The African Library Project changes lives book by book by starting libraries in rural Africa. Their grassroots approach mobilizes U.S. volunteers, young and old, to organize book drives and ship books to start or improve a library in Africa. The African Library Project’s method makes a concrete and personal difference for children and communities on both continents.
Bnei Akiva is at the forefront of Religious Zionist education for youth, by youth. We have chapters across the United States, Canada, and the world over. Bnei Akiva school–year and summer educational programming takes participants and members from childhood through the college years.
Mission Statement: Inspired by Jewish values and ideals, MAZON is a national advocacy organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.
Who is MAZON?
For more than 30 years, MAZON has been committed to ensuring that vulnerable people have access to the resources they need to be able to put food on the table. MAZON is a leading voice in Washington D.C. on anti-hunger issues, especially those that involve populations or problems that have been previously overlooked or ignored.
Our nation’s public policies have lasting effects on the lives of millions of people. By promoting change through advocacy, MAZON seeks to ensure that our elected officials and policymakers understand and consider the needs of the millions of American men, women and children who struggle with hunger.
What We Do:
Work with policymakers to protect and strengthen federal nutrition programs like SNAP (food stamps) and school meals
Confront emerging issues that might otherwise go unaddressed within the national anti-hunger community
Educate communities across the country about the realities of hunger and what we can all do to end it
Partner with like-minded organizations to promote long-term solutions to improve ongoing challenges
Key Priority Areas:
In addition to engaging in broad-based advocacy to protect and strengthen the vital federal nutrition programs that help people put food on the table each day, MAZON prioritizes its efforts in the following areas:
Active duty military families & veterans
Rural & remote communities
Nutrition & health
SaveNature.Ort links youth, schools and organizations to purchase and protect threatened and endangered habitat in the rainforests, coral reefs and deserts around the world.
Sunday Friends empowers families to break the generational cycle of poverty by fostering positive development in children while educating and guiding parents to support their children’s life success.
Since our founding in 2002, Dream Doctors medical clowns have touched the lives of more than 1.6 million children in Israel. We currently partner with 29 hospitals across the country where our 100 Dream Doctors offer care to approximately 200,000 patients annually.
Our “Dream Doctors” bring light, love, and laughter to the hospital wards and work hand-in-hand with doctors and nurses to make procedures less anxiety-ridden. As professional artists with extensive training, they have a rich toolbox of techniques that ease fear and pain for children undergoing treatment in hospitals and medical clinics. They are able to build a special bond with patients, families and staff, and empower the children, making them feel brave and comfortable in the unfamiliar hospital environment.
The Dream Doctors also travel all over the world to share their knowledge and experience with our friends and partners abroad. They serve as reservists in the IDF Field Hospital Unit and brought humanitarian aid to Nepal and Haiti after the devastating earthquakes and to Houston and Miami after the hurricanes in 2017. With the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dream Doctors serve as Goodwill Ambassadors and have offered training to medical clowns, students, medical staff, and therapists worldwide.