Toys for Tots Foundation
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Our mission is to advance change in America by ensuring equitable access to nutritious food for all in partnership with food banks, policymakers, supporters, and the communities we serve.
One Simple Wish
At One Simple Wish we believe that every child deserves love, hope and joy.Every year nearly 500,000 children are impacted by abuse, neglect and trauma and spend time in our nation’s foster care system. It can be lonely, confusing and a bit scary. Through our innovative wish-granting platform, you can send some love to a child who needs it. When wishes come true, kids not only have a chance to just be kids, but they can also make important connections, experience new things and find their passion!500,000+ kids spend time in foster care each year.100,000+ kids are waiting to be adopted.22,000+ young people age out without stable, permanent connections.We are here for them all!
Meals On Wheels People Inc
Our vision is that no senior will go hungry or experience social isolation. Our mission is to enrich the lives of seniors, and assist them in maintaining independence, by providing nutritious food, human connections and social support. We also use our expertise and capacity to serve other nutritionally at-risk populations.
Love For Our Elders
Please see loveforourelders.org/mission
Christmas Spirit Foundation
The mission of the Christmas Spirit Foundation is to advance the Christmas Spirit for kids, families and the environment through programs and activities.
Cruz Roja Espanola
Cruz Roja Espanola
To stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by:
- conserving the world's biological diversity
- ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
- promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
Our mission is to contribute to the fight against desertification, preventing land and forest degradation. To this end, we carry out several areas of activity, including environmental education, forest conservation and restoration, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. The social aims of Reforesta are: The promotion of rural development formulas that generate and increase the quality of life of rural areas inhabitants and that are compatible with nature conservation. The fight against desertification, deforestation and erosion. The protection, recovery and management of natural areas and plant and animal species. The promotion environmental concious among the population. The implementation of activities related to the principles and objectives of international development cooperation. The promotion of gender equality, training and the integration of women into the labour market in the field of sustainable development. Facilitating the participation of people at risk of social exclusion in educational, informative, socio-labour integration and volunteering activities related to environmental protection and sustainable development. Encourage the participation of people with disabilities in activities related to the environment and sustainable development. Vocational training, job placement and job creation for people with disabilities in order to achieve their integration into the labour market in the sector of environmental protection and sustainable development. Encourage the improvement of the environmental performance of organisations both in terms of environmental management and corporate social responsibility. The promotion of intercultural dialogue for sustainable development.
Our mission is to unite the world's leading zoos and animal welfare organisations to improve the welfare of captive wild animals around the world.
Zoos and aquariums can play an integral role in all our lives with the power to shape the way we feel and care for animals, while influencing change in attitudes and action towards the protection of our global fauna and flora. Unfortunately, not all zoos are equal and as a result of poor care, real animal suffering is prevalent around the world. It is likely only a small percentage of the estimated more than 10,000 zoos and aquariums that exist globally fall under country-wide animal welfare legislation and/or guiding principles from a zoo association. A much more significant number fall outside any such protection, so despite significant advances in animal welfare science, poor animal welfare is still widely observed in many zoos around the world. Every year Wild Welfare's projects support welfare improvements for thousands of wild animals living in captivity in zoos and aquariums around the world.
Our work is helping a whole range of species from large mammals including carnivores, primates and monkeys to reptiles and exotic birds by encouraging improvements in animal care practices to bringing in new facility, regional and national welfare policies and regulations. Through support, training and positive partnerships, we help improve animal welfare where it is needed the most.
Our aim is to achieve what we all want to see: a world where every zoo and aquarium promotes the highest standards of animal care and welfare. From rehoming bears in Japan to training veterinarians in Indonesia, our work is varied and vast but we have one focus: improving care and welfare for wild animals living in captivity around the world.
Wild Welfare was established in 2012 and has rapidly established itself as an internationally recognised hub of expertise in zoo animal welfare reform, forming effective collaborative relationships with a number of zoos, regional zoo associations, animal welfare NGOs, reputable universities and professional bodies. It is the first project-led captive wild animal welfare initiative that is solely focused on improving welfare standards by uniting zoos and animal welfare NGOs around the world. We play a pivotal role in the on-going improvement of animal welfare in zoos as well as providing critical support to other institutions that want to end unacceptable wild animal welfare practices.
We help facilitate positive dialogue between zoo professionals, zoo associations and global animal welfare NGOs, creating a positive international captive animal welfare movement through an informed expert approach and the establishment of strong partnerships between key stakeholders.
We strongly believe in a creative and compassionate approach to captive wild animal welfare, and our up to date, scientific-led materials and resources encompass the ethics, ethology, and husbandry pertaining to captive wild animals.
The issue of poor wild animal welfare and abuse cannot be resolved single-handedly. However, together we can make a real effort to improve the welfare for many wild animals around the world, and collectively help change minds, attitudes and practices.
The Global Challenge
The exact number of zoos and zoological type exhibits and collections around the world is actually unknown. It is however believed that only a small percentage of these fall within some form of organised ethical and welfare framework. Sadly, poor captive animal welfare is often widely prevalent within the institutions that fall outside of recognised welfare standards, resulting in the suffering of thousands of animals. As more developing countries try and attain animals and collections that western society has previously dictated, our efforts to ensure animal welfare concepts and high standards of care are provided, is needed even more now than ever.
From a conservation perspective, globally, zoos significantly contribute to a diverse conservation effort, uniting to address the decline of a vast number of species and habitats. However, under-developed zoos, often found in countries struggling to manage regional declines in biodiversity, have limited expertise and resources to contribute to these programmes, limiting the value of the global effort. Captive wild animal collections around the world with poor standards of animal welfare can also be participants and recipients in the burgeoning, illicit wildlife trade.
The Welfare Problem
In this modern media world, now more than ever, zoos are under the spotlight when it comes to their animal care. Societal and zoo community interest in the welfare of animals in zoos is at an all-time high and rightly or wrongly, accessible information means that zoos are more easily criticised on their animal care, education and conservation conduct. Some very poor zoos where extreme welfare concerns exist are increasingly being highlighted within the national media and targeted by international and a growing national animal welfare community.
And the welfare problem is real and vast. A lack of coherent and relevant institutional and national regulations can result in poorly managed facilities, exacerbated by poor basic care and a lack of visitor respect or awareness. Keepers within many zoos have basic or no animal management backgrounds, and veterinary expertise and care is extremely limited for the specialist care sometimes required within an exotic captive collection. The result is the continued suffering of animals, frustration and limited training for zoo staff and inadequate protection legislation, monitoring and evaluation of animal welfare management.
To address these issues Wild Welfare has identified and developed the following aims and objectives to deliver on our mission and vision to improve the welfare of wild animals living in captivity around the world.
Our Aims and Objectives
1). To support a wide and diverse range of zoos and aquariums around the world to improve their animal welfare through on-going training and capacity development. We develop skills in animal husbandry and assessment teaching and sharing knowledge and information of all aspects of captive management while building relationships which can lead to further academic, government and research collaboration.
2). To encourage a global reduction in poor welfare practices and improvements in animal welfare understanding in all the facilities we work directly and indirectly with, and a reduction in acute, detrimental welfare practices such as circuses, and animal abuse.
3). To develop Animal Welfare competency programmes within countries where they currently don't exist, based on international standards that can be used to evaluate, monitor and ensure compliance to high standards of animal care
4). To develop and disperse novel and accessible educational tools and smart software technology that encourages participation in engaging learning programmes on animal care.
5). To develop technical and legislative zoo welfare standards adopted where there currently are none by national legislators and implemented in a nationwide programme.
6). To empower professional and public communities and support globally accredited welfare initiatives that provide long-term solutions, not just quick fixes.
THE ELDERS FOUNDATION
The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who offer their collective influence and experience to advance international conflict resolution and reconciliation for the public benefit with a view to relieving suffering, poverty, and distress. The Elders help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.
Stichting Plan International Nederland
"Plan Nederland, as a member of Plan International, works to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty."
Stichting Nl Cares
Why NL Cares
NL Cares believes in a society in which we are open for each other. We connect people from various backgrounds. The meetings that take place ensure for understanding and unity.
What we do
NL Cares offers flexible volunteer work for individuals and the business community. You participate in an activity when it is most convenient and choose something that is most suitable for you. This helps you get in touch with people that need extra support, such as children and youth in disadvantaged situations, the elderly, migrants, homeless people and people with disabilities. Volunteer work at NL Cares is accessible and inspiring. Meeting others will broaden your view of the world.
Stichting Red Een Kind
Trees For All Stichting
Trees for All plants trees for life. Trees and forests play a crucial role in tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity. There is no life without trees. That is why we are planting new forests worldwide, restoring degraded forests and raising people's awareness of the importance of trees - whether close to home or on the other side of the world. Our projects help create a better climate, more biodiversity and healthier living conditions for everyone.
To coexsist with nature is both a privilege and a responsibility. The Green Heroes vision is to empower community in becoming environmental visionaries, innovators, leaders and confident contributors to society. Community engagement equips volunteers with a deep understanding of their interconnection with ALL living things, and nurtures a strong sense of belonging and purpose in their own lives, their community and their environment. As communities grow in knowledge, understanding and experience, a lifelong desire to protect the environment emerges. Green Heroes community projects empower and celebrate those who are active in conservation: through preservation and protection of flora, fauna and threatened ecosystems. We value collaboration with other likeminded organisations - working together to make a difference.
Opportunity Child Limited
Wild Life Conservation Public Fund