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People making their Marc on the world: Abigail Howard

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People making their Marc on the world: Abigail Howard

People making their Marc on the world: Abigail Howard Making your Marc on the world can look like any number of different things: making sustainable and charitable purchases, volunteering, or donating to worthy causes. But for Abigail Howard, starting her own charitable organization to fund safe houses and fight sex trafficking was the way to go.  On a service trip to Tijuana, Abigail was struck by seeing survivors of awful circumstances like sex trafficking thrive thanks to a support system from a safe house there. So when she returned home in March of 2017, despite the busyness of attending college full-time...

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World Malaria Day: What you need to know

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World Malaria Day: What you need to know

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A better way to do better: Why Marc Skid's charity model works

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A better way to do better: Why Marc Skid's charity model works

A better way to do better: Why Marc Skid's charity model works There are tons of buy-one-give-one business models out there. Marc Skid is different.  Though we support giving back in any way you can, there are a few things you should keep in mind to make sure you're making maximum impact when shopping around.  Marc Skid is different than many other charitable business models in that you know exactly how much money your purchase generates for charity. When companies throw around percentages and loose terminology like "profit" (umm, paging your Econ professor: Gross or net??) it's hard to be sure...

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Charity spotlight: Amazon Conservation Association

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Charity spotlight: Amazon Conservation Association

Charity spotlight: Amazon Conservation Association From providing support for Brazilian nut farmers to incentivize them to protect the forest to being the champions of 4 million acres of rainforest, Amazon Conservation Association has come a long way in the last 20 years. By uniting science, innovation and community, Amazon Conservation has established Peru's first conservation concession and worked to empower indigenous communities to develop forest-friendly practices and livelihoods.  Why the Amazon? Well, Jeff Bezos was onto something when he named his company after the forest. The piece of land where the Andes meet the rainforest is almost magical -- home to millions...

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Charity spotlight: Action Against Hunger

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Charity spotlight: Action Against Hunger

Charity spotlight: Action Against Hunger For nearly 40 years, Action Against Hunger has been leading the charge against hunger. Their 6,500 staff members assist more than 14.7 million people (ahem, that's more than triple the population of LA) in 50 different countries, helping communities prosper with food and clean water. To do so, they're developing revolutionary nutrition products and helping small-scale farmers increase production to battle malnutrition and drilling and decontaminating wells for safe water.  But there are scary numbers, too. Nearly half of all child deaths are from causes related to undernutrition. And 1/3 of children in low- and middle-income countries...

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