Are People in Your Neighborhood Going Hungry?

43 million Americans are going hungry. Can you tell who in your neighborhood is going without food? 1 in every 8 people you pass by on the street could be missing meals. The latest statistics on hunger from Feeding America tell us: 1 in 8 Americans go hungry every day. 1 in 6 children in the … Continue reading Are People in Your Neighborhood Going Hungry?

Nonprofit Spotlight: Bubble Foundation

At first blush, the Bubble Foundation seems like an unusual name for an organization that helps kids live healthy and happy lives, but then again…. Not wanting to pigeonhole their holistic efforts or be heavy handed about wellness, the name was chosen to keep it fun and focused on kids. Funders ask about our name, … Continue reading Nonprofit Spotlight: Bubble Foundation

YEAR IN REVIEW: A LOOK BACK AT 2014

Thanks to your giving and support, JustGive expanded philanthropy and sent more than $30 million to charity in 2014! We passed a major milestone in May, processing our 1 millionth donation, and are proud that 24 percent of giving came from 2013 donors returning to use the site. We also saw charity gift card purchases … Continue reading YEAR IN REVIEW: A LOOK BACK AT 2014

THE MANY FACES OF HOMELESSNESS: HOW YOU CAN HELP

Knowing how to help a homeless person can sometimes feel difficult, confusing and overwhelming. The dollar you give might be used to buy drugs or alcohol. Even offering food can be a problem – imagine handing an apple to a homeless man and then discovering he has no teeth. Just as there are many reasons … Continue reading THE MANY FACES OF HOMELESSNESS: HOW YOU CAN HELP

Hunger and Food Justice: Community Building for Food Equality

Hunger: it’s a daunting problem the world over. Even though I was eager to research and write on this topic, when I started to dig into it, I got more and more overwhelmed with how broad and profound the issue is. The stark facts saddened and discouraged me. In the United States, almost half of … Continue reading Hunger and Food Justice: Community Building for Food Equality

Five Charitable Causes That Need More Help During the Holidays

During the winter months, charities need extra assistance as they work with the challenges of cold weather and the holidays. These five causes need additional help right now, and can do more with your donations of supplies and money. 1. Children Low-income and foster kids have an especially hard time during the holiday season, when … Continue reading Five Charitable Causes That Need More Help During the Holidays

Help Hungry American Children

It wasn’t until I became a mother that I realized how much children rely on adults for help. In the best cases, a child has parents and a loving extended family, and wants for nothing. In the worst cases, a child has a neglectful family, and doesn’t get basic needs met, emotionally or physically. Some … Continue reading Help Hungry American Children

Three Ways to Help the Hungry in Your Community

This time of year, most of us are getting ready to sit down to a Thanksgiving feast with our family and friends. We’re ready to stuff ourselves silly with second and third helpings of a delicious meal, and enjoy the warmth of a toasty fireplace (or, in my case, a space heater). Unfortunately, not everyone … Continue reading Three Ways to Help the Hungry in Your Community

Four ways to feed the hungry

Each Thanksgiving, my family makes it a priority to have dinner together. Even when I was living abroad for my first holiday away from home, my dad booted up Skype so that I could join in the festivities virtually. For us, it’s not just the meal that’s important. It’s taking time off of work, turning off our … Continue reading Four ways to feed the hungry

Famine – It’s a small world, after all

I am reminded daily just how small our world can be. Most recently, an earthquake on the other side of the globe could have contaminated the fish I eat for dinner or the California coastal water I swim in. Japanese trading delays affected the lines of iPad impatience outside our local Apple stores—providing a front … Continue reading Famine – It’s a small world, after all