As I mentioned in my bio, I daily strive to live my life guided by love and Jesus. Both of those things compel me to live a life dedicated to helping others and making a difference, so I hope you join me too!
Here’s some posts, causes and organizations to check out:
- Reach Out and Read – A great organization and place to volunteer
- Amani Ya Juu – Help women in Africa with these amazing products
- Fun Finds GoneReading Edition – A company that’s about giving back
- Breaking Out of a Broken System – A book to help you change the world (plus all the profits go to Palmetto Medical Initiative)!
- 4 (Or More) Questions with Todd Lawton | Founder of Out of Print Clothing – A fabulous site for bookish awesomeness and for every item purchased, a book is donated.
Human Trafficking and Slavery
Slavery exists more today than any other time period. And it’s not just in the far corners of the world, but our own backyard (161 countries report trafficking and slavery). Here’s some facts:
- It involves the sex trade, labor trafficking, people being made to work in sub-human conditions in factories and farms and shadow businesses worldwide.
- People’s lives are bought and sold and traded and shipped off, never to return, for $90 or less a piece.
- As many as 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States annually.
- 80% of human trafficking victims are women.
- The slavery “industry” rakes in $32 billion dollars each year.
Making a Difference for Kids
Whether it’s access to clean water, basic food, education or helping when a disaster hits, these organizations are making a difference in the lives of children around the world.
- 67 million primary-school-age children are not enrolled in school.
- Today, more than 19,000 children under age 5 will die of preventable causes such as diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia.
- More than 4,000 children under age 5 die each day from diseases spread by unsafe water or lack of basic sanitation and hygiene.
- One in seven people in the world will go to bed hungry tonight.
- 1.4 billion people worldwide are living on less than $1.25 a day.
- 22 percent of American children live in poverty.
- More than 90 percent of natural disaster-related deaths occur in developing countries
*Stats from the different websites mentioned*
As you know I’m also a big sports fan. I love that these athletes/coaches are doing some awesome things around the world. You should check out their books and foundations. You’ll be inspired.
Dungy Family Foundation | Quiet Strength | 4 Questions with Tony Dungy
Brees Dream Foundation | Coming Back Stronger
Tim Tebow Foundation | Through My Eyes