In April of 2019, I had the pleasure of participating in a weekend-long training with the non-profit organization A Vision for Clean Water (AVFCW). Based out of Troy, Michigan, AVFCW “is a non-profit 501(c)(3) with the goal of teaching and training others how to design, implement, and sustain clean water and sanitation projects in countries … Continue reading A Vision for Clean Water
For many reasons, Wine to Water deserves to be one of Begin Giving's featured charities. Wine to Water provides sustainable solutions to the world’s water crisis by working directly with partnering organizations around the world. In the relatively short amount of time they have been in existence, Wine to Water has had a tremendous impact … Continue reading Wine to Water
In May of 2011, my twin sister Erin traveled to Haiti to work as a volunteer pharmacist for an organization called Friends of the Children of Haiti, which is often referred to as the acronym FOTCOH. When she returned home, she told wild stories about her experience working and hanging out with the volunteer team … Continue reading Friends of the Children of Haiti
Happy World Water Day! What a perfect day to introduce Hands Helping Haiti (HHH). About a year ago, the founder of the HHH, Pat, reached out to me via email. He didn’t know me, and I didn’t know him, but after doing some research on his own about organizations that were working in Haiti to … Continue reading Hands Helping Haiti
I don’t remember how I heard about Maya Pedal in Guatemala back in 2008. Maybe someone came into the bike shop that my sister Erin owned that I occasionally worked at and mentioned having been there, or maybe I read about it in a bicycling magazine. But when I looked up their website, I was … Continue reading Maya Pedal
How do you choose the charities you feature? We chose the charities that we work with based on a few different factors. It might be that we have a personal relationship with the charity because we have worked with them in some capacity in the past (Many of us have backgrounds in international development, social … Continue reading About Begin Giving
Welcome to Begin Giving! We are so excited to have you here. We would love to take the opportunity to explain what the goal of Begin Giving is and how we plan to help you chose a charity to get involved with either by donating or volunteering. We want to offer you a way to … Continue reading Welcome to Begin Giving!