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Worthy Causes
The 2018 Annual

Some of the worthy causes we've written about over the years.

PROOF Media for Social Justice is a non-profit that "uses visual storytelling and education to inspire action on human rights."

The Right Question Institute is a relatively simple idea that can help change a child's whole experience of the learning process, focusing on the importance of formulating questions in the classroom, and, broadening that out, on asking the right questions on key decisions affecting them. since asking questions—the right questions—is fundamental to civic engagement, it can also be a 'catalyst for microdemocracy',

The Peace of Heart Choir is a volunteer community choir that came together shortly after the September 11, 2001 tragedies. Their aim is to promote healing, diversity, community bonding, and mutual understanding through music. They perform free of charge for communities in need, in partnership with social service providers. These include area shelters, hospitals, hospices, elderly homes, and providers of services to the disabled.

Canadian-based Rainbow Railroad was formed in response to the targeted torture and abuse of LGBTQI Chechens, which has expanded their mission to help their brothers and sisters around the world.

The Urban Justice Center started in 1984 as the Legal Action Center for the Homeless, and continues its mission of helping a wide range of New Yorkers in need: street vendors, sex workers, refugees, homeless youth, victims of intimate partner abuse, the poor, people with serious mental illness.

Here is a statistic that we can not shake: 663 million people on the planet do not have access to clean drinking water. It can't be true but it is true. That's 1 in 10 people around the world. The goal of charity: water is to bring clean drinking water to people in developing nations. It's not a great technological challenge. Just a human one: the collective will to do it.

One of the highlights of the season for us is the annual collection of images by Joe Holmes, a steal at $20.

To order, email Joe, letting him know how many copies you'd like and whether the delivery is outside the U.S.

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