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Vulnerable Children, Climate Change, and the Need to Act

During rainy days, it’s easy to think about the weather but often harder to think about the changing climate. Yet our rapidly changing climate that poses the immediate threat to the health and well-being of many children around the world. What are the impacts of climate change and, importantly, how does climate change affect vulnerable […]

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 […]

New Children’s Book Recommendations!

In response to the thousands of people who have recently used our children’s book lists, we are adding additional titles that make wonderful gifts for the holidays or for any occasion. These books, chosen to help develop the next generation of global citizens, will be integrated into our existing book lists. Here are the 12 […]

#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 […]

A Perspective from a “Non Grandmother” Global Grandmother

In the early 1970’s, I was living in San Francisco, going to graduate school and involved quite heavily in the anti-war movement. At the time, there was an organization called “Another Mother for Peace” which came to my attention. Founded in 1967, it’s logo showed a sunflower with the words, “War is Not Healthy for […]

From The Great Depression to Hurricane Irma – Interview with Save the Children’s Courtney Nields: How the Organization Serves Others in Need

As part of our vetting process, we value interviews with members of the Organizations we recommend. Interviews give us important qualitative data that may not be evident from the Charity Watchdog sites.  We wanted to check in with Save the Children to hear about recent activities and to give a first-hand account of their founding, history, […]

Fighting for Literacy in Guatemala’s Highlands – Interview with Child Aid’s CEO, Nancy Press

Global Grandmothers President, Diana McDonough sat down with the CEO of Child Aid, Nancy Press, to get a sense of a non-profit which embraces the same values you do, and with your help, is putting them to work for kids.   Diana interviewed Nancy in her Portland, Oregon office on August 29, 2017.  Child Aid […]

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For ‘Make a Difference Day’ – Support the Fight for Literacy

Started by the now-defunct magazine, USA Weekly, ‘Make a Difference Day’ was created as an annual community service event.  Not that you needed another reason, but we here at Global Grandmothers, think it’s a fantastic opportunity to donate to one of our vetted nonprofits focused on children. I don’t know about you, but when I […]

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