It is all over the news these days and you can't help but be concerned. If you want to make a donation you could check out what your favorite non-profits are doing and if they are specifically operating in Africa. It's a personal choice, but my choice is Doctors Without Borders. They are a fine resource for up-to-date information on Ebola in Africa.
However, as the number of Ebola orphans continue to increase, I think that Save The Children is also a fine choice. I added them to the site today because they have a limited offer from an anonymous donor to match donated funds dollar for dollar. This gives you a great bang for your buck!
Africa and motorcycles. Why do they go together? If you're curious, click here and find out.
When's the last time you had a lemonade stand? This could be a great family activity, or fun to set up anywhere on a hot day. Blood:Water Mission is an organization working to empower communities in Africa to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crises. This is a really sweet idea--and they set you up with all the materials to run the stand and educate folks. Get in touch with your inner child and have a great day to support this organization and your neighbors in Africa!
I found out about this organization through an article in the Brattleboro Reformer. I used to live in Vermont so I'm happy when I see other Vermonters doing good things. I'd like this one no matter what, though! Les Espoirs de Demain is helping children in Senegal in so many ways. It's a relatively new organization that will take donations of articles as well as money. Please check them out.
PlanUSA is a great cause and I love some of the features on their website. You have to check out their Visit A Village page. I'd also love to hear suggestions of other sites that are using technology in unique and effective ways.
I'm a librarian... what can I say... of course I love this one!
Room To Read works in rural areas of Asia and Africa to establish libraries and opportunities to read. "World Change starts with educated children."
Librarian-Educator living in Amherst, Mass.