News & Press Releases

Global Impact reacts quickly to the evolving priorities of donors. Our expertise, business acumen and efficiency ensure that charitable gifts are used to address the most pressing problems facing the poorest and most disadvantaged people. For the latest information on the work we are doing to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world, see our current and archived press releases and news stories below.

Please direct all media inquiries to the attention of Global Impact Director, Marketing & Communications, Micaela Vivero at 703.717.5265 or email press@charity.org.

World Refugee Day

In 2014, an estimated 59.5 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes due to war, persecution or other natural or man-made disasters. That number has only increased since then.
 
The Syrian Refugee crisis has not slowed down since it began in 2011, and others are also still ongoing – many Somali refugees have been away from home for more than 20 years. 
 
Refugees face difficult journeys across unfamiliar and often dangerous terrain. Being of refugee status is a barrier to work, school, health care and other necessities. 

World Blood Donor Day

Today is World Blood Donor Day.
 
This year’s theme, “Blood connects us all,” asks us to take a moment to think about how we are all connected, no matter where we may live or what background we may have.
 
On WBDD, thank a blood donor, spread the word about the need for blood donations and encourage people to give blood. In addition to spreading awareness, WBDD also aims to promote appreciation of voluntary, unpaid blood donors in countries around the world and to achieve self-sufficiency in blood supplies.
 

In Memoriam, Karen Johnson

The entire Global Impact family mourns the loss of our friend and Board member, Karen Johnson. Karen passed away on June 5.

Karen served as a member of Global Impact’s Board of Directors for more than 15 years. She was instrumental in shaping the organization’s success had an unwavering commitment to helping the world’s most vulnerable people.

World Environment Day

This Sunday, June 5, is World Environment Day – the 2016 theme is “Go Wild for Life.”
 
World Environment Day strives to increase awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
 
The various threats to our environment have far-reaching consequences – they not only negatively impact biodiversity, but also harm economies worldwide and promote instability, organized crime, armed conflict and other violence. 
 

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.”
 

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