The year is AD 2010. Today, we can proudly say that we’ve eradicated smallpox, the disease responsible for the death of half a billion people in the last century. Computerized voices notify us when to make a left turn in cars and on roads that were non-existent when our forefathers signed the Constitution. Our phones are half the size of the ones we used a decade age. By many accounts, the world is saner, more civilized, more advanced than it has ever been. Yet, more people are forced into slavery today than at any point in human history. Trafficking of humans is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world and, after drug trafficking, the second largest.
“We began walking the road to change. It’s about restoring hope in different things you do in the community, but it’s also about instilling pride. With pride comes hope.”
We spotlight select nonprofit groups this week in honor of social justice and the need to protect civil rights for everyone.
The champion of the “mouse” from America will adopt a village of rat-eaters in India.
Microsoft chairman and philanthropist Bill Gates will tomorrow make his maiden visit to Bihar in sweltering weather and adopt impoverished Gularia village on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which focuses on health and learning.
It’s Fourth of July weekend in the U.S. and people are celebrating freedom. At Mightycause, we recognize that freedom can mean a thousand different things to a thousand different people, so we are promoting a number of giving opportunities on our homepage throughout July, which we’ve declared Freedom Month. However, because this is Independence Day, …