We’re nearing the end of our 40 day “Killing With Kindness” campaign, inspired by what we know historically was Jesus’s encouragement of all people to be kind to each other. Continuing through April 5, the National Geographic Channel is putting a daily spotlight on organizations that help to spread kindness in the world. Catch up on the first five weeks worth of featured organizations here: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5 or on social media using #killingwithkindness. Below is a list of this week’s organizations.
WEEK SIX ORGANIZATIONS:
The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health is a residential “place like home” for sick children and their families. Children come from across the country and around the world to stay together with their families in The Inn’s healing environment while receiving groundbreaking medical treatments at the NIH, the world’s leading biomedical research center. While the NIH takes care of the child’s medical needs, The Inn tends to the child’s heart, soul and spirit. Children and families travel from all over the world to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) because conventional treatments have failed to have sufficient impact on their illnesses. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, NIH is the world’s premier biomedical research facility. Children receive treatment for illnesses such as cancer, heart, lung, blood, bone and growth disorders, mental illnesses, and HIV infection.
Thistle Farms is the social enterprise that is run by the women of Magdalene, a residential program for women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets. By hand, the women create natural bath and body products that are as good for the earth as they are for the body. Purchases of Thistle Farms products directly benefit the women by whom they were made. Thistle Farms employs residents and graduates of Magdalene. While working at Thistle Farms, women learn skills in manufacturing, packaging, marketing and sales, and administration.Through Thistle Farms, the women of Magdalene gain much needed job skills, and learn responsibility and cooperation. Thistle Farms is housed in an 11,000 square feet sales and manufacturing facility. Thistle Stop Cafe, Shared Trade, and the Studios, the paper and sewing workshop, are also in the same building. We are committed to growing in order to employ more women and have greater opportunities to share our stories of healing on a larger scale.
AMIGOS is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens. We provide extraordinary opportunities for participants to design and lead projects in collaboration with partner organizations across the Americas. Our programs make it possible for young people from both the United States and Latin America to positively transform their lives.
The Old Glory Legacy Foundation brings military service members and their families together to build strong family relationships and positive lasting memories through horses and the outdoors. You can support Old Glory Legacy Foundation by donating money or goods. The donations we receive go to directly to feeding the horses, vet care, farrier costs, and bringing solidiers and their families to the farm.
IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems. We combat slavery, sex trafficking, property grabbing, police abuse of power and sexual violence in nearly 20 communities throughout Africa, Latin America and South and Southeast Asia. Our vision is to rescue thousands, protect millions and prove that justice for the poor is possible.
Using an innovative technology platform, SIRUM saves peoples’ lives by allowing health facilities, manufacturers, wholesalers, and pharmacies to donate unused medicine rather than destroy it. Because SIRUM makes donation quick, easy, and free, most organizations not only save lives by donating their medications, but also save time and money over destruction which is often costly and time-consuming. Our platform enables the closed, safe peer-to-peer redistribution of medications. Unlike traditional drug redistribution programs that rely on intermediaries, we connect donor facilities directly with recipient safety-net clinics. Serving as a simple, cost-effective “Match.com for unused medicine,” SIRUM has the potential to significantly reduce the over $700 million worth of unused medicine going to waste in America’s health facilities each year—and help the millions of low-income Americans who cannot afford to fill the prescriptions they need to be healthy.
Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation is a non-profit animal rescue organization that saves the lives of the lives of thousands of homeless and abandoned pets each year, rescuing, rehabilitating and finding homes for dogs and cats. Each weekend, an army of volunteers mobilizes to run ten adoption events in the Metro-DC area at PetSmart and PetCo stores. Each animal spayed or neutered and up-to-date on vaccines and routine tests before adoption. Many animals require special medical treatment before they are made available for adoption, such as heartworm treatment, treatment for injuries or for common respiratory infections. Most dogs and cats await adoption at the 61-acre Lost Dog & Cat Ranch in Sumerduck, Virginia. Those needing special care or too young for adoption are in foster homes until they are ready for their new families.
Killing Jesus premieres this Sunday, March 29 at 8/7c on the National Geographic Channel.