Happy Military Spouses Appreciation Day! Invisible Wound is an organization created by Warriors, for Warriors suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
BRAC is the largest non-profit organization in the developing world, serving more than 138 million people with its holistic approach to alleviating poverty. It is one of the largest providers of microfinance services with programs in Asia and Africa. BRAC’s approach, which it calls “microfinance multiplied,” increases the ability of poor clients to productively use their loans to augment their incomes, build their assets, and stimulate economic and social development within their communities.
Singer Katy Perry visited the UNICEF-supported Ilaiko Child Protection center in Madagascar and spoke with a group of women and their children, most of whom had experienced abuse, abandonment or neglect, and were struggling to make ends meet. The center provides legal and social support, as well as training in basic skills, so that young women can find work to support themselves and their babies.
AmpleHarvest.org, moving information instead of food to diminish hunger and malnutrition in America, is educating, encouraging and empowering growers to share their excess harvest with the needy in their community instead of letting it rot in the garden.
Spotlighting the lifesaving work of The Humane Society of the United States, The Genesis Awards Benefit Gala celebrates the role that the news and entertainment media and other high-profile individuals play in raising awareness of animal issues.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) opened in July 2000 as a national information and resource hub relating to all aspects of sexual violence.
Earlier this year Madonna’s organization Raising Malawi and the global non-profit buildOn announced a plan to build a handful of primary schools, which would serve 4,871 children, and now builders have completed the facilities six months ahead of time. The charity said six of the schools are already in use and all 10 would be up and running in January 2013 for the first day of school in the New Year.
Sustainable film and television producer Debbie Durkin successfully hosted her 6th Annual Eco-Emmys Celebrity Chateau celebrating the 2012 Emmys while promoting green values and giving back. Guests made donations to charity partners Guard A Heart and Yes Beat Liver Tumors and were pampered and gifted at the breathtaking historic Pickford Mansion in Hancock Park. Guard A Heart, presented by AVIIR Laboratories provided an artist showcase featuring live acoustic performances by Ryan Boone, Jenni Alpert, Zach Callison, Zhavea, Ralph Dudley, The Almighty Grind, With Our Words, Inc. (WOW) youth poetry collective, Sarah Agajanian, Natalie Gelman, CEEJ, John Fullwood and Of Verona.
Black rhino given new home The seventh black rhino population established by the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project, was recently released after an epic 1500 kilometre trip across the country. 19 of the critically endangered animals were moved from the Eastern Cape to a new location in Limpopo province. “This was possible because of [...]
Make a Film Foundation premiers “Deep Blue Breath” By Josie Roman Saturday, April 30, 2011, Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills. As hard as it might be, imagine for a second you were in the shoes of an 11-year-old boy with a rare, life-threatening disorder called V.A.T.E.R Syndrome, which is characterized by the sporadic outbreak of [...]