Great photo gallery over at The Atlantic on Diwali, the festival of lights. It's a time when people of many faiths get together to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. Amazingly beautiful images.Read More
Humanim is a not-for-profit in Baltimore, MD who helps those with special needs find jobs. They've also rehabbed an amazing old building for their headquarters. Both missions speak to their belief in the beauty of Baltimore.Read More
Somaly Mam was sold into sex slavery at a very young age and witnessed things most of us never will. Rather than remain in the shadows of her past, she decided to reshape the future, not only for herself, but women and children in sex slavery everywhere.Read More
Join Positive Spin in raising awareness about prostate and testicular cancer. Grow or wear a mustache starting November 1 and keep it going for the full month. We need a lot of MO' Bros and MO' Sistas. Join the team today!Read More
WATERisLIFE has a really innovative ad campaign you may have seen recently. They are more than just the ad, however, and offer some really innovative projects and solutions for delivering clean water to the world.Read More
I've been really interested of late in organizations who work to solve problems of extreme poverty in communities using local resources. Sawa World does just that. They identify local leaders who have innovative ideas on how to improve their communities and support them in their efforts. One example is Sawa Leader Alumni Olivia Damali Sserabira who established the Peace and Hope Training Centre in Uganda. She's helped over 46,000 women find meaningful employment. Her story is below:
The other aspect of Sawa World is documenting these stories using Sawa Youth Reporters. These are youth who attend Sawa World's media training program and are from the same communities as the leaders. The youth earn a wage and get to see the impact of the Leaders as well as the impact their efforts bring in creating these reports and documentaries. In essence, giving a voice to the voiceless.
If you'd like to donate to Sawa World, click here. Your money goes directly to these initiatives. Visit Sawa World today and find other ways you can help.
BethAnn Telford is an inspiration to anyone feeling like they can't do something. AFTER being diagnosed with brain cancer, having two surgeries and being told she had a 90% chance of never walking again...she participated in several marathons and Ironman competitions. Get off the couch and go for a run...now.Read More