International Charity Organisations
Here we have listings for some international charity groups, support groups and non profit organisations that need your help around the world.
There's so much we can do to help and a little goes a long way! Feel free to use the information below to contact any particular group or organisation you wish to help, support or volunteer for. If you would like your charity or support group added to this list- please get in touch with us with your logo and details and we'll get you added. Contact Us >>
The International 22Q Foundation Inc.
The Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals affected by the 22q11.2 syndromes through family and professional partnerships. Because of the way our understanding of the 22q11.2 deletion evolved, several different names continue to be used for what we now know to be the same condition, for example DiGeorge Syndrome.
In 2003, very few professionals, let alone parents, had ever heard of their child’s diagnosis commonly called 22q or what the long term outcomes would be for their child.
There was and still is considerable confusion surrounding the numerous clinical names used, but since the creation of the Foundation, the chromosome 22q11.2 syndrome has gained momentum.
The Sparkle Foundation
Sarah Brook i
s a woman that everyone needs to hear about. She is the inspirational lady and the magic behind Sparkle Malawi; an orphanage that’s changing the lives of children in Africa. Sarah Founded the Sparkle Foundation, a group of like-minded individuals who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of others. They are creating brighter futures for children in need around the world.
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World Heart Federation
The World Heart Federation urges greater action from policy makers, healthcare professionals, patient organizations and individuals to work together to reduce the burden of heart disease and stroke, and ensure people all over the world can have longer and better lives.
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Thai Red Cross Society
The Thai Red Cross Society is the major humanitarian organisation in Thailand, providing services as part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The Society was founded in 1893 and is based in Bangkok. They are always looking for volunteers and there is lots of ways you can help out
After recent events in Bangkok they need blood donations urgently.
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Clean Up The World
Stop littering and help clean up the world. This is one of the simple mottos of this campagin. It is surprising how much damage just dropping littler can casue on the world. Clean Up the World is a community based environmental campaign that inspires and empowers communities from every corner of the globe to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment.
Now in its 22nd year, Clean Up the World, held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), mobilises an estimated 35 million volunteers from 130 countries annually, making it one of the largest community-based environmental campaigns in the world.
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Shakira and Gerard Piqué's World Baby Shower with UNICEF
In celebration of the arrival of their second baby we are encouraging you to buy a Unicef Inspired Gift and help vulnerable children around the world.
This is more than a shower, it's a global movement to save lives. You can be part of it by buying a UNICEF Inspired Gift. Inspired Gifts are real life saving items that are delivered to vulnerable children around the world. There are two ways for you to join us:Buy a gift and save a child's life or Host a shower and help more children.
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Spread Some Sunshine
Spread Some Sunshine beileves that everyone can make small gestures that will make great impacts. Something so small can bring a smile to someone, somewhere. As the late Mother Theresa said, "We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
Thier aim is to help spread some sunshine to some very special children's lives.
To find out more visit: www.spreadsomesunshine.com
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Socities founded in 1919 in Paris in the aftermath of World War I.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network that reaches 150 million people in 189 National Societies through the work of over 17 million volunteers.
The Red Crescent is used in place of the Red Cross in many Islamic countries.The IFRC vision is to inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies, with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering, and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.
To find out more, visit www.ifrc.org
Children's Heart Sugery Fund
Children's Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) is an award-winning charity based in Leeds, United Kingdom. They support the Leeds Congenital Hearts service - which serves the whole of Yorkshire, the Humber and North Lincolnshire.
Their vision is for chidlren to live life, beating heart disease, and to make the Leeds Congenital Hearts unit a world class centre of excellence by providing the funding and resources needed to care for a child's heart, mind, family and future.
Thanks to an abundance of support, CHSF have been able to approve funding for projects totalling millions of GBP in the last few years. From cutting edge equipment, to paying for a fish tank on the ward, they're always on the lookout on how they can help to improve the lives of their young heart patients.
To find out more, visit www.chsf.org.uk
Dempster Family Foundation
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for the growing community of those affected by 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. We do this through partnerships that positively impact greater awareness, education and advocacy.
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Mind - For Better Mental Health
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling.
We believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We'll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.
To find out more, visit: www.mind.org.uk
Syria Relief was set up in September 2011, as a UK-based Charity (UK Charity Registration Number 1143797), and is bound and governed by all the laws, rules and regulation controlling the work of charitable organizations in the United Kingdom.
It was set up in response to the crisis that has engulfed Syria since March 2011, to provide help and support to Syrian families in need, in Syria and outside it.
Syria Relief is a non-political, non-denominational, non-governmental organization, set up to co-ordinate a number of charitable activities that are taking place in the UK, to provide help and support to Syrian families and individuals in need.
The Cambodian Children's Charity
Our main purpose is to help children in Cambodia who are either poor or whose parents are not there for them: orphans, street children, children living in poor rural areas and children affected by natural disasters, such as flood or famine. In a country where there is a high rate of child abandonment, we also support programs to help strengthen vulnerable families and keep them together. Tired of charities spending too much on overheads, administration, junk mail and professional fundraisers ? So were we. When we started The Cambodian Children’s Charity, we decided that all the money provided by donors would go directly towards our projects. The administration of the Charity is performed by the Trustees and friends of the Charity and is provided free of charge. The Charity’s unavoidable costs relating to the receipt of donations and the transfer of funds to our projects (amounting to only a few % of the money raised) are more than covered by unrestricted donations and from tax we recover from the UK Government, through Gift Aid.
The World Food Program
he World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide. Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 90 million people in more than 70 countries. A United Nations agency, WFP pursues a vision of a world where all men, women and children have access to the food they need to live a healthy and active life. In emergencies, WFP is on the ground, delivering food to people who need it the most, saving the lives of children and mothers, as well as victims of conflict and natural disasters.
After the emergency period is passed, WFP aims to prevent hunger through programmes that use food as a tool to build stronger, more food-secure communities, and boost social and economical development at all levels, from education and women’s empowerment, to local employment, healthcare and environmental preservation. As little as one dirham can help provide a nutritious school meal to a hungry child, while 200 dirhams can help feed that child for an entire school year.
The Himalayan Project
The incredible physical beauty of the Himalayan region is staggering, immediately dwarfing anything on the human scale and making one wonder how man could ever have blown his importance so out of proportion. There is a rhythmic, pulsating and sensual quality to this ancient landscape and culture that in spite of its incredible harshness can still present a sweet tenderness and vulnerability if only one scratches the surface.
For many years now Sally Hunsdorfer has been traveling to Nepal. On one of her first visits she started a dialogue with the Headmaster of the school in Chaurikharka, a mountain village at 10,000 feet that enjoys stunning panoramic views of majestic peaks and lush valleys. The conversation focused on the needs of his school and the surrounding community. Those basic and essential needs - shelter, education and the preservation of a culture barely clinging to existence - have become the primary work of the Himalayan Project.
Engineering Ministries International
Engineering Ministries International (EMI) is a non-profit Christian development organization made up of architects, engineers and design professionals who donate their skills to help children and families around the world step out of poverty and into a world of hope.
These facilities including hospitals, orphanages, schools, clean water projects and more directly impact communities by meeting their physical needs.
Each year, more than 2.2 million people in developing countries die from diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene (UN Water Policy Brief, 2005). EMI exists to transform lives by providing hope to poorest of the poor.
Rethink Mental Illness.
Welome to Rethink Mental Illness. We help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. Here is just a selection about what we do, and what it means for you.
We believe a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness. Over 40 years ago, one man bravely spoke about his family's experiences of mental illness in a letter to the Times and in the process brought together hundreds to talk about their experiences of mental illness and support each other.
Today we directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. And we change attitude and policy for millions.
Find out more by visiting: www.rethink.org
Every day around the world, there are children going to bed hungry, families drinking contaminated water, and sick babies in danger. Partner with us to help break the cycle of poverty.
Operation Blessing International is working harder than ever toward ending poverty, but we can’t care for suffering children and families without you. The nonprofit was originally set up to help struggling individuals and families by matching their needs for items (such as clothing, appliances and vehicles) with donated items.
The International Society Of Arboriculture
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) was founded in 1924 and has served the tree care industry for over seventy years as a scientific and educational non-profit organization.
ISA supports tree care around the world and is dedicated to the care and preservation of shade and ornamental trees. This organization continues to be a dynamic medium through which arborists around the world share their experiences and knowledge for the benefit of society.
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Register4 is Australia’s first online community for volunteer breast cancer research participants. By joining the community you could help researchers spend less time finding volunteers and more time to find a cure. It’s free to join, confidential and anyone 18 years and over can take part. Researchers speak often of how long it can take to find the right people to participate in their work - it can sometimes take years.
When looking for large groups of women to participate in research projects, the cost to recruit and identify suitable participants can run high. Register4 aims to help cut those costs right down, so that medical research funding can be used more effectively. The more people who join Register4, the fewer delays and the faster researchers can get to work.
Dubai Caledonian Society
The main aims of the Dubai Caledonian Society are to bring to Dubai and the UAE a taste of Scotland, to encourage multi-national ties in both business and social arenas and to raise funds for charities both in Scotland and the UAE.
One of the primary goals of the Dubai Caledonian Society is raising money for charity. The proceeds of events and fund raising activities are distributed between local UAE-based charities and good causes back in Scotland
Prosperity Rings is an international foundation which grants funds to be used as micro loans so that severely poor and vulnerable women can establish their own enterprise.
The women are thus able to pull themselves and their families up from poverty as well as raise their status and respect in their community. Donor’s funds keep growing as they are repaid with interest and loaned over and over.
Established in 2002 by our Founders, Adrian Brown & Shane Duffy, Maternity Worldwide has been the result of combining the ambitions and frustrations of a small group of professionals who share a great enthusiasm to improve obstetric care for women and reduce maternal mortality in developing countries.
The success of our projects is dependent on our donors. We are always in need of new donations to continue funding our work. Support from both large corporate donors and smaller donations from individuals are all welcome.
Dymphna Special School
Established in 2002 by Mary Kaswende, Dymphna Special School sits under the shadow of Mount Meru in the Kwa Iddi area of Arusha. The School accepts children and young adults between the ages of three and 25 and currently has 35 students and four teachers.
We do though want you to know how desperately the children depend upon the School. Your sponsorship will enable a child to be supported through their schooling. Ultimately, your support will enable Dymphna Special School to stay open; continuing to promote its message that children with disabilities deserve and benefit from access to an education.
The Air Charity Network
Air Charity Network™ (ACN) is comprised of independent member organizations identified by specific geographical service areas. Airlift Hope NC-TN, Angel Flight Central, Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic, Angel Flight Northeast, Angel FlightTM Southeast, Angel Flight West and Mercy FlightTM Southeast coordinate volunteer pilot missions in the continental United States as well as Alaska and Hawaii.
Mercy Medical Airlift, coordinates free airline tickets for missions over 600 miles and negotiates low cost air ambulance service for individuals and families, who are in need of this special service. Donors and partners are essential to Air Charity NetworksTM (ACN) ability to carry out our mission. Donors / patrons generously give of their financial and in-kind services and gifts to ensure that our matching service can continue making meaningful connections between needs and resources.
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For over 40 years, Samaritan's Purse has done our utmost to go to the aid of the world's poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance.
Our emergency relief programs provide desperately needed assistance to victims of natural disaster, war, disease, and famine. As we offer food, water, and temporary shelter, we meet critical needs and give people a chance to rebuild their lives. Our community development and vocational programs in impoverished villages and neighborhoods help people break the cycle of poverty and give them hope for a better tomorrow. We impact the lives of vulnerable children through educational, feeding, clothing, and shelter programs that let them know they are not forgotten.
UN Refugee Agency UNHCR
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.
It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people. In more than six decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 7,685 people in more than 125 countries continues to help some 33.9 million persons.
A team of 5 youngsters passionate about driving change and WASTED is thier experiment in generosity and environmental preservation. The start-up idea behind running an upcycling project that follows the Pay It Forward model came to thier mind a few months ago and shared it with thier friends who are equally passionate about driving positive change. Thier intense brainstorming session later – WASTED was born. They are 6 months (Sept 2015) old and have been holding one stall every month since March at the ARTE Market.We sell our products WITHOUT any price tag and under the ‘Pay It Forward’ model where each person pays not for their gift but for the gift offered to the next person after them. This is intended to deepen human connections and our expression of generosity.
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