Unwrap the Gift of Giving: NGOs to Support this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season of giving, and what better way to spread the holiday cheer than by supporting incredible non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that make a significant impact on the sectors they focus on?

This holiday, let’s take a moment to consider the power of giving and the positive change it can bring. We spotlight ten NGOs whose efforts in various sectors are deserving of acknowledgement and support, not just during the holidays, but throughout the year. Delve into their inspiring stories and discover their unwavering commitment to their respective missions.

NGOs that support the youth

Kythe Foundation
Photo from Kythe’s Facebook page, where they have posted their Christmas donation drive this 2023.

Improving the quality of life of children with cancer and other chronic illnesses is the core of what Kythe Foundation does. This team of experts in Child Life Services has provided psycho-social support to thousands of children and their families. On top of this, Kythe also extends medical, transportation, and basic needs assistance.

Every child deserves to celebrate the holidays with cheer and great memories. Learn about the other services that Kythe provides for its beneficiaries here, and know how you can contribute.

Teach for the Philippines
TFP Teacher Fellow Mike Clementir holding a Functional Literacy Program (FLP) session (photo from TFP's website)

We previously worked with Teach for the Philippines (TFP) for their Kilapsaw roadshow to celebrate their 10th anniversary, and the stories of the teachers, students, and schools they support truly warmed our hearts. For the past decade, TFP has been striving to ensure all Filipino children benefit from an excellent, inclusive, and relevant education. Through its three core programs (Fellowship Program, Ambassadors Program, and Public School Teacher Pathways), they’ve been empowering educators to bring quality education to different far-flung communities around the country.

Visit their website to make a donation or learn more about what it means to become a Teacher Fellow!

Synergeia Foundation, Inc.
Photo from Synergeia’s website

Synergeia Foundation, one of our first clients at Evident, is an NGO that focuses on improving the quality of basic education in the country. They address the challenges in the education system and foster collaboration among various stakeholders, including local government units, schools, communities, and the private sector. Synergeia is known for their commitment to promoting good governance and community engagement to achieve sustainable and positive changes in education.

With programs and projects that aim to enhance schools, improve teacher effectiveness, and involve communities in the development of education initiatives, they create a more inclusive and effective education system in the Philippines.

Join them in making a difference! Learn how you can support Synergeia here.

Kids for Kids Philippines

Kids for Kids Philippines is a youth-led NGO that harnesses creativity to push for social and environmental advocacies. Through their work, they are able to support advocacies and campaigns for children and indigenous people.

Discover more about these young innovators and leaders who shape the future of their generation by visiting their Facebook page.

AHA Learning Center
Photo from AHA Learning Center’s Facebook page, celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day.

Providing education to those who cannot afford it is AHA Learning Center’s goal as they open opportunities to public school students and enhance their learning. By conducting free tutoring sessions, students have seen a significant increase in performance as they continue their education. As an advocate for education, Evident has previously collaborated with AHA for Giving Tuesday.

The organization recognizes that it really does take a village to raise children and that is why they see to it that parents and teachers are also trained as primary support systems.

Be part of the fight against education inequity by supporting AHA Learning Center. Learn how you can be part of the solution on their website.

Global Peace Festival Foundation Philippines, Inc.

The Global Peace Foundation (GPF) empowers the youth through community building and education and is focused on developing peace-building models with various partners. GPF Philippines is also committed to sustainability as they have aligned their work to support the achievement of UN SDGs by 2030.

There are many ways to support the organization like donating, volunteering, or partnering with them for projects. Read more on how you can help by visiting their website.

NGOs that focus on Sustainable Social and Livelihood Development

Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
Mahintana Foundation, Inc., through its ProPEACE Phase 2 Program, conducted a two-day workshop on Financial Management for the project's livelihood beneficiaries with the goal of improving their financial literacy as obtained from their Facebook page.

Mahintana’s vision of resilient and sustainable communities is reflected in its various programs – from promoting environmental conservation, improving access to health and education services, and supporting livelihood and enterprise development. They also partner with other organizations and local government units to see these projects through.

You can also take part in improving lives within communities by donating to Mahintana Foundation.

For our Farmers PH, Inc.
Obtained from For our Farmers PH, Inc.’s Facebook page.

This organization established in 2020 believes that those who feed us should never go hungry.

Founded by licensed agriculturist and advocate Anjanette Tadena, For Our Farmers PH was initially a COVID-19 donation drive to help farmers and fisherfolk. As they transitioned into a youth-led, non-stock, non-profit organization, the institution has introduced more projects like scholarships and sponsor-a-farmer and built a learning center for children in farming communities.

Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Waves for Water
Photo from their Facebook page.

Focused on providing access to clean water in disaster-stricken areas and impoverished communities around the world, Waves for Water is a non-profit organization that operates on the principle that access to clean water is a fundamental human right. Their grassroots efforts and their simple and efficient approach in water filtration carry out their mission in providing water to those who need it.

Aside from providing clean water, Waves for Water has also been involved in various disaster relief efforts, responding quickly to natural disasters around the world.

Support Waves for Water’s advocacy of clean water for all by visiting their website.

No Friends Left Behind

As the first and only organization that tends to retired Military Working Dogs and Contract Working Dogs in the country, Hound Haven cares for and rehabilitates these canines to prepare them for possible adoption, giving them the opportunity to live their remaining lives as family pets.

You can sponsor, donate, and even adopt a retired working dog! Learn how at Hound Haven’s website.

Remember that giving doesn’t always need to be big. Showing your support by volunteering or donating can make a huge impact and inspire others to give as well.

The spirit of giving extends far beyond festive moments. Supporting NGOs through volunteerism or donations is not just a seasonal act—it’s a commitment to building a better world every day. By contributing to these incredible organizations, you are sowing the seeds of change that will flourish and thrive long after the holiday lights dim. Together, we can make a difference and create a world where compassion and generosity know no bounds. Merry giving!

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