Today’s Solutions: June 29, 2022

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.

Dr. Subodh Kumar Singh with cleft-lip/palate surgery patient post-operation

Indian surgeon performs thousands of free palate surgeries each year

Dr. Subodh Singh, the plastic surgeon who reached fame by performing free corrective surgeries on children born with cleft lip/palate, attributes his philosophy of generosity to his father, who died when he was young, and his mother who passed last year. “In every cleft child who has come to Read More...

Young penguin sits in the snow

Art sale dedicates profits to endangered animals and ecosystem conservation

Looking for a new piece of art to tie your home together? Buying a print from Vital Impacts will give you a stunning natural photograph for your home while also supporting endangered habitat conservation efforts. Founded by award-winning photographer Ami Vitale and visual journalist Eileen Read More...

Community garden in Rio de Janeiro

This neighborhood supports one of Latin America’s largest community gardens

The Manguinhos neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro was once a polluted and dangerous area, but thanks to community efforts, the area is now a thriving vegetable garden that feeds 800 families in the city. Made up of 300 beds and the size of four soccer fields, the community garden is one of the Read More...

Kids on the Nice List

Kids on the Nice List

“If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.” - Mahatma Gandhi Christmas is just around the corner, and we heard that even Santa Claus is bidding adieu to coal this year. That’s right, Santa is going green, but we have it on good authority that he’s ditching Read More...

The interior of a nap pad with a bed, towel, toilet

Nap pads could prevent hundreds of homeless deaths this year

As the weather gets colder in the UK, the issue of homelessness becomes even more dire. While it is known that hundreds of people without a stable home die each year across the nation, getting an official count has been impossible until recently, thanks to the efforts of the Bureau of Investigative Read More...

Young Indigenous climate activists defend their ancestral lands

Here are 5 Indigenous-led eco-charities you can support today

The climate crisis has caused us to reconsider our consumerist lifestyles and turn to Indigenous peoples to learn from their superior understanding of living in harmony with nature. Here is a list of five organizations and eco-charities you should check out if you are looking to make a difference Read More...

donated clothes spill onto a wooden table top from a red gift bag

This online fashion outlet lets refugee women pick out clothes for free

Before the UK’s first lockdowns in March 2020, Sol Escobar had been spending her weekends volunteering at the Calais refugee camp and helping out resettled refugee families where she lives in Cambridge. Once the lockdowns began, Escobar wanted to figure out how she could continue supporting Read More...

Young brazilian girl sits cross legged outside with skateboard in her lap

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...

four previously homeless trainees at Fat Macy's Ebury restaurant

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...

crowded kabul

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...