Exceeding goals with Stop Hunger Now at 2016 food packing event

Forever Giving was able to partner with Stop Hunger Now once again for an amazing week of giving at an event in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The goal was to go above and beyond last year’s achievement of funding 200k meals that were packed in Singapore by a group of volunteers.  After two days of high-energy, enthusiastic meal packaging, and the $92,600 donation from Forever Giving, volunteers were able to pack and give over 365,600 meals to a local village.  

The meals will be distributed through SHN’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Connect Programme in South Africa.  With the amount of meals that were funded at this event, Forever Giving will feed 1,923 children five meals/week for an entire year! With the money that ECD will save in not needing to purchase food for students, it will be able to invest in first aid kits, teacher training, educational supplies, and sanitary facilities for the children.

We just want to say a huge THANK YOU for all the volunteers who partnered with Stop Hunger Now for the event.  It was truly inspiring to see everyone work together to take one step closer to ending world hunger.

Giving back locally: Event held to honor special needs kids

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special day for spec kids

 

Special Day for Special Kids, hosted by the Scottsdale Rotary Club, was started 31 years ago in an effort to honor and provide a fun day for special needs children and their families in the Phoenix, Arizona area.  Families and children were able to enjoy food, carnival rides, games, prizes, and even a petting zoo for hours on end on March 19th, 2016.

Because this annual event is free for special needs kids and their families, the Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club reached out to local charity organizations and businesses for financial support. With a donation of $2,500 from Forever Giving, early 3,000 people experienced a day of joy, hope, and overall good times. We are lucky to have been a part of a charity that gives back to those who struggle with disabilities, and their family members who stand by them each and every day.

Forever Giving funds over 2,000 meals for less fortunate children in America

AZ Brainfood
AZ Brainfood

"No child should go hungry" is what AZ Brainfood is working to establish here in Arizona, USA.  Every week, AZ Brainfood volunteers discretely deliver bags of food to elementary-age children who would otherwise go without food over the weekend. Based out of Mesa, this charity has been feeding less fortunate children in the Phoenix, AZ area since 2009.

In remembrance of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, Forever Giving partnered with AZ Brainfood on November 26, 2015 to fund over 2,000 bag lunches with its donation of $10,000 at the annual Gilbert Turkey Trot event.

Thanks to all the support and donations from individuals across the globe, Forever Giving continues to lend a helping hand to children and families in need.

Use Amazon Smile to Donate to Forever Giving

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AmazonSmile2

The holiday season is here! Now you can buy gifts that keep on giving.  Most would agree that Amazon.com is a fantastic online retailer for almost anything you can need and want. With Amazon Smile, the money spent at Amazon.com can extend further than you imagined.

By purchasing items through Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase will go directly to Forever Giving! You have all the product options available on Amazon, and you can contribute to the Forever Giving fund without any extra cost to you.  Here's how:

•Go to Amazon Smile.com • Forever Philanthropies Inc. will appear as your supported charity • 0.5% of your purchase will go to Forever Giving upon checkout

It’s as simple as that. Who knew online shopping would be so rewarding? Help support Forever Giving today!

Refugee Crisis: Sweden Red Cross offering a helping hand

Forever Giving is honored to help the Red Cross Sweden with a donation of $10,000 to assist in the efforts to care for refugees in Europe.  Due to government economic crises and mass outbreaks of war, citizens of the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia are fleeing to Europe in search of food, shelter, and safety.  Roughly 190,000 refugees are expected to arrive in Sweden in 2015 as they seek asylum from their home countries.

Sweden has the highest acceptance rate of refugees in all of Europe with over 70% of the country welcoming asylum seekers.  With massive amounts of refugees arriving to Sweden via long treks through Southeast Europe, or week-long boat rides across the Mediterranean Sea, many are in need of help and medical attention.  That’s where the Red Cross Sweden has stepped in.

The Red Cross Sweden has made a huge impact on the quality of life for refugees by offering the following assistance to asylum-seekers arriving to the country:

-          Basic first aid

-          Transportation to hospitals for refugees

-          Family reunification

-          Food and shelter unaccompanied minors

Thank you, Red Cross Sweden, for being a helping hand and a beacon of light to those searching for a better tomorrow.

Response to Nepal Earthquake

On April 25th Nepal was struck with a powerful earthquake that devastated the area. The number of deceased has surged passed 5,500 and the number of injured, missing, and homeless is so incredibly large it can't be accurately reported. Immediately Forever Giving wanted to take action and donated $20,000 to CARE International to help provide emergency shelter and hygiene kits to those that lost their homes. CARE is an organization that has had a long standing presence in Nepal, and we are confident in their ability to provide disaster relief assistance. The affects of this earthquake are immeasurable and will be felt for years to come, so we wanted to ask that you help us continue to raise money for this cause. Thousands of men, women, and children have no home, no immediate source of food or clean water, and many are still stranded in need of assistance. Every bit counts and can truly help Make a Difference in this situation in Nepal.

Working Together to End World Hunger

This year Forever Giving was invited to Singapore, a beautiful location with a festive environment, to donate money to support a local volunteer event, hosted by Stop Hunger Now. 

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stophunger2-1024x682

Forever Giving was able to present Stop Hunger Now representative, Tiki Keh, with a $95,000 USD check to help continue the incredible work they are doing. It's just proof that when we work together, we truly can Make a Difference.

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stophunger

Forever Giving Helps MCC in France

Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque Enfants du Monde enables children with heart malformations to undergo surgery in France when they lack the technical and financial means to be cared for in their countries of origin. Each month, about 20 children are operated on in 9 French towns. In addition to this main mission, the Association also supports the training of doctors from their countries of origin, as well as educational sponsorship.

Each child is flown in and stays in France for 2 months on average. There is a team in place for the arrival of every child including a host family that will house them while they undergo tests prior to their surgery. All treatments, including the actual procedure are done with careful consideration and in the best conditions.

It costs an average of $14,000 per child, funded by private donations and corporate partners like Forever Giving. Forever Giving presented Mecenat Chirurgie Cardiaqu with a check in the amount of €45,091 from distributor's generous contributions to the Mecenat Chirurgie Cardiaque campaign collected by Forever Living Products France SARL.

Forever Living Products France distributors donated more than $50,000in 2014, which will save 4 children in 2015.

Whizz-Kidz and KAOS Choir Honored in London

The Forever Living Global Rally gives the stage to Forever Giving annually, to recap the previous year and announce a new donation. Providing information on our recent donations and all the work we are doing world wide is always fantastic, but it's announcing our newest recipients that brings the most excitement. This year brought along 2 beneficiaries to a Forever Giving donation!

KAOS Choir

Our first donation was to KAOS Choir, a local choir in London that provides education and performance opportunities to children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We had the pleasure of hearing KAOS Choir sing live at Global Rally while signing in BSL. Despite their aforementioned disadvantage, the choir was an incredible force and truly sounded beautiful. With a talent so undeniable we were happy to provide KAOS Choir with a donation.

Whizz-Kidz

Our second donation was to Whizz-Kidz, an organization in London that provides proper wheel chairs to those in need. A representative of the organization, George Fielding, joined us on stage to tell us his own personal story of how Whizz-Kidz changed his life. The impact this organization has had on George and the community is undeniable, and Forever Giving was happy to provide Whizz-Kidz with a generous donation.

See what Whizz-Kidz is all about!

Whizz-Kidz helps kids to be kids from Whizz-Kidz on Vimeo.

Thank You Scandinavia!

The Scandinavian offices of Forever Living have always been very generous in their donations to Forever Giving. The money they have sent has helped people all over the world, and as a token of our appreciation, we at Forever Giving decided to make donations to organizations in their area. To help Make A Difference in their part of the world.

Thanks to nominations from the Scandinavian offices, these organizations received donations from Forever Giving in May 2014-

Danish Hospital Clowns Swedish Alopecia EB Forening The Queen Silva Hospital

“We have received the fantastic news, that Forever Giving have decided to support our work with the sick children at Danish hospitals through our professional and well educated Hospital Clowns. We believe that with humor, empathy and presence we can make the child’s stay at the hospital more bearable, increase the child’s self-esteem and strength to better cope with their own situation.” - Danish Hospital Clowns