100 Friends Project
2140 Shattuck Avenue, #2050
2140 Shattuck Av Berkeley
Portavoz: Marc Gold
+1 (415) 425-0136; +1(415) 250-9177
- Organización de apoyo
- Política / Proyecto de educación
- Política social/Discapacitados
- Ayudantes voluntarios serán bienvenidos.
100 Friends was founded by Marc Gold in 1989 as a grassroots effort to provide funds and various services for those not receiving assistance from any other sources.
The idea is really very simple. Every year many people like you contribute to the project and I take the money to developing countries and look for the neediest people I can find. We use the funds for basic living expenses, scholarships, support for the elderly, income-generating small businesses, medical expenses, school supplies, shelter, transportation, educational expenses, food, clothing, farm animals, building libraries, schools, toilets and much more.
You put the donation into my hands and I put the funds directly into the hands of the needy individuals or families, or a small trusted representative or grassroots organization helping them. I document everything with written reports, photos, video and more.
Our main focus is on helping the most vulnerable, namely children, impoverished families and the elderly. There is only one specific criterion which defines those we aim to bring aid to, and that is that they are in need of help which they are not getting from any other source. Usually our trusted local partners connect us to the individual or family in need of our help.
Often as a condition of aid we have a policy called "Paying It Forward." When we ask someone to pay it forward, it simply means that we ask them to repay by doing a good deed for someone else. In this way, they can help others to keep spreading kindness to even more people. We have had hundreds of examples of this over the last 30 years.
We focus on the most practical needs such as income-generating projects, education, medical expenses, food, shelter, clothing, school supplies, transportation and more.
• Providing funds for family cow bank project in rural Vietnam
• Funds provided for high school and university scholarships in Cambodia for girls.
• Sponsored first legal training for rural women in northern Vietnam with focus on marriage and family, gender equality, domestic violence prevention and laws protecting children.
• Provided rice, oil, tea, sugar and wheat to 30 families in Afghanistan.
• Educational assistance grants for 9 girls with HIV in Nepal.
• Provided health services for 1600 people in Dagon Seikkan squatters camp in Yangon, Burma
• Provided support for 37 families living in rural Vietnam for educational and living expenses as well as income-generation projects
• Grants procured for Vietnamese girls who were kidnapped and trafficked to China under brutal conditions and then rescued and returned to their families by Blue Dragon charity of Hanoi, Vietnam.
• Assistance provided for elderly Grandmas (including one 109 years old) living in a Buddhist Pagoda in Phnom Penh, Cambodia 1
• Sponsored Tibet winter and summer training programs for 56 students in rural Tibet with funds for salaries, heating costs and educational materials.
Marc Gold is the Founder of 100 Friends.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.