Entries by Ben Parnes

‘All the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr – how to be kind to one another against all odds

This post is the next installment of our initiative to showcase some of the beautifully written or illustrated books for children. We strive to highlight books on our website that will help create the next generation of global citizens by exploring these themes: Generosity Caring for others Multiculturalism Empowerment and perseverance Although I see all […]

Inspiring the Next Generation to Wonder

There are so many beautifully written and illustrated books for children!  We chose books for our website that will help create the next generation of global citizens by exploring these themes: Generosity Caring for others Multi-culturalism Empowerment and perseverance I see all four of these themes in WONDER as integral to the author’s emphasis on choosing […]

#GivingTuesday is back! On 11/27 – Double Your Impact!

#GivingTuesday is November 27th this year.  Facebook and PayPal have generously offered to match up to $7 million of funds raised for US nonprofits on Facebook. Donations will be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit, with a max of $1,000 per donation, until the $2 million in matching funds run out.   On Tuesday, 11/27, your […]

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats – “Black Panther” and Philanthropy

The success of the beautiful new film, Black Panther, has many storylines. For one, it’s the most successful opening weekend for a movie directed by an African-American. It’s also the first superhero movie to feature a predominantly African-American cast. It’s also both visually and narratively a beautiful multifaceted film. While it may be part of […]

Ring in the New Year with Increased Awareness – Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  An issue that is often underreported, human trafficking is a major global crisis. Organizations like the Polaris Project bring much-needed awareness to the magnitude of the problem. Most succinctly defined as true modern-day slavery, human trafficking robs human beings of their freedom and is present around the globe including the […]

#GivingTuesday is 11/28 – Double Your Impact!

#GivingTuesday is November 28th this year.  Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have generously offered to match up to $2 million of funds raised for US nonprofits through Facebook’s charitable giving tools. Donations will be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit, with a max of $1,000 per donation, until the $2 million in […]