A portion of the proceeds from your purchase of a Karma Doll will benefit one or more of the following charities. In keeping with the 'golden rule' of karma "you reap what you sow," your charitable contribution is a gesture of good will which the universe will surely repay. Each Karma Doll is not only an opportunity to help others in need, it is a tangible embodiment of the philosophy, "what goes around, comes around," and a daily reminder that you have helped make the world a better place. Here are some of the charities supported by your Karma Doll purchase:
Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami
Your gift to the American Red Cross will support our disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. On those rare occasions when donations exceed American Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.
The Dream Street Foundation provides unique camping and support programs for children and youngadults with life threatening andchronic illnesses - free of charge.
Aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures. We are a team, a group of people, who view the environment as an interconnected organism of which we are not separate but apart of. There is no differentiation between all living things: trees, rivers, animals and humans. We are all one interdependent organism. The global problems and challenges we are facing are infinitely interconnected and co-dependent, therefore our solutions and actions must be enacted in an interconnected manner. There are numerous causes, many campaigns and organizations aiming to encourage change, which includes ending deforestation, planting trees, eliminating pesticides and healing our planet. How many of these organizations or campaigns team up to become a united spirit of change? Nature does not behave independently. It works in unison with all its elements. Working independently to transform our planet is like trying to playing a violin without strings. Communities of businesses, organizations, people and projects must begin to connect resources and skills to passions and projects. The IS FOUNDATION will behave in full collaborative spirit by joining with other Non-Profit, For-Profit and governing bodies globally.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The MDA’s primary focus is research, and their research dollars were spent very effectively in 2009. In addition, tens of thousands received specialized health care at more than 200 MDA clinics and ALS centers, and some 1,500 youngsters attended accessible MDA summer camps MDA and MDAC have organized the MDA/MDAC Physicians' Group on ALS to provide advocacy on behalf of patients to accelerate progress in clinical trials of experimental drugs and to provide impartiality in the analysis and reporting of clinical trial results. The mission of the MDA/MDAC Physicians' Group on ALS is to promote and facilitate efforts of drug companies and independent investigators to advance testing of experimental drugs in the treatment of ALS, to provide an objective forum from which patients and the public may obtain information about the likely or proven efficacy of experimental drugs in the treatment of ALS, and to foster cooperation between otherwise competing companies in testing the efficacy of experimental drugs in combination as treatments for ALS.
The Art of Elysium, a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1997, encourages working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions. We provide artistic workshops in the following disciplines: acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing.
Ric O'Barry is the director of SaveJapanDolphins.org, a campaign conducted by the International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute. SaveJapanDolphins.org was formed to put an end to the Japanese drive fishery slaughter of dolphins and stop the capture and live trade of dolphins to zoos and aquariums around the world. The work of Ric and the Save Japan Dolphins team was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove as well as in Animal Planet Channel's Blood Dolphin$ series. Save Japan Dolphins is active in creating worldwide pressure against the Japanese dolphin slaughter, generating petitions with more than 2 million signatures from 151 countries. The team is also involved in investigations and monitoring at the Cove and in exposing the toxic mercury in Japanese dolphin meat products.
ONE is Americans of all beliefs and every walk of life - united as ONE - to help make poverty history. We are a campaign of over 2.4 million people and growing from all 50 states and over 100 of America's most well-known and respected non-profit, advocacy and humanitarian organizations. As ONE, we are raising public awareness about the issues of global poverty, hunger, disease and efforts to fight such problems in the world's poorest countries. As ONE, we are asking our leaders to do more to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. ONE believes that allocating more of the U.S. budget toward providing basic needs like health, education, clean water and food would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the world's poorest countries. ONE is nonpartisan; there's only one side in the fight against global AIDS and extreme poverty. Working on the ground in communities, colleges and churches across the United States, ONE members both educate and ask America's leaders to increase efforts to fight global AIDS and extreme poverty, from the U.S. budget and presidential elections to specific legislation on debt cancellation, increasing effective international assistance, making trade fair, and fighting corruption. Everyone can join the fight. The goal of ending poverty may seem lofty, but it is within our reach if we take action together as one. You can start now by joining ONE and pledging your voice to the fight against extreme poverty and global AIDS.
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.
St. Jude researchers are published and cited more often in high impact publications than any other private pediatric oncology research institution in America. St. Jude is a place where many doctors send some of their sickest patients and toughest cases. A place where cutting-edge research and revolutionary discoveries happen every day. We've built America's second-largest health-care charity so the science never stops.
Free The Children is the world's largest network of children helping children through education, with more than one million youth involved in innovative education and development programs in 45 countries. Founded in 1995 by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children has a proven track record of success. Through the energy and passion of youth, Free The Children has built more than 500 schools around the world, providing education for 50,000 children every day. The organization has received the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child (also known as the Children’s Nobel Prize), the Human Rights Award from the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, and has formed successful partnerships with leading school boards and Oprah’s Angel Network.
The Mission of Make It Right is clear: it is to be a catalyst for redevelopment of the Lower 9th Ward, by building a neighborhood comprised of safe and healthy homes that are inspired by Cradle to Cradle thinking, with an emphasis on a high quality of design, while preserving the spirit of the community's culture. The goal is to accomplish this quickly, so that the first residents can begin returning to their homes as soon as possible.
The Gentle Barn rescues, rehabilitates and gives sanctuary to severely abused animals. Then kids interact with the animals to learn kindness, compassion and confidence.
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Dedicated to curing breast cancer at every stage – from the causes to the cures, to the pain and anxiety of every moment in between. Empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and providing community grants for breast health and treatment.
The nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization and has been ranked as one of “America’s 100 Best Charities by Worth magazine. RAINN's policy department tracks, analyzes, and disseminates statistics and information on federal and state policies regarding sexual assault. We provide technical assistance to over 1,100 rape crisis centers nationwide and serve as the leading information source for criminal justice organizations, the media, allied organizations, and the public on the issue of sexual violence.
Providing free reconstructive surgery to tens of thousands of children and young adults in 25 developing countries and the United States, bringing them new hope and new lives. Operation Smile’s Medical Missions teams travel around the globe to treat children with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.
The Bennett & Suzy Katz Cancer Resource Center at Dominican Hospital offers patients and their families and friends a place to get the support they need. The Katz Cancer Resource Center provides access to information and services related to all aspects of cancer care, at no charge. Our supportive certified oncology nurses (RNs) provide guidance in sorting through questions about cancer, assistance in coordinating care and referrals to support services like Dominican Home Health. They’ll be with you, facilitating the continuity of care in the inpatient and outpatient setting and providing guidance for caregivers. Individuals with cancer and their families are encouraged to set up a one-on-one appointment with a KCRC oncology nurse to design a personalized program for support, education and guidance. Everything a patient, or caregiver needs to get through a diagnosis of cancer is available at the KCRC at no charge.
Enhancing the lives of children living with Williams Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Autism and other neurogenetic disorders, while providing hope and resources for the families who love them.
A mission to focus global attention and resources towards putting an end to mass atrocities around the world. Drawing on the powerful voices of artists, activists and cultural leaders, Not On Our Watch generates lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for the vulnerable, marginalized and displaced. This organization is closely related to the book of the same name, written by Don Cheadle and human rights activist John Prendergast.
Your contribution or involvement with Global Green will support our efforts to help rebuild a green New Orleans, combat climate change, create sustainable communities, eliminate weapons of mass destruction, and promote access to clean water as a global human right.
Global Green USA works in cooperation with business, government, individuals and non-governmental organizations to foster a global value shift toward a safe and sustainable world.
Global Green is working to address some of the greatest challenges facing humanity. In the United States our work is primarily focused on stemming global climate change by creating green buildings and cities. Internationally, Global Green and its affiliates are working toward:
Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs. Our network of 1,900 pilots throughout the 13 western states donate their aircraft, piloting skills, and all flying costs to help families in need, enabling them to receive vital treatment that might otherwise be inaccessible because of financial, medical, or geographic limitations.