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Tibetan Children’s Village: Step One to Success

Dharamshala, India. When China illegally annexed Tibet in 1949, up to a million Tibetans are said to have perished. When His Holiness the Dalai Lama fled into exile in 1959, trekking across the Himalayan Mountains, 85,000 of his people followed him into India. Boys reading in the library. Photo: Stewardship Report. Welcomed by then Prime […]

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Chatting with UNICEF’s Director Ann Veneman

New York, N.Y.  I met UNICEF‘s executive director Ann M. Veneman recently at Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden’s World Childhood Foundation luncheon at the United Nations.  Ann spoke strongly and compassionately on the appalling conditions of children around the world – especially child victims of sexual abuse and exploitation, which World Childhood Foundation attempts to counter.  Ann […]

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My First HuffPo Piece: Orphans International Worldwide

It has been a banner week in my life. Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary hosted a benefit for Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), the U.N.-accredited organization I founded six years ago. Then, I was lauded by Congress as an “extraordinarily effective humanitarian, activist, and philanthropist.” Plus, on Nov. 12th my first article for the […]

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Embracing Family Care For Orphans

New York, N.Y.  Ten years ago I envisioned helping orphans in the developing world by building small homes and hiring houseparents. It seemed obvious that the key to proper care for orphaned children was a strong substitute family. So I put my money where my mouth was and founded Orphans International (OI). I’ve learned since then that […]

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Clean Water for China’s Orphanages

Washington, Seattle. Embracing the simple concept, “every child has a right to clean water,” the Washington State-based non-profit organization A Child’s Right is about to make an enormous announcement: it has received approval and funding for outfitting every single orphanage in China with clean water filtration units. “This means, simply, that every institutionalized orphan in China will have clean […]

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Wellness Finds for a Better New Year

The Biltmore Hotel Miami Celebrates 95th Anniversary

Barton G. Miami Beach a Bodacious Night Out

SM-ART: Smoky Mountain Youth Art Gallery WonderWorks Pigeon Forge New Exhibit Featuring Local Youth Art

FLO-ART: North Florida Youth Art Gallery WonderWorks Panama City Beach Announces Youth Art Contest Winners

OZART: Missouri & Arkansas Youth Artists Gallery WonderWorks Branson New Exhibit Featuring Local Youth Art