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73 Humanitarian Initiatives

In Honor of World Humanitarian Day, These Ideas Provide Global Aid

— August 19, 2015 — Eco
These innovative ideas support World Humanitarian Day, which aims to give recognition to the initiatives aiding those in need. These ideas provide a wide scope of the possible ways to positively contribute in the fight for global human rights and sustainability.

Many of these ideas allow people in developed countries to provide assistance simply by using smartphones. For example the Tinbox app allows users to make a daily donation to a charity at no extra cost. Other examples of providing aid for developing countries include purchasing products through charity-connected brands. The 'Smiles for the People' campaign donates the cash equivalent of a toothbrush each time one of its toothbrushes is sold.

Wold Humanitarian Day is celebrated once a year, but these initiatives last much longer. Many take place through physically aiding less developed countries or sending relief drones, however there are numerous others ways to provide humanitarian assistance.
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Social Good Birthday Celebrations
Social Good Birthday Celebrations
This Father-Daughter Duo Perform 39 Random Acts of Kindness
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Charitable Photo Donations
Charitable Photo Donations
Flickr's Pic Aid Lets Users Donate a Photo to Charity
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Arboreal Emoji Donations
Arboreal Emoji Donations
Vi Agroforestry's Tree Planting Campaign Accepts Tree Emoji Donations
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Sustainability-Supporting Coffee
Sustainability-Supporting Coffee
Cozzee Coffee Makes Seven Coffees to Support Seven Global Causes
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Charitably Inclined Breweries
Charitably Inclined Breweries
The Copper Kettle Brewing Company is Donating Beer Sale Proceeds
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Charitable Backpacker Platforms
Charitable Backpacker Platforms
The Operation Groundswell Travel Programs Donate Funds
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Action-Enabling News Apps
Action-Enabling News Apps
Ideal Impact Shows You Advocacy Opportunities Based on What You Read
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Crowdfunded Charity Legacies
Crowdfunded Charity Legacies
This Crowdrise Campaign Continues the Work Dan Fredinburg Started
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Refugee Rights Organizations
Refugee Rights Organizations
Asylum Access is Based in Oakland, California But Works World-Wide
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Holiday Hunger Social Campaigns
Holiday Hunger Social Campaigns
For the Holidays, Tweets for Change Wants to Feed 1 Million People
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Disaster Data Platforms
Disaster Data Platforms
The Humanitarian Data Exchange Keeps Life-Saving Information in One Place
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Potable Waste Water
Potable Waste Water
Bill Gates Drinks Water That Was Converted from Sewer Sludge
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Charitable Celeb Bed Auctions
Charitable Celeb Bed Auctions
Alan Thicke is Auctioning Off His Bed for Habitat for Humanity
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Charitable Athlete Ales
Charitable Athlete Ales
Jeff Smith's Big Moose Beer Improves the Lives of the Less Fortunate
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Ironic Miniature Billboards
Ironic Miniature Billboards
These Tiny Billboards Created by BBH Interns Promote Big Messages
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Charitable Celeb Endorsements
Charitable Celeb Endorsements
The Crest 3D White Shakira Partnership Raises Funds for Kids in need
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Charity Shoe Campaigns
Charity Shoe Campaigns
Audi Paired with Toms for its Summer Sale Event to Donate Shoes to Children
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Socially Conscious Photography Platforms
Socially Conscious Photography Platforms
The Site Connects Non-Profits and Instagram Photographers
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Designer Charity Apparel
Designer Charity Apparel
This Stella McCartney T-Shirt Collection Raises Money for War Child UK
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Charitable Greeting Card Alternatives
Charitable Greeting Card Alternatives
Don't Send Me a Card Invites You to Raise Money for a Cause
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Charitable Credit Initiatives
Charitable Credit Initiatives
Insurance Brokerage Givesurance Helps Clients Donate Funds
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Travel-Based Charity Apps
Travel-Based Charity Apps
This App Enables Travelers to Donate Part of Their Holiday Expenses
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Ethical Coffee Initiatives
Ethical Coffee Initiatives
Starbucks and Conservation International Team Up to Help Local Farmers
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Charitable Children Princess Balls
Charitable Children Princess Balls
The Believe in Magic Ball Helped Terminal and Very Sick Kids
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Lion-Honoring Phone Cases
Lion-Honoring Phone Cases
This Lavishly Gilded Phone Case Seeks to Honored Cecil the Lion
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Charitable Beer Fundraisers
Charitable Beer Fundraisers
This Craft Beer Event Raised Money for Not-for-Profit Autism Speaks
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Women-Empowering Fashion Apps
Women-Empowering Fashion Apps
Chime for Change is a Cultural Hub for Philanthropic Gucci Lovers
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Philanthropic Hockey Contracts
Philanthropic Hockey Contracts
A One-Day Hockey Contract Was Given to a Sick San Jose Sharks Fan
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Charitable Water Apparel
Charitable Water Apparel
Charity:Water Gives Proceeds to Communities with Limited Water Access
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Social Good Road Trips
Social Good Road Trips
Alyson Wyers Counts Down Her Favorite Examples of Tours to Give Back
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Growing Philanthropic Contributions
Growing Philanthropic Contributions
Preserve's Social Good Mission Will Change as it Grows
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Charity Fundraising Apps
Charity Fundraising Apps
The 'WeShelter' App Sends Corporate Funds to Local Homeless Organizations
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Peace-Promoting Airlines
Peace-Promoting Airlines
The S7 Flights Moscow-Peace-Kiev Banners Promote Conversation
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Charitable Connected Laundry Machines
Charitable Connected Laundry Machines
Whirlpool's Appliances Manifest the Internet of Good Things
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Socially-Conscious Wearable Challenges
Socially-Conscious Wearable Challenges
This Contest is Seeking Low-Cost Wearable Tech Solutions
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Philanthropic Photography Platforms
Philanthropic Photography Platforms
The Site Connects Charities & Socially Conscious Photographers
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Humanitarian Connectivity Campaigns
Humanitarian Connectivity Campaigns
The Vodafone Firsts Programme Helps Families Connect
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Portable Donation Cans
Portable Donation Cans
Magia's POS Can Helps to Collect More Donations for Kids with Cancer
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Cereal Box Charity Campaigns
Cereal Box Charity Campaigns
Gucci and Kellogg's Collaborate on 'Chime for Change' Campaign
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Data-Donating Initatives
Data-Donating Initatives
The #4Good Campaign Lets Mobile Users Gift Their Unused Data to Charities
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Charitable Fitness Apps
Charitable Fitness Apps
Charity Miles Reverses Traditional Cause Marketing to Donate More Money
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Volunteer-Notifying Apps
Volunteer-Notifying Apps
The Radar for Good Alerts People When Opportunities are Near
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Awareness-Raising Socks
Awareness-Raising Socks
These Colorful Socks Raise Awareness of Gloabal Issues and Charities
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Educational Barber Initiatives
Educational Barber Initiatives
This Barber Creates Child Haircuts When Patrons Have Read a Book
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Wondrous Water Filters
Wondrous Water Filters
The DrinkPure Water Filter is Effective and Inexpensive
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Crafty Illuminator Kits
Crafty Illuminator Kits
This Set Helps to Upcycle a T-Shirt into a DIY Lampshade
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One-Stop Social Good Shops
One-Stop Social Good Shops
The Ethical Superstore Offers Bundles of Fair Trade and Eco Products
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Charitable Hunger Apps
Charitable Hunger Apps
Feeding Forward Helps With Donating Food and Eliminating Food Waste
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Organized Clothing Donation
Organized Clothing Donation
This Concept for a Compartmentalized Charity Bin Would Simplify Giving
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Philanthropic Startup Movements
Philanthropic Startup Movements
The Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Lets Companies Help
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Charitable Commuter Satchels
Charitable Commuter Satchels
Oak Lifestyle Messenger Bags Provide to Those in Need
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Crowdsourced Giving Platforms
Crowdsourced Giving Platforms
The 'Giveafish' Project Allows Users to Buy Gifts for Those in Need
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Socially Responsible Quality Tees
Socially Responsible Quality Tees
'Teequality' Will Bring Clothes and Social Good to Haiti
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Adventure Accessories for Good
Adventure Accessories for Good
Cotopaxi is Working on Eradicating Poverty Through Outdoor Gear
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Food Donation Apps
Food Donation Apps
The 'Foodcloud' App Will Distribute Unwanted Grocery Store Food to Charities
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Donation Vending Machines
Donation Vending Machines
This Japanese Vending Machine Lets You Order Coffee and Make a Donation
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Heathy Produce Campaigns
Heathy Produce Campaigns
Price Chopper's Healthy Eating Campaign Encourages Better Food Choices
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Daily Donation Apps
Daily Donation Apps
The Tinbox App Enables Users to Donate EUR 1 a Day to Charity for Free
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Rainwater-Harvesting Orphanages
Rainwater-Harvesting Orphanages
St. Jerome's Orphanage in Kenya Was Built Using Recycled Materials
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Magical Presidential Campaign Tees
Magical Presidential Campaign Tees
The Granger Lovegood 2016 T-Shirt Supports the HP Alliance
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Mindful Subscription Boxes
Mindful Subscription Boxes
BuddhiBox Supplies Monthly Gifts to Enhance a Yoga Practice
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Compelling Donation Posters
Compelling Donation Posters
Public Transport Victora Urges Commuters to Donate to the Homeless
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Disaster Relief Drones
Disaster Relief Drones
UAViators is Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Deliver Humanitarian Aid
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Humanitarian Drone Contests
Humanitarian Drone Contests
The 'Drones For Good' Contest Encourages Humanitarian Drone Innovation
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Philanthropic Vacation Packages
Philanthropic Vacation Packages
The Getaway2Give Collection Generates Charitable Donations
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Pop-Up Water Bars
Pop-Up Water Bars
London's H2Only Just Serves Glasses of Tap Water
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Charitable Children's Branding
Charitable Children's Branding
BVE KIDS' Branded Characters Adorn Art, Packaging and Brochures
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Philanthropic Stain-Resistant Underwear (UPDATE)
Philanthropic Stain-Resistant Underwear (UPDATE)
Thinx Underwear Thinks of Women Around the World
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One-for-One Toothbrush Brands
One-for-One Toothbrush Brands
Smiles for the People Delivers Oral Health Supplies to Those in Need
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Charitable Arcade Games
Charitable Arcade Games
These Charity Arcades in Swedish Airports Raise Money for the Red Cross
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Insulated Tents
Insulated Tents
The Thermo Tent is the World's First Fully Insulated Tent
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Pop-Up Solar Generators
Pop-Up Solar Generators
This Shipping Container Turns Into a Massive Mobile Solar Power Station
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