Archive for the ‘Homeless’ Category

Bringing equality, protection, health and education services to children is what UNICEF is all about. The United Nation’s Children’s Fund is a global movement for children and the advocacy of children all over the world. With the help of national committees, country programmes, the help of volunteers and generous donations, UNICEF works to provide educational tools to children, prevent the spread of diseases like HIV/AIDs and malaria, and provides emergency humanitarian assistance during natural and man-made disasters.

UNICEF advocates for children about topics pertaining to nutrition, exercise, life skills, education, health, and so much more. They are a leader in providing care and help for children who have been abused, abandoned and become refugee’s from war ravaged countries. UNICEF gives these children a voice.

To learn more about what UNICEF has done, is doing, and will be doing in the future visit unicef.org.

ShelterBox is there when disaster strikes to provide emergency shelters and lifesaving supplies. The International disaster relief charity that provides big, green boxes to those who have been victims of natural disasters such as when the monstrous earthquake hit Japan over six weeks ago.

Inside these green boxes are practical and urgently needed equipment. Each box contains one disaster relief tent that holds up to 10 people, a children’s pack (crayons, pens, coloring books), blankets, sheets, gloves, malaria nets, water purification systems, a tool kit (for self sufficiency), and a stove (wood burning or multi-fuel). The boxes are adapted to address the victims in different areas of the world affected by different disasters. Those experiencing devastation after a tsunami may not be affected in the same way as those who have experienced an earthquake’s devastation.

Learn how you can get involved and help ShelterBox. Check out their Young ShelterBox area too for Scouts and Teachers.

Can you imagine a place that exists where an entire group of people are systematically and deliberately destroyed based on their ethnicity, race, religion or nationality? One would think that after the Holocaust that genocide would no longer be an issue. It still is but the group behind the Not on Our Watch Project is attempting to stop the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan and beyond.

Genocide was legally defined by the United Nations in 1948 as, “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”

The Not On Our Watch Project was created by Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, David Pressman and Jerry Weintraub to offer lifesaving humanitarian assistance to the vulnerable, marginalized and displaced. The group is also committed to stopping the mass atrocities of genocide still being carried out all over the world and to giving the voice to the victims of such crimes.

One of the biggest projects that Not On Our Watch focused on was creating the DigitalGlobe and Satellite Sentinel Project which uses satellite imagery to track, document and monitor the violence happening in the Sudan in real-time.

Homelessness and hunger are problems throughout the world. Bloomington is no different. When thinking about Bloomington, most only think of IU’s impressive campus, but the homeless and hungry are there as well; however, even though it is not in the forefront, there are several services available in Bloomington there to help the needy.

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From the front page, “At Poverty & Homelessness Issues and Resources, our mission is to raise awareness about the poverty and homelessness facing the world every day. We promise to provide resources and information to help those in need, as well as assist in educating others on ways to help. Even a little can go a long way to someone who has little to no resources.”

Please visit Poverty & Homelessness Issues and Resources for information if you are in need of help or want to lend a helping hand. You are not alone. We are all in this together.

Homelessness is a huge problem plaguing large numbers of men, women, and children in Houston, Texas. It is estimated that at least 1 in 5 Houston children are at or below poverty level. In a city with the third highest homeless population in the United Sates, there is a large demand for volunteers. This could mean searching the available options or even creating your own organization. Will you volunteer to help Houston’s homeless?

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Give Free Food, Mammograms, Books, and Healthcare. And Help Animal Rescues and Protect Wildlife While Your at It!
The Hunger Site is the ultimate source for helping feed the hungry, protect the rainforest, combat illiteracy, help rescue animals and cultivate peace. Just by going to the website and clicking on the “Click
Daily” button allows you to feed one person with one cup of food. But the charity doesn’t stop there.

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