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Children and Women’s Empowerment

Today’s society is evolving at an incredible pace. None of this would be possible without men and women both equally contributing knowledge and efforts to push society forward. It starts with children, which is why all children need to be in a position where they can grow and succeed. Many children and women are at a disadvantage in today’s society. Children are struggling to obtain sustainable food, shelter, and education. Women are struggling to have equal opportunities as men to succeed. Entire nations, businesses, communities and groups can benefit from the implementation of programs and policies that adopt the notion of women empowerment. Empowerment of women is a necessity for the very development of a society, since it enhances both the quality and the quantity of human resources available for development (Geojournal). This shift in culture is necessary for us to continue to strive and prosper on a local, national, and global scale. We need children to be well nourished and healthy so they can thrive in school and feel safe and secure. According to the “World Bank” extreme poverty is living off of $1.25 or less a day. One billion children are living in poverty right now Education is crucial for the development of children and to escape poverty, all of its children need to have access to a decent education. Every child has the right to equal opportunities in life, however, children in many countries must succumb to the vicious cycle of poverty and it is transmitted from generation to generation, threatening their childhood and future. Because of their place of birth, race, ethnicity, and gender, many children are deprived of these rights. Extreme poverty is destroying the lives of many children and it is forcing them to give up their childhood. Together we can give children a sustainable life with quality shelter and education. At Embrace Relief, one of our many goals is to put children and their needs first. Many of our projects include supporting orphanages, education, and healthcare because we strive to develop projects that adapt to the different needs of individuals; especially children. We strive to improve the lives of children by creating lasting change and we work to be their philanthropic bridge.

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Birthday Donations

Happy Birthday from everyone at Embrace Relief! On this special day, you may feel like you would rather give than receive. In recent years, more and more people have been asking for friends and loved ones to make charitable donations in lieu of presents. If you want to encourage those around you to make the world a better place in your honor, please consider setting up an Embrace Relief fundraiser on your Facebook page. Since it is your birthday, everyone will be looking at your profile to give you their birthday wishes. While they are there, you might want to ask them to a worthy cause. Here is how you do that:

  1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
  2. Click Raise Money.
  3. Select Nonprofit/Charity.
  4. Select Embrace Relief, choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details.
  5. Click Create.

Make the most out of your birthday by helping those in need. Today is the day where we celebrate how great you are, and nothing will make you feel better than the knowledge that you changed the lives of people around the world. Use this birthday to show everyone the caring person that you are.

Aiding Your Communities

kenya_garissa_genel (45)            Whether a company is a fortune 500 or a small local business, it is essential for companies to contribute to society. Companies are starting to become aware of the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), also known as corporate citizenship. CSR is defined as the voluntary commitment of business to include in their corporate practices economic, social, and environmental criteria and actions. It is not required, but it is crucial for companies to help local, national, and global communities. Corporations gave out over 17 billion dollars last year (Double The Donation). Societies benefit greatly from companies operating in ways that enhance the standards of living for people that are directly involved.

According to a report from the ADP Research Institute The Evolution of Work” The changing Nature of the Global Workplace, “today’s workers are increasingly motivated to work by more than just earning a paycheck. Largely, employees are looking to work on projects that are personally meaningful, have a positive impact on society, and benefit people’s well being.” (ADP Inc.). People all over the world are struggling with everyday problems but with the help of companies that have accepted their role of going beyond their business to help, society is taking a huge step forward. All of this progress is made possible through non-governmental organizations known as NGOs.

NGOs are generally defined as nonprofit entities independent of government influence (Grantspace). Non-governmental organizations are typically operating on an international level. They include but are not limited to environmental, social, advocacy, and human rights work. (Grantspace). NGOs and non-profit organizations are the “vehicles” that companies use to help society in need. Non-governmental organizations are a reliable partner that corporations can trust to help them accomplish their economic, environmental, and social goals. They are crucial to a progressive society and to making society better to live in. With the help and support of companies, organizations like this are paving the way for a new and better world for the future.

Help Spread the Love and the Water.

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Water is known as the essence of life for a good reason. We use it in our everyday lives in our plumbing, gardening, hygiene, drinking along with other important tasks. Without water, we would be unable to enjoy many of the conveniences of modern living. Flushing toilets, hydroelectric plants, drinking fountains and other useful tools would be rendered obsolete. Many of us cannot imagine what it would be like to live without clean water, but the truth is that this scenario would be devastating. Countless people would be left thirsty, dirty and sick. Does this seem like an unbearable situation to you? Well this is the harsh reality for many people all over the world.

Statistics provided by organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and WASHWatch.org reveal some alarming facts about how many people are left without fresh water and the effects that that has on their health. About 2 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water, in addition to 31 percent of schools. Around 2.3 billion people do not have a decent toilet in their home, and as a result, one child under five years old dies of diarrhea every two minutes. Every minute, a newborn baby dies due to an infection that was caused by lack of safe water and an unclean environment. These statistics are not acceptable if we want a world where everyone has a healthy, happy life.

Embrace Relief is dedicated to making sure that everyone has access to fresh water. Studies show that for every $1 invested in water and toilets, there is an average increase of $4 in productivity. The World Bank has stated, “promoting good hygiene is one of the most cost effective health interventions.” If you would like to join in our cause to stop this injustice, please donate to one of our many fundraisers today. If you really want to make a difference, you can set up your own fundraising project with us today and spread the word about this ever-present issue. It is up to us to make sure that our fellow human beings are accessing clean water just like we get the privilege of doing each and every day.

“Facts and Statistics.” WaterAid, http://www.wateraid.org/facts-and-statistics.

Lift a Mood, Share Your Food.

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On Saturday June 9, Embrace Relief held a food drive at a local supermarket. Many volunteers came to support our cause by collecting food items for hungry men, women and children. We collected boxes of food from generous donors who wanted to lend a helping hand. These food items will be donated to where they are most needed, such as soup kitchens and schools. Thank you to all the volunteers and donors who helped us with this great food drive. If you would like to get involved in future food drives like this one, stay posted by liking Embrace Relief on Facebook and checking our website for updates. Remember that a donation of $50 is enough to pay for food for a person in need. Lift a Mood, Share Your Food.

Leading Us to a Better Tomorrow

kongo Education is one of the foundations of our society. By teaching the next generation, we make strides towards building a better and brighter future. Today, however, there are still many children who are not able to receive this vital tool. According to UNESCO, 264 million potential students are left without a classroom. Mainly due to poverty, gender or culture, these children are left without the education that they deserve. Nigeria is hit the hardest by this issue, being home to around 10.5 million uneducated children. Another example can be found in Haiti, where all schools are private, meaning families that cannot pay tuition fees are unable to educate their sons and daughters. Everyone should have the right to basic education, but the truth is that there are numerous young individuals who have no access to it.

One of Embrace Relief’s main goals is to allow children to have the education that they need to become enriched and enlightened adults. Many of our projects succeeded in the spread of education in developing countries. We have created a school in Nigeria that now teaches 350 students. Embrace Relief has been able to provide 2,000 children in the United States and Haiti with school supplies to aid them in their academic endeavors. In addition to shipping 40 computers to students in Afghanistan, we also sent 30 computers to Haiti. After collecting 22,000 books, we filled a library that we erected in Romania. Embrace Relief was also able to give out $50,000 in scholarships to pupils in the United States who wished to advance their education. At Embrace Relief, we make a strong effort to educate as many children as possible.

Do you want to help make sure that the next generation is prepared for the future by giving them the education that they need? Learn more about what you can do by visiting embracerelief.org. You can donate to one of our many projects or you can start your own fundraiser to pursue a project that you want to run. Together, we can build a world of educated thinkers who will lead us to a better tomorrow.

 

 

Works Cited

Bleiker, Carla. “UNESCO: 264 Million Children Don’t Go to School | DW | 24.10.2017.” Deutsche Welle, 24 Oct. 2017, http://www.dw.com/en/unesco-264-million-children-dont-go-to-school/a-41084932.

Williams, Janice. “More than 10.5 Million Kids in Nigeria Aren’t in School.” Newsweek, 25 July 2017, www.newsweek.com/nigeria-education-children-school-country-641696.

World Bank. “Four Things You Need to Know About Education in Haiti.” World Bank, http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2015/03/12/four-things-you-need-to-know-about-education-in-haiti.