Here’s a list of the philanthropies mentioned in the pages of The Beauty Experiment.
The United Nations Population Fund, provides education, maternal fetal care and gender equality training around the world.
Po Leung Kuk provides social services for Hong Kong’s needy including women, children, families and recent immigrants. www.poleungkuk.org.hk/en/
SHUMAS, or Strategic Humanitarian Services in Cameroon works with African, American and European partners to promote sustainable rural development including school-building, biofarming, micro-lending, reforestation and adult literacy.
Kiva.org enables people of all income levels to invest in and support entrepreneurs in developing countries.
And here are a just a few non-profits with beautiful missions that directly help or positively affect people I know and places I’ve been. Building your own giving list can be an empowering way to cut through a vague and debilitating sense of guilt. We all do the best we can.
Toward Health and Happiness
The Arthritis Foundation is working toward cures for a disease that afflicts both young and old.
Out of the Darkness community walks raise funds for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Susan G. Komen For the Cure needs no introduction.
SeasIt provides recreation therapy to cancer patients to improve their quality of life and improve recovery prospects.
Education and Literacy
LA’s BEST provides afterschool education and enrichment in 189 of Los Angeles’s elementary public schools.
826 National heads up writing, tutoring and arts enrichment centers in eight U.S. cities.
DeepKids promotes school-age literacy and kid confidence in Savannah, Georgia.
Building a Better World
The Nature Conservancy “addresses the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale.”
Somaly Mam Foundation works to end trafficking in Southeast Asia
The Horse Shelter is a sanctuary for abused, abandoned and neglected horses in New Mexico