Friday, January 17, 2014

Project For Awesome 2013 Winners



The winners of the 2013 Project For Awesome have been announced.  If you’re looking for a good charity to donate to, please consider one of these.

The following charities will each get $50,000 from the Project For Awesome.

The Harry Potter Alliance – Harry Potter fans who find creative solutions to help the environment and stop poverty and genocide.

This Star Won’t Go Out – gives financial help to the families of children with cancer.

Not Forgotten – partners with local ministries to help abandoned children in Peru.

Save the Children – works to improve the health and safety of children all over the world.

Liberty in North Korea – helps refugees in North Korea and empowers the North Korean people to make positive changes within their country.

Child’s Play – gives video game systems to hospitals to improve the quality of life for children in hospitals around the world.

Water.org – provides safe drinking water and sanitation systems for people all over the world.

The Thirst Project – builds wells and provides safe drinking water for communities all over the world.

Partners for Mental Health – improves the way that people think about and treat mental health problems.

Techo – works to end poverty and promote positive community development in Latin American and Caribbean slums.

 

These charities will split whatever money is left in the Project For Awesome fund.

To Write Love on Her Arms – helps people who are struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

The Office of Letters and Light / NaNoWriMo – organizes events that help children and adults get excited about writing.

The World Food Programme – fights world hunger.

Feeding America – feeds America’s hungry through a nationwide network of food banks.

The Wayne Foundation – spreads awareness of child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Pencils for Kids – provides classroom supplies, educational programs, schools, and libraries for communities in need.

Women for Women International – helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives.

First Book – gives brand-new books to children who need them.

Kiva – gives loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Doctors without Borders – provides medical aid to people in nearly 70 countries.

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in last year’s Project For Awesome.  I look forward to participating again this year.

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