November 15, 2012

How cool is this? Airbnb, the popular vacation rental website, is offering free temporary housing to victims of Hurricane Sandy while they manage to get back on their feet. It’s great to see our community coming together to help one another!

November 15, 2012

Our Deputy Director and Donor Management Assistant did some fundraising on the East Coast and were able to secure 84 new child sponsorships! Thank you to the many generous donors in that region for sending so many kids to school.  

If you’d like to sponsor a child and provide him/her with tuition, school uniforms, lunchtime meals, medical care, and more, visit our website.

Happy World Kindness Week! 
Show an act of kindness and donate to a child in need. 
November 14, 2012

Happy World Kindness Week! 

Show an act of kindness and donate to a child in need. 

New update on the Guatemala earthquake from our Good Neighbors Guatemala offices: An emergency response team from Good Neighbors Guatemala has met with representatives from the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) in San Marcos to assess damages from the November 7th earthquake, which has affected nearly 1.3 million Guatemalans. GNG also went to the Municipality of San Antonio, where they met with the Vice Mayor and planned initial distributions of emergency kits consisting of water and non-perishable food. Visits were made to the villages of Candelaria Siquival (located 15 minutes to the south-west of the Municipality of San Antonio) and San Miguel de los Altos, (a refugee camp to the north east) which were two of the most heavily damaged villages in the region. According to CONRED, as of Thursday Nov. 8, 52 deaths had been reported, 40 of which occurred in San Marcos, while 22 were reported missing and 150 wounded. There has been widespread property damage and nearly 3,000 residents have been forced to evacuate their homes. In the coming days, Good Neighbors Guatemala will be aiding 1,000 families in San Marcos as they continue rescue and relief efforts.
November 14, 2012

New update on the Guatemala earthquake from our Good Neighbors Guatemala offices: An emergency response team from Good Neighbors Guatemala has met with representatives from the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) in San Marcos to assess damages from the November 7th earthquake, which has affected nearly 1.3 million Guatemalans. GNG also went to the Municipality of San Antonio, where they met with the Vice Mayor and planned initial distributions of emergency kits consisting of water and non-perishable food. Visits were made to the villages of Candelaria Siquival (located 15 minutes to the south-west of the Municipality of San Antonio) and San Miguel de los Altos, (a refugee camp to the north east) which were two of the most heavily damaged villages in the region. According to CONRED, as of Thursday Nov. 8, 52 deaths had been reported, 40 of which occurred in San Marcos, while 22 were reported missing and 150 wounded. There has been widespread property damage and nearly 3,000 residents have been forced to evacuate their homes. In the coming days, Good Neighbors Guatemala will be aiding 1,000 families in San Marcos as they continue rescue and relief efforts.

November 14, 2012

Have some extra time and want to volunteer? The team at Bus 52 has created a new and easy way to volunteer your spare time to non-profits. Check out this video and learn all about the awesome app!

Staff lunch today at The Porter Junction Cafe in Downtown LA!Clockwise: Eugene Lim, Fundraising Intern; Luigi Luciano, Program Coordinator; Bryan Lee, Deputy Director; Tony Rodriguez, Graphic & Web Designer; Celeste Hoang, Managing Editor/Brand Specialist; Diane Yoo, Donor Service Representative; Esther Oh, Donor Management Intern; Lauren Kraan, Office Assistant
November 13, 2012 goodneighbors.org

Staff lunch today at The Porter Junction Cafe in Downtown LA!

Clockwise: Eugene Lim, Fundraising Intern; Luigi Luciano, Program Coordinator; Bryan Lee, Deputy Director; Tony Rodriguez, Graphic & Web Designer; Celeste Hoang, Managing Editor/Brand Specialist; Diane Yoo, Donor Service Representative; Esther Oh, Donor Management Intern; Lauren Kraan, Office Assistant

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Veterans Day!On this holiday, we’d like to share with you that it’s also World Pneumonia Day. The United Nations is working hard to combat this leading killer among children through immunization and clean cookstoves. HOW YOU CAN HELP:*Give a family a new cookstove.*Read more on World Pneumonia Day from the UN.
November 12, 2012 goodneighbors.org

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Veterans Day!

On this holiday, we’d like to share with you that it’s also World Pneumonia Day. The United Nations is working hard to combat this leading killer among children through immunization and clean cookstoves

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
*Give a family a new cookstove.
*Read more on World Pneumonia Day from the UN.

The first relief team from Good Neighbors arrived on site today in San Marcos to survey damages and supply aid to those impacted by Wednesday’s 7.4 magnitude earthquake. 
San Marcos was among the hardest affected cities. Many residents remain huddled in the streets and within a nearby hospital, which is one of few buildings with working electricity. So far, at least 52 people have been confirmed dead, while others remain buried or missing as rescue efforts continue. Regions surrounding the epicenter of Pacifico have continued to experience aftershocks, some as high as 5.0 on the Richter Scale, according to news reports.
November 9, 2012

The first relief team from Good Neighbors arrived on site today in San Marcos to survey damages and supply aid to those impacted by Wednesday’s 7.4 magnitude earthquake.

San Marcos was among the hardest affected cities. Many residents remain huddled in the streets and within a nearby hospital, which is one of few buildings with working electricity. So far, at least 52 people have been confirmed dead, while others remain buried or missing as rescue efforts continue. Regions surrounding the epicenter of Pacifico have continued to experience aftershocks, some as high as 5.0 on the Richter Scale, according to news reports.

November 8, 2012

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the city of San Marcos, Guatemala yesterday. We’re very grateful to report that the staff at Good Neighbors Guatemala is safe and sound; the San Marcos department suffered some damages but fortunately, everyone is fine, including all of our sponsored children.

Pictured are images showing the destruction caused by the quake: (Photo courtesy of Dixon Vasquez/ Antonio Barrios)

November 7, 2012 robinhoodnyc

robinhoodnyc:

The Marathon that Wasn’t Lends a Helping Hand
 
Many of the Robin Hood staff have spent the past few days out in some of the hardest hit areas, assessing the needs of people and organizations impacted by the storm. Yesterday, in the Rockaways, we came across folks handing out ING NYC marathon materials – the fleece ponchos that were to be distributed at the finish area and goodie bags filled with Gatorade, water, snack foods and apples. While we know many of our marathon runners pictured themselves walking around last Sunday wearing those ponchos after finishing the race, we know they find comfort in the fact that these goods are being distributed to those who are in desperate need.
 
 

November 7, 2012
Mother Teresa
Thanks to Amoeba Music’s auction last week for their generous donations to our organization…and now YOU can enjoy something cool from Amoeba as well, with this coupon for $5 off any purchase of $25 or more. Expires 11/20, so head over to Amoeba soon!

Follow this link to print the coupon.
November 7, 2012

Thanks to Amoeba Music’s auction last week for their generous donations to our organization…and now YOU can enjoy something cool from Amoeba as well, with this coupon for $5 off any purchase of $25 or more. Expires 11/20, so head over to Amoeba soon!

Follow this link to print the coupon.

Did you know that $1 can pay for a bowl of food for a child? Donate as many bowls of food as you would like through our Food For Kids program, which is feeding children in 30 countries around the world.
Send a bowl of food—or more!—here.
November 6, 2012 goodneighbors.org

Did you know that $1 can pay for a bowl of food for a child? Donate as many bowls of food as you would like through our Food For Kids program, which is feeding children in 30 countries around the world.

Send a bowl of food—or more!—here.