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Consider Giving to Non-Profits on #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Giving TuesdayEncourage your child’s giving spirit for #GivingTuesday, “a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season.”  The first-time campaign launches today (as an antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday) and hopes to spread a “great tradition of generosity.”

Visit GivingTuesday.org to learn more about the campaign and read about various non-profit organizations.  You can also consider the child- and family-focused foundations below that various editors have mentioned before on Goodyblog.

Reading Is Fundamental – brings free books and literacy resources to children across the U.S.

WhyHunger - gives access to healthy, affordable food to impoverished communities in the world

Soles4Souls – collects new and gently-used shoes to people in over 125 countries

88bikes – provides new bicycles to children, in particular girls rescued from human trafficking, in Africa and Asia

Pencils of Promise – builds schools and encourages education in Africa, Asia, and South America

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Justin Bieber Supports Pencils of Promise

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

bieber-pencilsofpromiseIf you read our latest interview with Justin Bieber, you read about his support for Pencils of Promise (PoP).  

Pencils of Promise is a non-profit organization that partners with local communities to build sustainable schools and provide educational tools to children in developing countries. 

PoP’s mission started when the founder (Adam Braun) asked a child on the streets of India what he wanted most in the world.  The child’s answer, “A pencil.”  Since then, PoP has made it a mission to provide children when pencils and pens to help them on the road to education.

So far, PoP has focused on building schools in Laos and Nicaragua, with 15 schools already built, 8 schools currently being built, and 4 upcoming schools. 

You can visit Pencils of Promise to volunteer for building missions, create a fundraiser, and donate money through the purchase of PoP gifts such as (seen in the photo on the right) a tag necklace created by FAWN by Jennifer Fisher Jewelry.

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