What if you couldn’t read? Pratham establishes libraries in schools and community spaces in India giving low-income families access to books and reading activities. Your donation of $250 will support five children in an urban area for a full year and transform their lives through literacy. “Imagine an India where every child can read.”
Or take that $250 dollars and send it to Midwives for Haiti. This is a newer non-profit but one that is helping in a very crucial area. Haiti has a VERY high infant and maternal mortality rate. This organization bridges the gap between traditional birth attendants and trained nurse-midwives. For $250 you can supply a student midwife with medical instruments and scrubs. Other options also listed here.
You’re sitting at your computer now, right? Imagine life without it. Consider all the information available to you and the children in your life. One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is an organization that you may have heard of in the news. Their mission is just what their name suggests and they have been successful in developing and providing child-friendly laptops to children since 2002 when they first gave laptops to a remote village in Cambodia. For just $199 you can give a laptop to a child in a developing country. Click here for donation how-to’s.