Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) has gathered the world's experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. O.U.R.'s Underground Jump Team consists of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives that lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts. Once victims are rescued, a comprehensive process involving justice for the perpetrators and recovery and rehabilitation for the survivors begins.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.
Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities and the world. Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans. By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realize their potential. For some, it’s a matter of survival, for others it’s the fuel for a life-long ambition.
Days for Girls envisions a world where menstruation is no longer a source of shame and taboo. Hygiene solutions are a little thing that becomes a big thing quickly, when millions of women and girls suddenly have what they need to stay in school, pursue opportunity, and succeed. There are a lot of things that are hard to change in the world. This isn’t one of them.
My dear friend has dedicated her life to helping orphaned youth in Nigeria, where she lives. She has now started the foundation Ema4Kids to continue her work. Ema4Kids operates in communities affected by poverty and conflict to support and fortify orphaned and vulnerable youths against exploitation rooted in violent extremism and human trafficking.
Heifer International is working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values-based holistic community development. Heifer distributes animals, along with agricultural and values-based training, to families in need around the world as a means of providing self-sufficiency. Recipients must agree to “pass on the gift” by sharing animal offspring, as well as the skills and knowledge of animal husbandry and agricultural training with other impoverished families
As part of my mission for Give: Photography for Change, I've committed to donating 15% of my session proceeds to the charity of your choice. Although I've listed a few of my favorites to choose from above, I've actually donated to over 20 different nonprofit organizations through the help and direction of my awesome clients.
Are you already committed to a cause? Go you! I'm happy to donate to any organization you're passionate about.