Students With a Purpose is a high school student-run organization whose members dedicate their time to several fundraising events. Based in the outskirts of Cleveland, Ohio, Ilana Wolstein, Nikki Leavitt, and Shannon Leavitt founded S.W.A.P. with an intention to benefit the lives of others. S.W.A.P. has previously raised over $20,000 for Darfur Refugees and is now focusing on raising funds and awareness for H.E.L.P. Malawi. The organization has already accomplished huge success by raising over $45,000 for H.E.L.P. Malawi.
- Wilderness Safaris
Wilderness Safaris has been at the forefront of responsible ecotourism in Africa since its inception in Botswana in 1983. Operating throughout the Southern African region, the Wilderness Safaris team has developed a unique portfolio of game lodges and bush camps in some of this planet's finest wilderness areas. Its philosophy has always been that the privilege of working in these pristine environments carries huge responsibilities. If these areas are going to survive then they must be economically viable and produce a return both to governmentsand to the communities surrounding them, building sustainable conservation economies for the benefit of all.
Africa is a poor continent; wilderness areas can only survive if the benefits are understood and shared by these communities. Education is the key, and the first step in this process. Supporting a rural school on the boundaries of a wilderness area allows the company to push its strong environmental message, all the while remaining aware that it must be made relevant to the everyday realities of surviving in a poor rural community. Critical issues such as soil and water conservation, sound non-consumptive farming techniques, the value of forests in the carbon cycle and the long-term benefits of employment opportunities in national parks can easily get overlooked in the constant battle to survive day by day. This school gives us a unique opportunity to push this message while giving these children an opportunity to grow and to shine that simply would not otherwise be there.
- Medwish International
MedWish International is a non-profit organization committed to therecovery and recycling of usable medical supplies that area healthcareproviders must discard. These life-saving supplies are made availableto those providing medical care in developing countries throughout theworld. Globally, the MedWish International program improves the qualityof medical care available to the underserved around the world; locally,they are effectively reducing the amount of solid waste deposited inlandfills. MedWish International also serves as a resource for localhealth-care professionals and charitable organizations interested inglobal health.
In July 2007, MedWish International and H.E.L.P. Malawi joined forces to outfit the H.E.L.P. Malawi Medical Clinic. With the help of MedWish International, the clinic will have everything it needs to provide proper healthcare to the students at Nanthomba Schooland the people in nearby villages. In association with the opening of the medical clinic, both organizations have orchestrated a medical brigade specifically for the Nanthomba School and surrounding villages. The brigade will strive to educate the children and families about the importance of healthcare and demonstrate how to properly maintain good health.
- Max Azria
Targeted to the true visionary customer, the Max Azria collection is inspired by organic elements, weightless volume and individualistic style. Through the Max Azria brand, Max and Lubov Azria express their passion for global awareness and are proud to collaborate with H.E.L.P. and The Lori Leavitt Collection to help change lives.
On April 19, 2007, the Panthera Collection was launched at a fundraising event at the Max Azria boutique in Los Angeles, California. While Max Azria opened its doors to the Panthera Collection, it opens its heart to the children of Malawi by designing tees and totes that were donated by the H.E.L.P. team.
- Ursuline College
Ursuline College was founded in 1871 by Mother Mary of the Annunciation Beaumont of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland. She recognized the need for an institution of higher learning for women. It was the first women's college in Ohio and one of the first in the United States. Ursuline helps students achieve their educational and career goals by emphasizing the whole person and providing personalized attention within a liberal arts higher educational environment. While welcoming persons of all faiths, the College is Catholic in its origins, identity, and environment. Instruction and services are based on the dignity of the human person in accordance with the principles of Catholic social teaching. Ursuline’s administration recognizes the importance of H.E.L.P Malawi and values how closely the organization aligns with the College’s mission, and core values which include: focus on students, commitment to spirituality, respect for the individual and collaboration. The partnership between Ursuline and H.E.L.P. Malawi continues to grow through collaboration on future projects and opportunities for support.
- Richard Oliver Coke
Richard Oliver Coke, a native of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa,discovered a true talent for photography after joining WildernessSafaris, as a guide, in the late 1990s. In his early travels, Cokebecame artistically inspired as he found himself continuously leadingwalks to view various paintings. He soon bought a used camera from afriend, which inspired a passion and undiscovered talent forphotography. Over the years he has built a wealth of experience andknowledge of the area, from the rivers and wetlands of NorthernBotswana to the vast Deserts of Namibia.
Coke joined the H.E.L.P. board in early 2007, hoping to reach outglobally through his photographs to raise awareness and funding for thechildren in Malawi. Using his natural artistic eye to capture thebeauty of the land and its inhabitants, Coke allows us to enter thewarm heart of Malawi.
Photographs were donated by Coke to benefit H.E.L.P. and are available online and during special events.
- STD Help
STDHelp.org is a nationally recognized STD Support Community founded on Education, Prevention, and Communication. STD Help has Partnered with Help Children in effort to increase awareness regarding Sexually Transmitted Diseases affecting Children Worldwide
- Brother's Brother Foundation
The mission of Brother's Brother Foundation is to promote international health and education through the efficient and effective distribution and provision of donated medical, educational, agricultural and other resources. All Brother's Brother programs are designed to fulfill its mission by connecting people's resources with people's needs. H.E.L.P. Malawi has developed an effective collaboration with Brother's Brother that will enable us to receive periodic pharmaceutical supplies as they become available.
- International Partners in Mission
International Partners in Mission works worldwide across borders, religions, and cultures to provide to women, children and the youth in disadvantaged societies, with a mission to bring hope, peace, and justice to all. Started in 1974 by Jim Mayer and Paul Strege, their organization moved from St. Louis, MO to Cleveland, OH in 2001. IPM has supplied H.E.L.P. with $10, 836 worth of medications desperately needed in rural Malawi.
- The Wilderness Wildlife Trust
The Wilderness Wildlife Trust supports a wide variety of projects in southern Africa, within the categories of wildlife management, research and education. These projects address the needs of existing wildlife populations, seek solutions to save endangered species and provide education and training for local people and their communities. For more than 20 years, the goal of the Trust has been to make a difference to Africa, her wildlife and her people.
- The School Fund
The School Fund, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunity for impoverished students around the world through educational scholarships. Their dedicated team shares our belief that an education is the most effective way for individuals to improve their own lives. To assist children complete their secondary school education, The School Fund has created a person-to-person funding site. Students in need of funding create personalized profile pages with their name, age, hometown, what they want to be, and a detailed list of their school costs per year. Funders arrive at the site and can see exactly who and what their money goes to.
In 2011, The School Fund will sponsor the secondary education of four graduates from the H.E.L.P. primary school network. Please support H.E.L.P. graduates Lucia Tchale, Edwin Mussa, Mariam Balewa and Yasi Adamu by following them at http://www.theschoolfund.org/
- Consolidated Graphics Group
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