Children · Economic Justice · Get Involved!

Dress a Girl Around the World

The Dress a Girl Around the World program is sponsored by the organization Hope 4 Women International. The program has provided over 300,000 dresses for girls around the world. Participants sew a dress out of cotton fabric for a young girl to wear. Often, these are the only new dresses that some of these girls will… Continue reading Dress a Girl Around the World

Economic Justice · Economic Justice

Organization Profile: Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that I have actually worked for. I helped to build a house in 2011 through their Women’s Build program. They are a great organization to be involved with.  You can see me playing amateur electrician in the image to the right. If you’re looking for volunteer work that… Continue reading Organization Profile: Habitat for Humanity

Economic Justice · Health · Human Rights

Organization: Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders is one of the older health agencies working to assist individuals around the world. This organization was founded in 1971, and according to their website, all members: Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so… Continue reading Organization: Doctors Without Borders

Organizations

Arts and Culture Charities Are “Bad Charities?”

Peter Singer is no stranger to making controversial arguments. In Howard Husock’s Forbes article, “Peter Singer’s Seductive — And Dangerous — Anti-Charity Reasoning,” yet another controversial Peter Singer work is discussed. This time, rather than arguing that animals have greater moral status than infants, Singer tackles the question “Which charities ought we to help?” Singer believes… Continue reading Arts and Culture Charities Are “Bad Charities?”

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

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