Today’s Solutions: August 13, 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.

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TikTok users offer haven to those seeking out-of-state abortions

Now that the Supreme Court has decided to overturn Roe v Wade, many pregnant people will be forced to travel far and wide to access proper healthcare. This does not only include individuals who reside in states that choose to restrict or ban abortion but to those who live in states that maintain a Read More...

Prison

This program seeks to end homelessness and incarceration

We decided to dust off this important solution from not long ago.  Several factors can lead to homelessness: a lack of affordable housing, high costs of living, and even, sadly, mental illness. Another factor that contributes to homelessness, which is often overlooked, is Read More...

California Legislature

After Roe V. Wade, California legislature and citizens jump to help fellow Americans

We decided to revamp this important story with an important update.  With the overturning of Roe V. Wade, California is considering a host of reforms to ready itself for the influx of women from other states seeking legal and safe abortions. California’s legislature, care providers, and even Read More...

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Responding to the earthquake in Afghanistan: how can we help?

On June 22, 2022, a devastating earthquake hit eastern Afghanistan, killing more than 1,000 people and more than 1,500 injured, according to the country’s state-run media. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the 5.9-magnitude earthquake took place at around 1:30 am, local time, and was Read More...

Beavers

More on beavers and rewilding

We decided to dust off and update this innovative solution to restoring habitats with the most industrious aquatic mammal: beavers.  At The Optimist Daily, we’ve written a great deal about the benefits beavers bring to their environment and the importance of restoring their populations in Read More...

Hairstylist

Hairdressers against domestic abuse and climate change

We decided to upcycle this older article with a great solution and a little update.  Beauticians against abuse A law in Tennessee harnesses the unique position of beauty professionals to help identify victims of domestic abuse. Enforced on the first day of 2022, the law requires hairstylists Read More...

Panama City

Tree cities: regreening and making cities more climate-resilient

We decided to revamp a story about a wonderful solution: tree cities.  At The Optimist Daily, as you’ve probably guessed, we love solutions for urban green spaces. We’ve written quite a bit about these, with their ability to offset carbon emissions, help grow food, and help animals and Read More...

Chicago

Chicago will give 500 dollars each to 5,000 households

Sometimes, getting money to those who need it can become a complicated task. Organizations aiming to provide health or living relief can do great work, but not everyone needs help with healthcare or rent. Additionally, organizations that require oversight require staff, and that costs more Read More...

Happy Mom and Baby

The Giving House: bringing hope and joy to families affected by domestic violence

Cindy McCarley like so many others has endured and survived domestic abuse. As a wife and mother of four, she felt powerless to leave her abusive partner, fearing that she wouldn’t be able to provide for her children on her own. This concern for her children and ensuring that they Read More...

Uber

Uber delivers emergency food and supplies in Ukraine

Some aid trucks that provide food and emergency services in Ukraine have trouble reaching those in need because urban structural damage blocks the way. Ongoing violence also makes it difficult.  To address this, the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) is working with the tech firm Uber to get Read More...