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How We Can Help With Food Shortages Due to COVID-19

As the coronavirus spread across the United States, Americans became inundated with fear of catching the mysterious disease. As time passed, however, it became clear that getting sick wasn't the only severe consequence of COVID-19. The economy started to crumble, there were predictions of global food shortages, and huge meat plants began shutting down.   [...]

By |2020-10-02T16:35:39+00:00November 11th, 2020|Blog, Impact|0 Comments

Philanthropy’s Invaluable Support for Women’s Mental Health

Society tends to separate our physical health from our mental health, as if the two are distinct aspects of our well-being. While our bodily and mental functions are different, they are interconnected. Poor physical health can increase a woman's risk of developing mental health problems, just as poor mental health can have negative consequences on [...]

By |2020-10-02T16:30:41+00:00November 4th, 2020|Aspirations, Blog|0 Comments

Why Women Are Leading the Charge Against Coronavirus

Working women started off this year on a high note. The rapid expansion of industries such as technology, healthcare, and education meant that women were experiencing higher employment numbers than ever before.    But that all changed as the global pandemic accelerated its far-reaching effects across the nation. Where there was once optimism and newfounded [...]

By |2020-10-02T16:31:40+00:00October 28th, 2020|Aspirations, Blog|0 Comments

Coronavirus and the Entertainment Industry — Can It Weather the Storm?

Since the coronavirus found its way into the United States earlier this year, no industry has been left untouched. Uncertainty surrounding the virus has affected everyone, from business leaders to the finance sector to the entertainment industry.    Hollywood has already postponed some of its major spring releases, like A Quiet Place Part II and [...]

By |2020-10-02T16:31:22+00:00October 14th, 2020|Blog, Entertaining|0 Comments

Food Insecurity Among College Students, an Issue Amplified by COVID-19

Photographs and videos depicting America's food insecurities have been projected all over the media these last few months. Mile-long lines of people gather outside of food banks waiting for a substantial meal. Then there's the coverage of individuals struggling to get even the insufficient benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The problem is: [...]

By |2020-10-02T16:31:08+00:00October 7th, 2020|Blog, Impact|0 Comments

Technology that Could Make the Fight Against Hunger a Thing of the Past

Even today, the fight against hunger prevails on. This crisis isn't just about people not having access to an occasional meal, it's an incapacitating reality that trickles through entire generations. Malnutrition and chronic hunger are debilitating; when people can't eat, they can't go to school, work, or live a normal life.   Hunger has millions [...]

By |2020-10-02T16:24:22+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Blog, Impact|0 Comments

Steps We Must Take to Solve Hunger at Home and Abroad

It certainly goes without saying that a lack of food and starvation are problems that affect people all over the world. According to a UN report, an estimated 820 million people went hungry in 2018. In the United States alone, more than 37 million people struggled with hunger, including 11 million children. The causes of [...]

By |2020-04-24T18:23:09+00:00April 24th, 2020|Blog, Impact|0 Comments

Why Microfinance Makes More Sense Than You Think

Anyone who participates in microfinance should understand that it is not some panacea or magic bullet that will completely solve poverty. It’s only natural that microfinance, like any other concept, is one that has its pros and cons. But to focus solely on its shortcomings ignores the difference that microfinance has made on the lives [...]

By |2020-02-25T19:51:58+00:00February 25th, 2020|Blog, Impact|0 Comments

Microfinance Can Help Women Achieve More

The whole concept behind microfinancing is that a little can go a long way. For individuals, families, and communities that are trapped in poverty, microloans can represent a singular beacon of hope, as these people don’t have the proper income to do business with traditional financial institutions. Most microloans are directed at empowering women in [...]

By |2021-09-29T19:05:58+00:00January 30th, 2020|Blog, Impact|0 Comments

The Power of Philanthropy Helps Us Take Care of the Brain

The brain is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of our body, and it’s the sole strength behind our constant advancement and innovation. Yet the brain can often suffer, whether it be from injury, disease, or disorder. The brain is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of our body, and it’s the sole [...]

By |2021-09-29T19:07:55+00:00December 17th, 2019|Blog, Impact|0 Comments