Adopt-a-Block. If you are visiting Los Angeles, please make the LA Dream Center a must see on your agenda. They give tours on Tuesdays and you will leave totally inspired!
I have been lending with Kiva.org for at least the past five years and have always received accurate information, statements and accountability. This, for me, is a fantastic opportunity to offer a hand-up to those in need willing to put forth effort, grow and be held accountable. Please check out this website! My latest loan is for a fellow here in the United States.
Explains how Wwolfing works. I had never heard of this, but met both a wwolfer (coolest guy in the world) and a lady who hosts wwolfers when I did the Cob building workshop. I immediately phoned my kiddoes and informed them they MUST try this. I have now met people who have been overseas doing this or their children worked a farm in Ireland or Australia. And, they learn organic farming techniques, permaculture, culture itself and adventure. Love this idea.