Thursday, January 22, 2015

$118,- raised for Terre des Hommes

Elaion is proud to announce that this month's Pandora's Kharis donation run has raised $118,- for our democratically decided upon cause Terre des Hommes. I am once more very happy to say you have all given generously, and in the spirit of the Gods!

 
The Terre des Hommes International Federation is a network of ten national organisations working for the rights of children and to promote equitable development without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination. This month we donated to their special campaign to end female slave labour in the textile industry. It costs 60 euros to send a former textile worker to school, which means two girls have just been saved.

From this moment on, the Pandora's Kharis Facebook page is open to pitches. If you do not have Facebook, feel free to pitch your cause in the comments. We will relay the message to the community. On to another month of pitching, voting, and giving. Thank you for your generosity!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Terre Des Hommes Poseideon 2015 cause

With 78% of the votes, Terre des Hommes became Poseideon 2015 cause for Pandora's Kharis! The Terre des Hommes International Federation is a network of ten national organisations working for the rights of children and to promote equitable development without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination. This month we will be donating to their special campaign to end female slave labour in the textile industry.


Approximately 120,000 girls and young women currently work in appalling conditions in Indian textile factories. The girls who are exposed to slave labor in factories need protection. Terre des hommes is committed to helping these girls. It costs 60 euros to send a former textile worker to school. Any donation could help change a life.

You can now donate to Pandora's Kharis at baring.the.aegis@gmail.com or by clicking the 'donate' button to the side. Please, give generously to support this wonderful cause, and thank you in advance! The deadline to donate is Wednesday 21 January, 2015.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Nominees Poseideon 2015

For Poseideon, we have two great causes to choose from, submitted by our members. They are Terre des Hommes and Save the Children.


Terre des Hommes
The Terre des Hommes International Federation is a network of ten national organisations working for the rights of children and to promote equitable development without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination.

Approximately 120,000 girls and young women currently work in appalling conditions in Indian textile factories. The clothes they produce ends up in our stores. Why do we still buy these goods? For many years, Terre des Hommes whas worked closely with the "Tirupur People's Forum" (TPF), a network of organizations created in 2006 in response to the serious shortcomings in the local textile industry. The TPF brings the violations and extreme abuse to the public and organizes campaigns against the exploitation of girls. TPF demands that labor laws and children's rights are respected.

The girls who are exposed to slave labor in factories need protection. Terre des hommes is committed to helping these girls. It costs 60 euros to send a former textile worker to school. Any donation could help change a life.

 
Save The Children
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children is currently on the ground providing critical help and health relief, working with health ministries in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to help fight the Ebola outbreak. This cause builds Ebola health centers, cares for orphans, trains health workers and provides protective kits and essential medical equipment. Your generous donation could help ensure that they reach vulnerable children.

The deadline for voting is Wednesday 14 January. Donation deadline: Wednesday 21 January. Thank you in advance!

Monday, November 24, 2014

$110,- raised for the Albert Kennedy Trust

Members of Pandora's Kharis have come together to raise $110,- for the Albert Kennedy Trust. Since 1989, Albert Kennedy Trust has supported Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) young people (up to 25 year old) who are homeless or living in a hostile environment in London, Manchester and Newcastle. Their services include supported lodgings, mentoring, training and advice & guidance. The cause was suggested by community member Ana Perez, who is currently holding a fundraiser for it, to which Pandora's Kharis has donated.


From this moment on, the Pandora's Kharis Facebook page is open to pitches. If you do not have Facebook, feel free to pitch your cause in the comments. We will relay the message to the community.

On to another month of pitching, voting, and giving. Thank you for your generosity!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Albert Kennedy Trust Maimakterion 2014 cause

With 64% of the votes, the Albert Kennedy Trust became the Maimakterion 2014 cause for Pandora's Kharis! The Metro CareRing and the Street Angels Hawaii both got 18% of the votes. Since 1989, Albert Kennedy Trust has supported Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) young people (up to 25 year old) who are homeless or living in a hostile environment in London, Manchester and Newcastle. Their services include supported lodgings, mentoring, training and advice & guidance. The cause was suggested by community member Ana Perez, who is currently holding a fundraiser for it.

To ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people are able to live in accepting, supportive and caring homes, by providing a range of services to meet the individual needs of those who would otherwise be homeless or living in a hostile environment. The Albert Kennedy Trust aims to do this by:
  • Providing appropriate homes through supported lodgings, fostering and other specialist housing schemes.
  • Enabling young people to manage independent living successfully.
  • Improving attitudes within society towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people.
AKT also provides bespoke training for housing, social care, support, fostering and adoption organisations. We are the experts in this field and once an organisation meets the standard required for supporting LGBT young people we reward them with the Albert Kennedy Trust Quality Mark. This mark shows you that the organisation that is caring for you knows how to in the best way possible.

Despite 10 years of progressive LGB legislation which has enabled young LGBT people to feel more confident to come out at an early age – the reality is that when they do they are still greeted with the same level of homophobia & transphobia at home or school experienced 25 years ago when AKT was established in response to Albert Kennedy’s death. A few facts about AKT:
  • Annually the Trust receives over 2,000 calls for support across three cities: London, Manchester and Newcastle
  • Over 6,000 nights off the street provided by AKT for young people in 2013 (excluding Purple Door)
  • Over 1,800 hours of mentoring provided by AKT for young people in 2013
  • Purple Door Project has already provided over 1790 nights accommodation for young LGBT people in need since opening in July
  • Estimated that 1 in 4 homeless youths may identify as LGB or T
  • 85% of our young people have faced some level of rejection by their parents just for being brave enough to come out and be who they are.
  • Over 2/3 of AKT young men have been offered sex or been forced to offer sex to get a bed for the night
  • Many young people will not use mainstream provision for fear of homophobia or transphobia from other service users or even the service itself.
You can now donate to Pandora's Kharis at baring.the.aegis@gmail.com or by clicking the 'donate' button to the side. Please, give generously to support this wonderful cause, and thank you in advance! The deadline to donate is 24 November, 2014.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Nominees Maimakterion 2014

For Maimakterion, there are three worthy causes to pick from, submitted by our members. They are the Albert Kennedy Trust, the Metro CareRing, and Street Angels Hawaii.


The Albert Kennedy Trust
Since 1989, Albert Kennedy Trust has supported Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) young people (up to 25 year old) who are homeless or living in a hostile environment in London, Manchster and Newcastle. Their services include supported lodgings, mentoring, training and advice & guidance. The cause was suggested by community member Ana Perez, who is currently holding a fundraiser for it.

The Metro CareRing
Metro CareRing operates one of Denver’s largest hunger-relief programs, including a fresh foods shopping market, teaching garden, and weekly healthy living and nutrition classes. Situated in the heart of Denver, Metro CareRing distributes between 4,000 to 6,000 pounds of food, baby items, and personal care products in helping to meet the nutritional and health needs of up to 500 people every day. Metro CareRing takes a progressive approach in developing self-sufficiency programs and offering opportunities for participants to learn about healthy habits and develop assets-based goals. Metro CareRing is also one of the area’s leading non-profits in the ID Partnership and helps with utilities assistance. Thanks to 170 volunteers weekly, Metro CareRing is a beacon of hope for Denver's hungry families and individuals.

Street Angels Hawaii
The Street Angel project is an experience that connects neighbours in heartfelt ways that inspire everyone engaged. They are a family of interested people, 100% volunteer based, sharing home cooked healthy vegetarian meals, good cheer, clothes and supplies, creative possibilities, and encouragement to neighbours in their city who are sleeping under bushes or living in shelters.


The deadline for voting is November 11th, but of course you are also free to start making your donations today.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

$60,- raised for The Wild Hunt

Members of Pandora's Kharis have come together to raise $60,- for Pagan news outlet The Wild Hunt. The Wild Hunt is primary destination for those interested in following news relating and of interest to modern Pagan religions and other minority faiths. Founded by Jason Pitzl-Waters in 2004, The Wild Hunt has grown to become one of the most-visited and popular destinations exploring these topics. Recruited to Patheos.com in the Summer of 2011, The Wild Hunt decided to exist as an independent entity once more in the Summer of 2012. In addition, The Wild Hunt has now expanded into a media outlet with paid contributors and three paid staff members.

 
 
From this moment on, the Pandora's Kharis Facebook page is open to pitches. If you do not have Facebook, feel free to pitch your cause in the comments. We will relay the message to the community.

On to another month of pitching, voting, and giving. Thank you for your generosity!