Giving is the natural expression of who we are as a people.
It’s about creating a world where support for one another is a part of life.
Here are some extremely worthwhile charities and organizations, which involve:
- Eradicating human trafficking.
- Empowering and restoring dignity to vulnerable women
- Protecting children and providing education and the basics of life to suffering children on the earth
SIGNATURE MUSIC DESIGN
In October 2011, Signature Music Design, (SMD) an American based record label, was established to change the face of the record industry by putting the primary focus on philanthropy, training, education, and empowerment.
Simone is united with SMD. Together, they are committed to bringing positive change to the injustices in the world.
SMD partners with artists who are inspired to share their music and careers to help others in need.
Pearl Alliance is an outreach of Messenger International designed to rescue and restore pearls trapped in darkness. It is an alliance of all who are willing to fight against human trafficking. Pearl Alliance connects individuals in supporting onsite organizations in Southeast Asia. In this one area, thousands of women and children have been exploited. Now is their time for rescue and restoration.
Lisa Bevere, a cofounder of Messenger International, spent time in Cambodia and Thailand, witnessing firsthand the brutality of human trafficking. Her heart broke for the women and children whose innocence was being stolen.
Upon her return, Lisa met with the board of Messenger International. In this meeting, she expressed her heart for women and children forced into human trafficking and how she wanted to be a part of their libertion. Months later, Pearl Alliance was formed as an outreach of Messenger International created to stop human trafficking.
Compassion exists as an advocate for children – to release children from poverty through the transformation of lives, communities and nations.
Compassion is committed to fostering the spiritual, economic, social, physical and emotional development of children living in extreme poverty in over 26 developing countries.
Compassion works with the individual child from the womb to university to address their economic, social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Compassion implements holistic child development programs:
- Child Survival Program
- Child Sponsorship Program
- Leadership Development Program
- Critical Interventions
Compassion’s Holistic Child Development Model reflects the long-term commitment to the life of each individual child. This holistic approach extends to all areas of the programs, giving children the resources to survive, thrive and learn, the opportunity to hear the Gospel, and the love, care and attention they need to grow into fulfilled and independent adults.
The most marginalized and wounded people in Africa are women.
Living Hope was initiated in early 2008, the program is currently committed to transforming the lives of 1,200 women in Kampala and 900 women in Gulu. Left abandoned or widowed, the target group is HIV+ single women, returnees from abduction and teenage mothers.
The goal is to restore dignity to these women in the following ways:
- By improving their quality of life, assisting them with basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter and medical care
- Providing comprehensive HIV/AIDS care including counselling and psychosocial support
- Spiritual and moral discipleship
- Empowering and equipping them with vocational skills
- Setting them up with self sustainable income generating projects using micro-finance loans
Some of these women have been brutally tortured – both mentally and physically. Lips, ears, noses and even genital parts severed from their bodies. The wounds and scars are a constant reminder of their past and they’re also part of the reason for the harsh rejection they receive from their community and family.
Living Hope provides opportunities for those who have been disfigured to undergo reconstructive surgery. The surgeries contribute to the restoration, not only of their essential physical features, but more importantly to their dignity and livelihood.
Living Hope also discovered that there are many girls in northern Uganda that are dropping out of school due to lack of sanitary towels.