During the holiday season, we often turn our thoughts to those in need. A charitable gift to an education organization not only helps students while they’re in school, but can also give them a stepping-stone to a leading a better life. Consider making a donation to one of the organizations below, all of which are working to improve education around the world.
If you purchase a DonorsChoose giving card as a gift, your recipient can choose the classroom project they want to fund.
UNICEF not only provides for children’s basic needs, they also provide them with resources for their intellectual development. For example, UNICEF creates schools for children living in refugee camps around the world.
Millennium Promise is an international non-profit organization that works with impoverished communities to improve their living conditions. One of their primary goals is to ensure that all children have access to a full primary school education.
BuildOn is a non-profit that works in the U.S. to involve high school students in after-school programs. The high school students who participate in BuildOn not only participate in community service programs in their own communities, they also build schools and develop literacy programs in developing nations.
The Children’s Movement for Creative Education works to promote human rights and creative education around the globe. They’ve worked with children who lived through the September 11 attacks on New York and also created a 10-year project for students in Bosnia.
Looking for a gift that’s a little more material? Invest in a piece of OnmiPeace apparel, which has been sported by a long list of celebrities. The money they raise goes towards building schools in Malawi and Senegal, plus they also support some of the organizations above, like buildOn and UNICEF.
Do you have a favorite education nonprofit? Please share it!