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Missions of Mercy

Remote Area Medical
Serving mankind by providing free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and technical & educational assistance to people in remote areas of the U.S.& the world.
Virtual Doctors over the Internet

MV Africa Mercy  Mercy Ships

Lifeline Express Hospital Train
Lx English

Prescription Drug Assistance
Real Medicine Foundation

Ideas for Improving the World

Cross-Cultural Solutions
A unique opportunity for participants to work
side-by-side with local people,
on locally designed and driven projects. Our volunteer programs are designed to facilitate
hands-on service and cultural exchange in the aim of fostering cultural understanding.

Médecins Sans Frontières
international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people
affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.
MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political

Habitat for Humanity International
has volunteer and salaried/hourly
positions available.

Globe Aware
Volunteer vacations in Peru, Costa Rica, Thailand, Cuba, Nepal, Vietnam, Brazil & India.

Volunteers over the minimum age of 16 will join 700 research teams from 46 countries. Earth Savers
Volunteers work side-by-side with caring medical professionals in developing nations, helping them advance their skills and empowering them to make quality reconstructive surgical care regularly available to those with no other resources.

Pratham USA
A community based grass root organization that promotes education of slum dwelling children in India.

World Teach
World Teach is a non-profit,
non-governmental organization based at the Center for International Development at Harvard University which provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries.

Airline Ambassadors
A network of airline employees and others who volunteer as "Ambassadors of Goodwill" 
in their home communities and abroad. Members share their unique skills and talents to care for others and bring compassion into action.
Conservation Programs, Research Projects and Eco Trips.
Volunteer for the Visayans
is dedicated to promoting international education about
the people and culture of the Philippines.

Disarm Film no more mines!
Resolve the Global Landmine crisis. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines  I.C.B.L

Rats Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Land Mines And Save Lives

Drone Landmine Detector

Cambodian Mine Action Center

Doctors without Borders
An international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care
in nearly 70 countries.
Doctors of the World

Teachers without Borders

Lawyers without Borders

International Medical Corps
A global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Wireless Amber Alerts
The National Center for Missing
& Exploited Children has teamed up with the nation's wireless carriers to provide local Amber Alerts via text messaging on
your cell phone.


Christian Appalachian Project
An interdenominational, non-profit Christian organization committed to serving people in need in Appalachia by providing physical, spiritual and emotional support through a wide variety of programs and services.

Christian Volunteering
A free directory with
6,752 volunteer opportunities, 10,571 organizations
Providing 16,794 volunteer matches since 2008.

Guide Dog Foundation
Puppy Walkers take home a
7-week-old puppy and care for
it until it is between 12 and 14 months old. They housebreak
the puppy, socialize it in different environments, teach it good house manners, and provide it with the loving attention it needs. When the dog is about a year old, the family returns the dog to the Foundation so it can move
ahead with its new career.

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make
sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in
an inappropriate group or foster home.

The World Conservation Union
Help save endangered species.
Animal Welfare Websites
Human Rights Search Engine Search over 4500 human rights websites.

Avaaz—meaning "voice" in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages—launched in 2007 with a simple democratic mission: organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want.

David Bacon
David Bacon NAFTA (vimeo)

Volunteer in South Africa

Tourdust Volunteering

Six Degrees

American Refugee Committee 

Peace Games

Global Volunteers

Join the Team

The International Rescue Committee

Live Earth Pledge


We Can Solve It

Adventure Jobs
Vocational Careers
Internet Safety
Green Jobs
Green News
Green Products
Green Living

One in five people in New York City relies on food pantries and soup kitchens, and the majority of visitors are women

Social Services

Poverty - Homeless

World for
End Poverty
Poverty Information
Operation Safety Net
Homelessness (wiki)
Refugee (wiki)
Forced Migration
U.S. Homeless Numbers
Supportive Housing (wiki)
Supportive Housing

Supportive Housing Info
Housing for Health
Volunteer Poverty
Help Homeless

Sawhorse Revolution
Homeless Person
Homeless Forums

Homeless Connector
HWHTC Mission

Coalition for the Homeless
National Homeless  Edar
100k Homes
Homeless World Cup
Urban Habitat
Make it Right
Soles 4 Souls
Mobile Shelters
Shelter Box
Young Shelter Box
The Big 5 Needs
Homes for the Homeless
Houses for Homeless
Housing First (wiki)
Homeless Houston
Homelessness in the US
End Homelessness
Homeless Count LA (PDF)
44,000 homeless people in Los Angeles.
Spending Nearly $2 Billion to End Homelessness
62 Strategies (PDF)
Rapid Re-Housing Program
Housing    Hud
Fair Housing
Low Income Housing
Affordable Housing (wiki)
Affordable Housing
Fannie Mae
Real Estate 4 Ransom video
1.6 million U.S. Children
Family Homelessness

National Housing Institute
Transitional Housing
Peace by Piece
Community Houses
Second Unit Pilot

Get Resources to Homeless People App

The Women of Lachua 

Refugees Welcome 

City Repair Project

Communal Apartment
Use a Communal Kitchen
Community Kitchen (wiki)

Mobile Showers for Homeless
Showers for Homeless 
Portable Shower Rental
Portable Showers
Portable Shower Trailers


Mentor - Adopt

Be a Mentor
Brothers Brother
Big Brothers & Big Sisters
Big Brothers & Sisters
Everyday Hero
Urban Dove
Mentor (wiki)

Adopt us Kids
Adoption Institute
Adoption Services
Adoption (wiki)

Orphans Foundation
Orphan (wiki)
Georgette Mulheir: The Tragedy of Orphanages (film)
Lemn Sissay:
A Child of the State (youtube)

Waiting for Mamu

Foster Care (wiki)
Foster Parents Training

Foster Parent College
Foster Parents

Child Development Nutrition

Keep a Child Alive
Child Welfare

Virtual Job Shadow

Locks of  Love

Red Cross Blood

Live Strong

88 Bikes
Right to Play
Forever Young
Build a Play Ground
Trusted Sports
Active Across America
Physical Education

Feed the Starving

City Harvest
Second Harvest
Stop Hunger Now
Feed the Children
Action Against Hunger
Food for the Hungry
Free Rice
Golden Rice
Biofortification (Wiki)  Biofortified
The Hunger Site
World Food Program
Norman Borlaug
Kids of Kilimanjaro
Heifer International
Feed Projects
Border Land Foodbank
Wholesome Wave
Water - Farming
1 in 7 Seniors Faces the Threat Of Hunger
Feeding America
Food Bank Locations
Food Pantries
Food Stamps
Take Part
Food First
Project Sunlight 

Campus Kitchens
DC Central Kitchen 

The Alameda Kitchen will transform fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be wasted into nutritious, affordable food products and meals for low-income populations.

Share the Meal

Food Trikes and Scooters
Food Delivery Services
Food Truck Ideas
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels (wiki)
Food Truck Ideas

Summer Food Program
School Breakfast Program 

Leftover Swap App
Food Waste

World Food Prize
Brac Bangladesh

Senior Lunch Program


Make a Wish Foundation

Hope for Haiti Now

American Red Cross
Family Links

Be the Change
Christian Children's Fund
Kids with Cameras

Child Development

Summit for Someone
I Believe in Zero

Safe Kids

World of Children 

Project Linus

Ready Willing Enable

Operation Smile

Donate Eye Glasses

Child Help

Save the Children

Child Fund

Special Needs Resources

United Children's Fund
St Jude

Charity Navigator Evaluating the financial health of over 5,500 of America's largest charities. 
Charitable Statistics

Good Ventures
Give Well
Giving what We Can

Search through one million opportunities to volunteer and apply online

Action Button donating to a nonprofit, signing a petition, or emailing a local policymaker.

Disaster Monitoring

10 Great Summer Volunteer Vacations Peter Greenberg

350 Volunteer Vacations Sierra Club

Biosphere Expeditions

Globe Aware

Volunteer Work Abroad

Peace Corps
Retired People Excepted.

Ameri Corps

International Foundation for Education & Self-Help

Global Citizen 

Education Improvement

Change Net

Green Volunteers

Eco Volunteer
Trail Crew

Conservation Alliance

Wild Lands Conservation

Go Abroad

Crooked Trails


Teach English Abroad

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Volunteer Travel

Help x 

We Care 4 Africa

Right to Dream

Global Cross Road

Hands on Manila





Global Service Corps

Foundation Rwanda

Save Darfur

Sudanese School Fund

John Dau Foundation

Global Grass Roots

3 Generations

Shine Global

Free Tibet
Save Tibet

Map International

Mercy Corps

Direct Relief

World Health Organization

Concern USA

Mercy USA

My Wonderful World

America Supports You

Keep America Beautiful

Plan USA

Teach for America

Organ Donor

Matching Donors  

Fund the Poor

Micro Credit Summit   Kiva  
Lending Club
Friends of Women`s World Banking

Non-Profit Finance Fund
Grameen Foundation  info
Grameen America
Opportunity  Oibm
Help Pay for College
Microfinance (wiki)
Peer to Peer Banking (wiki)
Peer-to-Peer Lending (wiki)
Person-to-Person Lending
Self-Help Group Financing
Lending Circles
Remittance (wiki)
Wire Transfer (wiki)

Dilip Ratha: Sending Money
Money Education

Cash Transfers (wiki)
New Incentives
Money and Knowledge
Unconditional Cash Transfer
Combined with Education
Give Directly
An estimated 2.4 billion people live on less than $2 a day.  Mincome (wiki)
Hello Pave A Personal Loan On Your Terms
Time Banks
Sharing - Swapping


Cultural & Heritage Preservation


Cultural Heritage Law


World Monuments Fund

America for the Arts


International Wildlife Rehabilitation

First Giving




U.S. Agency for International Development

Survival International

American Lung Asscociation

Breast Cancer Site
Cancer Support
Cancer Information


Fair Trade Certified

Do Something

United Nations Volunteers
World Volunteer Web
Relief International

World Emergency Relief
World Relief
World Help
International Aid

United Nations Educational,
Scientific & Cultural Organization




Child Stunting is Associated with Low Circulating Essential Amino Acids. Stunted children had lower serum levels of all nine essential amino acids compared with non-stunted children. Phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, and histidine cannot be synthesized.

Volunteer Match     Volunteers of America     Volunteer and Nonprofit Careers

Service Nation        I Care America        USA Service      Teach for America      All For Good  Opportunities for all Americans to Serve their Communities and our Country  US

Ideas to Help Improve the World         Pay it Forward (wiki)  

A Volunteers Theme Song  I Can Help, by Billy Swan (youtube)



Through Human Eyes (vimeo)

Haiti: Through Their Eyes (youtube)
Haiti Untold (2013) 1:14

Tsunami Home Videos

Opening Our Eyes (2011) (video)
Opening Our Eyes

Pray for Japan (2012) 1:36     

Ubuntu (2011) The Ubuntu Project is a project about people connecting with people.
Aired: 08/10/2011 | Not Rated | 1 hr. 09 min.|

TASHI AND THE MONK Buddhist monk Lobsang Phuntsok took in 85 unwanted children in a remote children's community in the foothills of the Himalayas.

THE THIRD WAVE is a road map for volunteering.
The Third Wave 2008 (1hr 33m) Directed by Alison Thompson 2004 tsunami distaster

Emergency Services  -  Disaster Response Information  -  Survival Tips

Storied Streets (11/16/2014  1:01)
A documentary film that profiles the homeless and the formerly homeless and their struggle to survive.
Their raw and compelling stories will change the way you feel about homelessness.
Storied Streets Website

More then 3.5 million Americans will experience homelessness 2015, and 1.5 million will be children, and over 600,000 will be under the age of 5. 150,000 U.S. families are homeless. Over 600,00 Veterans are Homeless. More then 35% of homeless people work full and part time jobs. 44% of homeless are unsheltered. There are 4 times more animal shelters then there are Homeless shelters. Federal cuts to food stamps will eliminate funding for 3.8 million people. Federal Funding for affordable housing has decreased 25% over the past 3 years. 9% of all seniors and 22.5% of children live in poverty today. There are more then 1,700 laws in America that target the homeless. More the 500 assaults against the homeless were reported in the past 3 years. 

House the Homeless

Homelessness In NYC Hits Record High With Nearly 60,000 People In Shelters
Department of Homeless Services

Permanent housing voucher, HUD estimates that costs about $60,000 per family, per year? 

Los Angeles spends more than $100 million a year coping with homelessness, including as much
as $87 million that goes to arrests, skid row patrols and mental health interventions. There appears to be no consistent process.

Sleep Bus design includes 22 individual sleep pods, 2 toilets, 22 personal items lockers, under bus storage, 8 pet kennels, security system, lighting system inside & out and intercom system for family sleep pods with parental control locks. The toilet’s have been strategically located at the front of the bus to assist with the safety of guests within the bus. Each sleep pods comes with single bed inner spring mattress, pillows, sheets and blankets (washed daily). The pod has USB charging for mobile phones, personal light, lockable roller door, climate control and Television with auxiliary channel running adverts for available services in the area to help with pathways out of homelessness. Each pod can be adapted for families, with parents able to control their child’s door lock and intercom for communication between designated family members only. Various sizes have been tested. I’ve slept in a pod every night for
3 weeks or so and found it very comfortable and cozy, which is important. Even the kids had a go.

How Habitat for Humanity Went to Brooklyn and Poor Families Lost Their Homes

National Low-Income Housing Coalition

National Housing Trust Fund

Landlords urged to check whether ‘ghost tenants’ are sub-letting

Over Crowed Homes and Fire Code Violations 



  Employment Websites           Schools - Courses - Camps          Government Websites


There are almost 18 Million orphans who have lost both parents and are living in orphanages or on the streets and lack the care and attention required for healthy development. These children are at risk for disease, malnutrition, and death. Around the world, there are an estimated 153 million orphans who have lost one parent.  Every day 5,760 more children become orphans. Approximately 250,000 children are adopted annually, but…Each year 14, 505, 000 children grow up as orphans and age out of the system by age sixteen, Each day 38,493 orphans age out. Every 2.2 seconds another orphan ages out with no family to belong to and no place to call home Studies have shown that 10% – 15% of these children commit suicide before they reach age eighteen. These studies also show that 60% of the girls become prostitutes and 70% of the boys become hardened criminals. Another study reported that of the 15,000 orphans aging out of state-run institutions every year, 10% committed suicide, 5,000 were unemployed, 6,000 were homeless and 3,000 were in prison within three years…An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked every year; (THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN 2005)
2 million children, the majority of them girls, are sexually exploited in the multibillion-dollar commercial sex industry. (THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN 2005)

 SOS Children´s Villages       Facts /  Statistics/     World Orphans        Stuck (documentarty)

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, ccai, adoption, isntitute       Adoption  -  Mentoring

265,000 kids entered foster care last year — the highest number since 2008.



"When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup." (Sam Lefkowitz)

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
(Anne Frank)

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."  (Booker T. Washington)

"It’s better to help then it is to have. Having can only last so long, but helping could last forever."
(Howard Polley)    Social Intelligence

"Knowing that your actions are making a difference is essential. Knowing how to split your time
when it comes to Curing a Disease versus just Treating the Disease is essential."

Life Quotes




There is literally 100's of important choices and decisions that we make everyday.

Changes and Improvements will only come from being aware of our choices, choices that we need to make everyday. We have to do more then just give money to charities, or receive from charities. We have to face it, Money will never solve our problems. Money only delays our problems temporally. Being aware of what choices we need to make everyday is the only sure way, and the only sustainable way, that we will ever have lasting changes and Improvements. And passing on this wisdom to people, and future generations, is the only way that we will ever free ourselves from making these same mistakes over and over again. A Charity that's Only asking for Money is not a Charity. You cannot just give money and expect to make a difference. A charity must have proven methods that clearly communicates the ways that people can improve their situation without relying on money or hand outs. That is why valuable knowledge and information (or improved education) must be combined with any kind of Aid that a person or persons receives. If I give you money I must also give you the necessary knowledge and information (or tools) you need, so that you can help improve your situation yourself as well as understand what money represents and how money can be used correctly to maximize it's value. So a Charity should mostly be about giving knowledge and Information and finding everyway possible to help people understand this knowledge and Information, so that people can take action, make changes and make the right choices. Raising awareness is more important then raising money, as long as the awareness can be translated into Action.

"Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he can feed himself for life."

Problems with the Red Cross
The Red Cross Secret Disaster   
Red Cross Misstates how dollars are spent  
How The Red Cross Raised Half A Billion Dollars For Haiti — And Built Six Homes

International Committee of the Red Cross

Disaster and Relief Money is being Stolen and Misused
Katrina, Sandy, Sri-Lanka, Haiti, just to name a few....We have to come up with a way that gives help and money directly to the people in need. We have to stop these scumbags from profiting from disasters and profiting from the suffering of people.

From Dust (2005) Movie | Aired: 04/24/2005 | Not Rated | 1 hr. 00 min.
In the wake of the devastating tsunami that hit Southeast Asia, this documentary explores the daily
struggles of three survivors and raises questions why locals in Sri Lanka weren't allowed to rebuild
their homes along the coastline due to corruption.
Tsunami of December 2004, 1 million people lost their homes, and the government stole relief money
and stole the land where people once lived and now they are building tourist hotels
I would boycott those hotels and force the government to do what is right

U.N. Commision on Human Rights 1988
Every human has the right to be protected from being arbitrarily displaced

"Disasters are not just from nature, they also come from our own governments."

Rusty Radiator terrible charity videos          Emergency Services

So people knew the value of knowledge hundreds of years ago. but for some reason the 21st century has forgotten it, or, it has been stolen or kept from us by ignorant criminals in power.

Philanthropy should never have to depend on Volunteering. And the word Volunteer should never be used when describing what someone needs to do or what society needs to do. There is a huge difference between 'Work' and 'Life'. Doing what's right and what's good should never need a reason or a word to describe it. Helping should just be a natural reaction that a human has when a human interacts with the world.

Altruism (wiki)    Gift (wiki)     Generosity (wiki)    Morals and Ethical Behavior    Humanitarian Aid 

Why do people who have the least give the most?  
The Poor Give More 

"We know that some of people who are giving back are the ones who have already taken too much. We should not idolize them or even thank them, because they're not doing anything special. What they're doing is not Philanthropy or Charity, it's just public relations bullshit. But if it's not dirty money, then it's not so bad to except it."   "People who take the most, sometimes give the most?"

World Giving Index 2014      Future World Giving     Tithe (wiki0

Countries who give the most and are more willing to help

Countries who give more and Volunteer more



62.6 Million Americans Volunteered nearly 7.7 Billion Hours last year
In 2013, one in four adults (25.4 percent) volunteered through an organization, demonstrating that volunteering remains an important activity for millions of Americans.
More than 138 million Americans (62.5 percent) also engaged in "informal volunteering" in their communities, which includes helping neighbors with such tasks as watching each other's children, helping with shopping, or house sitting.
$173 billion of service contributed. 32.1 volunteer hours per resident.
62.5% do favors for their neighbors. 27.0% frequently discuss politics with family or friends.
87.8% frequently eat dinner with other members of the household.
41.4% frequently talk with neighbors.   National   Export
Quick Stats
Two-thirds (68.5 percent) of Americans have dinner with their family virtually every day, while three in four (75.7 percent) see or hear from friends and family at least a few times a week, and more than a third (36.3 percent) are involved in a school, civic, recreational, religious, or other organization.
The top volunteer activities included fundraising or selling items to raise money (25.4 percent); collecting, preparing, distributing, or serving food (24.2 percent); providing transportation and general labor support (19.6 percent); tutoring and teaching youth (18 percent); mentoring youth (17.3 percent); and lending professional and management expertise (15 percent).
Volunteers are almost twice as likely to donate to charity as non-volunteers. Nearly eight in 10 (79.2 percent) volunteers donated to charity, compared to four in 10 (40.4 percent) of non-volunteers. Overall, half of all citizens (50.7 percent) donated at least $25 to charity in 2013.

 The Big 5:  Water - Food - Shelter - Energy - Education  W.F.S.E.E.


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