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Double Your Donation Today By Giving to World Vision #GivingTuesday

When I travel to low-income countries I am most interested in learning about and reporting on maternal and newborn health. As a mother of two daughters it is my biggest passion.

Today on Giving Tuesday I am proud to work with one of my favorite international nonprofit organizations: World Vision USA. I had the distinct opportunity to travel with them to the Philippines a few years ago and saw their programs for women and newborns at a local clinic that had been rebuilt after seeing major structural damage by Typhoon Haiyan. I am always grateful to see up close the amazing work done by organizations I admire.

This year for Giving Tuesday I am happy to say that your charitable donation to World Vision’s lifesaving work with mothers and newborns will be generously matched in product by Thirty-One Gifts. Products like totes (such as the one seen below), blankets, apparel, and thermals will be matched up to $2,000,000 and will be given to help mothers and infants around the world where World Vision works. That’s a lot of giving in one day!

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My daughter wearing a World Vision tote by Thirty-One Gifts. You can choose any item to donate through World Vision today, but if you want to make a direct donation to support new mothers and their infants, I recommend the New Mother and Baby Kit!

Today in the spirit of giving you can give any gift to World Vision you’d like, but can specifically give a gift to help new mothers and newborns (my personal recommendation) in countries where they need it most.

Happy Giving Tuesday! 

11 Apps That Benefit Charity Through Everyday Actions

By: Andrea Nylund, co-founder of CauseTap

If you have big social conscience but a small savings account, these apps will turn your everyday actions into charitable giving. Whether you are playing games, dining out, walking a dog, or downloading more apps, you can fit philanthropy into your daily routine without spending a dime.

When you think about all the time we Americans spend on our mobile devices, about 162 minutes each day (mostly with mobile apps), it becomes clear that there’s huge untapped potential for positive impact. Why not have fun and do good at the same time? Small actions can make a big difference.

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Global Cause Days Round out the Social Good Village at Cannes

The first Social Good Village launched last week at Cannes with film screenings, interviews and live performances.  Global Cause Days are also a part of the Social Good Village festivities providing a deep dive into five topics: nature and environment, education, women’s empowerment, climate and innovation for good.

Today takes a look at Women’s Empowerment with a panel including Alexandre LecouillardCarla Ortiz, actress and producer of the film Olvidados, Virginie Cicco  from Tous contre le cancer, Joanne Reay, Director Terra Mater, Rula Nassar, producer and founder of Imaginarium and Aya Al Balushi , the Founder and Managing Partner of SEAT 26.

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Day 2: Social Good Village at Cannes

Featured Photo: Horyou founder and CEO Yonathan Parienti interviewing YUAN MA & DAKE DONG, directors of Legend of the Rabbits: The martial of fire (China)

Day 2 of the Horyou Social Good Village was marked by a live performance by Carmen Maria Vega. You can watch her performance that was also live streamed yesterday.

At Horyou Village, there is an exhibition area for NGOs to present their causes and how attendees can become involved in their global projects.

“The non-profit world and its initiatives will resonate in Cannes this year, ” said Horyou founder and CEO Yonathan Parienti. “We are very happy to have non-profit organizations from our social network showcasing their contributions at Horyou Village.”

CUI Bao Zhang (NGO stand Paris VIA)
CUI Bao Zhang (NGO stand Paris VIA)

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