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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Rohingya Refugee Crisis


It is estimated that over 400,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border to Bangladesh since late August. The Rohingya, an ethnic minority in Myanmar, have long faced violence and persecution at home. These refugees must travel for days to reach safety from the violence they face at home. Several charities are helping to provide food, clothing, shelter, and more to those impacted. Please consider supporting the highly rated charities below, who are helping to provide relief to the Rohingyan refugees.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Charity Navigator Provides Necessary Resource For Donors in Times of Crisis

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At Charity Navigator, our staff works every day to publish ratings and information about charities and giving with the aim of informing donations. We focus on helping donors feel comfortable with the process of giving and helping them trust the charities they are supporting.  Users access our site and ratings throughout the year, but the bulk of donations made through our Giving Basket, come in the last week of December.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Severe Flooding in South Asia



Heavy flooding throughout South Asia has displaced millions and resulted in over one thousand deaths. From food shortages to water-borne diseases to the destruction of schools and hospitals, it is estimated that over 41 million people have been impacted by the record breaking flooding. Below are 4 rated charities working to provide the services and support that those impacted by the flooding in South Asia need. Please consider supporting their work.

Islamic Relief USA: Islamic Relief USA strives to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy, and diseases worldwide regardless of color, race, religion, or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Incorporated in California in 1993, Islamic Relief operates a wide variety of projects, including education and training, water and sanitation, income generation, orphan support, health and nutrition, and emergency relief.


GlobalGiving: GlobalGiving works to build an efficient, open, thriving marketplace that connects people who have community and world-changing ideas with people who can support them. Our vision is to unleash the potential of people around the world to make positive change happen. GlobalGiving is an online marketplace that connects you to the causes and countries you care about.

MedShare: MedShare's mission is to improve the quality of life for people and the planet. MedShare is dedicated to improving healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of the surplus of medical supplies and equipment to those most in need. We collect surplus medical supplies and equipment from hospitals, distributors and manufacturers, and then redistribute it to qualified healthcare facilities in the developing world.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Charity Navigator Discusses Giving in the Wake of a Disaster



Charity Navigator is committed to helping individuals increase their intelligent giving. Whether it’s at the end of the year or immediately following a disaster, Charity Navigator is here with unbiased charity ratings, complementary tools, and helpful tips.


In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the devastation it has caused along the Texas coast, in Houston and the surrounding areas, we are sharing a few quick tips for how to help.