When Sharing Makes a Difference
We think it’s important to share the good work of others wherever we find it. Here are 3 worth sharing; these organizations are doing some pretty amazing things.
The Steve Aoki Charitable Fund- International DJ, producer, and fashion designer Steve Aoki has long been known for his many philanthropic ventures. His recognition from the music and nonprofit communities include the MTV Latin America's Chiuka Award, which highlights celebrities who use their positive influence to contribute and develop special projects that bring about social change in the world. The Steve Aoki Charitable Fund supports a range of organizations in the neuroscience field, and is especially focused on doing research on regenerative medicine, brain health and preservation to prevent and to fight diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and more. His dream is to someday see a world where degenerative brain diseases don’t exist anymore.
Miracle Messages- Founder and CEO Kevin Adler, was deeply affected by his own uncle's 30-year struggle with mental illness and homelessness and so Adler searched for ways to bring family members back together again. He found that many homeless people were no longer in touch with their friends and family. Based on a dedicated team of volunteers, Miracle Messages was created to help find connections for the homeless with loved ones in the hopes of creating communications and possible in-person reunions. His goal is to reconnect at least 1% of the homeless with their families by 2021.
Innovation: Africa- Social entrepreneur Sivan Ya’ari worked as a graduate student in Madagascar overseeing the manufacture of American designer jeans. There she saw the daily challenges of Africans living in poverty: women and children spending hours each day carrying water and firewood to their homes. Her project has helped transform the lives of over one million people in rural African villages by providing electricity, clean water and vaccines - all with the help of solar power .The organization has brought power to schools, orphanages, medical clinics and water pumping systems in Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The goal for Ya'ari is to create a lasting change for Africans living in poverty one step at a time.
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