I’ve had the great fortune of befriending a number of people who have taken an active role in the world of philanthropy and are running their own charitable organizations. It is my intention to assist these fine folks by contributing a portion of the proceeds (in the odd event that there are any!) from Crazy with Angels to their organizations.
Here is a little more info about their work.
The Space at Tompkins works to provide opportunities to transient, and often homeless, individuals in New York City (and more specifically in the area around Tompkins Park in the East Village of Manhattan) by acting as a liaison between existing service providers and the local community, creating an evolutionary network for individuals who are not being reached by available services.
Foundation Nepal is an Irish registered charity that helps the most vulnerable in highly disadvantaged Nepali communities to work their way out of poverty.
It operates in remote Himalayan villages in the most impoverished part of Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world. Chronic food shortages are common, with 65% of children under five suffering from malnutrition, and in some communities, only 70% of children living to see their fifth birthday.
The Foundation’s motto is “A hand up, not a handout.” They work mainly with women and low caste families, enabling them to help themselves through food production, micro-finance and micro-business opportunities. Foundation Nepal also provides healthcare and educational support where it is needed most.
Ghar Sita Mutu, or “House with a Heart,” is a non-profit NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) founded by Beverly Bronson in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2001 after she found two children — Krishna and Babu aged five and two — huddled in front of a tin hut after being abandoned by their mother.
Today, Ghar Sita Mutu provides a home for abandoned children, a training center for destitute women and an outreach program for needy families in Kathmandu.