We are now two weeks in to our 40-day campaign called “Killing With Kindness” inspired by what we know historically was Jesus’s encouragement of all people to be kind to each other. Every day through April 5, the National Geographic Channel is putting a daily spotlight on organizations that help to spread kindness in the world. The first two weeks worth of featured organizations can be found here and here or on social media using #killingwithkindness. If you have an organization you would like to see featured, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS WEEK’S ORGANIZATIONS:
Bread for the City provides vulnerable residents of Washington, DC, with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. We recognize that all people share a common humanity, and that all are responsible to themselves and to society as a whole.
The Mission Continues is a nonprofit organization that empowers to veterans to serve in new ways by engaging in two innovative and action-oriented programs. The Fellowship Program harnesses veterans’ strengths, skills, and compassion through daily work at non-profit organizations in their community over a six-month period. The Service Platoon Program brings teams of veterans and local partners together to tackle pressing issues and strengthen the community. Through a unique model that provides reciprocal benefit for the veteran and the local community, veterans volunteer to help others, and through their service, build new skills and networks that help them successfully transition home.
Community One, Inc. is a non-profit organization that gives professionals the opportunity to empower at-risk children by becoming career role models. We believe playing is the best form of research, so we design interactive games that help kids understand the challenges of each career. We believe kids who are aware of better options make better decisions. Together with parents and the community we strive to inspire hearts – one child, one professional, one community at a time.
Since 1970, SOME has been serving the poor and homeless in Washington, D.C. SOME meets the basic needs of the District’s homeless and poor residents with food, clothing, and medical care and empowers them to break the cycle of homelessness through the provision of job training, addiction treatment, counseling and affordable housing.
Blessings in a Backpack was piloted in two schools, in Louisville, KY in 2005. Blessings is currently serving 72,000+ elementary school children spread throughout 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program.
The Kakenya Center for Excellence seeks to empower and motivate young girls through education to become agents of change and to break the cycle of destructive cultural practices in Kenya, such as female genital mutilation and early forced marriage. These future leaders will improve their community, their nation, and the world. We challenge ourselves to come up with the best educational system for young African girls and we promise to share our model with others. We believe in impacting one girl at time, one community at time, until all girls in Africa have the opportunities they need to learn and thrive as individuals and achieve their full potential. We start our mission in Enoosaen, Kenya, where we have built the first girls’ primary boarding school.
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a complex world filled with carb counting, blood testing, and insulin dosing, to the constant worry of lifelong debilitating complications. JDRF exists for the millions of children, adults and families affected by T1D every day. Their determination to overcome this disease inspires us and strengthens our resolve to create a world without it. At JDRF, a dedicated team of Ph.D. and M.D. scientists translate our mission into tangible therapies that make a real impact on people with T1D in the near-, mid-, and long-term, removing the burden of this terrible disease. T1D doesn’t wait- and neither will JDRF, as we fund the best strategies globally to achieve our vision of a world without T1D.
Don’t miss the world premiere of Killing Jesus March 29th on the National Geographic Channel, produced by Scott Free Productions and based on the New York Times best-selling book.