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Send Five Girls To School

FUNDED April 15 2013 – Thank You!

NYF_OlgaMurray_2012When Olga Murray first visited Nepal, she saw girls sold by desperately poor families into lives of servitude or worse. So she decided to make a difference, by working with the families and providing the one the thing that they couldn’t afford: education for their children.

Twenty-two years later, people call Olga a modern-day abolitionist and “the Mother Teresa” of Nepal. She has received awards from the Dalai Lama and the King of Nepal for her considerable achievements since her creation of the Nepal Youth Foundation. All the more amazing is that she began this philanthropic endeavor in 1990 after she retired as an attorney for the California State Supreme Court.

“I just wish I started sooner,” said Murray, who celebrated her 87th birthday in 2012. “There is still so much to accomplish.” Under her stewardship, the Nepal Youth Foundation has freed more than 12,000 young girls from indentured servitude. In turn, these girls have gone back into their communities to work with others and help stop the practice.

Currently, NYF is one of Nepal’s biggest non-governmental providers of scholarships for both girls and boys. Your click today will help them send five more girls to school and, through their efforts, ensure countless more have their chance at a better life.

GreaterGood.org’s contributions to programs to empower children through education are made possible by the support of donors, shoppers, and clickers at The Literacy Site.

Photo of Olga Murray and students courtesy of NYF

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Thousands of Burmese children dwell along the borders of Thailand, living in uncertain status as their parents seek work as migrants. The Mae Tao Clinic not only provides them with meals, but also an education that will help them change the world around them.

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Fund 37 Hours of Whale Research to Save Humpback Whales: Completed February 25, 2015

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With only 21,000 North Pacific humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean, they are an endangered species. They face many challenges from ship strikes and ocean noise, to pollution and fishing nets that can easily entangle them. Thanks to the Whales of Guerrero Research Project, there may be hope. The organization not only conducts research and offers education to the local communities, but also works to provide alternative jobs to the fisherman, such as leading whale-watching tours. You can help their efforts today. With a quick click, you’ll fund 37 hours of whale research that will lead to a better life for both the humpback whale and the community of Guerrero as a whole.

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Fund 16 Humane Traps for Feral Cats: Completed February 20, 2015

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Managing feral cat colonies humanely using TNR (trap-neuter-return) methods is a huge commitment usually undertaken by caring individuals or nonprofit animal welfare organizations. These efforts are costly, with traps being one of the most expensive items. Tru-Catch Traps, the leading humane cat trap company, and GreaterGood.org want to provide these much-needed traps to deserving shelters and rescue groups. With your help, we can make a huge difference for these underserved organizations and the lives of community cats everywhere. Just $5 helps buy a Tru-Catch Trap.

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Provide 16 Autistic Children with a Therapeutic Family Play Session: Completed February 18, 2015

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Recently, the CDC increased their estimate of the number of children on the autism spectrum to 1 in 68. We must help give these children the best possible opportunity to learn and grow. Using family play therapy, specialists work with the whole family to help children with autism develop both physical and social skills they will use for the rest of their lives. Help provide 24 play therapy sessions for children with autism.

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Help 40 At-Risk Children Improve Their Literacy Skills: Completed February 16, 2015

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When it comes to early childhood literacy, low-income kids are at a disadvantage. Studies show that low-income families send their kids to first grade with only a fraction of the read-aloud story time that middle class first graders have. SitStayRead addresses this deficit by giving at-risk kids the chance to practice their reading skills in a fun, pressure-free way–with their very own canine reading partner! Your clicks give low-income children one-on-one reading sessions with SitStayRead dogs in a school or community program.

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Provide 23 Weeks Of Meals For Native American Students: Completed February 12, 2015

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In an effort to combat high dropout rates among Native Americans and the increasing prevalence of Type II Diabetes, The Native American Advancement Foundation (NAAF) has partnered with the District of Gu’Vo on the Tohono O’odham Nation to support the Gu’Vo Youth Program. This after school program nourishes mind and body with reading, math, and art activities taught by native community members, fitness clinics supervised by the Healthy O’odham Promotion Program (HOPP), and nutritional meals prepared using The Mayo Clinic Kids’ Cookbook.

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Provide Five Digital Cameras and Training to Get More Animals Adopted: Completed February 11, 2015

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We believe that no good action is too small and, with all the new tools at our websites, together the results are greater than ever before. Make a daily click, sign a petition, donate what you can, shop where it matters, and help us spread the word.

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