Giving Back: My Favorite Non-Profit Initiatives
I first learned of John Dau in the heartbreaking, critically acclaimed documentary, God Grew Tired of Us, which chronicles the tragedies and hardships of the Lost Boys of Sudan. The John Dau Foundation is fulfilling the dream of the former Lost Boy and genocide survivor John Dau to provide healthcare in the war-torn region of South Sudan by building and sustaining medical clinics and training community health workers.
Founded by Paul Walker, Reach Out World Wide is a network of committed professionals with first responder skill-set (including project management, logistics, heavy equipment operation, EMT, paramedic, firefighting, and healthcare, etc). The volunteers provide their expertise when disasters strike and augment local resources with the goal of accelerating relief efforts on a worldwide basis.
Hermann Gmeiner set up the first SOS Children's Village in Imst, Austria, in 1949. Today, SOS Children's Villages is a private, non-governmental child welfare organization that is active in 133 countries. The main focus areas of our social work are family-based care for orphaned, abandoned and neglected children and comprehensive community-based social programs for disadvantaged families.
"Why 146? Her number was 146. Her name became a number. Her number became our name." Love 146 is working to end child trafficking and exploitation. Nothing less. Love is the foundation of their motivation. They provide holistic care for survivors and journey with them as they are reintegrated back into communities.
KIND serves as the leading organization for the protection of unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone and strives to ensure that no such child appears in immigration court without representation. We achieve fundamental fairness through high-quality legal representation and by advancing the child's best interests, safety, and well-being.
*10% or more of all profits are donated to these non-profit organizations every month.