Lighthouse 14 invests in people and communities around the world. We are driven to connect and collaborate with diverse populations and to animate the possibilities that live within each of us. We are particularly passionate about youth, education, human rights and economic opportunity for all people.
Generous with our time and talent, Lighthouse provides pro bono services where they are needed most. We are currently offering free coaching sessions via Skype for youth and minorities from low-income communities around the world. If you need help planning a social action event, talk to us about that, too. If we can help, we will.
Lighthouse 14 has selected the following organizations for monetary support in 2014. We believe in their abilities to create positive change, and we know that with our support—and yours—they can have an even greater impact. Please join Lighthouse 14 in supporting these great organizations.
Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education. They find, train and support top college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools in the United States.
Michael Kors has partnered with the World Food Program to pay for and deliver 5 million meals through the #WatchHungerStop campaign. The United Nations World Food Program is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, reaching more than 97 million people in 80 countries with food assistance last year.
Polaris Project is combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery. They are transforming the way communities respond to human trafficking in the United States and globally by operating the 24-hour National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, advocating for laws to help victims and prosecute traffickers, and providing lifesaving services to survivors.
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people survive, recover and rebuild their lives. At work in more than 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
Girl Up envisions a world where all girls, no matter where they live, have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. This foundation gives American girls the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.
St. Jude is committed to advanced research and patient care for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. It is the first and only cancer institute in the United States devoted solely to children and a top national referral center for children with tough-to-treat forms of cancer or who have not responded successfully to standard treatments. On average, it has more than 67,000 patient visits each year.
Every day, thousands of at-risk children die needlessly from preventable causes in Brazil. Crianca Esperanca partners with UNESCO (United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture) to address health and education issues affecting low-income communities. Crianca Esperanca also advocates for the rights of children in Brazil. In 2014, the program assisted more than 30,000 children.
FEIS Comunidade is a social project that improves the quality of life for 50 low-income families of Nova Brasília, a high-poverty community in Brazil. Services include a monthly donation of food parcels and hygiene kits, career trainings, lectures on topics of community interest and youth guidance through Christian programs. Most of the 50 families, selected on an annual basis, are surviving on no more than US $290.00 dollars per month.
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Support the families of Nova Brasilia in Brazil by contacting Lighthouse 14. We organize fundraisers for FEIS Comunidade throughout the year.
In late 2004, three families—the McCances, the Morbys and the Rappaports—came together to inject new life into finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. They were all frustrated with the pace of research. Leveraging their experience in venture capital and corporate start-ups, they built a new venture-based Alzheimer’s research fund designed to dramatically accelerate research, make bold bets and focus deeply on finding a cure. This nonprofit organization is committed to funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.