The world can be a cruel place. Everyday there are stories of greed, corruption, violence, and ignorance. But with the help from vigorous non-profit charities with the integrity to make a difference, we are at a time where many great things can be achieved. Already hundreds of non-profits are aiding many of the problems that occur daily around the world. This feature will detail four non-profits that are making a positive impact to negative ordeals.
Islamic Relief cherishes their community of volunteers, affiliates, supporters, partners, and doctors who bring their effort, knowledge, and expertise to this great humanitarian community. Their mission is to “Provide relief and development in a dignified manner regardless of gender, race, or religion, and work to empower individuals in their communities and give them a voice in the world.” Islamic Relief has been providing aid for children and refugees since their inception in 1993. Many groups and auditors have recognized and awarded Islamic Relief for their exceptional timeless values.
UNICEF is also working to help all children to live happy and healthy. At UNICEF, their efforts are going towards the goal of providing support for the world’s most vulnerable children. Whether the task at hand is to help provide sanitary water for the thirsty or to help with emergency relief to those who live in areas with natural disasters, UNICEF makes a global effort to aid those in need. To this day UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization.
Human Rights Watch is focused on making human rights a global trait. They speak out and stand up to abuse like torture, violence against women, and child exploitation. What is perhaps most unique about Human Rights Watch is that they only accept donations from private donors, that way they can maintain their independence from government agendas. Every day Human Rights Watch is protecting children, defending civilians, and ending discrimination to end human rights violations.
Lastly, but not least is the Environmental Defense Fund. At the Environmental Defense Fund, they are working to preserve the natural order of life that we all are so dependent on. They are focused on keying in on solutions to reduce carbon emissions, but an end to ocean pollution, create efficient and sustainable ecosystems, and expose corporate responsibility in the fight against global warming.