The subject of charitable foundations is no stranger to anyone, we meet them at every step. They are often advertised on TV and on the Internet, and a meeting of a volunteer collecting donations on the street is no longer surprising. The awareness of what problems other people are struggling with and what can be done if everyone contributes their proverbial brick to help others is spreading more and more.
However, what charitable foundations have gained the greatest publicity in the world?
Doctors Without Borders
The Foundation with the largest number of donors was Doctors Without Borders.
Doctors Without Borders is an international, independent medical humanitarian organization that operates in 88 countries around the world.
They provide essential humanitarian aid to victims of natural disasters, epidemics and armed conflicts who have been deprived of access to health care. In their activities, they are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality.
The Red Cross Movement is represented by 88 countries around the world. It is an independent and neutral organization that provides protection and assistance to victims of war and violence.
The Red Cross is a very diverse foundation, but most of all it undertakes tasks such as:
- protection of life and health
- ensuring respect for the human being, especially in critical situations, such as armed conflicts
- working for disease prevention and developing social assistance
- building a universal sense of solidarity with all those who need protection and help
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
This charitable foundation is primarily concerned with better understanding and treating cancer and other diseases in children.
Their mission is to develop treatments and ways to prevent childhood diseases, which most often have catastrophic consequences.
According to the founder of the foundation, Danny Thomas, no child should be denied treatment regardless of race, religion or family financial capacity.
WWF is a foundation also known in Poland, it is the most popular organization dealing with environmental protection. Their main mission is to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. Their task is not only to protect dying animals, but also to counteract the destruction of the natural environment. In over 100 countries, they save the most valuable natural places.
From the very beginning, WWF promotes education and raises funds necessary to protect nature and save the most endangered species and habitats behind Earth.
Direct Relief is a humanitarian non-profit organization. Provides emergency medical and disaster relief
in over 80 countries. Their mission is to improve the lives and health of people who survived the catastrophe as well as those who, due to the lack of livelihoods, do not have access to medical assistance and cannot provide themselves with safe living conditions. They are guided by the principle of impartiality, they conduct their activities regardless of race, religion or wealth.