Category Archives: World Charities

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read

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Kids that read to during the very first years of life are most likely to discover how to read on routine, priming them for success in institution and throughout life. Via Reach Out and Read (ROR), pediatricians, family doctor, as well as nurses make checking out a part of pediatric medical care. At well-child examinations, they motivate parents to review aloud to their kids as well as give each child between the ages of 6 months as well as 5 years a new kids’s book to maintain. They likewise offer waiting areas with lots of reading options and also sometimes also volunteer visitors.

Greater than 14,000 doctors participate in ROR throughout all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. In 2007, they dispersed 4.6 million publications to 2.8 million UNITED STATE babies, kids, and preschoolers.

Reach Out and Read’s hundreds of medical professionals and also registered nurses provide very early literacy and also school readiness to children as well as their families in all 50 states. Annually, medical suppliers at the almost 5,000 Connect and also Check out program sites all over the country distribute 6.5 million publications to youngsters and also invaluable literacy insight to moms and dads.

Reach Out and Read is a not-for-profit organization that offers children a structure for success by including books into pediatric care and also encouraging family members to review aloud together. The Connect and Review evidence-based program builds on the one-of-a-kind partnership in between moms and dads and also medical carriers to create vital very early reading skills in youngsters, starting in early stage.

As advised by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Connect as well as Check out includes very early literacy into pediatric technique, gearing up parents with tools as well as understanding to make certain that their kids are prepared to learn when they begin institution.

International Child Art Foundation

International Child Art Foundation

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The International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) promotes youngsters’ creativity by funding art programs, exhibits, and also festivals for kids and also of kids’s art work. They also have a healing fine arts program that utilizes art to aid children recuperate from catastrophes.

Our children will encounter a far more intricate as well as conflicted world, yet today we could prepare them by promoting their imagination and also empathy so they accomplish lasting success and lasting peace.

Included in the Area of Columbia in 1997, the International Kid Fine art Foundation (ICAF) serves American children as their nationwide fine arts organization that supports their creativity and also creates bonds of compassionate understanding in between them and their innovative peers worldwide through the universal language of the arts.

We organize the Arts Olympiad globally, generate the World Children’s Celebration quadrennially, release ChildArt publication quarterly, and also perform Healing Fine arts Programs as well as Peace with Fine art Programs periodically. As a producer and guard of children’s creativity, the ICAF has actually become the biggest exhibitor of children’s fine art. To introduce children’s perspectives to adult viewers, the ICAF organizes kids’s panels at significant conferences.

Virtually five million children worldwide have generated art under our programs and roughly 500,000 kids have actually participated in and taken advantage of our festivals, events, and exhibits over the past nineteen years.

The ICAF’s vital programmatic objectives are to plant youngsters’s imagination, reduce violence, as well as remediate suffering. The ICAF promotes kids’s imagination and also creates their compassion. As a world leader in youngsters’s art, the ICAF has art shows at significant occasions worldwide. The ICAF is also invited to organize youth as well as children’s panels at considerable conferences. Grownups get the chance to get acquainted with the imagination that will certainly shape our future.

SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Villages

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SOS Children’s Villages believes that every child deserves a loving residence.

We create family members for orphaned, left and various other susceptible kids in 134 nations and areas, consisting of the USA. We are the largest nongovernmental company committed to the care of orphaned and abandoned youngsters.

Founded in 1949, we offer kids with the love as well as long-lasting support they should form their own futures – a stable family members, quality medical care as well as the opportunity to find out. Via our household assistance and care programs, medical establishments, institutions as well as unexpected emergency alleviation efforts we influence the lives of countless kids and families.

Today SOS Kid’s Towns youngsters’ charity looks after over 80,000 youngsters in 133 nations. our charity stands out because of our goal of building family members for kids in demand, while aiding them to create their very own futures and sharing in the development of their areas. Our vision for the globe’s kids is that every kid must come from a household and grow with passion, respect, and safety.

Our kids charity company, established by Hermann Gmeiner over 50 years earlier, continue to specify who we are as well as just how we approach top quality treatment and charity for youngsters in need.

Because of our presence in over 133 countries, SOS Children’s Villages is distinctively positioned to reply to emergency situation situations. In cases of battle, scarcity, or all-natural calamity, SOS is typically an initial -responder to those influenced by unexpected emergency scenarios. While the main emphasis of SOS is not emergency situation relief, the permanent infrastructure of SOS Towns, Social and Medical Centers allows for quick treatment in times of dilemma.

World Vision International

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I like traveling to different parts of the world for pleasure. But last week as I was visiting my friend’s residence.

I almost shed tears for what my friend and I learnt.

A young street boy had stayed for a whole day without taking anything and was almost starving. As we were seated the boy came close to us. He told us that he was homeless and an orphan too. From the look, the boy needed help. We bought the boy some food and later raised his case with the World Vision International which helps needy people in our communities. Started in 1950s, World Vision International was originally known as World Vision Inc. It only worked in the United States but later in 1966 it spread its wings to other countries.

The president of the World Vision, Walter Stanley Mooney ham, founded the World Vision International in the year 1977. He served as the president until he resigned in 1982 due to criticism. The headquarters of the World Vision International are located in Monrovia, California. E D Dayton established the Mission Advanced Research and Communication Centre (MARC) in 1967 as a division of the World Vision International. This helped in world evangelization whereby a lot of information was then collected and published. This information was about “Unreached people’’ and “Mission handbook’’. From all these, World Vision decided to promote self reliance by ensuring that people from different communities acquire different agricultural skills i.e. they were trained on how to make small farms so as to greatly help these communities.

Good health has also been promoted by this organization whereby clean water storages have been installed and water pumped to different communities’ localities. Many people from this organization have still volunteered to teach these communities on how they can still use the same fresh water for productive purposes so as to earn their living i.e. by teaching them farming methods and irrigation.

In different countries e.g. Uganda, many children are dying in great numbers due to HIV/AIDS. In Roman many children are being neglected by their parents, and in Somalia many are dying due to civil wars. This led to World Vision International to decide to help these children by adhering to the following solutions:

  1. Giving extensive education to different communities so as to be able to protect themselves from contradicting the disease.
  2. Helping those affected by civil wars by joining United Nations for peace keeping preventing massive deaths.
  3. The World Vision International also decided to restrict the land mines which had left many communities landless hence sustaining many families.

World Vision having over 981 million dollars has emerged to be the 11th largest charity as from December 2014 according to Forbes magazine. Nancy Dornan through her charity, Network TwentyOne Inc. has greatly contributed to the funding of the World Vision International. Her charity has been the World Vision largest corporate sponsor. The charity’s philanthropic arm, Network of Caring, in partnership with World Vision International helps in children sponsorship.

Organizational structure

World Vision is partnership is now an interdependent office with three different levels of control. These are:

  1. National offices-these offices hosts the branch of the main organization and they are strongly headed by the World Vision International
  2. Intermediate stage national offices-these offices have different board of directors for management purposes under the World Vision International.
  3. Independently national registered offices-following the covenant of the partnership, these offices make internal decisions in co-ordination with the World Vision International.

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All members of the World Vision International must sign a covenant of partnership. Then, they must adhere to the policies and decisions made by the international board. They must also not make their own decisions and programs without consulting the World Vision International and the host country except in founding projects. These founding projects are then to be submitted through the World Vision International for budget. International board accepts the budget then examination of the national offices is done by the partnership representatives.

All national offices and their boards are headed by the president of the World Vision International. The partnership offices which are situated in different areas are usually involved in co-ordination, decision-making and representing the World Vision in the international arena. Decisions from each office must be considered. The international board of directors meets two times every year to prepare plans and budget. The current chairperson of charity is Denis St. Armour of Canada while Kelvin J Jenkins is the president.

Religion

World vision International emerges from a very solid Christian background. They include people from all parts of the world saying that a Christian can be from any culture. They therefore respect other people’s culture being committed to transformational work only attending services daily and weekly.

Activities and Philosophy

In co-ordination with other organizations e.g. UNSECO, UN agencies like UNCEF, WHO, UNCHR and ILO many activities have been funded all over the world. Its main aim is to help people make their own developments by enabling them utilize the few resources within them carefully e.g. in health care, water projects and education. It also works in eliminating poverty by ensuring that people realize their abilities and use them properly to work for change. The World Vision International also encourages people to live peacefully by solving conflicts within themselves and understanding their rights. It also encourages people to join their efforts with media so as to acquire enough education on the causes of poverty and create awareness about other people’s needs. People are also encouraged to send crews and videographers to some of the hostile areas for more information. This will greatly help in terminating poverty, civil wars, negligence and abuse e.g. in 2015 the World Vision International has fully participated in ending many calamities.

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Many needy children, families and communities are greatly benefitting the World Vision International e.g. by getting clean water, better education, proper sanitation, improved health care, nutrition and other developments. World Vision International has changed children’s lives a big deal. As a member of any community what impacts have ever had from World Vision International?

American Red Cross

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I am a Red Cross blood donor and I won’t be tired to donate blood. I started donating blood when I was nineteen years old while in high school. When I was pursuing my college education I again donated blood.

Since that time, I continue to donate blood two to three times per year. Because of my blood type, I usually do a double donation.

I feel good when donating blood since I am able to save people’s lives every day and I feel like a great person.

Benefits of donating blood are:

  1. One feels great to donate
  2. One gets free juice and goodies
  3. One becomes a hero by saving one’s life with just a donation

To save more lives the American Red Cross also known as the American National Red Cross, which is a humanitarian organization has provided a lot of assistance, relieved many disasters and provided education in United States.

Besides all these, the American Red Cross has provides other services in many areas e.g. establishing community services to help the needy, improving communication services and establishing educational programs to educate people about their healthy and safety.

American Red Cross has its headquarters in Washington D.C. Bonnie McElveen Hunter being the chairman of the board of governors is now serving her second three-year term. Gail J. McGovern is the current chief executive and still the president. Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross on May 21, 1881 and he was the first president of the organization. During major disasters Clara Barton did many personal changes though she was unable to succeed. In 1904, she was replaced by Mabel Thorp Boardman who was a male professional social work expert. He made many successful reforms. He also consulted widely which made his work more successful.

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Organization

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization which works worldwide. It has saved many lives and also prepared people to respond to medical emergencies. Many Red Cross volunteers and employees are doing their best to train people on how to acquire the needed medical skills. The Red Cross being the largest supplier of blood and blood products to many hospitals in the world, it has helped save many lives. They are also helping victims of international conflicts and disasters.

Blood services

  1. Blood donation

A large percentage of donated blood is supplied by the American Red Cross in United States which is then sold directly to different hospitals and other regional suppliers. Many hospitals are also supplied with a lot of blood from the community based blood centers. The American Red Cross finished their largest blood facility in U.S in Dec 2004.

  1. Tissue services

For many years, allograft tissue for transplant has been provided by the American Red Cross through sales in different tissue programs. Many donor families who gave the gifts of tissue donation were highly catered for. They donated tissues to many recipients in need of life saving. This tissue service program can to an end in January 2005. It was ended by American Red Cross with an intention of focusing on blood services and disaster relief.

  1. Plasma services

The American Red Cross provides most of the nation’s plasma products. These plasma products are provided at effective costs. These plasma products are also safe and reliable. In 1999, the Red Cross established a new management structure i.e. Baxter Biosciences instead of plasma services industry. These Baxter Biosciences usually contain plasma for the manufacturing of plasma projects.

Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT)

The American Red Cross was the first charity organization to implement Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) study. This testing is very unique for it checks for the greatest material HIV and hepatitis C (HCV). HIV and HCV test detects the generic material of transfusion-transmitted virus e.g. HIV without waiting for the body to form its antibodies which is a very great advantage.

Leukoreduction

People’s white blood cells are able to fight viruses, bacteria and abnormal cells to prevent diseases. When leukocytes are transfused to another person they do not work, instead complications occur and the blood dies out. To improve patient care, the Red Cross is moving towards system-wide universal pre-storage leukocyte reduction. The America Red Cross uses millions of money in laboratory research.

Healthy and safety services

The American Red Cross offers first aid, water safety, life guarding and disaster preparedness services. These training programs are aimed at work persons, aquatic facilities and lady persons.

Disaster services

The American Red Cross responds to many disasters each year e.g. earthquakes, house fires, explosions and accidents. The charity aims at meeting people’s immediate emergency disasters caused needs. Once a disaster strikes, they provide victims with food, healthy services and shelter. They also help people to go back to their daily activities.

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The disaster service workforce enrolls volunteers according to their abilities to serve in the American Red Cross.

This is a very rewarding part of serving with the Red Cross. It is a heart warming thing to be able to touch the lives of those in need!

National Response Framework

The American Red Cross provides food to the victims of disasters, gives them houses to live in and also provides them with other types of emergency relief to disasters.

International services

The American Red Cross mobilizes and educates communities to overcome life threatening vulnerabilities. It is involved with many international projects e.g. malaria and measles programs. The American Red Cross provides many other services e.g. proper sanitation, disaster preparedness, health services and livelihood developments.

Services offered to the armed forces

The united military states are provided with emergency and non-emergency services by the American Red Cross. Families can contact the American Red Cross and be provided with family messages e.g. new birth or death in the family. Prisoners of war are not helped by the American Red Cross.

International tracing requests

The international tracing requests are handled by the American Red Cross. They mainly bring together families separated by wars and disasters by locating their relatives world wide. The American Red Cross does this by exchanging hand written messages between individuals and their relatives who might have been prisoner of war or refugees.

As a member of any society, are you willing to donate blood to the American Red Cross and become a hero by just donating blood?

You can contact the American Red Cross here to join in the movement and donate blood today!

Action Aid

Action Aid

Have you ever visited most of the rural homes in most African countries? On various occasions I am lucky to pay them a visit for different reasons. When you visit most of the families you realize that many children have dropped out of school due to poverty. And moved to different urban centers to seek for employment to be able to cater for their needs and support their parents and siblings. Most of them are not lucky enough to secure any form of employment and still lack skills and abilities. This leads to most of them choosing to be street children, thieves, and others are practicing prostitution.

But nowadays these issues are rarely witnesses since the formation of a non-governmental organization known as Action Aid in 1972. This organization was founded by Jackson-Cole its main aim being eliminating poverty and other injustices all over the world. It was founded by eighty eight UK sponsors with an aim of providing children with better education. Therefore, eighty eight children were sponsored by eighty eight UK sponsors hence ensuring these children get the required education. Action Aid work with many local partners in many countries their main aim being to help the poor and disadvantaged people all over the world. It has its head office situated in South Africa.

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International reach

Action Aid works with many countries in Africa whereby it is organized on regional bases which are managed in different parts of the world with its international secretariat located in South Africa. There are Action Aid offices found in different regions for better management of their work but campaigns and fundraising events are in UK and US offices in Washington DC.

Action Aid works

Action Aid being a non-governmental organization has changed from a child sponsorship British charity to an international coalition enabling it to fight poverty largely across the whole world. It has played a role in helping in helping the poor from different communities to recognize and secure their basic rights. This has led to a great development within them. For Action Aid to work effectively and achieve its goals it puts its support in the following areas:

  1. Rights of the women
  2. Better education
  3. Food availability
  4. Democratic governance
  5. Conflicts
  6. Change of climate
  7. The youth

Recently it still puts its efforts in tax power i.e. preventing big business taxes but encouraging continuous governmental usage of the subsequent revenue. And also land for, main aim being to support people’s land from being grabbed by government and other big businesses and companies.

For over thirty years the Action Aid has greatly tried to fight poverty in different countries over the world. This has been happening without any political affiliations. Action Aid has been advocating for equality where all people irrespective of their status quo should be treated equally by governments, companies and other institutions.

In poverty elimination, Action Aid has partnered with different community leaders to try and eliminate poverty within them. It provides these communities with different facilities such as heath centers for better health care, water systems and wells for clean water. Communities have greatly benefited from such facilities.

Organizational themes

Action Aid advocates for the following:

  1. Women rights
  2. Right to education
  3. Right to food security
  4. Right to human security
  5. Right to just and democratic governance

Organizational values

Action Aid focuses on the following values:

  1. Mutual respect- this involves respecting all people irrespective of their cultures and all social standings.
  2. Equality and Justice- requires people to treat others equally irrespective of gender, age, color, ethnicity, HIV status, religion, class and location.
  3. Honesty and Transparency- accountability and transparency are greatly valued by the Action Aid for proper running of the organization.
  4. Solidarity with the poor- this has greatly helped in poverty reduction. It gives the poor relief food and start for them projects to sustain their livelihoods.
  5. Courage of conviction- requires Action Aid to work without fear for better achievements and also to be more creative and innovative to be able to fight poverty.
  6. Independence- Action Aid should not be involved in any affliction with religion or political party.
  7. Humility- Action Aid is known to be an organization that has greatly tried to fight poverty.

Women’s rights

Action Aid put more emphasizes on protecting the rights of women and treating with equally which greatly help in empowering them. The main aim of the Action Aid is to make sure that better lead better lives without stigma and participate in their own decision making so as to shape their destiny. They still wish to see that women get better education as their counterparts, men. The rights of the learners are to be promoted. This will help in ensuring that both genders respect women’s rights. Women have right to life and dignity in the face of HIV/AIDS and therefore should be given free treatment and care including girls. They are also entitled to right to just and democratic governance. Women, the poor and the excluded people should be given chance to make their own decisions and give their views in different issues i.e. politics. Women still have right to human security in conflicts and emergencies. They should be protected from any kind of torture during any conflicts or disasters.

Strategic priorities

Action Aid pays attention to four main priorities. These are:

  1. To protect women and girls against violence- this has enabled the Action Aid to fight for laws which ensures that women’s and girls’ rights are protected.
  2. Increasing attention and action on women’s rights in connection to HIV/AIDS- this has greatly created awareness to people about HIV/AIDS. Action Aid has set laws protecting the rights of women and girls against with HIV/AIDS.
  3. Contribution to higher recognition, realization and protection of women’s land rights- Action Aid has set laws protecting women’s land rights. It also creates awareness to women about their land rights.
  4. Enhancing women’s participation in politics- Action Aid has greatly created awareness about women’s leadership. It has also set laws ensuring that women can participate freely in politics.

With charities like Action Aid, women and girls have a bright future. We should encourage women and girls to participate in Action Aid initiatives.

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