Good Works

goodworksI am listing recommended charities and good works I know to be reputable as well as great causes. I will add others as time goes on; if you know of a reputable organization, feel free to leave your recommendation in the comments and I will see if it fits my site. To donate to any organization, click on the image. To find out more about any of them, click on the name in bold.

Sharing Foundation“The Sharing Foundation’s mission is to help meet the physical, emotional, educational and medical needs of orphaned and seriously disadvantaged children in Cambodia. Our goal is to help prevent some of the problems of poverty by developing, in consultation with Cambodian community leaders, programs to improve the health and welfare of these children and their families. Most funding comes from individual donors, with additional support from family foundations, corporations, craft sales, and small fundraising events. No board member is paid, and our offices are in board members’ homes. Our overhead has consistently been less than 10%, with 91 cents of every donated dollar going to the programs in Cambodia. We print a newsletter several times yearly and mail it to all donors, and have a mandated professional accountant scrutinize our financials yearly. An endowment fund, established ten years ago, has grown steadily to permanently assure our programs.”

 

  EstrogEstrog: “Women supporting women through trade brings esteem, power and a voice to nurture our planet.  ESTROG strives to make connections in business as paths are developed to receive this energy of change. Love your product, know your producer, change her life. Shop local, shop fair Trade, recycle. Be part of this evolutionary shift as we balance the discord and discover the balance of equanimity on Earth.” “1976-2007  Ahead of Our Tyme helps build the groundwork and experiences to launch ESTROG 2012 One year of research around the world learning about and vetting Fair Trade networks to work with 2013 ESTROG is launched in October.  Two Home Market Party runs up and down the east coast brings great support and review.  Web site is launched with shopping cart engaged.  Visit to Craft Link in Vietnam. Visit to Global Bean Project in Denver.  Outdoor markets throughout Florida 2014  Two Home Market Party runs along the east coast.  Visit to Global Mamas in Ghana.  Plans to visit 8 networks in early 2015.”  

* Estrog is not a non-profit, it supports and promotes Fair Trade networks helping women worldwide “…ascend economically, politically and environmentally”.  

BetterWorldBooks.com “We believe that education and access to books are basic human rights. That’s why books sold on BetterWorldBooks.com help fund high-impact literacy projects in the United States and around the world. That’s why we commit to matching every purchase on our website with a book donation to someone in need – Book for Book™ … In addition to selling new titles, Better World Books supports book drives and collects used books and textbooks through a network of over 2,300 college campuses and partnerships with over 3,000 libraries nationwide. So far, the company has converted more than 117 million books into over $15 million in funding for literacy and education. In the process, we’ve also diverted more than 73,000 tons of books from landfills. Because we believe that most every book has lasting value and the potential to help change the world, we see our job as helping to find new homes for unwanted books. Thus far, we’ve donated over 10 million books to partner programs around the world. Our four primary literacy partners are Books for Africa, Room to Read, Worldfund, and the National Center for Families Learning…”

* Better World Books is not, and does not claim to be a non-profit. While I purchase 99% of my books from them, I am in no way compensated, and they have nothing to do with this website.

This animal rescue is the result of the love and caring for strays by a young boy in the Philippines.

From the Website:

The animal shelter came into existence when a then 9-year-old Ken was photographed feeding stray dogs on the street, and received overwhelming and generous support from people all over the world.

Happy Animals Club (official name: HAPPYANIMALSCLUB, INC) is a non-stock, non-profit corporation registered with the SEC of the Philippines. Located in Mindanao, in the provincial Philippines, Happy Animals Club is a no-kill animal shelter which came into existence thanks to the generous support of donors from all over the world.

Happy Animals Club was the first animal shelter in southern Mindanao, and as of today is still the only functioning registered animal shelter in the region.

Donations can be made here.