Hollywood actor and comedian Jack Black's campaign for homeless children in Uganda may have ripped us apart. But, this is just one case in point as international organizations are launching innumerable such campaigns for many other causes across the world.
Evidently, we really have a handful to worry about.
Amid political and socio-economic chaos, we forget the plight of many other people who do not have the basic necessities to survive.
A look at the categories of the projects that GlobalGiving is working on is proof of the same. Apart from division by countries, there are sub sections that deal with education, children, women and girls, health and economic development.
Needless to say, we know all the good work that some of the Hollywood celebrities have been doing. Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Richard Gere, Blake Shelton and many more have given their support and love for various projects across the world.
Technocrat Melinda Gates and Bill Gates and cricketer Stever Waugh too have joined the bandwagon of pledging to give something to the world.
'Michelle Rodriguez's Tearful Discovery In Peru', for instance deals with the child labour in the brick-making kiln in Peru where children as young as 2 years old have a back-breaking day after school turning the bricks to dry in the heat. While there are projects to help in their school, more is needed to help them.
Appealing for donation for varied reasons ranging from workers in the mines to education for the street children in Uganda, all these campaigns want is a little help and a diversion of attention from the political hullabaloo and social vendetta.
Some may worry that the donation that goes to a particular organization may not reach the right people. That restrains us from donating generously. But, you can be safe with the following sites:
- United Way
- Red Nose Day
- Global Giving
- American Heart Association
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
- American Kidney Fund
- American Refugee Committee International
- Breast Cancer Research Foundation
- Environmental Defence Fund
- Women for Women Organization
Help generously. Who knows, you could change several lives.