- December 29, 2011
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City Harvest, a nonprofit alleviating hunger in New York City, is on a rescue mission. What is the organization rescuing? Well, millions of pounds of food.
Topical storm Washi—known in the Philippines as Sendong—may be one of the deadliest storms of 2011. It struck the southern island of Mindanao over the weekend of December 18th and 19th. While the storm itself wasn’t considered severe, the landslides, mudslides, torrential rains and collapsing of dams that it caused have killed and displaced thousands of people.
“Educate a girl, and she will do the rest.”
The reverberating impact of educating young girls in under-developed countries is this: they’ll earn more money during their life; they are less likely to contract AIDs/HIV; they’re less likely to become victims of domestic violence; they’ll have fewer and healthier children—and more. (Check out more facts here.) The non-profit 10×10 is using documentary film to tell the stories of real adolescent girls around the world—and is moving the tide toward increasing education for girls around the world.
We’ve talked before about how micro-giving is one of the strongest trends in philanthropy. A recent episode of NPR’s Talk of the Nation program discussed that microphilanthropy is not only a trend—it’s actually changing giving, receiving and philanthropy itself. Click below to listen to the program on NPR:
ArtBridge is making construction scaffolding beautiful.
Sounds unlikely, doesn’t it? But this New York City-based nonprofit is doing just that. They use proprietary vinyl material to install large-scale works by emerging artists directly onto the scaffold’s panel surfaces.