Your life can be about more than just you!
Investing in the greater good empowers you to connect with the world in a way nothing else can. It’s also the best chance you have of living a happy and fulfilled life.
With that in mind, I have committed to supporting the following charities. Please join me in supporting these charities, or find a cause you can support at www.charitynavigator.com
Also, consider using WIP (Work In Progress) cards to get organized, as ALL of the profits from the sale of WIP cards go to Heifer International. What do getting organized and raising goats for charity have in common? WIP cards! Read more about WIP cards here.
Heifer International - www.Heifer.org
Heifer Project International is a humanitarian assistance organization that works to end world hunger and protect the earth. Through livestock, training and “passing on the gift,” Heifer has helped seven million families in more than 125 countries improve their quality of life and move toward greater self-reliance. Heifer helps build strong communities because each project participant agrees to pass on the gift of animal offspring, training, or skills to another family in need.
Other Charities Nate Supports:
Grameen Foundation - www.grameenfoundation.org
Grameen Foundation (GF) USA supports microfinance, commonly known as banking for the poor. Microfinance provides small loans, savings, and other financial services so poor people can launch businesses. As an entrepreneur’s business grows, so does her self-esteem, her family’s well-being, and jobs in her community. GF was founded in 1997 by individuals inspired by Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, Nobel Peace Prize laureates. Our mission is to empower the world’s poorest people to lift themselves out of poverty with dignity through access to financial services and to information. GF provides local organizations with financing, technology and training so they can follow in Grameen Bank’s footsteps. These organizations, GF’s partners, serve millions across Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.
CARE - www.care.org
Founded in 1945, CARE fights root causes of poverty in the world’s poorest communities. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. In 70 countries, women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. Each year, CARE helps tens of millions of people around the world effect real, positive changes in their lives.
Habitat For Humanity - www.habitat.org
Habitat For Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Since its founding in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International has built and rehabilitated more than 150,000 houses with families in need, becoming a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing.
Kiva - www.kiva.org
Kiva lets you connect with and loan money to unique small businesses in the developing world. By choosing a business on Kiva.org, you can “sponsor a business” and help the world’s working poor make great strides towards economic independence. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates from the business you’ve sponsored. As loans are repaid, you get your loan money back.
Ronald McDonald House - www.ronaldhouse-stanford.org
The mission of Ronald McDonald House at Stanford in Palo Alto is to provide a home-away-from-home and support for all families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving treatment at local hospitals. The most important goal is to never turn another family away. Built in 1979, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford was the fifth such House in the country. Since then, the House has grown from 13 to 47 bedrooms and more than 100 volunteers. Over the years the House has welcomed many families, about a thousand a year, who have come to the area to provide their seriously ill child with the exceptional care offered at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital or Stanford Hospital and Clinics.
Ryan’s Well - www.ryanswell.ca
The Ryan’s Well Foundation aims to inspire and encourage children, adults, schools, and service organizations to engage in activities that will develop funds for water and health-related projects in African countries and other developing nations.