Astronomers Without Borders Recycling Eclipse Glasses

Astronomers Without Borders Recycling Eclipse Glasses

Sep 04

Between libraries and NASA, over 3.5 million eclipse glasses were handed out for free in the United States in the months leading up to the August 21 total eclipse. Ten times as many were sold by retailers like Safeway, Walmart, and Amazon. And all for one three-hour event. Their use outside of an eclipse is limited. Wearing a pair, only the brightest lights can be seen at all, so they’re useless...

Children Read to Cats in Adorable ‘Book Buddies’ Program

Children Read to Cats in Adorable ‘Book Buddies’ Program

Apr 13

An animal shelter in Pennsylvania came up with a creative way to benefit both children and animals. The Animal Rescue League located in Berks County has a Book Buddies program where school-aged children read to cats. Kristi Rodriguez, volunteer coordinator at Animal Rescue League, originally came up with the idea. She credits her son with providing the inspiration that she needed to implement...

This Nonprofit Provides Homeless Women With Menstrual Products

This Nonprofit Provides Homeless Women With Menstrual Products

Mar 08

In honor of International Women’s Day, we want to showcase a very special nonprofit. It’s called Period: The Menstrual Movement. Now before we delve into any further details, take a second to put yourself in the shoes of a homeless woman. How would you cope with being on your period? What items might you use if you couldn’t afford menstrual products? A sock? Toilet paper? Cotton balls? That’s...

3 Generous Billionaires You’ve Never Heard Of

3 Generous Billionaires You’ve Never Heard Of

Feb 24

Everyone knows who Bill Gates is. He and his wife Melinda started one of the world’s largest nonprofit organizations: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Additionally, most people are familiar with Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO who vowed to put 99 percent of his shares towards good causes. He and his wife Priscilla started the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability corporation...

How You Can Help Put an End to Female Genital Mutilation

How You Can Help Put an End to Female Genital Mutilation

Feb 10

The World Health Organization defines female genital mutilation (FGM) as “all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” It’s a significant problem that affects an estimated 200 million girls worldwide. Complications from the procedure are serious. So serious, in fact, that they can even...

‘Pianos for People’ Unites Unused Pianos With People in Need

‘Pianos for People’ Unites Unused Pianos With People in Need

Dec 26

Pianos for People, based out of St. Louis, is a nonprofit organization that “connects people who need pianos with pianos who need people.” The organization restores used and broken pianos and gives them to people in need. But that’s not all. The organization also offers free music lessons. It’s a unique and clever concept, and one that’s garnering national attention. The Today Show recently...