While travelling the world after high school, Maggie Doyne made her way to war-torn Nepal, where she came across hundreds of orphan children. In 2008, she worked along with the local community in Nepal to build the Kopila Valley Children's Home and Primary School. She has founded the BlinkNow Foundation to sustain, grow, and support the Kopila Valley Children's Home and School, and to create a forum for those with similar aspirations. In 2014 she was honored by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as one of the Unsung Heroes of Compassion and was honored as a CNN Hero in 2015.
For more information on BlinkNow, please visit www.blinknow.org.
Deborah Koenigsberger founded Hearts of Gold in 1996, with a mission to raise funds for New York City’s homeless mothers and children. Hearts of Gold supports the families in residence at three Manhattan shelters: Semiperm HDFC, and Nazareth Housing's Harlem and East Village locations. Hearts of Gold's goal is to prepare families to exit the shelter system and thrive on their own.
For more information on Hearts of Gold, please visit www.heartsofgold.org.
Hidden Water is a restorative justice approach to breaking the cycle of childhood sexual abuse and transforming harm into shared healing. They work with individuals and families in restorative Healing Circles, with the mission to transform life after abuse from an isolating experience of quiet shame into one marked by profound strength, dignity, and collective healing. Hidden Water also aims to help pave new ways to engage in transformational healing of all kinds of harm, not only child sexual abuse.
Their model is based on the indigenous practice of Peacemaking Circles, and founded on the belief that childhood sexual abuse harms not only the person directly impacted, but harms the entire web of connected relationships. Hidden Water offers an opportunity for each person affected to do the work they need in a Healing Circle, with others who share a similar experience, and in time, support the repair and rebalancing of the system of relationships that have been impacted.
For more information on Hidden Water, please visit www.hiddenwatercircle.org.
The Joyful Heart Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress Mariska Hargitay, dedicated to healing, educating, and empowering survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, while shedding light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. Me&Ro's Fearlessness pendant serves as a reminder that embracing fearlessness inspires one to approach life with an open heart and to be strong in the face of life's adversities. 10% of the net sales from each piece goes directly to The Joyful Heart Foundation.
For more information on The Joyful Heart Foundation, please visit www.joyfulheartfoundation.org.
Kageno, meaning “a place of hope” in the Kenyan dialect Dholuo, transforms communities suffering from inhumane poverty into places of opportunity and hope by improving sanitation, providing basic healthcare and elevating living standards by educating and empowering community members through a series of sustainable interdependent programs. 10% of the net sales from each piece goes directly to Kageno.
For more information on Kageno, please visit www.kageno.org.
The Sloane Hospital for Women at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center is a world-renowned facility responsible for over 8,500 deliveries annually. One of the first of its kind, The Mothers Center at Sloane Hospital was created under the leadership of Mary DAlton, M.D., to provide comprehensive care and improve outcomes for women facing complicated pregnancies. 10% of the net sales from each piece goes directly to The NewYork-Presbyterian Sloane Hospital for Women.
The Tibet Fund, founded in 1981 with the guidance of the Dalai Lama, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Tibetans improve their lives and preserve their distinct cultural, religious and national identity. The Tibet Fund brings urgently needed resources to the educational, cultural, health and socio-economic institutions that sustain the Tibetan way of life, language and traditions. 10% of the net sales from each piece goes directly to The Tibet Fund.
For more information on The Tibet Fund, please visit www.tibetfund.org.
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