Top 10 Charities and Non-Profits to Follow on Twitter

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Twitter has grown very fast in recent years and its being used as a medium to connect with more and more people.Its also being used to spread the informations or causes to more and more people.There are many charities and non-profits whom you can follow on twitter and support them.

Charities and non-profits on twitter are raising very fast so by following or by supporting them would surely help them to go ahead and work for wellbeing.Here we have listed top 10 charities and non-profits whom you should follow and support.
1.UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations System and its name was shortened from the original United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund but it has continued to be known by the popular acronym based on this old name. Headquartered in New York City, UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
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2.Water.org Co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Water.org traces its roots back to the founding of WaterPartners in 1990. In July 2009, WaterPartners merged with H2O Africa, resulting in the launch of Water.org. Water.org works with local partners to deliver innovative solutions for long-term success. Its microfinance-based WaterCredit Initiative is pioneering sustainable giving in the sector.
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3.The 1010 Project The 1010 Project is a nonprofit organization that provides income-generating grants to indigenous development partners in Kenya and raises awareness in the United States on behalf of the global poor.

They serve to advocate for and empower the work of social entrepreneurs. A social entrepreneur is someone who recognizes a social problem and uses his or her own initiative to organize, create, and manage a venture to make positive social change.4. charity:water charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. They use 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need. Just $20 can give one person clean water for 20 years.

5.American Red Cross Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.

Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.

6.PETA People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry.They also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other “pests,” and the abuse of backyard dogs.

7.WWF World Wide Fund for Nature is a conservation organization dedicated to building a healthy living planet for future generations.They do this by adopting a two-pronged approach to conservation which includes Biodiversity Conservation, and Footprint Reduction.

At the global level, the WWF network has identified goals for Biodiversity Conservation and Footprint Reduction.
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8.The LAMP The LAMP is for a media-savvy youth, for a more involved parent, for an innovative and modern educator.

The LAMP’s vision is that one day media literacy will be seen as the critical requirement to understanding the world and our place in it. Educated consumers demanding more accountable media will create a ground swell to which media companies will have to respond. As part of this movement, The LAMP works in communities to build healthy relationships with all forms of media.

9.AIDG One in 3 of us, roughly 2 billion people don’t have basic services such as electricity, sanitation and clean drinking water. Access to these services is essential to breaking the cycle of poverty in developing countries.

The Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG) helps individuals and communities get affordable and environmentally sound access to electricity, sanitation and clean water. Through a combination of business incubation, education, and outreach, they help people get technology that will better their health and improve their lives.

10.Twestival Twestival (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good. Twestival is the largest global grassroots social media fundraising initiative to date, raising over $1.2 million within 14 months for 137 nonprofits. All local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects.

Twestival Global is a series of offline events hosted on one day for one cause in cities around the world.

Twestival Local is a series of offline events which aim to support local causes over a designated weekend.

These are the top 10 charities and non-profits to follow on twitter follow them and support their causes.