Literacy on Wheels

Ethiopia Reads’ mobile library brings children’s books written in Ethiopian languages to children via three Donkey Mobile Libraries, Horse Powered Libraries in various rural locations, Children’s Reading Festivals, and new digital channels for families and other activities.


Burma Humanitarian Mission will support 46 backpack medic teams with enough medicine to care for 80,000 people in Myanmar. The current humanitarian crisis has led to alarming health problems and a desperate need for these medics.

Bikes for Education and Healthcare

Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) seeks to change the world by delivering 1,600-2,000 bikes annually to community-based bike shops in Africa. Lack of transportation is one of the greatest impediments for access to healthcare, schooling, and economic opportunities. In rural villages of Africa, there is no alternative to reach distant services other than walking. A bike radically changes that!

Lunch and Literacy for the Roma People

The Hungarian Evangelical Fellowship is helping to break the cycle of poverty for families by providing food, shelter, health services, and education for over 2,500 Roma children. The offer of food helps to draw children in to continue their education, which makes the schools serve as centers of community support.

Bair Foundation: Child & Family Ministries

The Bair Foundation: Pittsburgh is dedicated to the treatment, restoration and empowerment of children, youth and families. They make every effort to prevent out-of-home placements through intervention and by focusing on the strengths of the biological family, while working to provide for and support Foster and Adoptive Families when that is in the best interest of the child.

The Pittsburgh Foundation

The Pittsburgh Foundation is a Community Foundation that works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues including poverty, evections, homelessness, juvenile justice, and the struggles faced by single-parent families.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy works to provide the region with clean water, healthy forests, wildlife, and natural green spaces and gardens. They work to protect and preserve local watersheds, forests, and natural habitats in order to protect the beauty and biodiversity of Western Pennsylvania.

Three Rivers Water Keepers

Three Rivers Water Keepers works to protect the water quality of the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers, and their respective watersheds, in order to provide drinkable, fishable, swimmable water for those living and visiting Pittsburgh and the surrounding area.

Sustainable Pittsburgh

Sustainable Pittsburgh works to promote sustainability in Southwestern PA by addressing the areas unique needs around air and water quality, energy efficiency, recycling and waste management, land use and transportation, workforce development, racial equity, healthy people, and economic prosperity.

Water For South Sudan

Water For South Sudan (WFSS) provides water wells, hygiene education, and sanitation projects. 50 percent of the South Sudan population lacks safe drinking water, and only 10 percent have access to basic sanitation service.

Re-Forestation in Haiti

Deforestation undermines food security, destroys wildlife habitats, and causes devastating mudslides and other natural disasters. The Quixote Center in Haiti has planted more than 2 million trees since 1999, in partnership with the Jena Marie Vincent Formation Center. The organization accompanies tree planting with workshops on nurturing trees and programs that offer a means for monetization of tree produce.

Healthcare for Students

Community Coalition for Haiti (CCH) takes healthcare directly to students through school-based clinics. Preventative and curative care is now available to hundreds of rural school children, three times each school year.

All images and cause descriptions on this page provided by Alternative Gifts International or the individual regional organizations. We thank them for the use of their promotional materials!

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