Living Water International is our current charity in focus.
Living Water International was formed nearly 20 years ago to serve the poorest of the poor. Many of these people suffer from water related diseases and parasites and many must travel and carry their water over long distances. For this reason Living Water International focuses on providing people with easy access to clean drinking water. They "
implement participatory, community-based water solutions in developing countries." Over the years they have "completed water projects for 7,000 communities in 26 countries." We are happy to support this very worthwhile cause. For more information visit their web site at www.water.cc.
Mercy Corps was our fall 2009 charity in focus.
Mercy Corps was founded in 1979 as Save the Refugees Fund in order to help Cambodian refugees. In 1981 their work was expanded to other countries and the name was changed to Mercy Corps. A change in their focus from relief assistance to providing long-term solutions to hunger and poverty came about at that time. Since that time their work has touched people in more than 74 nations. Along with their work to provide long-term solutions to hunger and poverty Mercy Corps also continues in their relief work. Please consider assisting Mercy Corps in their very important work. Visit their web site at www.mercycorps.org to find out more about the important work they are doing.
We are pleased to use a portion of our profits to support this worthy organization and its work.
Feed the Children was our fall 2008 charity in focus.
This organization has been helping hungry and hurting people for nearly 30 years and has assisted children and families in over 100 countries. It is a Christian, international, non-profit relief organization that provides help to those in need free of charge and is one of the world's largest private organizations offering this type of relief. Feed the Children delivers food, medicine, clothing and other items to those who are in need due to famine, war, poverty or natural disaster. In the U. S. their focus is on distributing food to needy families. They work with corporate partners who donate surplus foods and other supplies and with individual donors who help defray the transportation costs for these donations. Their international focus is on providing food, medical assistance, emergency relief and creating sustainable development. One of their key goals is to help needy families to become self-sufficient. You can visit their web site by clicking on our link or going to www.feedthechildren.org.
World Vision was our summer 2008 charity in focus.
Did you realize that one child dies from hunger every seven seconds? That adds up to 14,000 children every day! World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that is working to alleviate that horrendous problem. They are fighting against the global food crisis by working with children, families and communities worldwide. Founded in the 1950's they have a long history of helping people in need by confronting the causes of injustice and poverty. Their goal of building a better world for children is one we strongly believe in. One of the ways they do this is by helping families and communities become self-sustaining. They work to provide access for children and communities in need to clean water, health care, education, and good nutrition. After assisting to provide for immediate needs World Vision will work with a community to find ways it can become self-reliant. It gives us great pleasure to focus on this worthwhile organization. We hope you will visit their web site at www.worldvision.org to find out more about them and their current work to provide Family Survival Kits for families affected by the devastating earthquake in China, the assistance they are giving in the Philippines to people in need after the recent typhoon, the teams and relief items that have been sent out to assist the victims of the flooding in the Midwest, and their work to help children in Africa who are affected by the AIDS crisis.
The World Wildlife Fund was our spring 2008 charity in focus.
World Wildlife Fund was established over 45 years ago and works in over 100 countries around the world in an effort to protect endangered species and endangered habitats and to address global environmental threats. They are the largest multinational conservation organization in the world. Their mission is the conservation of nature, which of course fits right in with ours. Please visit their web site at www.worldwildlife.org to learn more about the important work they are doing.