The holidays are a wonderful time to remember all that is good in our lives and be grateful for all we have. It is also a time that highlights the need for giving and providing aid and comfort to those less fortunate. Creating a happier, more harmonious world may seem daunting, but with a little help from those around us, creating that world can be possible.
Here at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, we are on a mission to create a healthier, more abundant world by educating and inspiring thousands of individuals on a daily basis to do better in their communities. But our work doesn’t stop with education. We believe in contributing to the greater good by working with nonprofits that share the like-minded goal of wellness for all.
The earth is screaming for our attention. The year 2017 proved to be a bleak time for our climate, with multiple horrific natural disasters causing chaos across the world. Luckily, countless people and organizations have rallied together to help those affected.
In light of these events, IIN has donated to multiple nonprofit organizations that aid disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Even the smallest amount can cause a ripple effect, helping countless lives. Any donation helps and is of great service to those in need, creating a happier and healthier population.
Here are a few of the charities IIN has donated to this year:
American Red Cross
Focused on preventing and alleviating human suffering when faced with emergencies, the American Red Cross is on a mission to deliver vital services to those in need. The Red Cross fulfills their mission by providing disaster relief, life-saving blood, health, and safety training and certification as well as international and military services across the globe.
Houston Food Bank
Food access for all is the vision of the Houston Food Bank while leading the fight against hunger. This establishment has been a key component in providing nutritious food to the families affected by Hurricane Harvey. In 2016 and 2017 alone, the Houston Food Bank distributed 83,000,000 meals to individuals in their time of need and are aiming to raise that number to 100,000,000 in 2018.
Heart to Heart International
This nonprofit is working to strengthen communities by improving health access, providing humanitarian development, and administering crisis relief worldwide. Heart to Heart International is in pursuit of a goal to expand access to healthcare services across the globe.
United for Puerto Rico
An initiative established by the first lady of Puerto Rico, United for Puerto Rico’s provides assistance to the individuals affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This organization’s purpose is to accelerate the recovery of individuals and small businesses devastated by the natural disasters by supporting the reestablishment of their homes, health, and communities.
The water crisis is a global issue, with lack of clean water and sanitation affecting billions of lives. Water.org is an organization working to make clean water and sanitation accessible worldwide. This nonprofit provides safe water globally through access to small, affordable loans. Water.org has empowered over nine million people with clean water thus far and hopes to continue to provide families with hope, health, and opportunities necessary to break the cycle of poverty.