5 organizations to help on Giving Tuesday
1. Heifer International
Heifer International is dedicated to the idea of teaching communities to be sustainable. Rather than giving handouts, donors can give livestock and beehives, for example, so that communities can have both food and income, as products like milk, eggs, and honey can be sold and traded.
The Salvation Army has been closely aligned with Giving Tuesday and as an official partner, operates 7,546 centers in communities across the United States. These include "food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children's programs."
The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger globally. They aim is to get food to where it is needed, whether during natural disasters, war, civil conflict or other emergencies. The organization is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that allows people to help students in need. Public school teachers from all over America share classroom project requests on the site, and donors can give any amount to projects that resonate with them.
WaterAid works to promote and secure poor people's rights and access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation. Watch Ringo Starr talk about WaterAid and Giving Tuesday in the video below: