Jerry cans and metal pots…what children use to collect water in Chad, Africa.   Learn about our Water For Life project.
June 25, 2013

Jerry cans and metal pots…what children use to collect water in Chad, Africa. 

Learn about our Water For Life project.

Exam week for our students at a Good Neighbors school in Wharf Jeremie, #Haiti.
June 24, 2013

Exam week for our students at a Good Neighbors school in Wharf Jeremie, #Haiti.

Enjoying fresh, clean water from a Good Neighbors well in Chad, Africa! Find out how we’re bringing clean water to thousands with our Water For Life project.
June 18, 2013

Enjoying fresh, clean water from a Good Neighbors well in Chad, Africa! Find out how we’re bringing clean water to thousands with our Water For Life project.

We’re very excited to announce Nellie Elliott as our new Campaign Manager! She joins our staff with more than 10 years of events experience, including positions at DreamWorks and Dress For Success. At Good Neighbors, Nellie is responsible for rolling out marketing campaigns, securing corporate sponsorships, and planning fundraising events. Check out our Q&A below to learn more about her:
Q: How did you find out about Good Neighbors and what drew you to working for the organization?
After seeing the position on Idealist, I immediately went on to the Good Neighbors website to learn more.  I knew I wanted to work for this organization after spending hours on the site, learning more about our projects and the impact Good Neighbors has already made in the world.  I was excited about the possibility of joining the team to bring more awareness to a larger audience and get more people to become a good neighbor!
Q: What are some of your favorite Good Neighbors projects?
It’s probably cliche to say, but they are all remarkable projects.  What I love about our projects is that we don’t deal with just one specific issue or cause.  We see a need in a community and develop a project around that need to ensure that community can become self-sufficient and thrive.  We are just helpers along the way.  But if I had to pick one project that my heart goes out to right now, I would have to say our Water For Life project.  Have you seen the video on our website?!  It’s life-changing!
Q: What do you enjoy most about working here?
I guess I’m all about cliches here… but on my first day I can tell that all my colleagues at Good Neighbors were awesome people.  I love the relationship our whole team has and because every single person cares so much about each project we work on and about how to do good in the world, it’s so easy to wake up and go to work each day.  I love being with a team of people who all want to work together to affect the world.
Q: What big picture goals do you have for your position and where do you see Good Neighbors in the next few years?
My big picture goals are to spotlight the results of the work we’ve done globally, so that people who don’t know us yet have an understanding of what a better world can look like.  For example, by showing how cookstoves being built can affect the lives of families in Guatemala, we can truly define how we are transforming lives.  Good Neighbors is such a huge NGO in Asia but we haven’t yet defined who we are and what we do to the US audience.  My goal is to change that so that individuals who are passionate about social change will work with us to make a global impact.  In the next few years, I hope to partner with like-minded companies, large and small, and individuals so that by working together we can see the world becoming better and better every day.
Q: When you’re not at work or chasing your twin toddlers at home, what are you usually up to?
Being a working mom with twin toddlers, there’s no such thing as free time!  But when there’s a little time to spare, I love to catch up on my favorite TV shows, like Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Justified or The Walking Dead.  But if I had more time to kill, I would love to learn Spanish!  Anyone want to tutor me?!   
Q: What inspires you on a daily basis? 
I realize I’m very lucky to have the things and opportunities that I have had and I hope to be able to provide the same and more for my own children.  But knowing that there are children who don’t even have a quarter of these opportunities is disheartening.  I’m inspired by a mother’s resilience and sacrifice to provide a better future for her children, and by a community leader who works tirelessly for his/her village to become self-sufficient.  And because I see their goals as a reality, I’m inspired to work every day to help make it happen.
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Thanks so much, Nellie! For more on what we do, visit our website.
June 18, 2013

We’re very excited to announce Nellie Elliott as our new Campaign Manager! She joins our staff with more than 10 years of events experience, including positions at DreamWorks and Dress For Success. At Good Neighbors, Nellie is responsible for rolling out marketing campaigns, securing corporate sponsorships, and planning fundraising events. Check out our Q&A below to learn more about her:

Q: How did you find out about Good Neighbors and what drew you to working for the organization?

After seeing the position on Idealist, I immediately went on to the Good Neighbors website to learn more.  I knew I wanted to work for this organization after spending hours on the site, learning more about our projects and the impact Good Neighbors has already made in the world.  I was excited about the possibility of joining the team to bring more awareness to a larger audience and get more people to become a good neighbor!

Q: What are some of your favorite Good Neighbors projects?

It’s probably cliche to say, but they are all remarkable projects.  What I love about our projects is that we don’t deal with just one specific issue or cause.  We see a need in a community and develop a project around that need to ensure that community can become self-sufficient and thrive.  We are just helpers along the way.  But if I had to pick one project that my heart goes out to right now, I would have to say our Water For Life project.  Have you seen the video on our website?!  It’s life-changing!

Q: What do you enjoy most about working here?

I guess I’m all about cliches here… but on my first day I can tell that all my colleagues at Good Neighbors were awesome people.  I love the relationship our whole team has and because every single person cares so much about each project we work on and about how to do good in the world, it’s so easy to wake up and go to work each day.  I love being with a team of people who all want to work together to affect the world.

Q: What big picture goals do you have for your position and where do you see Good Neighbors in the next few years?

My big picture goals are to spotlight the results of the work we’ve done globally, so that people who don’t know us yet have an understanding of what a better world can look like.  For example, by showing how cookstoves being built can affect the lives of families in Guatemala, we can truly define how we are transforming lives.  Good Neighbors is such a huge NGO in Asia but we haven’t yet defined who we are and what we do to the US audience.  My goal is to change that so that individuals who are passionate about social change will work with us to make a global impact.  In the next few years, I hope to partner with like-minded companies, large and small, and individuals so that by working together we can see the world becoming better and better every day.

Q: When you’re not at work or chasing your twin toddlers at home, what are you usually up to?

Being a working mom with twin toddlers, there’s no such thing as free time!  But when there’s a little time to spare, I love to catch up on my favorite TV shows, like Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Justified or The Walking Dead.  But if I had more time to kill, I would love to learn Spanish!  Anyone want to tutor me?!   

Q: What inspires you on a daily basis?

I realize I’m very lucky to have the things and opportunities that I have had and I hope to be able to provide the same and more for my own children.  But knowing that there are children who don’t even have a quarter of these opportunities is disheartening.  I’m inspired by a mother’s resilience and sacrifice to provide a better future for her children, and by a community leader who works tirelessly for his/her village to become self-sufficient.  And because I see their goals as a reality, I’m inspired to work every day to help make it happen.

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Thanks so much, Nellie! For more on what we do, visit our website.

Happy Father’s Day weekend, everyone! We want to honor all of the fathers and father-figures out there, along with the dedicated men on our staff who work every day to make a difference in children’s lives.
June 14, 2013

Happy Father’s Day weekend, everyone! We want to honor all of the fathers and father-figures out there, along with the dedicated men on our staff who work every day to make a difference in children’s lives.

Kids in Ethiopia line up for their lunchtime meals through our Food For Kids program. 
How you can send food to children in 18 countries.
June 14, 2013

Kids in Ethiopia line up for their lunchtime meals through our Food For Kids program.

How you can send food to children in 18 countries.

June 12, 2013

During our Haiti trip, we hiked up a hill in Oranger and met some awesome ladies who gave us an up close and personal look into making coffee. Check out Kylie Turley's video above and photos of the process on her blog here.

Spotlight Photo: Our staff physician, Dr. Miriam Haydée Morales de Diaz, treating Alvin out in La Fragua, Guatemala. 
Sponsor a child and you’ll cover his/her medical care in addition to school tuition, lunchtime meals, uniforms, and more.
June 10, 2013

Spotlight Photo: Our staff physician, Dr. Miriam Haydée Morales de Diaz, treating Alvin out in La Fragua, Guatemala.

Sponsor a child and you’ll cover his/her medical care in addition to school tuition, lunchtime meals, uniforms, and more.

June 5, 2013

How do our clean water wells change thousands of lives? Watch now.

Then, learn how you can join our Water For Life project.

Showing off his Good Neighbors school uniform! Help us send more kids to school by sponsoring a child for $35/month and you’ll provide him/her with tuition support, uniforms, school supplies, lunchtime meals, and more.
Find a child to support here.
May 29, 2013

Showing off his Good Neighbors school uniform! Help us send more kids to school by sponsoring a child for $35/month and you’ll provide him/her with tuition support, uniforms, school supplies, lunchtime meals, and more.

Find a child to support here.

This past Easter, we successfully raised $7,080 for our Food For Kids project, which feeds kids in 18 countries! $1 can send up to 4 bowls of food to a child…how many bowls of food can you donate? 
May 28, 2013

This past Easter, we successfully raised $7,080 for our Food For Kids project, which feeds kids in 18 countries! $1 can send up to 4 bowls of food to a child…how many bowls of food can you donate

Cooking up delicious food this Memorial Day? Find out how to help families in Guatemala cook safely. 
p.s. or better yet, travel to Guatemala with us and help these families in person!
May 23, 2013

Cooking up delicious food this Memorial Day? Find out how to help families in Guatemala cook safely.

p.s. or better yet, travel to Guatemala with us and help these families in person!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! 
We have so much respect for all of the mothers who do everything they can to provide for their children. If you’d like to help a mom in a developing country send her child to school, you can find a child to sponsor this weekend.
May 10, 2013

Hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

We have so much respect for all of the mothers who do everything they can to provide for their children. If you’d like to help a mom in a developing country send her child to school, you can find a child to sponsor this weekend.

A glimpse into the slums of Haiti. Here, we drove through Cite Soleil last week, where families live among rubble in homes made of little more than sheet metal. One of the videos we’re working on will focus on the living conditions of the people in Haiti and how we’re building new shelters for them. #HaitiFilmingTrip
May 10, 2013

A glimpse into the slums of Haiti. Here, we drove through Cite Soleil last week, where families live among rubble in homes made of little more than sheet metal. One of the videos we’re working on will focus on the living conditions of the people in Haiti and how we’re building new shelters for them. #HaitiFilmingTrip

Our videographer, Kylie Turley, filming inside a Good Neighbors school in Wharf Jeremie, Haiti last week. The footage is part of two documentary shorts we’re producing on a community of 300 children who will be available for sponsorship in June.  Learn more about our current child sponsorship program.
May 8, 2013

Our videographer, Kylie Turley, filming inside a Good Neighbors school in Wharf Jeremie, Haiti last week. The footage is part of two documentary shorts we’re producing on a community of 300 children who will be available for sponsorship in June.

Learn more about our current child sponsorship program.