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Sole Hope’s Mission for #ZEROJiggers Gets Boost From Ugandan Government

Sole Hope’s Mission for #ZEROJiggers Gets Boost From Ugandan Government

Sole Hope is making giant leaps in the fight for #ZEROJiggers in Uganda. Earlier this week, Asher Collie, Founder of Sole Hope met with government officials about a partnership to eradicate jiggers in Uganda. “I got to deliver the news-there is HOPE for the jigger epidemic, and today many reluctant leaders of Uganda got on board!!” Collie announced on Facebook // Post by Sole Hope.   For years, government officials have not acknowledged the problem of jiggers, which not … Read entire article »

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J Lo Returns to the Bronx to Launch Healthy Living Initiative for Children and Families

J Lo Returns to the Bronx to Launch Healthy Living Initiative for Children and Families

Jennifer Lopez grew up on a diet of rice, beans and pork chops. A diet she admits wasn’t necessarily healthy, but growing up, her family didn’t have much. Rice, beans and pork chops were considered “healthy” foods for the singer’s family who didn’t have access to many fresh fruits and vegetables. Lopez and her sister, Lynda Lopez returned to their hometown, the Bronx, New York for a surprise visit this weekend to launch the Center For … Read entire article »

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Shakira Joins Activia to Promote World Food Programme

Shakira Joins Activia to Promote World Food Programme

In 15 days, the spotlight will be on Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Global superstar, Shakira teamed up with Activia, one of the world’s largest yogurt brands, to make the music video for “La La La (Brazil 2014),” Shakira’s new single celebrating the world’s passion for the World Cup. But the video serves an even greater purpose — to shine the spotlight on the World Food Programme’s School Meals Programme one of many WFP … Read entire article »

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Prince Harry Joins Twitter, Promotes Invictus Games

Prince Harry Joins Twitter, Promotes Invictus Games

Prince Harry is officially on Twitter, and his first tweet, sent in front of sponsors and journalists in London, was to promote the inaugural Invictus Games, coming up this September. “Hope everyone will get behind #invictusgames. Great opportunity to support and thank the men and women who have given so much. Harry,” read the tweet sent from the official @InvictusLondon account. The Invictus Games were inspired by Prince Harry’s visit to see the Warrior Games last year … Read entire article »

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How to Donate to San Diego Wildfire Victims

How to Donate to San Diego Wildfire Victims

As the fires rage on in Southern California, you may be wondering how you can help. Here are a few organizations accepting both goods and financial donations to help the victims misplaced by the fires and the fire crews working endlessly to fight the fires. To give to fire victims: Salvation Army: Sierra Del Mar Division Donate online: www.sandiego.salvationarmy.org Or by phone: (866) 455-4357 American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial County Donate online: www.redcross.org/ca/sandiego Or by phone: (858) 309-1200 **Be sure to … Read entire article »

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IJM President Gary Haugen Speaks Out on Kidnappings of Nigerian Schoolgirls

IJM President Gary Haugen Speaks Out on Kidnappings of Nigerian Schoolgirls

Over a month ago, terrorists from the militant group Boko Horam kidnapped more than 200 girls from a Nigerian school. In the last weeks, people around the world, including the U.S. and other international governments have joined the effort to bring these girls home. Every day people are raising their voice on social media, putting pressure on the authorities to ensure these girls are brought home safe. Sadly, the story of these girls in Nigeria is … Read entire article »

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Holly Robinson Peete Joins Women Nationwide for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Week

Holly Robinson Peete Joins Women Nationwide for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Week

In the week leading up to Mother’s Day — a day of rest for moms — thousands of women across the country put on their hard hats and strapped on their tool belts for Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week. In its seventh year, National Women Build Week is a nationwide initiative of Habitat’s Women Build program. “A home provides such a strong foundation for families, and this week offers great opportunities for women to … Read entire article »

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A Little Generosity Goes a Long Way for This Homeless Man

A Little Generosity Goes a Long Way for This Homeless Man

Last year, a homeless man named Eric was surprised when he was offered a winning lottery ticket worth $1,000. What he didn’t know was that the ticket was actually a losing ticket and YouTube personality MagicofRahat had given the store clerk $1,000 cash to give Eric and asked him to play along. What happened next was a beautiful display of generosity — not only by Rahat, but by Eric himself. Watch it all unfold here. Fans of … Read entire article »

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Don’t Be Fooled By Their Size: 3 Young People Who Are Changing The World

Don’t Be Fooled By Their Size: 3 Young People Who Are Changing The World

Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society’s margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies. — Kofi Annan Anyone who thinks young people can’t change the world has never met Olivia Bouler, Madison Kimrey or Xiuhtezcatl … Read entire article »

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Every Action Matters — How will you step up for World Environment Day?

Every Action Matters — How will you step up for World Environment Day?

UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors Gisele Bündchen, Don Cheadle, Ian Somerhalder and Yaya Touré are want to see who can rally the most registered activities for World Environment Day. The World Environment Day Challenge, a SOS sent to the world on behalf of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), asks people around the world to join one of the four teams and make a difference in our environment by pledging to take action supporting World Environment Day on June … Read entire article »

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