2017 Worthy causes supported by our award winning documentarians:
Sanford Health: Roger Maris Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivorship Program – Brings together cancer patients, family members and caregivers to address the emotional, physical and financial effects of cancer. We believe from the moment you are diagnosed, you are a survivor. Together, we embrace life, each other and the future as we find connection and empowerment in our journey forward. http://focus.sanfordhealth.org/cancer-survivorship/
Brain Chemistry Labs – located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming they are dedicated to discovering new treatments for serious illnesses – for human clinical trials and research into a cure for ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and ongoing work with the environmental toxin BMAA. http://ethnomedicine.org ……………………..
The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota – EFMN leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives. Our vision: A world where people with seizures realize their full potential. http://www.epilepsyfoundationmn.org/
CitySquare – CitySquare fights the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy, and friendship. Our 17 programs that fight poverty in different facets fall into the four pillars of hunger, health, housing, and hope. More information about our programs and how to get involved int he fight against poverty can be found at CitySquare.org. https://www.citysquare.org/
SINAI Schools – Operating inclusive special education schools for children with range of complex learning, intellectual, and physical disabilities for over 30 years, tailoring a highly individualized program and integrated within a mainstream Jewish school impacting students in their partner school. www.sinaischools.org
Potoroo Palace: a native animal education centre dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and breeding native Australian animals, to enhance public awareness. Purchased by conservationist/philanthropist Alexandra Seddon, the centre is run as a not-for-profit charity and manned largely by volunteers. Donations are desperately needed to secure its future. www.potoroopalace.com
Sea Shepherd Australia – a non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans to conserve and protect ecosystems and species using innovative direct-action tactics to expose and confront illegal activities. Safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced oceanic ecosystems. Seashepherd.org.au
THE GOOD GRIEF PROJECT – Supporting families grieving after the untimely death of a loved one, particularly a child. The only bereavement charity in the UK dedicated to understanding grief as an active and creative process. With workshops, courses and retreats all designed to help you find your way of expressing grief. http://thegoodgriefproject.co.uk/
DEFENSE FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL – Defense for Children International (DCI) is an independent non-governmental organization that has been promoting and protecting children’s rights on a global, regional, national and local level for 30 years. https://defenceforchildren.org/dci-lebanon-2/ . ……………………….
The Kansas Aqueduct Coalition – The Kansas Aqueduct Coalition believes that Kansans must act to secure and develop the unused and undervalued waters of the state for the benefit of the present and future people of Kansas through legislative action to avoid a water crisis that is almost certainly on the horizon. http://www.kansasaqueductcoalition.com
Timbisha Shoshone Village, Death Valley, CA – The elders of the Timbisha ancestral homeland are struggling to save their ancient language, fine basket making art, and culture from the neglect of the the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and the lack of support from their own outsider tribal government located 150 miles away. TheWomenInTheSand.com
One Billion Rising – is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in history. 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With world population at 7 billion, that means more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. We are creating a new kind of consciousness where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable. www.onebillionrising.org/
The Center for the Secret of Peace – Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga is the Director of the Center for the Secret of Peace – in Rwanda owhere people come for healing and peace after the horrors of war, poverty, trauma and genocide. Fr. Rugirangoga works in the areas of peace, forgiveness and healing through a variety of programs, retreats and trainings. www.frubald.com.
BYkids – Inspiring action by providing kids around the world with training and video cameras to make documentaries about their lives mentored by renowned filmmakers. Reaching over 100 million people through PBS and Discovery Education with fresh perspectives on issues from poverty, disease, displacement, civil war, to access to education and tolerance. www.bykids.org
Voice for Asian Elephants Society – Giving voice to Asian elephants using media and powerful narratives to highlight the plight of these amazing creatures and the treatment that they receive. http://www.voiceforasianelephants.org/
S.H.A.D.E. Project – Survivors Healing Advising and Dedicated to Empowerment empowers survivors of sexual exploitation, human trafficking and domestic violence. http://www.shadeproject.org/
Misophonia Awareness – Brings awareness and support to people with misophonia – a disorder related to the processing of specific sounds in the brain – resulting in a life of anxiety, rage and isolation. http://www.misophonia.com/
ADDAD Mali – The aim of ADDAD is to empower and defend the rights of young girls aged between 10 and 16 and earning between 10 and 15 dollars a month as domestic workers in Mali (Africa) . http://addad-mali.blogspot.fr/
Spare Some Change – To engage, enlighten, and empower homeless youth to create change in their lives and to provide direction toward a stable future and to use the power of media to create a wake-up call for America. http://www.sparesomechange.org
Web of Life Foundation – utilizes educational outreach that includes videos and photography to illustrate and foster our interconnectedness on this planet. www.weboflifefoundation.net
Lifebox Foundation – For millions of people in low-resource settings, there’s no such thing as a ‘routine operation’. Surgery is urgent, life-saving – and often unsafe.Lifebox makes surgery and anesthesia safer on a global scale. http://www.lifebox.org/
Vets With A Mission – takes Vietnam Veterans back to that beautiful land to love, serve, and care for the poorest of the poor. Bringing healthcare to those who can afford none is a major part of of this ministry of reconciliation. VetsWithAMission.org
SPANA – The leading charity for the world’s working animals. Passionate about protecting and caring for the world’s working animals. An amazingly dedicated group of people work tirelessly to help those animals that are always overlooked. https://www.spana.org/
The Gorilla Foundation – Our mission is to learn about gorillas by communicating with them, and to apply our knowledge to advance great ape conservation, education, care and empathy. http://www.koko.org/
Kupu-Kupu Foundation – Improves the lives of people with disabilities in Bali, Indonesia. Serves them with education, socialization, activities and much love.
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