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The Tenth Woman is a doorway for us to travel through for inspiration, ideas and opportunities to help. It is a gathering place of amazing programs and people all serving the world in ways large and small. It is where you will find things that speak to your heart and allow you to share your abundance. It’s the place you will begin to claim your spot as the tenth woman.
The best way to get started is with our Featured Charity. We’ve hand-selected an organization that aligns with the mission of The Tenth Woman.
Have $25 and want to pool your money with others to change the life of someone in the world? Then Kiva is the place for you. Here is how it works. Go to the website and browse the people looking for funding, choose the person you would like to provide funding to, as little as $25 dollars can help. When the loan is repaid, you begin the process again or choose to remove your money.
Here is the amazing part; 100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes directly towards funding loans, 290 million dollars loaned to date with a 98.91% repayment rate. There are even Kiva cards to purchase as gifts!
Learn about recent developments concerning The Tenth Woman and One Solitary Child projects.
We are proud to list several other organizations that contribute to the 10th Woman ideals:
Want a unique gift for a friend or loved one? Then maybe a couple baby chicks or a goat will do. “The idea behind Heifer … is similar to the notion that it’s better to teach a man to fish so he can feed himself than to give him a fish that will feed him just once. One animal could eventually benefit an entire community.” By “gifting” a wide variety of animals you help people obtain a sustainable source of food and income, not only benefiting their families but the entire village. A chicken provides eggs that can be eaten or sold, a goat will provide milk, and seeds can be used to grow nutritious food. Be sure to look at the catalog and also their fundraising page, which is chock full of good ideas.
With 99% of funding going directly to programs, this charity with a 23 year track record has given approximately $5 billion in aid. Providing urgent necessities like medicine, doctors, food, tents, water purifiers, and baby formula and also serving people who have faced natural disasters and violent conflict in the U.S. and abroad.
In addition to disaster relief, the organization delivers humanitarian support year round, such as the funding of a family health clinic in El Salvador, the first to offer the country’s women access to mammograms, and Youth for a Healthy Haiti, which provides health education and family planning for young Haitian women ages 15 to 25.
Providing financial and emotional support for survivors of war and conflict, women are enrolled in a one year program where they learn job skills and receive business training so they can become independent and earn a living. However, Women for Women does not simply provide job training, they empower women by teaching them their rights and how to fight for those rights. This ultimately benefits not only themselves, but their children, families, communities and even their nations as they become educated leaders. To date WFW has given 95 million dollars in direct aid and microcredit loans. Founder Zain Salbi is a tireless advocate receiving many humanitarian awards and recognitions. She even received a seat on Clinton’s Global Initiative Lead Program.
CARE battles global poverty, with their primary focus on women and children who suffer disproportionally from poverty by providing the resources to become self sufficient. With community based education focusing on prevention of the spread of disease, providing access to clean water and sanitation, all the while protecting the natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, allowing people the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
Unlike many international organizations, MADRE resolved not to open offices in the countries where they would be providing services. Rather than bringing in “outside experts,” they support existing women’s organizations already in place, ensuring that skills and resources remain in the community for the long term. By partnering with MADRE, each of the sister organizations are able to build programs based on their own initiatives and perspectives while benefiting from the resources, training and technical support that a leading international women’s human rights organization can provide. Check out their current campaigns.
Many people think of suits when they hear Dress for Success but it really is so much more. Offering a network of support and career development this not for profit organization helps clients find and remain employed. Each client receives one suit upon scheduling her first job interview and an additional suit upon gaining employment. Clients are referred from homeless shelters, immigration services, job training programs and domestic violence shelters just to name a few. Career centers offer career guidance, technology skills and support in their job searches including resume and interview preparation.
Donations of suits, handbags, shoes, briefcases, blouses, scarves and belts can be made at your local chapter. Consult the website for specifics on donated items.
The leading non-profit organization shaping U.S. policies to help women in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty. Founded in 1998, Women Thrive develops, shapes, and advocates for policies that foster economic opportunity for women living in poverty. They focus on making U.S. international assistance and trade programs prioritize women. Worldwide, women are at the greatest risk of being poor. Research and experience have also shown that women in poor countries are more likely to use their income for food, healthcare and education for their children, helping to lift entire communities out of poverty. However, women face unequal social and economic barriers that prevent them from earning a living and supporting their families. Women Thrive works to ensure that U.S. policy is addressing these barriers and supporting women’s efforts to find their own path out of poverty. Women Thrive believes that the solution to ending world poverty does not lie in simply increasing the amount of U.S. foreign aid, but, more importantly, prioritizing women in programs that the U.S. is already running.
One Solitary Child is a gathering of opportunities to help children. Children do not choose the circumstances of their lives, but must live each day with the consequences of insufficient food, heathcare, and education—basic needs many of us take for granted. The work of saving many begins by us each reaching out to help one solitary child at a time.
The best way to get started is with our Featured Charity. We’ve hand-selected an organization that aligns with the mission of One Solitary Child.
Our featured charity for November is the Left to Tell Charitable Fund. Seeing Immaculee again last night has strengthened my resolve and reaffirmed what I know in my heart; the world will be saved through love and forgiveness.
The Rwandan genocide left many children without homes and families. After surviving this tragic event, Immaculée vowed to raise money to help not only orphaned children in Rwanda, but all children of Africa to build better lives. This dream has become a reality with Immaculée’s Left to Tell Charitable Fund.
Immaculée continues to visit her homeland to spread this love. “Rwanda can be a paradise again, but it will take the love of the entire world to heal my homeland. And that’s as it should be, for what happened in Rwanda happened to us all—humanity was wounded by the genocide. The love of a single heart can make a world of difference. I believe that we can heal Rwanda—and our world—by healing one heart at a time.”
If you are interested in purchasing “Left to Tell” please do so here, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will go towards the Left to Tell Charitable Foundation.
Learn about recent developments concerning The Tenth Woman and One Solitary Child projects.
We are proud to list several other organizations that contribute to the One Solitary Child ideal.
Based in Kansas City, MO, this global orphan’s ministry mobilizes churches into action in some of the poorest countries of the world to care for the neediest and most vulnerable children. Founded by Mike and Beth Fox, (read their story here) 100% of donations are used to sustain orphan care programs. Not one penny goes to administration or overhead costs, which are funded by other income sources.
The organization offers many ways to help out, from the purchase of school uniform for a child ($20) to the sponsorship of an entire village. One popular option is The Go Fund, which accepts one-time and recurring donations in any amount, and has the mission of providing agricultural and economic development to meet the immediate needs of local orphans.
The leading independent organization for creating lasting changes in the lives of children in the US and around the world. They strive to fight poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease on an ongoing basis, as well as immediate disaster relief in more than 120 nations. With 90% of donations going directly to services that provide hope for the future, gifting program offers opportunities ranging from $30 all the way to sending a child to school to purchasing an animal for a village.
Have shoes you don’t wear? Then you can help out! S4S is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you, distributes these shoes to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, they have delivered over 16 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes. They facilitate the donations of shoes, which to you and I may seem small, but to someone who needs to travel miles on foot to get food, water, employment, or to reach health care and education, many times shoes can make the difference between accessing these services or having to go without. Shoe companies, retailers, and individuals can donate footwear (both new and used). Why wait? Find a drop-off location near you!
By donating your shoes you are also helping the environment. Over 300 million shoes are dumped into American landfills each year and the toxic glue used in these shoes can leak into our water supply.
Is a national organization working to prevent and resolve all cases of missing, abducted and runaway children. Each year they receive up to 20,000 calls for help from parents, law enforcement and other agencies and on any given day have 200 active location cases and more than 300 family abduction cases. They also provide many additional services from education to support services to families in crisis. 90% of all donated money goes directly to support their services.
Provides resources for children in need in the United States and abroad. They believe that children everywhere deserve education, hope and opportunity. Assisting more than 20,000 children globally each year, sponsorship of a child is $28 per month and can provide hope and opportunity for a better life for each one.
Provides more than food for survival, they also provide the knowledge to become self sufficient. They are focused on providing education, clothing, food, health care, nutritional training and education on creating sustainable gardening projects. With programs that range from working to alleviate hunger on Native American reservations, providing them with delivery of water barrels for the storage of safe clean drinking water, to working in our inner city, creating projects that provide hot meals, clothing and blankets.
Part of their mission is rescuing 30 million pounds of fresh produce, repacking and distributing it to needy and hungry families. With limited resources, families, especially children, often lack fresh fruit and vegetables in their diets. For a small fee of $10, donators can purchase 60 pounds of produce. The 3000 club also distributes the produce to 3000 food banks and agencies across America. In addition, they also reclaim more than 2 million dollars in unused medical supplies, nutritional supplements and personal care products, redistributing them to people with critical needs nationally and globally.
Do you how to knit or crochet? Then join the KAS care community and provide comfort to AIDS orphans in South Africa. It began as a knit a square family project where each person would knit or crochet a 8″ square, they were eventually sewn together to create a blanket for a child who’s life has been affected by poverty and the impact of AIDS. This small project has grown to people donating more than 170,000 squares last year, which equals 7,000 blankets, and more than 11,000 garments, with 5000 committed members in 40 countries and a team of wonderful volunteers in South Africa.
On a personal note: I am committed to many of the charities I have listed but this is one of my favorites. I am committed to making at least 100 caps for this organization each year. If you would like to join me, I have a simple crocheted cap pattern I will share with you. Just send me a quick email!
A volunteer, national, non-profit organization dedicated to making and distributing homemade blankets to children born HIV+, addicted to drugs, infected with AIDS or other chronic and terminal illnesses, also those who are abused, in foster care or experiencing trauma of any kind. Binkies are knitted, crocheted, sewn or simply fleece pieces tied on the edges, so simple it can be made by groups of children (think Girl Scout project).
First Book is determined to see that all children, regardless of their economic conditions, can achieve more in school and in life through access to an ongoing supply of new books. With the help of partners, donors and dedicated volunteers First Book has provided more than 90 million new books to schools and programs serving children in need. Yet millions of children are still waiting for our help. Together we can provide new books and critical resources that elevate the quality of education for children in low-income families. A simple $10.00 donation purchases 4 new books.