BE A HERO is an international charity at work in 27 countries, caring for orphans and other vulnerable children, rescuing them from the streets, garbage dumps, slavery and brothels AND connecting compassionate people with opportunities to change the world. 1.2 billion endangered children are an urgent global crisis. BE A HERO transforms ordinary people into extraordinary HEROES. Partnering with ground-level, proven organizations, children are saved and restored through child sponsorship, children’s homes, schools and clinics, development of micro-enterprises, advocacy and LOVE!
Each year Eden Reforestation Projects lifts thousands of desperately poor workers out of extreme poverty in Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Haiti. These eco-employees are hired to plant tens of millions of trees! (Every $10 donation employs a head of a household for a full day to plant a minimum of 100 trees.) As a direct consequence of this holistic approach, entire families, villages, and eco-systems are being restored to health.
Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Trustees, the SA Foundation initiates the development of programs and services for young women between the ages of 16 and 29, who have been or are at risk of becoming, sexually exploited and/or trafficked.
One Days Wages is a new movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. ODW is you, me, us, them, giving, dreaming, and working together. We might not be rock stars, billionaires, or famous movie stars, but we want to remind everyone that they can make a dramatic and global impact - even by donating their one days wages - which is approximately 0.4% of one's annual salary.
Charity:water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people developing nations.
Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
Healthy Horizons for Children & Families (HHCF) initially started as a group of Canadian volunteers providing medical aid to some of the poorest rural areas of Honduras. Along with many successful medical brigades, where thousands of people have received treatment, HHCF has branched out by establishing educational, nutritional, and housing initiatives.
Union Gospel Mission is a non-profit urban relief organization that has been reaching out to Vancouver's hungry, hurting and homeless for 70 years. With locations throughout Metro Vancouver and the city of Mission, UGM is ideally positioned to help those who need it most. The heart of UGM is to demonstrate God's transforming love, ease the burden of the most vulnerable, rebuild the lives of the broken and offer dignity to those who feel cast aside.
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission exists to serve, rescue and transform those in greatest need through the grace of Jesus Christ. As a Christian faith-based social service ministry, the Mission is uniquely positioned to provide help and services to a variety of people in need in the King County community.