Giving

A highlight of my favorite charities.

Right to Be Free
Right To Be Free is dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking (modern day slavery). It funds the rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked children, the most vulnerable victims of human trafficking, and raise awareness of this global epidemic while working to stop this criminal industry.

Over 45 million adults and children are victims of forced labor, bonded labor and sex slavery every year; the majority are women and children. It has a devastating impact on the individual victims, who suffer physical and emotional abuse, threats against self and family, and even death. But the impact of human trafficking goes beyond these victims; it undermines the health, safety and security of every nation it touches. The eradication of human trafficking is one of the paramount challenges of our time.

Women for Women International
Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies.

 
 
 

Heifer International
Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, they are empowered to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope. With gifts of livestock and training, Heifer projects help families improve their nutrition and generate income in sustainable ways. The animals are treated as “living loans” because in exchange for their livestock and training, families agree to give one of its animal’s offspring to another family in need. It’s called Passing on the Gift – a cornerstone of Heifer International’s mission that creates an ever-expanding network of hope and peace.