Making a Difference
|Direct Relief International
Poverty and poor health reinforce each other everywhere, but better access to health services for people stuck in this cycle is integral to positive change on a humanitarian level and for economic productivity. Direct Relief focuses on strengthening existing fragile health systems in poor areas with resources that enable the trained health workers already there to address the tremendous needs.
|Room to Read
Transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, Room to Read develops literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.
|People Helping People (Santa Ynez Valley)
Dedicated to improving the lives of men, women and children in the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos and the Gaviota Coast by addressing emergency and basic needs and furnishing comprehensive integrated family and individual support services.
|In addition, The Olive Oil Source has developed a project that is very near and dear to our hearts. After an initial visit to Africa, we decided to buy books for a local school in Tanzania. But after visiting other schools and, in one case, seeing the more than 100 students per class, in a small barn with walls falling down around them, we knew we needed to do more. So we set out to build them a new classroom. The project was so successful that we can't stop here. We are working on additional classrooms and ways to get much needed help to children in Africa. As our efforts progress, we'll update you on our progress.|
* Donations are made within twelve months of fiscal year end.