Featured Charity for July: Grassroot Soccer
The featured charity for July 2012 is Grassroot Soccer, join the Living Philanthropic team on Crowdrise and make you $1 a day pledge for July and help the youth of Africa live HIV-free lives.
“Grassroot Soccer’s work is a refreshing and highly promising effort that can help turn the tide against HIV. Soccer is like a universal language…Grassroot Soccer thus reaches large numbers of young people with HIV education, and bases its programs on the best available evidence.” - Helen Epstein, author, The Invisible Cure
Mission: Grassroot Soccer uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV.
Vision: A world mobilized through soccer to create an AIDS free generation.
Strategy: To achieve our mission, we continuously improve our innovative HIV prevention and life-skills curriculum, share our program and concept effectively, and utilize the popularity of soccer to increase our impact.
Grassroot Soccer is a leader in sport-for-development and HIV prevention, Grassroot Soccer improves health among youth by continuously developing and improving our innovative educational tools and techniques, sharing our model effectively with like-minded partners, and tapping into the power and popularity of soccer to advance the global fight against HIV and AIDS.
For more info, please visit: http://www.grassrootsoccer.org/
Take the Living Philanthropic Challenge Options:
Pledge $1 a day for the month of JULY ($31)
Take up a cause and give a tweet!
Give once. Give Everyday.
Thank you for being a living philanthropist!
Living Philanthropic was founded in April 2010 as one man’s mission to give to charity everyday for a year. This mission is built on a belief that you don’t have to be rich in dollars to make a difference; you only need to be rich in spirit. After completing his 365 day mission, the spirit of giving everyday carries on through his friends and in his mission to continue his micro-philanthropy for a third year. For more information, please visit:www.livingphilanthropic.com
Join the Living Philanthropic team and pledge $1 a day: http://www.crowdrise.com/lp-grassroot
Day 272: America SCORES Chicago
There are many underserved communities in Chicago, communities filled with bright young minds loaded with potential. Supporting organizations that are working to help these young minds reach their full potential and become positive influences in their communities is vital to the future of our city. America SCORES Chicago is doing just that with students on Chicago’s west side and that is why I am showing them my support.
America SCORES Chicago strives to empower students in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression, and service-learning. With teamwork as the unifying value, America SCORES Chicago inspires youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and become agents of change in their communities. America SCORES Chicago combines soccer, poetry and service-learning to combat obesity, illiteracy and poor decision-making on the City’s West side.
Amount Donated: $5
To support America SCORES, please visit: http://www.americascores.org/#/chicago