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?
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
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: 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
We reached a major milestone in the history of JustGive last week when we processed the one-millionth donation on our website. Who was behind this auspicious donation? His name is Al Danish, and he hails from Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. Al made his donation to PathWays PA, a nonprofit dedicated to helping to keep low-income, vulnerable … Continue reading One Million Donations and Counting!
As the mother to a little girl, I find myself deeply concerned by the amount of pink in the girls’ toy aisle. I don’t like the message about “ideal” body type Barbie sends my daughter and her friends. And I’m disturbed that in the United States, there’s still a gender gap in earnings, with women … Continue reading Change the World: Educate and Empower Girls
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
Thankfully most of us will never know what it's like to spend a night in our car, find shelter in a park, or not know where we will get our next meal. We identify homelessness with strangers—the man on the street corner asking for change, or the mom and child trying to find shelter to … Continue reading Home for the Holidays
JustGive is proud to be part of Blog Action Day 2008. One issue. One Day. Thousands of voices for change. Hunger is one of the most direct and widespread effect of poverty. As household budgets are stretched and food prices skyrocket, too many families are forced to choose between putting a roof over their head … Continue reading Blog Action Day: Food For Change