Thursday, 09 June 2011 13:42

Responsible Charity

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BRINGING REAL CHANGE TO THE SLUMS

By Hemley Gonzalez

 

I got fed up with inefficient charities, with the lack of transparency in their finances and the efficiency of their work. Thinking that making money and a monotonous life back at home was the sum of my being, I grabbed a backpack, and left for India and what followed turned out to be a life changing experience.

 

Over the course of my four months backpacking in India, I experienced firsthand the abuse and horrible conditions which men and woman were subjected to under a worldwide famous charity that collects millions of dollars from its donors but largely mismanages such donations. Disgusted and disappointed by this experience, I began working in the slums of Kolkata alongside other friends and volunteers who also felt their efforts were positively and effectively changing the lives of those disadvantaged families they came into contact with.

 

After returning home, I began a campaign to raise awareness about the issues I had experienced and the challenges that the children I had encountered face on a daily basis. And because of this, Responsible Charity was born. Through a homegrown network of friends, family and volunteers in different regions of the world, we are now beginning to gather donations which we track and report on our website to show our progress and we use such funds to help those in need.

 

 

Unlike some religious-based organizations with no progressive plans in effect to educate and empower the children, women and men out of poverty, Responsible Charity would like to make advances in areas of education, planned parenthood and self employment.

 

We invite you to join and support our cause. Our vision is directly aimed at the evolution of compassion and creating a new and transparent model for others to follow! Together, we ARE the change we wish to see in the world!

 

To find out more or to make a donation, please visit: http://www.responsiblecharity.org/

 


 

Hemley Gonzalez, Founder
Responsible Charity, Corp
www.responsiblecharity.org


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