The 2012 observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust will focus on the theme “Children and the Holocaust”. The United Nations will remember the one-and-a-half million Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust, together with the thousands of Roma and Sinti children, the disabled and others, who suffered and died at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators. Some children managed to survive in hiding, others fled to safe havens before it was too late, while many others suffered medical experiments or were sent to the gas chambers immediately upon arriving at the death camps. Highlighting the impact of mass violence on children, this theme has important implications for the 21st century. (United Nations Official Site)
Visit “The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme” here: http://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance/2012/calendar2012.html. While January 27, 2012 is “International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust”, there are events running starting today.
Since 2007, Bill Gates has given away 48% of his net worth This makes for an interesting infographic, which you can see here: http://www.inquisitr.com.
A new social app suggests micro-donations to worthy causes instead of something else you were considering, such as buying an expensive cup of coffee. The app is called “Instead” and it’s designed to get your charitable juices flowing by putting small donations to worthy causes in context to other everyday small purchases that you do. From the app description: “Instead of eating out, how about brown-bagging a lunch to work? Instead of seeing a movie, how about renting a film?”
Last Saturday, our Nova Scotia team got together at the Chester Price Chopper and held a Fill the Beetle…Feed the People event. Our team collected food and donations for the Lighthouse Food Bank, and our team was able to deliver the single largest donation the Lighthouse Food Bank has seen in 30+ years! Thanks to the great people of Chester that helped make this happen!
“Some children will come to the US, seeking to reunite themselves with their mother. The child comes and realizes the mother is in an abusive situation. The girls can become sexual abused. the girl doesn’t know anyone, doesn’t speak the language. Then they find they’re completely alone in this country.”
Today’s Philanthroper charity protects immigrant rights within the legal system. They actually work with law enforcement and other agencies to help immigrants who are stuck in particularly hard situations. Learn more about how you can help: https://philanthroper.com/deals/Ayuda