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Spotlight on nominee Americares

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Nominee Americares

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee Americares, nominated by donor Maggie. They have delivered $17+ billion in quality medical aid and innovative health programs to 164 countries, including the U.S., since 1979. You can find their web site here.

A few words on Charitocracy

Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!

About nominee Americares

Why Health?

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing medicine, medical supplies and health programs. When people are in crisis, we make sure that health comes first. Our Emergency Programs help communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. We provide millions of people around the world access to medicine and supplies. Our Clinical Services deliver quality health care for people who have none. We create and support sustainable programs that strengthen Community Health.

So please visit the page of nominee Americares to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out this video about the impact Americares has by helping Venezuelan migrants access health care and medicine in Colombia:

Spotlight on nominee A Mother’s Rest

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Nominee A Mother's Rest

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee A Mother's Rest, nominated by donors Alistair and Rebecca. They are a network of B&Bs offering respite retreats to parents/caregivers of loved ones with disabilities or chronic illness. You can find their web site here.

A few words on Charitocracy

Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!

About nominee A Mother's Rest

The AMR Difference: Proactive vs. Reactive Self-Care

A Mother's Rest is a first-of-its-kind nationwide respite & fellowship experience exclusively for parents and caregivers who have loved ones with disabilities and/or chronic illness.

Our 501c3 non profit is committed to the proactive health care of special needs parents and caregivers through frequent & affordable respite retreats. We are redefining "respite" and creating a comprehensive care program that alleviates the life strains of these families.

AMR functions under the premise that "you can't pour from an empty cup." Our nationwide network of bed and breakfast "Porch Partner" inns makes respite retreats available and affordable to parents all over the US and Canada. And we do it with private funding. It is core to our goals to not add to the tax burden, nor to be limited by restrictions of receiving government funding. We want to be able to say YES to caregivers when they ask for help.

Our *children* are worthy of our *healthiest* best.

So please visit the page of nominee A Mother's Rest to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out their first of many Facebook Live videos from 3 years ago:

November 2020 winner The Movement for Black Lives

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Charitocracy's 51st check to November winner The Movement for Black Lives for $1473

We have good news about November winner The Movement for Black Lives, right after this quick update...

The Giving Season Returns

It's only a week past Thanksgiving and we're already well into December. I feel like this one snuck up on me!

If you had trouble deciding which causes to support on Giving Tuesday, drowning in pleas coming from every direction, consider a two-pronged solution. Step 1: give more dollars to more charities by increasing your monthly donation here at Charitocracy USA and/or adding a new donation to Charitocracy OBX. Step 2: invite a few friends to join us here at Charitocracy!

November 2020 winner The Movement for Black Lives

On Giving Tuesday we named Charitocracy's 51st monthly winner. Congratulations to The Movement for Black Lives, nominated by donor jessica.e.pierce. M4BL create a shared vision and policy agenda to win rights, recognition, and resources for Black people. You can find their website here.

After Equal Justice Initiative and Color Of Change earlier this year, it's humbling to see our Charitocracy community come together once again to support M4BL. If 2020 has any upside, it's the long overdue attention drawn to this movement. So let's sustain the momentum into 2021. Now's a great time to nominate the charity you think should win next!

Now you have 4 more days to further sweeten the pot with a special one-time donation of any amount, which we'll add straight to the check we write to M4BL next week. We've already gotten one, in fact! And we're just $2 away from crossing the $1500 mark... Just saying. 😉

So please take 2 minutes to watch Daveed Diggs, at the height of this summer's national uprising against racist violence, ask what the Fourth of July means to Black people in America right now. Then feel good about your part in our collective $1498+ grant to help advance the movement.

Have a great December, stay safe, and be sure to log into Charitocracy to update your votes or nominate a new cause!