Community Funds

Fund for Moldovans and Syrians in Need
1 nonprofit
Fund for Moldovans and Syrians in Need
Running a Half-Marathon for Syrians & Moldovans in Need. On July 31st, me, Natalia (my sister), Sean (Hubby) and Mohamed Nur (my 13 year old nephew; he also goes by Mido) will be running the San Francisco Marathon!!! (not to worry, we're running the half-marathon/5k race respectively). Why are we doing such a crazy thing you ask? Well, with good reason...Donation to our run will support two very important and worthy causes - the Syrian Refugee Relief NGO - Karam Foundation- and Hospice Angelus Moldova. A bit about them... 1. Karam Foundation - We are in the midst of the Europe's biggest refugee movement since WWII. The war has resulted in over 4 million Syrians refugees, half of whom are children. Every 50$ raised here will help one Syrian refugee family from Rehanli, Turkey, for one month, with medical assistance, food parcels and education for their children. http://www.karamfoundation.org/sponsor/ 2. Hospice Angelus Moldova - A crucial organization that provides palliative care for terminally ill adults and children, as well as a great deal of education and advocacy in Moldova. In 2015, they performed 8,500+ home palliative care home visits, cared for 53 children, consulted for 4,200+ people, and distributed 100,000+ stoma therapy bags. http://www.hospice.md/about-us/ I hope you will help us to support these two very worthwhile causes. There is not much we can do from afar, but with your help, we might make a bit of a difference in the lives of people in our home countries (or beloved adopted country in Sean's case). Thank you! Marina, Sean, Natalia and Mohamed Nur (her we are celebrating Mido's 11th birthday in Moldova)
Women's Economic Empowerment in India Fund
1 nonprofit
Women's Economic Empowerment in India Fund
In India, more than 50 percent of women are illiterate. Living in poverty with a limited education greatly hinders these women from finding quality jobs to support their families. They face the dilemma of leaving their children to wander about the village as they work in the field. Their children are vulnerable and often end up with a substandard education. Our Women’s Empowerment project empowers poor women in rural villages with valuable sewing skills and a sewing machine so they can earn a respectable living and help their families. $75 provides training for a woman, $100 provides the sewing machine and $175 will both train and equip her. The women will attend a tailoring school and receive six months of training, where they will develop their sewing skills and learn about basic business practices. Once a woman graduates from the tailoring program, she will receive her own sewing machine. She will be able to start her own tailoring business from home and earn a daily income that can provide food and basic necessities for the whole family. The beauty of a home based business for women is that it not only provides income that can be used for food clothing and education, but since they are home it helps them improve their children’s opportunity for success. The children will be able to attend a better school and their mother will be home to help insure their homework gets done and that they are in school every day. Empowering a woman with training and a sewing machine is a great way to transform a family.