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Please direct all media inquiries to the attention of Global Impact Director, Marketing & Communications, Micaela Vivero at 703.717.5265 or email [email protected].

Voices from Nepal: A Brighter Future

Hilton Prize Coalition Collaborative Fellow Amul Thapa shares the story of Sushmita Thapa, a girl the crew met during filming of the Coalition’s upcoming documentary on Nepal.

World Hunger Day: Let’s Nourish Our World

World Hunger Day was started in 2011 by The Hunger Project as a way to “celebrate sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty.”
 
  • 795 million people do not have enough food.
  • 60 percent of those who go hungry are women.
  • 98 percent of the world’s undernourished live in developing countries.
  • Hunger kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

Global Impact Celebrates Do More 24 with Charity Partners on June 2

Global Impact is excited to announce its role as a Community Partner for this year’s Do More 24, an annual 24-hour online fundraiser in Washington, D.C., which takes place on June 2, 2016. This exciting new opportunity enables Global Impact charity partners and the international sector to participate in a community-driven initiative as the area’s nonprofits come together to rally around one focused day of giving. 
 

Global Impact Employees to Join Red Nose Day FUN-raising with “Spirit Week” and “Red Nose Onesie” Challenge

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 18, 2016 – Global Impact’s Red Nose Day Spirit Week kicks off this Friday, launching five days of themed activities in the workplace designed to spread the joy of the Red Nose Day movement and ultimately raise money to help lift children and young people out of poverty in the United States and around the world.

"Fun-Raise" for Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day Logo

Once again, Global Impact is helping U.S. corporations, associations and networks “fun-raise” for Red Nose Day. Comic Relief has selected Global Impact as a fundraising partner to lead corporate employee engagement outreach and communications. Global Impact is also providing operational support for fundraising and awareness-building efforts as the Red Nose Day campaign returns to the U.S. for a second year.

World Fair Trade Day

“Fair Trade is an agent for change. It is a tangible solution to poverty eradication, a good tool for sustainable development, and most of all, Fair Trade promotes social justice.”World Fair Trade Organization
 
Tomorrow is World Fair Trade Day – 2016 marks the second year running of the three-year theme: “Be an Agent for Change.”
 

Report by Charity Navigator Highlights Collaboration

Charity Navigator Releases Report, “Nepal Earthquake: One Year Later,” highlighting the short-term relief efforts of 35 charities, including Hilton Prize Coalition members Handicap International and SOS Children’s Villages.

The Hilton Prize Coalition Activates Disaster Protocols in Ecuador

Through its Disaster Resiliency and Response Program, the Hilton Prize Coalition--with Global Impact as its Secretariat--has developed a series of disaster protocols which facilitate information-sharing amongst member organizations responding on the ground. With increased knowledge of each other’s activities, Coalition members are better able to work in concert with one another. Recently, these protocols were activated in response to the earthquake in Ecuador.

Hilton Prize Coalition to Commemorate Nepal Earthquake with Short Documentary Film

Panauti Village

Monday, April 25, 2016, marks the one-year anniversary of the Nepal earthquake and aftershocks that killed over 8,000 people and injured more than 21,000.

World Malaria Day: End Malaria For Good

An estimated 3.2 billion people are at risk from malaria. In 2015, there were 214 million cases and 438,000 deaths worldwide—70% of which were children under five years old. 
 
Since the year 2000, we’ve made progress—the mortality rate caused by malaria has decreased by 60%. The number of cases has fallen by 37%. And we achieved Millennium Development Goal #3 – “To have halted and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria.”
 
But now we need to take the next step, to end malaria for good.
 

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