Every year, millions of children die from preventable causes such as pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and undernutrition. Hunger is still causing nearly half of deaths in children under 5 years old. From this data, we estimate at least 6,200 children die each day from causes related to undernutrition. This is heartbreaking.
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) believes hope starts with food. As a Christian nonprofit, FMSC is dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development.
FMSC meals are developed by food science and nutrition professionals to supplement nutritional needs and reduce problems with malnutrition. Nutrition allows children to grow, thrive and develop to their full potential.
Since 1994, the Women’s Prison Book Project (WPBP) has provided women and transgender persons in prison with free reading materials covering a wide range of topics from law and education (dictionaries, GED, etc.) to fiction, politics, history, and women’s health. We are an all-volunteer, grassroots organization.
Every year, Animal Humane Society provides direct care and services to help nearly 100,000 animals in need across Minnesota.
As one of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, AHS is transforming the way shelters care for animals and engage their communities. From innovative medical and behavior programs to investments in outreach and advocacy, we’re advancing animal welfare and creating a more humane world for animals everywhere.
Sojourner’s mission is to provide emergency shelter, support, and legal advocacy services to those victimized by domestic violence and other forms of interpersonal violence. To that end, we provide services to victims of dating violence and sexual assault. Our ultimate goal encourages the change from crisis to stability and the transition from victim to survivor. In order to build safer communities, Sojourner conducts outreach activities and specifically designed presentations to heighten public awareness and engage groups and individuals in educational opportunities to prevent future victims and abusers. All Sojourner services are confidential and free of charge.
Fondation pour les Enfants d'Haiti (FEH) is a non-profit organization established in Haiti in 1989 to continue the work begun earlier in the 1980's under the name of Caribbean View Home for Children. FEH is managed and directed by Haitians, under the leadership of Gladys Thomas, and the people who know best the needs of the children of their country and how to work within that country. It's US Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers dedicated to serving children through FEH.
The Foundation’s commitment and effectiveness is rooted in the fact that it is a Haitian organization. FCH was established by a Haitian woman, and has always been operated by Haitians. The staff is experienced and capable. They understand and respect Haitian people and culture. And, since Haiti is their home, they are committed to the long term development of the country.
The Foundation for the Children of Haiti employs 236 Haitians in its various programs. In a country where the unemployment rate is around 70 - 80%, secure and steady jobs are almost impossible to find. Some of the FEH staff come from backgrounds of poverty, and many would otherwise be unemployed. Providing 236 families with the means to support themselves, while changing the lives of those they care for, is a very significant aspect of FEH's work.
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