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Movement 52: Disaster Relief in the Philippines

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About the Disaster Relief in the Philippines

“On Nov. 8th one of the strongest typhoon in history collided with the Philippines completely
destroy everything in it’s path. This powerful storm has left over 3,500 people dead and over 2 million people displaced and in need of help! The Red Cross has been on the front lines of these relief effort. Until 12/4 any shirt purchased will donate $6-$8 to the Red Cross to support their relief efforts in the Philippines! ***This campaign is not endorsed by the Red Cross.  It is an independent fundraiser taken on solely by Movement 52 LLC.”

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About the Design:  The swirling waves symbolize the chaos the Philippines is currently experiencing, and the positive message reminds us of the good that can come from our greatest struggles.

“Often in the darkest skies we see the brightest starts.”

To learn more about Movement 52 and where this content was taken, click here.

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Kaleidoscope of Colors

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Mark Your Calendars for The 29th Annual Planting Hope Gala:

Kaleidoscope of Colors

Saturday, October 12, 2013

5:30 in the Evening

Paradise Point Resort, San Diego

-Inspiring stories of transformation

-Sunset, cocktails, and silent auction on the Paradise Lawn overlooking Mission Bay

-Sumptuous dinner accompanied with California wine

-Live auction, Opportunity Drawing, and Fund-A-Need auction

-Free and convenient parking

Proceeds go toward empowering the rural poor to improve their lives and land.

To learn more about Plant with Purpose, click here.

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Operation Smile

Working in more than 60 countries, Operation Smile is an international medical humanitarian organization who provide free services to children across the globe. Operation Smile is made up of volunteers who provide safe, effective, and free surgeries for cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facials deformities.

The volunteers for Operation Smile are made up of credentialed medical surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, nurses, and other professionals who “donate [their] time and talent throughout the world, giving children a new chance at life.”

Operations Smile believes that “all children deserve to live their lives with dignity. And for those suffering from cleft lip, cleft palate, or other facial deformities, dignity begins with a smile.”

 A few facts about Operation Smile and cleft conditions:
  • Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft condition.
  • As little as $240 can change a child’s life forever.
  • A cleft-lip or cleft palate can prevent eating or drinking.
  • The surgeries can take as little as 45 minutes.
  • Each year, more than 200,000 children are born with cleft lips and cleft palates.
  • Cleft lip or cleft palate can create ear disease, dental problems, and improper speech development.

There are many ways to volunteer your time for Operation Smile:

 To learn more about cleft conditions and the problems they create, click here.
 To learn more about Operation Smile, click here.
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Soles4Souls

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic and work in some of the poorest villages. In these villages, large families lived in small shacks; living only about two miles away from the beautiful beaches along the Caribbean. However, many of the children had never stepped foot in the gorgeous clear water or even in the warm sand. Although we might find that a crime to live so close to the beach and never experience it, that was the least of their worries. One thing that stood out amongst everything was how little they had. Some children had little clothes and almost no one had shoes. No shoes? How could someone walk around in the glass and rock filed dirt roads with no shoes? Unfortunately, about 300 million children* in the world walk around without shoes every day. Fortunately, there are many ways you can help put shoes on these barefoot children. One unique organization is Soles4Souls.

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Sharedhope.org

Shared Hope International exists to rescue and restore women and children in crisis. We are leaders in a worldwide effort to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking and slavery through education and public awareness.

Sexual Slavery. The term preferred by Shared Hope International in reference to human trafficking. Shared Hope expresses their reasoning, “Speak to a victim, and you will not hear that she was “trafficked.” You will hear that she was traumatically raped and brutalized by someone whose sole purpose was to take away her personhood and convert her body into cash. You will hear her tell how men of every age and description act out their violent fantasies on her, and how she becomes both a joke and a criminal in the eyes of her community. Hear her story and it will be clear that she has no one in the world to be her defender.”

Shared Hope International is a fantastic non-profit organization that works with local organizations to fight sexual slavery. Since 1998, they have conquered the world of human trafficking through three action-oriented imperatives: prevent, rescue & restore, and bring justice. Within these three actions, they specifically help the victims of the sex trade, offering safe shelter, therapy, spiritual and physical healing, education and vocational training, and strong dedication to transforming policy and legislation within the law to  provide protection and justice for these victims. While working hand in hand with victims, they also promote community awareness, offering many different training sessions on specific issues or for specific audiences.

This organization is working hard to transform the lives of the sex trade victims, but needs you to help. There are may ways for you to get involved at Shared Hope International:

To find out more about Shared Hope International, click here.

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Water Changes Everything

Charity Water donates 100% of its public donations to water projects, which bring clean and safe drinking water to those in developing nations. The cool thing about this non-profit organization is that literally every penny “goes to people in need. Private donors, foundations and sponsors cover [their] operating costs — everything from staff salaries to basic office systems to office rent and supplies. This allows [them] to continue using 100% of public donations for water projects. Even the credit card fees from your donation are sponsored” to insure your donation is used properly.

Charity Water has successfully provided clean water to 91 projects in clinics/hospitals,  703 projects in schools, and 5,391 projects in communities. Charity Water continues to grow and provide clean water to developing countries, but the unique part of this organization is their website provides proof of every project. Every project can be found through the use of google maps, along with a detailed description of the location, what was successfully accomplished, and who they partnered with. In addition, Charity Water breaks down the process of your donation, step by step, so you know exactly how your money is being used and proving to you 100% of your donation is going directly to water projects.

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