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Americares: Responding to Hurricane Harvey

August 31, 2017

UPDATE 9/19/2017: Earlier this week, Americares airlifted $1.8 million in critical medicines and medical supplies for Hurricane Irma survivors throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands. Hurricane Maria, now a Category 5 storm, is predicted to plow through the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico starting this evening. Visit for more updates on emergency response efforts for those caught in this hurricane season’s devastating paths.

UPDATE 9/11/2017: Americares has deployed emergency response experts to assist in relief efforts for communities in the path of Hurricane Irma. Before it reached Florida over the weekend, Hurricane Irma killed more than 25 people in the Caribbean and devastated several islands, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Barts, St. Martin and St. Thomas. Click here to learn more about Americares response to Hurricane Irma.

UPDATE 9/7/2017: In addition to Americares continued Hurricane Harvey relief work, they have deployed a team to Puerto Rico to assist in response efforts for Hurricane Irma. The organization also has staff prepositioned in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and has a team ready to deploy to Florida. Click here for updates on how Americares is preparing for Hurricane Irma.

In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, we are partnering with Americares, an emergency response and global health organization, to help raise donations through our Better to Give program. When you choose Americares at checkout, we will donate $1 (at no cost to you) toward helping them provide urgent medicine and supplies to those affected by Hurricane Harvey’s record-breaking rainfall and flooding. On average, for every $1 donation to Americares, they are able to provide $20 in aid.

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Better to Give: AmeriCares Nepal Relief Fund

April 29, 2015


In the wake of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal on April 25 and the powerful aftershocks that have followed, we are partnering with AmeriCaresan emergency response and global health organization, to help raise donations through our Better to Give program. For every $1 donated to the Nepal Relief Fund, AmeriCares will work with a trusted network to deliver emergency medical supplies and humanitarian aid. Help us support AmeriCares’ relief efforts by selecting them when you checkout after your next purchase, and we’ll donate $1 on your behalf.

If you would like to donate directly to the AmeriCares Nepal Relief Fund, please visit this link. Your gift will help ensure that AmeriCares has the adequate resources to respond quickly and effectively to the tragedy in Nepal.

For the most up-to-date information, you can follow AmeriCares on Twitter at @AmeriCares.

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Meet the Author Update

February 24, 2011

We’re so excited to meet author Conor Grennan tomorrow at 3 pm on our Facebook page, and I can tell by all your questions that it’s going to be a great event!

Conor has devoted his life to helping reunite children in Nepal with their families, after a decade-long civil war, and his book Little Princes is a real call to action for all of us.

I think Conor’s going to have some great suggestions for ways we can all help. But I want to start out by telling you about our Better To Give Partner, Next Generation Nepal. Founded by Conor Grennan, this amazing nonprofit offers temporary care and education for children trafficked into Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu, and slowly but surely are reconnecting these children with their families in rural and remote mountain villages.

Right now, you can choose for Next Generation Nepal to receive $1 from us, each time you make a purchase. And on Friday, February 25, in honor of our Q&A with Conor Grennan, we’ll be doubling our donation amount.

So if you haven’t picked up a copy of Little Princes yet, you can make a difference for children at the Little Princes orphanage, by buying your copy on Friday. Just remember to select Next Generation Nepal at checkout!

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