How do you change the world? You can start simply by donating to charity or volunteering at a non-profit organisation. But where to start is overwhelming. Check out the Careers group on the GirlCrew app to see if any companies need volunteers. Need some inspiration? Read about these five non-profit making the world a better place.
Exergyn is an Irish company that converts hot water into energy. As hot water would otherwise be wasted, this saves large companies thousands off their energy bills. More importantly, it helps the environment which is the end goal for co-founders Alan and Kevin.
Handsmith is an American non-profit that makes 3D printed bionic hands for those in need. People who need bionic hands are often not eligible for help through their insurance or simply cannot afford one. All that Handsmith asks, is that each applicant donates some money and the company will cover the rest.
The Dahlia Project
The Dahlia Project was started by Leyla Hussein in the UK. It offers therapy and support to victims of FGM. ‘Here in the UK, over 20,000 girls under the age of 15 are at risk each year. The project aims to provide a safe space for women and girls.
Nothing But Nets
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Happy birthday to me 🎶🎶 While I count my candles on my cake, I also count the abundant blessings in my life. I can’t help but think of the children and families I met this past summer with @nothingbutnetsofficial at the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania who have to fight each year to reach their own birthday. Every 2 minutes a child dies from malaria. It is preventable and treatable with a life-saving bed net, but we need more nets to save more lives. I’d like to ask you all to help me celebrate my birthday by donating $1 to #NothingButNets. If we all donate at least One Dollar today we will make a huge difference. Donate by clicking the link in my bio.
Nothing But Nets is a global campaign to raise awareness, funds, and voices to fight malaria. Long-lasting, insecticidal bed nets are a simple solution to protect families from malaria while they sleep. They create a physical barrier against malaria-carrying mosquitoes.
Braskem is a Brazilian company that takes the oil out of plastic. Plastic is traditionally made from petroleum but Braskem uses a natural resource instead, sugar cane. Its method for making polyethylene captures up to 2 tons of carbon dioxide for each ton of plastic produced. The company currently produces 200,000 metric tons of green plastic per year.
Inspired? We hope so! We’ve also pulled some great ways you can help refugees, and announced a new partnership that will help tackle homelessness. What are some other companies that are making a difference in the world? Let us know in the comments below.