn a language other than the one they fist acquired? Well the obvious answer is COMMUNICATION! The hurtles that can…

Reforesting the Deforested

We’ve all seen the commercials… vast expanses of beautiful rain forests wiped out by the greedy loggers, homeless animals, irresponsible over consumption of our natural resources. What with the majority of the world living in urban areas, its a huge undertaking bringing to light what our consumption practices and patterns have done, and are continuing…

Art in All of Us

The headline humanitarian organizations tend to be quite, shall we say, heavy sometimes. But the point of contributing to universal wellbeing isn’t to drag yourself down in the process, it’s to lift everyone up. One really beautiful way to lift people up is to encourage and support creative expression, especially through art. Growing creative ability,…