Charities

Academics Without Borders

"Supporting higher education in the developing world.

A Canadian (Montreal) NGO that assists universities in developing countries in expanding and improving higher education. Academic volunteers bring their skills and expertise to improve educational programs in disciplines like healthcare, education, infrastructure and agriculture.

AWB has been awarded grants from several organizations, including the McCall MacBain Foundation, the Zeller Family Foundation, the International Monetary Fund, and KnowledgeONE." Learn more...

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Victoria Capital Region (BC)

"Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.

To create and support positive mentoring relationships for young people to help them succeed in life.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is a Federation comprised of 108 member agencies servicing more than 1,100 communities across the country. Together we mobilize over 21,300 volunteers who in turn mentor 41,700+ children and young people.

In 2018 alone: Big Brothers Big Sisters impacted over 40,000 youth in over 1,100 communities across Canada. Providing life changing mentoring experiences since 1912, Big Brothers Big Sisters was named One of Financial Post’s Top 25 Charities in 2016. Every $1 invested in their programming returns between $18-$23 to society through taxes, higher incomes, volunteerism, and charitable donations." Learn more...

Books for Africa

"To end the book famine in Africa. We collect, sort, ship, and distribute books to African students of all ages. With your help, we will help create a culture of literacy and provide the tools of empowerment to the next generation of parents, teachers, and leaders in Africa.

Books For Africa (www.booksforafrica.org) is a 501(c )(3) nonprofit organization serving as the largest shipper of donated textbooks to the African continent. Since 1988, Books For Africa has shipped over 40 million high-quality text and library books to children and adults in 52 African countries. 

Over the past 12 months: they have shipped three million books, 93 computers and e-readers containing 223,000 digital books, as well as 10 new law and human rights libraries to 18 African countries. More than $2.5 million was raised last year to ship the books to the students of Africa. Shipping over 40 million books to 53 different countries since 1988." Learn more...

Child Education (CARE.org)

"CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people.

CARE has an A-rating from Charity Watch and is also a Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Accredited Charity." Learn more...

Donors Choose

"A charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.

Founded in 2000 by a Bronx history teacher, public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.

At DonorsChoose.org, you can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions. They call it citizen philanthropy.

With $696,495,767 for America's classrooms since 2000, to date, 3,163,497 people and partners have funded 1,174,315 projects on the site, reaching 28,135,038 students and making DonorsChoose.org the leading platform for supporting U.S. public schools. $696,578,867 dollars raised and 428,746 teachers funded.

DonorsChoose.org is the only crowdfunding platform that vets each request, delivers materials directly to schools, and captures the impact of every funded project with photos, thank yous, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. In 2014, DonorsChoose.org made the top 10 of Fast Company's list of the World's Most Innovative Companies, the first time a charity has received such recognition." Learn more...

Education Beyond Borders

"The organization focuses on the building of teacher leaders as the key to quality education for all. They facilitate the movement for educators and advocates for education to do our part in supporting our colleagues and their students in disadvantaged regions here at home and around the world.  

Education Beyond Borders is a non-profit, non-denominational NGO devoted to closing the global education divide through teacher professional development and community education.

All teachers and advocates of education worldwide share our philosophy and values are intrinsically part of the organization and can take the role of either facilitator or participant. The majority of participants of the projects (teacher/education development workshops) have been educators but may also include: community workers, NGO employees, government employees, student leaders, etc. Facilitators of projects are certified educators but may also include trained professionals in various fields." Learn more...