"WHEN YOU DO NOTHING, YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED AND POWERLESS.
BUT WHEN YOU GET INVOLVED,
YOU FEEL A SENSE OF HOPE AND ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT COMES FROM KNOWING YOU ARE WORKING TOWARDS A BETTER TOMORROW"
Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market foundation that funds poverty alleviation worldwide where the company sources products. The nonprofit’s mission is to empower the world’s poorest people with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As of December 2016, Whole Planet Foundation is alleviating poverty through microfinance partners in the United States and 68 other countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America. To date, the nonprofit has disbursed $63 million dollars through microlending partners worldwide, funding 1.9 million microloans and 10.5 million opportunities for a better life for microentrepreneurs and their family members.
The biggest reason so many people don't get involved in any of the many ways to bring about a much needed change is simply because they do not know how to go about getting involved so in an effort to inform the masses
Each month this site will be updated with new information and outlets on when, where and how to get involved in making a difference. Keeping in mind the fact that each and every person is unique and has multitudes of different things that they are passionate about, the cause chosen for each month may not be ideal for everyone, but it is encouraged to keep checking back until something is seen that hits close to home. An even more effective alternative is to search around for something that peaks interest.
Remember, NO GESTURE IS EVER TOO SMALL. Don't sit around and wait for others to take charge, be the much needed change in this world
There are those who believe that some human lives are worth more than others. Rose Mapendo is not one of them. As a victim of unimaginable violence, Rose understands the struggle to remain hopeful. Through a spiritual and incredible journey, she has transformed from a victim into an inspiring testimony that what seems impossible, is possible. Acting as a voice for the voiceless, she is working to create a better future for her people, and for the world. If she can be here today against all things possible, then she can create the same possibility for other women… that is her vision.
Through outreach, training, and partnerships the causes for a change organization impacts communities in the areas of health, and education that lead to economic self-sufficiency with a focus on women, children and persons with disabilities.
And that’s just the beginning.
The United State of Women is dedicated to being the megaphone for the gender equality movement. Providing you with the tools you need to get involved by connecting you with the organizations that are championing the causes you care about. Take action and get involved today. Together, our small actions can make a big impact.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is a non—profit corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. Since 1984, NCMEC has served as the national clearinghouse and resource center for families, victims, private organizations, law enforcement and the public on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children.
Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks and the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Together, they help provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs.
To accomplish their ambitious goals, the WWF works to educate and influence people into making sustainable choices and decisions, including those who work in business and make decisions around the use of natural resources, and those who work in government and set policy that impacts nature.