Areas of Interest
Agriculture/Healthy Food Access:
- Approximately 1 billion people are hungry worldwide as of 2015.
- More than 100 countries have 1 in 4 children at risk of hunger.
- 1 in 6 go hungry in America.
Investing in agriculture will help to decrease famine and poverty. We take it one step further to support programs which provide healthy food access. Many of the food options for the hungry lack nutritional value simply because of cost. To help prevent the cycle of hunger and poverty, we give to those organizations that will use the funds to feed those in need with food that is organic and/or high in nutrition. We support the philosophy that a healthy body is the basis for a more productive life.
Water and Sanitation:
- Approximately 2.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to adequate sanitation such as a simple toilet.
- Approximately 1 billion people do not have access to clean water.
- Approximately 5 million people a year die of water related disease. Over 4,000 children die a day due to lack of safe drinking water access and inadequate sanitation.
- In some countries, women and children are prevented from attending school or work in order to gain access to water which in most cases is not clean. Women can walk up to 15 miles a day to reach water.
- Universal access to clean drinking water and basic sanitation will save millions of lives as well as allow women and children to spend more time in school and/or work.
- We support water projects that bring clean water closer to people and that also train maintenance skills for sustainability. This will make a difference between a 15 minute walk to clean water versus hours of walking for contaminated water.
- Access to quality education will help reduce the cycle of extreme poverty worldwide. In some countries it can increase the survival rate of children up to 40%.
- We support education in extreme poverty areas and believe that every child should have access to learning so that they have a better chance for a more productive life.
- As baby boomers are living longer with fewer resources, there is a need for senior assistance to ensure this vulnerable population is taken care of and not forgotten.
- We support organizations that help with senior services.
- Over the last 50 years the population of elephants have declined over 70% and they are now considered “vulnerable” and an “endangered” species.
- We have a personal love and passion for elephants and support organizations that dedicate their work to preventing cruelty to elephants and helping abandoned elephants rehabilitate into their natural environment for a peaceful existence.