Hunger · Hunger

Organization: Feeding America

  If you want to work to help eradicate hunger, especially child hunger, Feeding America is an organization worth looking at. On their mission page, they describe themselves in the following way:   “Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Our mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food… Continue reading Organization: Feeding America

City Profiles · Get Involved!

Activism in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city known for its active levels of community involvement. If you are in San Francisco, and you want to get involved with a cause, there is no shortage of causes to involve yourself with. Here’s a brief list of causes and organizations supporting those causes to get you started. Animal Rights… Continue reading Activism in San Francisco

Get Involved!

Following Your Passion While Helping Others

When you want to get involved, it can be difficult to figure out what your first steps should be. Why not start out by making a list of causes you would be interested in participating in?  If you’re drawing a blank, think about different social issues that affect you, a friend, or a family member.… Continue reading Following Your Passion While Helping Others

Economic Justice · Economic Justice · Education · Education · Environment · Human Rights

Success Story: T. Jackson Kaguri and the Nyaka AIDS Foundation

It’s always an inspiration when someone overcomes extreme adversity to go on to be successful and help others who are struggling. When I had the amazing opportunity to talk to T. Jackson Kaguri for Equanimity, I realized that I was talking to an inspiring individual – Fall edition 2012, pages 54-56. Kaguri grew up in Uganda. He… Continue reading Success Story: T. Jackson Kaguri and the Nyaka AIDS Foundation

Disabilities · Human Rights

Special Olympics

Prior to Special Olympics, individuals with intellectual disabilities were treated very differently than they are now. While there is still a lot of work to do in order to help empower those who are differently abled, this amazing organization has made great strides in helping increase awareness and empowering individuals. Eunice Kennedy Shriver saw that there was… Continue reading Special Olympics

Causes

Domestic Violence: Some National Organizations to Start With

Every nine seconds, a woman in the U.S. is beaten or assaulted. This is a staggering statistic, and while some men are victims of abuse, statistics show that one in three women, around the world, will be beaten, raped, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. (Domestic Violence Statistics) Fortunately, there are many ways to get… Continue reading Domestic Violence: Some National Organizations to Start With