September 15th, 2011
unicef:

CAN YOU SEE ME?
Caradine, 13
Caradine sits in an empty classroom in Man, a western town in Côte d’Ivoire where hundreds of people took shelter during the recent post-election conflict. Caradine’s school, like many around the country, was closed due to political instability. As a UNICEF-trained volunteer peer educator, she spent her time teaching displaced children about hygiene, sanitation and other critical life skills. Many people have since returned home, but the situation remains unstable.Côte d’Ivoire, 2011 ©UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0411/AsselinYou can receive UNICEF’s “Can You See Me” (and other images from UNICEF) on your iPhone by visiting: http://bit.ly/nWsSp2

I was at Pottery Barn today, getting a gift for my friend’s upcoming wedding, and I was very happy to see that FEED and UNICEF have partnered up for a Pottery Barn-exclusive water bottle that benefits UNICEF’s Tap Project, an effort to bring clean water to those in need. FEED also created several other products for Pottery Barn.
I’m so passionate about helping others. I love what the organizations like FEED are doing for not only other societies around the world, but for our own society. It’s so important to be a global citizen, you know? 
Keep questioning,Sara 

unicef:

CAN YOU SEE ME?

Caradine, 13

Caradine sits in an empty classroom in Man, a western town in Côte d’Ivoire where hundreds of people took shelter during the recent post-election conflict. Caradine’s school, like many around the country, was closed due to political instability. As a UNICEF-trained volunteer peer educator, she spent her time teaching displaced children about hygiene, sanitation and other critical life skills. Many people have since returned home, but the situation remains unstable.

Côte d’Ivoire, 2011 ©UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0411/Asselin

You can receive UNICEF’s “Can You See Me” (and other images from UNICEF) on your iPhone by visiting: http://bit.ly/nWsSp2

I was at Pottery Barn today, getting a gift for my friend’s upcoming wedding, and I was very happy to see that FEED and UNICEF have partnered up for a Pottery Barn-exclusive water bottle that benefits UNICEF’s Tap Project, an effort to bring clean water to those in need. FEED also created several other products for Pottery Barn.

I’m so passionate about helping others. I love what the organizations like FEED are doing for not only other societies around the world, but for our own society. It’s so important to be a global citizen, you know? 

Keep questioning,
Sara 

June 10th, 2011

letsbe-the-change:

Interview with Halima, 11 years old, who sews for Hanes.

Reblogged from: globallabourrights

This is absolutely heartbreaking. I could only watch 4 minutes of this before I had to press pause. Exploiting children to make money disgusts me.

Today, I’m going to check out the link above to Global Labour Rights to learn more about what I can do to help children like Halima. And I’m going to stop buying Hanes products.

Keep questioning,
Sara

(via thegirlandtheworld)

June 7th, 2011

The Love Alliance

loveatfirstlistenpromo:

Mission: To educate individuals on various issues of social injustice such as world poverty, clean water, sickness, human trafficking, homelessness, the environment, and oppression.
Founder(s): David & Lauren Ranzino
Get Involved: Check out the action page on their website.
Website: http://www.thelovealliance.net/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thelovealliance?ref=s 

Another beautiful non-profit organization to follow.

Have to add this to my charities list!

Keep questioning,
Sara 

(Source: , via humantraffickingexists)

May 25th, 2011
doctorswithoutborders:

Pakistan has one of the highest rates of maternal and infant mortality in Central Asia. It is a particular problem in embattled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, where access to medical care of any kind is limited and insecurity makes it even harder to reach treatment when needed.
As so often happens, the toll of a situation like this falls heavily on women and children. After evaluating obstetric and gynecological needs in and around Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s main city, Peshawar, MSF decided to build a 30-bed reference hospital that is dedicated solely to women and is furnished with a labor and delivery room and an operating room.
Photo: Pakistan 2010 © Ton Koene

I’m passionate about raising awareness of global issues. I know that not everyone can commit to saving the world, but if each of us targets an issue we’re passionate about, and we work with others to make good, we can ultimately create a better world.
Keep questioning,Sara 

doctorswithoutborders:

Pakistan has one of the highest rates of maternal and infant mortality in Central Asia. It is a particular problem in embattled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, where access to medical care of any kind is limited and insecurity makes it even harder to reach treatment when needed.

As so often happens, the toll of a situation like this falls heavily on women and children. After evaluating obstetric and gynecological needs in and around Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s main city, Peshawar, MSF decided to build a 30-bed reference hospital that is dedicated solely to women and is furnished with a labor and delivery room and an operating room.

Photo: Pakistan 2010 © Ton Koene

I’m passionate about raising awareness of global issues. I know that not everyone can commit to saving the world, but if each of us targets an issue we’re passionate about, and we work with others to make good, we can ultimately create a better world.

Keep questioning,
Sara 

(via doctorswithoutborders)

March 30th, 2011
unicef:

PHOTO OF THE WEEK - March 29, 2011
Zambia, 2010: Two-year-old Bright smiles at his aunt and primary caretaker Leontina in Mulebambushi Village. Bright acquired HIV in utero, and his mother, Yvonne, died of an AIDS-related illness last year. Services to prevent the mother-to-child transmission of HIV are now available in their district, and Bright is receiving life-saving antiretroviral medicines.
©UNICEF/Christine Nesbitthttp://www.unicef.org/photography

As heart-wrenching as the work is, I’m so in love with the idea of working for a non-profit. I wish more of them would get on tumblr!
Keep questioning,Sara

unicef:

PHOTO OF THE WEEK - March 29, 2011

Zambia, 2010: Two-year-old Bright smiles at his aunt and primary caretaker Leontina in Mulebambushi Village. Bright acquired HIV in utero, and his mother, Yvonne, died of an AIDS-related illness last year. Services to prevent the mother-to-child transmission of HIV are now available in their district, and Bright is receiving life-saving antiretroviral medicines.

©UNICEF/Christine Nesbitt
http://www.unicef.org/photography

As heart-wrenching as the work is, I’m so in love with the idea of working for a non-profit. I wish more of them would get on tumblr!

Keep questioning,
Sara

March 26th, 2011

An ongoing list of charities, etc. on tumblr

I hope that more charities will be joining tumblr’s ranks, so in an effort to raise awareness of different organizations and their missions, I’m creating a list of these groups & their tumblr presence!

That’s all I could find… I would love to see more charities flock to tumblr (charity: water, water.org, Three Avocados, Courtney’s House, One Day’s Wages, etc.). If you have any to add to the list, please comment below!

Keep questioning,
Sara

Edit 7/31 - I need to catalogue/better organize this list… hang tight!

March 11th, 2011
laughingsquid:

Treasure Island Can Scuplture

Part of the honors program’s mission on campus is civic engagement. In addition to my courses this semester, I’m taking a 1-credit option based on Philabundance’s annual Canstruction competition! In the fall, we decided to draft a sculpture of our own and submit an application for the competition. We’ve made it past the first round and will be can-structing our very own structure during the overnight build session in May.
All of the sculptures must be made purely of canned foods (like the image above), and after the pieces are judged all of the food goes to Philabundance! What a fun way to donate time and energy to a great cause. Can’t wait to get started!
Keep questioning,Sara 

laughingsquid:

Treasure Island Can Scuplture

Part of the honors program’s mission on campus is civic engagement. In addition to my courses this semester, I’m taking a 1-credit option based on Philabundance’s annual Canstruction competition! In the fall, we decided to draft a sculpture of our own and submit an application for the competition. We’ve made it past the first round and will be can-structing our very own structure during the overnight build session in May.

All of the sculptures must be made purely of canned foods (like the image above), and after the pieces are judged all of the food goes to Philabundance! What a fun way to donate time and energy to a great cause. Can’t wait to get started!

Keep questioning,
Sara