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charity-water
February 24th, 2015

Pledge your birthday

type:Donation, Project
by:Ama Lorenz

Wonder what it’s like to donate your birthday? 63,063 people have already done it. Behind this idea is an non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to every person in the world: charity: water.

The founders Scott Harrison and Kevin Rose see themselves as passionate and determined creative problem-solvers who want to make a difference. They’re not offering grand solutions and billion dollar schemes, but instead, simple things that work. Things like freshwater wells, rainwater catchments and sand filters. For about $30 a person, they know how to help millions.

So why not donate your next birthday and help change lives. Have a look at the video and start your own campaign:

A Birthday Story: Meet Lory from charity: water on Vimeo.

charitywater.org
enough
January 29th, 2015
Enough
type:Donation, NGO, Project
by:Ama Lorenz

Enough was conceived in 2006 by a small group of concerned policymakers and activists who wanted to transform their frustration about inaction into pragmatic solutions and hope. Co-founded by Africa experts Gayle Smith and John Prendergast, Enough launched in early 2007 as a project of the Center for American Progress. Enough is based in Washington, DC, and works with concerned citizens, advocates, and policy makers to prevent, mitigate, and resolve crises of genocide and crimes against humanity.

The Enough Project fights to end genocide and crimes against humanity, focused on areas where some of the world’s worst atrocities occur.

Enough’s strategy papers and briefings provide sharp field analysis and targeted policy recommendations. Enough is also working to develop the policies, tools, and investments that can best be applied to prevent crimes against humanity and genocide now and in the future.

Stay up to date on Enough Project activities, calls to action, and publications by supporting them and their single projects and like them on Facebook and following them on Twitter.

enoughproject.org
Dosomethinglogo
January 22nd, 2015
"Make the world suck less!"
type:NGO
by:Ama Lorenz

With over 3.3 million members DoSomething is one of the largest organisations for young people and social change. They tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment to literally everything else. The compaign Teens for Jeans collected 4.3 million pairs of jeans since 2007 for teens experiencing homelessness. Their project Thumb Wars sent 79,898 thumb socks to friends and family to fight texting and driving and 50 Cans recycled 1,333,135 aluminum cans to keep them out of the landfill. "Any cause, anytime, anywhere!" with this theme they engage with an incredible creativity and empower young people around the world not to resign but to make a change.

dosomething.org
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January 14th, 2015
Saudi Arabia: Release blogger Raif Badawi
type:Petition
by:Murat Suner

Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes after starting a website for social and political debate.

On Friday 9 January, Raif Badawi received 50 lashes, while the rest of the full sentence of 1,000 lashes will be carried out, apparently every week on Fridays, for a period of 19 weeks. Please take action now through supporting Amnesty International's petition.

campaigns.amnesty.org
white helmets women
January 09th, 2015
The White Helmets Women
type:Crowd Funding
by:Murat Suner

Support the women saving Syria from the bombs

When the bombs rain down in Syria, the White Helmets - the Syrian Civil Defence - rush in to look for life in the rubble. These firefighters, search and rescue workers and medics are unarmed and impartial. And together they've saved 10,221 lives.

Until October, almost all of the official members of the White Helmets were men. But now, as of only a few weeks ago, two women's teams were established - and many more volunteers want to join them.

These women are calling for support from around the world - three ambulances for each of their teams in Idlib and Aleppo to help them transport injured victims to safety.

Each ambulance costs $15,000-- donate now and together we can buy 6 of them for Syria's hardest-hit areas.

indiegogo.com
GreatBarrierReef_wiki
December 03rd, 2014
Great Barrier Reef in Danger
type:Petition
by:Julia Lehmann

India's coal king is planning to turn the Great Barrier Reef into a shipping lane. This puts environment, whales, dolphins and other animals who live there into conrete danger. Chances are that the damages are irreversible. So far all banks have backed away with one exception: the State Bank of India is still in the game for giving loans to India's biggest coal company. Support the Great Barrier Reef by signing the petition on Avaaz.

secure.avaaz.org
Rote Nasen
December 01st, 2014
Clowns in Hospitals
type:Project
by:Julia Lehmann

"Laughing is the best medicine" is the motto of the Red Noses, a Germany-based NGO which brings Clowns into hospitals where they offer support, a good spirit and an open ear to patient's concerns and worries. But not only German patients profit from their service. The red noses can also be found in refugee camps abroad. You can support them with donations.

rotenasen.de
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November 10th, 2014
Support For Refugees in Turkey
type:Donation
by:Julia Lehmann

Facing the upcoming winter in Europe, Claudia Roth (Member of the German Parliament for the Green Party) and the "Welthungehilfe" (engl: Aid against hunger) launched a donation campaign to help refugees in Turkey. More than 50 german celebrities already support the claim. You can join too!

welthungerhilfe.de
united_states_flag
October 25th, 2014
Migrant workers rights
type:NGO
by:Julia Lehmann

The USA continue to be the receiving country number one when it comes to migrant workers. But whereas high skilled professionals enjoy fully support, migrants in the low skilled labor market risk to be exploited, discriminated and/ or criminalized. "Farmworkers Justice" helps by giving advice in regards to health care and immigrant rights and by improving their living and working conditions in general. You can find more informations and personal stories on their website.

farmworkerjustice.org
White helmets
October 13th, 2014
Rescue for people in Syria
type:Petition
by:Julia Lehmann

As the war in Syria goes on, the number of civil victims is climbing constantly. The White Helmets - or the Syrian Civil Defence - are a group of volunteers who try to rescue people in danger and offer help where it's needed the most. So far they have saved lifes of more than 2.000 people by getting them out of the risk zones during heavy bomb attacks. But their equipment is reduced to a minimum. You can help them to do even more by asking governments for support. Please find more useful information on their website.

whitehelmets.org