Today’s Solutions: December 02, 2021

Philanthropy

Latest news on corporate and nonprofit efforts aimed at changing our world for the better through benevolent initiatives, such as fundraisers, grants, and charities.

Social Skate combats crime and violence in Brazil through skateboarding

A decade ago, 43-year-old skateboarder Sandro Soares, known to most as Testinha, together with his wife Leila, launched Social Skate, a charity-funded non-governmental organization that offers free skate lessons to young people in the Calmon Viana neighborhood in the city of Poa, on the outskirts Read More...

Fat Macy's restaurant Ebury empowers homeless through employment

Finding a job without any experience is a tough ask these days—especially if you’re also battling homelessness. That’s why one restaurant, Ebury by Fat Macy’s in Pimlico, London, has two main goals: to serve guests delicious, locally sourced Middle Eastern-inspired food, and more Read More...

This crisis alert app provides crucial information to residents of Kabul

As conditions in Kabul continue to worsen due to the Taliban takeover, residents of the Afghan capital have been struggling to get accurate real-time information about what’s happening in the city. Three and a half years ago, for instance, Sara Wahedi had a near-miss experience when a bomb Read More...

Pearl Jam founder is empowering kids with skateboarding in rural Montana

Pearl Jam founder Jeff Ament is one of the world’s most famous bass guitarists, but these days, his attention has shifted to a different goal: using skateboarding to empower the youth of Montana. Originally from Big Sandy, Montana, Ament is familiar with the challenges of growing up in a small Read More...

Na’ah Illahee Fund creates grants to find missing Indigenous people

Since 2016, the National Crime Information Center has reported 5,712 cases of missing American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls. Despite these high numbers, many of these cases go unaddressed by law enforcement and are never solved. The Na’ah Illahee Fund supports Indigenous communities Read More...

Photography project helps female Afghan reporters keep sharing stories

In August, the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan threatened to take away the freedoms that people had been working tirelessly to earn. Women’s rights, freedom of the press, and freedom of speech are especially at risk under Taliban rule, and the Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) decided that Read More...

This middle school has its own mini grocery store to battle food insecurity

Gunna's Drip Closet And Goodr Grocery Store operates much like other grocery stores. It has food and household essentials with regular operating hours, but there are a few key differences between this shop and your local corner store. For one thing, everything is free. For another, it’s located Read More...

A list of charities offering support and aid in Afghanistan

Watching the unrest and crisis in Afghanistan unfold this week has been devastating and leaves many of us asking, what can I do? These are some organizations offering direct aid and relief and now accepting donations and volunteers. International Rescue Committee This organization has been Read More...

6 Reputable organizations providing direct relief to Haiti

Haiti experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Sunday resulting in the death of more than 1200 people and broad infrastructure damage. Multiple nonprofits have mobilized to provide aid, so we gathered a list of a few reputable organizations you can donate to in order to support relief Read More...

Naomi Osaka to donate tournament winnings to earthquake relief

Following a devastating earthquake in Haiti on Sunday, tennis star Naomi Osaka has announced that she will donate the prize winnings from her next tournament to fund relief efforts in the country. She began playing in the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Monday. Osaka, who is of Read More...