Friday, November 22, 2013
In 2013, Charity World accomplished the following:
- Launched recipient enrollment in San Diego.
- Distributed health and hygiene kits to individuals in San Diego and Chicago.
- Assisted San Diego schools in installing permanent agricultural gardens.
- Acquired office space for San Diego headquarters.
- Collaborated with the San Diego Seed Company to teach at-risk youth about agricultural career opportunities and healthy living.
- Assisted individuals in acquiring certifications to improve their marketability in the workplace.
- Hosted the 2013 Charity World Challenge, an informal 5k fun run fundraiser.
- Distributed fresh fruits and vegetables to individuals living in San Diego.
- Provided food and health items to individuals living in Mexican towns ravaged by Hurricane Manuel.
- Acquired storage space for the safe storage of our organizations clothing, health and educational items.
- Assisted enrolled recipients with resume building, cover letter composition and job interview preparation.
- Distributed used and new clothing to individuals in Downtown San Diego and the San Diego City Heights neighborhoods.
- Provided school aged children in Liberia, West Africa with educational school supplies.
- Began long term management of the Rancho San Diego Farmers Market, a fundraising event that supports local micro-businesses, healthy eating habits and multi-cultural interaction.
- Acquired a portable storage trailer to help us with our fundraisers and giveaways.
- Reformatted 2nd hand computers for our new headquarters/education center and our work in Africa.
- Won 4 awards and $2,000 for our fundraising display at the San Diego County Fair Flower and Garden Show.
In 2012, Charity World accomplished the following:
· 501c3 Exemption: Charity World was officially granted a 501c3 tax exemption status by the United States Internal Revenue Service in September 2012. This milestone marks the official designation of Charity World as a not-for-profit organization.
· Charity Cures Giveaways: Charity Cures volunteers distributed almost 150 health and hygiene kits to homeless individuals in San Diego and Chicago. Our kits included items to improve everyday individual health care, including, but not limited to: toothbrushes and toothpaste, first aid kits, reusable water bottles, lip balm, lotion and deodorant.
· Charity Farms Giveaways: Charity Farms donated approximately 150 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to poor, distressed and underprivileged individuals in San Diego. Additionally, Charity World Connecticut hosted a homemade and healthy meal for 50 homeless individuals while Charity World San Diego hosted a homemade and healthy meal for 60 homeless individuals.
· Charity Communities Events: Charity Communities helped open the Rancho San Diego Farmers Market, located on the Cuyamaca Community College Campus in San Diego. Farmers Markets help support local micro-businesses, healthy eating habits and multi-cultural interaction. Charity World was responsible for coordinating all farm vendors, arranging free yoga classes for the public and providing food stamps acceptance. In 2012, the Charity Communities program also assisted homeless San Diego individuals in finding and acquiring affordable housing.
· Charity Vision: In 2012, the Charity Vision program taught underprivileged youth about green career opportunities and healthy living, in addition to assisting multiple individuals in improving their resume and job search skills. The foundation for the Charity Vision curriculum: Survive and Succeed, was established in 2012.
· Charity Clothes Distributions: Charity World Connecticut began knitting winter scarves and hats for distribution to people in need while Charity World San Diego distributed over 300 items of clothing to local poor, distressed and underprivileged individuals.
· Community Collaboration: In 2012, Charity World was proud to be a part of San Diego’s ‘Building Better Health in East County Leadership Team’. This group is lead by Supervisor Dianne Jacob and has a wide diversity of participants, including: policy makers, community stakeholders, nonprofit representatives and agency employees.
· Fundraising: Charity World was awarded $1,400 in prize money from their 2012 San Diego County Fair Flower and Garden Show Exhibit. Additionally, a handful of extremely generous individuals donated approximately $3,400 to Charity World. All Charity World programs are offered for free to our recipients and our organization is currently operated entirely by volunteers. Thanks to a number of significant donations in late 2012, we are able to have a strong start for our 2013 Charity World programs.
· Sponsorships: The following businesses provided in-kind donations and support to Charity World in 2012: John Beaudry Landscape Design, Rancho San Diego Farmers Market, Cuyamaca Community College Ornamental Horticulture Department, Armstrong Garden Centers, RCP Block and Brick, Atkins Global and Simply Perfect Events and Weddings. Countless other individuals donated their time, energy and skills to Charity World in 2012. Without the generosity of these business owners and individuals, Charity World would not be able to provide food, clothing, shelter, health or education services to poor, distressed or underprivileged individuals.
· Charity Clarity: In 2012, we launched our Charity Clarity initiative. Charity Clarity is Charity World’s commitment to accountability, transparency and organizational ethics as a United States of America based 501c3 tax-exempt Public Benefit Corporation. Our humanitarian action seeks to improve the quality of life for people around the world by providing food, clothing, shelter, health and education services to those most in need and we believe donors, recipients and the public have the right to know how Charity World operates as an organization. Our webpage is being redesigned to be the public’s window into Charity World’s organizational standards of operation.