October 24, 2020
Fahreen Bandali from Sanku’s Project Healthy Children joins Charity Talks to discuss malnutrition in Africa. Based in Tanzania, Project Healthy Children has taken the Sanku Dosifier, which adds a precise amount of critical micronutrients to flour, and installed it across Rwanda, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. Because of Sanku’s work, millions of children are avoiding the horrors of malnutrition. (0:31).
October 11, 2020
Rob Mather, the CEO of the Against Malaria Foundation, is this episode’s guest. Rob begins by telling the inspirational story that led to his founding AMF, and then discusses how malaria harms hundreds of thousands of individuals, and how the distribution of inexpensive malaria nets is saving lives and preventing debilitating illness across Sub-Saharan Africa. (0:21).
October 4, 2020
Charity Talks welcomes Kate Moynihan to the podcast. Kate is the Executive Director of Seva, a leading international charity fighting blindness and vision impairment around the world. During the podcast, Kate discusses how vision impairment affects millions of people worldwide, particularly in underdeveloped countries, and how Seva, through simple and cost-effective surgeries, community support and research has restored vision across the globe. (0:19).
October 4, 2020
Laura Rowe, the Deputy Director of the Food Fortification Initiative, is this episode’s guest, and she discusses the tremendous problem of lack of nutrients in the food supply of people living in African countries. Each year, malnutrition causes millions of deaths, birth defects and other health issues. FFI is tackling this problem around the world, and Laura discusses how FFI is changing the lives of so many people. (0:23).
September 26, 2020
Creighton Drury, the CEO of Partnership to End Addiction, joins Charity Talks, and discusses the Partnership’s comprehensive work in fighting addiction, including prevention, scientific research, and providing support and resources for families impacted by addiction. Having created the famous "This is Your Brain on Drugs" public service announcement in the 1980’s to combat the glorified version of drug use portrayed in movies and television, Partnership to End Addiction has spent decades working to effectively and systematically address addiction on a national scale. (0:29).
August 28, 2020
Maria Idoni, the Area Director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), joins the podcast to discuss the significant problem suicide represents in the U.S., what AFSP is doing about it, and how each of us can make a huge difference in the lives of the people around us who are suffering from suicidal ideation. (0:23).
Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK
August 22, 2020
Dale Williams, the Executive Director of Midnight Run, is this episode’s guest. Midnight Run coordinates over 1,000 relief missions per year in which volunteers distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City. Dale’s inspirational story of being homeless himself for three years in New York to now leading the organization will be sure to cause you to want to get involved. (0:21).
August 22, 2020
This episode’s guest is Timothy Hathaway, the Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse New York (PCANY), which is the only private, nonprofit agency serving the entire state whose single mission is to prevent child abuse in all its forms. During the podcast, Timothy passionately discusses the amazing work that PCANY does and what you can do right now to help children in your everyday life. (0:32).
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-342-3720
July 27, 2020
Karlan Sick, the President of Literacy for Incarcerated Teens (LIT) joins the podcast and discusses LIT’s mission, the need for incarcerated teens to have access to books and writing workshops, and examples of how LIT has made a difference in so many teens’ lives. (0:22)
March 15, 2020
Abraham Almanza, the Director of Marketing & Volunteer Management for Make-A-Wish, joins Charity Talks and discusses Make-A-Wish's core mission, many inspirational wishes that have been granted to children, and how you can get involved. (0:36).