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Spotlight on Environmental Educators of North Carolina

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Nominee Environmental Educators of North Carolina

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee Environmental Educators of North Carolina, nominated by donor florackl. They provide professional development & promote excellence for NC's community of environmental educators. You can find their web site here. EENC is the 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor of Charitocracy OBX nominee Climate, Kayak, and Conversation.

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 Environmental Educators of North Carolina

Environmental education is a learning process that increases people's knowledge and awareness about the environment and associated challenges, develops the necessary skills and expertise to address the challenges, and fosters attitudes, motivations, and commitments to make informed decisions and take responsible action.

EENC’s mission

is to build connections, provide professional development, and promote excellence for North Carolina's community of environmental educators.

We do this by promoting and facilitating professional development, fostering networking opportunities, and demonstrating high quality environmental education programs and materials. EENC strives to be a leader in the field of environmental education within North Carolina, the southeast, and the nation.

EENC’s vision

is to inspire those we work with to create an environmentally literate citizenry.

Our organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit, governed by bylaws that are voted on by our membership. The organization is managed by an all volunteer board of directors that is elected annually by the members.

So please visit the page of nominee Environmental Educators of North Carolina to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out their excellent 3 minute video about the value of environmental education:

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: