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Breaking Out of a Broken System

Let’s combat Malaria. Check out Breaking Out of a Broken System written by Seth and Chandler Bolt and you can help save a life. Available March 4th on Amazon. All funds from this book support the Palmetto Medical Initiative.

  • Palmetto Medical Initiative is revolutionizing the approach to medical intervention in the developing world by moving beyond relief to achieve long-term improvements in health.
  • In a world where nearly half the population lives on less than $2 per day (Source: UN, 2013), socialized healthcare BOLT 2 ystems are overcrowded, poorly equipped, and underfunded. PMI is bridging the gap between ineffective, socialized care and unaffordable, private care. PMI exists to transform communities by improving the quality of accessible healthcare through a model of empowerment andsustainability.
  • 1.2 million people die from malaria each year because many villages receive only 3-4 months’ worth of medicine for an entire year. PMI is able to provide medicine to people in life-or-death situations thanks to donations made by generous people like you.
  • When we found out that one $4-pill could save a family of children from losing their father — and a mother from losing her child — our first thought was “how can we come up with 10,000 of those pills?!”
  • That became our mission and it forced us to come up with a creative way to raise money for charity using art, entrepreneurship, and social media to save our brothers and sisters from dying of a curable disease. For each book we sell, $4 is donated to PMI. Thank you for making a difference!

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How to Shock a Celebrity

“These are the 7 diseases that are affecting and destroying the lives of so many people. Yet, they are so easily preventable. With your help we can see the end!”

To learn more about Sevenly, click here.

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Stand for Freedom

27 Hours – 27 Million

March 5 – 15, 2013

How it Works

-Recruit 270 People

-Raise $2,700

-Get 1,000 Signatures

To learn more about Stand for Freedom, click here.

To learn more about IJM, click here.

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From a Humanitarian

The fact is that this generation — yours, my generation … we’re the first generation that can look at poverty and disease, look across the ocean to Africa and say with a straight face, we can be the first to end this sort of stupid extreme poverty, where in the world of plenty, a child can die for lack of food in it’s belly. – Bono

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The Hunger Site

CharityUSA has created a wonderful shopping website, The Hunger Site, where every purchase fights famine in the Horn of Africa and combats hunger in the United States. Each item purchased funds at least 25 cups of food for the hungry. They provided all kinds of shopping, such as jewelry, dresses, purses, home decor, chocolate, coffee, Fair Trade Certified items, and you can even purchase a goat for a family.

The Hunger Site contributes its profits through partnerships. They partner with Feeding America, Millennium Promise, and Mercy Corps.

Here are a few samples of The Hunger Sites works:

-Clean Water for Children

-Beekeeping training in Central America

-Bicycles for Zambian Health Workers

-High-efficiency Stoves for Darfur Refugees

-Emergency Relief for the Crisis in Pakistan

To learn more about The Hunger Site, click here.
To purchase items from The Hunger Site, click here.
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World Day of Social Justice

The United Nations has chosen today, February 20th, 2012, to commemorate social justice and to challenge people to if be aware of the injustices being committed everyday on a world-wide scale. Here on Rediscovering Social Justice, we each decided to commemorate today by defining social justice and talking about what the term means to each of us individually. If you take the time to read our ramblings, we thank-you, and we also encourage you to share your own ramblings with someone else today as well.

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Project 7: Projects for Good

Greed. Pride. Gluttony. These are just a few of the notorious seven deadly sins. But what if we turned those seven sins upside down? Project 7 does just that. For example, “instead of focusing on a person who is gluttonous, focus on helping the person who has nothing to eat.” Project 7 accomplishes their goal to make a positive difference through seven different global needs. Heal the Sick. Save the Earth. House the Homeless. Feed the Hungry. Quench the Thirsty. Teach Them Well. And Hope for Peace. There are three ways Project 7 accomplishes these global needs:

1. Funding: “You buy. We give.” Their intension is not for you to buy more stuff, just change what you buy. Project 7 offers their products online and at several retail locations. Their products include: water, coffee, t-shirts, mints, and gum.

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Free2Work App

Now days most people own a smart phone, specifically the android or the more popular iphone. Did you know there is an App for these two phones that can help make a difference? With one simple App, you can find information on the relation of trafficking and other labor abuses to your favorite products. As we try to be conscious consumers, Free2Work provides an easy to use App that scans the barcodes of your products, which then provides information regarding the company of your product and a rating based on the company’s “efforts to prevent and to address forced and child labor”. Check out their video below for more information.

To upload the App for the android, click here.

To upload the App for the iphone, click here.

To find more information about Free2Work, click here.

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