Hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion, disabilities, restricted access to participation in the democratic process. These are just some of the many manifestations of poverty. More than 40 million Americans live in poverty, but we can eradicate poverty. As Nelson Mandela said, "Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the action of human beings."
At the age of 12, Eloise Gould was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma and her world turned upside down. In an instant, the Gould family became one of the 43 families who received a childhood cancer diagnosis that day.
After a year of intensive treatment, the cancer returned. They were told that she had less than a 2% chance of living. It was shocking to learn that doctors had been delivering that same, bleak outlook to families like theirs for more than 30 years.
The Goulds said goodbye to their precious girl just a few short months later.
Beyond #GivingTuesday: How Your Donation Can Make an Even Bigger, Longer-Term Impact through Workplace Giving
Last year on #GivingTuesday, individuals, civic coalitions, nonprofits, schools, and businesses in all 50 states raised more than $380 million online in the United States alone. Not too shabby for a one-day fundraising event. But did you know donations made by employees through workplace giving campaigns generate more than $5 billion each year? That’s about 13 times more than what #GivingTuesday generates.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service agency offering services in 21 counties and seven independent cities in northern and central Virginia that comprise the Diocese of Arlington. The mission of Catholic Charities is to serve the most vulnerable and poor of mind, body, and spirit by offering programs that help clients recognize their abilities, develop self-sufficiency, and maintain dignity. Regardless of faith, background, or circumstance, Catholic Charities helps ALL in need through a range of programs and services such as:
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is fighting for a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are truly equal -- from the board room to the homeroom, from the corner store to the ER, and in every single community we call home.
I have always counted myself lucky to be able to work in a field that directly impacts the lives of talented young people preparing themselves for a bright future. As a former president of an HBCU (Historically Black College or University), the majority of students whom I met were intent on creating a future for themselves and their families that brought economic stability.
Diabetes Awareness Month aims to raise awareness for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes through education and advocacy. More than 100 million adults and children in the U.S. currently live with diabetes or prediabetes. The focus of this year’s Diabetes Awareness Month is on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.