Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

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...

Istanbul

This Turkish charity directly connects donors to those in need

Many people couldn’t get by without the invaluable work done by the non-profit sector. Philanthropic organizations the world over, such as the Red Cross or the Halo Trust, provide essential services, effect societal change, and even repair damage from conflicts. In cases of providing funds to Read More...

Two Ukrainian boy refugees in Chisinau, Moldova, at a refugee shelter

How to help Ukrainian refugees in Moldova

Since it began on the 24th of February, the war in Ukraine has forced millions of people to leave their homes. According to the UNHCR, more than 3 million people have already fled, and many more are expected to leave as the situation escalates. A great number of these people have sought refuge in Read More...

Donating affordably

5 affordable ways to donate your money

You don’t need to be a billionaire philanthropist to make donations that matter. Even if you’re on a budget, there are some clever ways you can give to good causes—even if it’s a small amount of money. Here are five affordable ways to be a philanthropist. Rethink your rewards These days Read More...

Woman hand putting money coin into piggy for saving money wealth and financial concept.

How to spend your money on happiness

No matter how many times you click ‘buy’ online, spending money online to buy things isn’t necessarily going to make you a happier person. That, however, doesn’t mean that spending money, in general, can’t help make your life a bit happier. With a little conscious spending, you can Read More...

Despite pandemic, Americans do

Despite pandemic, Americans donated a record sum to charity in 2020

Despite the immense health and economic challenges the world faced in 2020, the latest annual report from the Giving USA Foundation finds that Americans did not cease supporting their communities and fellow citizens. According to the report, Americans donated a record $471 billion to charity in Read More...

This initiative provides refug

This initiative provides refugees with refurbished bikes

Following the outbreak of war in western Sudan, Darfuri refugee Adam fled to the UK in search of a better life. Not long after his arrival in 2009, he struck up a friendship with Jem Stein, a student, and mentor, who found out that one of the biggest challenges Adam was facing at the time was Read More...

Bernie Sanders’ mittens meme

Bernie Sanders’ mittens memes help raise over $1.8 million for charities

Unless you do everything in your power to stray away from the Internet, you’ve probably seen the endless memes of the US. Sen. Bernie Sanders sitting with his arms and legs crossed at the recent inauguration, wearing recycled wool mittens, an ordinary brown parka, and a face mask. Sanders was Read More...

Algorithm helps find world’s

Algorithm helps find world’s poorest people to send them cash directly

For the past decade, a charity called GiveDirectly has been sending direct cash transfers to people suffering from poverty around the world, particularly in Africa. The idea behind GiveDirectly is that direct cash transfers can make a far greater impact than government aid programs for poor Read More...

Want to make a donation this h

Want to make a donation this holiday season? Here’s a guide to help you

During Thanksgiving, we shared how you can still safely give back during the pandemic, but when it comes to choosing which organization to support, it’s not always so simple. Today we share a guide on choosing a nonprofit (or multiple!) to support this holiday season. Think about the work Read More...