Support for Blind, Visually Impaired, and Dyslexic Students

Support for Blind, Visually Impaired, and Dyslexic Students

Oct 04

Learning Ally is a nonprofit that provides educational support for blind, visually impaired, and dyslexic students. Learning Ally was established in 1948 in the New York Public Library and was originally known as Recording for the Blind. The organization produced audio-recorded books for blinded veterans returning from WWII. Nearly 70 years later, and Learning Ally now has the world’s largest...

Waging War on Portland’s Sex Trafficking

Waging War on Portland’s Sex Trafficking

Sep 14

Most Americans associate sex trafficking with foreign countries. But sex trafficking, worse yet, child sex trafficking, is actually a huge problem within the U.S. In fact, Portland, Oregon has the highest amount of child sex trafficking in the entire country. Part of this is due to the fact that Portland has the highest amount of strip clubs per capita, as Sgt. Charles Lovell of the Portland...

$20 a Month Funds a Girl’s Education for a Year

$20 a Month Funds a Girl’s Education for a Year

Sep 08

On Tuesday, we spotlighted Let Girls Learn—an organization launched by the Obamas to increase access to education for disadvantaged girls. Today, we’re showcasing Camfed, an organization supported by Emma Watson and Gloria Steinem. Camfed also supports marginalized girls in their educational pursuits, but perhaps most impressive is the breakdown of what a single donation can fund. $15 can...

Educating Underprivileged Girls

Educating Underprivileged Girls

Sep 06

On March 3, 2015, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let Girls Learn, a global initiative to increase girls’ access to education. Let Girls Learn reports that worldwide, more than 62 million girls are not in school. Meanwhile, millions more are fighting just to stay in school. “As I’ve traveled the world, I have met so many of these girls, and they are so bright,...

Earthquake in Italy: How to Help

Earthquake in Italy: How to Help

Aug 29

On August 24, 2016, Italy was hit with a devastating 6.2 magnitude earthquake that killed at least 250 people. In addition to the tragic fatalities, hundreds of civilians have lost their homes, leaving a huge demand for housing, food, water, and clothing. The following organizations are reputable charities that are dedicated to helping the victims of Italy’s recent earthquake. All Hands...

For Animal Lovers: A List of Organizations Worth Giving To

For Animal Lovers: A List of Organizations Worth Giving To

Aug 23

There’s an animal lover in all of us. And yet, there are simply too many organizations, too many causes, and too many scams to make a person feel hesitant about giving to one. That’s why we did the research for you. Each charity listed has been given a 4-star rating (the highest rating possible) by industry watchdog Charity Navigator. WildAid “When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can Too.”...