Bringing sight to the blind, the Himalayan Cataract Project works to eradicate preventable and curable blindness in the developing world. The Project works by training local health care providers and community partners in the countries of Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Ethiopia and has performed over 445,000 successful procedures.
A Sense of Home
By bringing the care of community and the fashion sense of a former home cooking and interior designer Georgie Smith, A Sense of Home (ASOH) seeks to change the lives of youth who have recently “aged out “of the foster care system by helping them create homes of their own. Using new and gently-used donated furniture and housewares, volunteers work with youth to help them realize their own sense of home-often for the first time. Recipients continue to participate in the organization by ‘paying it forward’, participating in furnishing the next set of homes and creating a sense of family in the process.
The 11th Hour
The 11th Hour, a documentary film produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio in 2007 , offered a vivid picture of humanity’s impact on the earth. Gathering insights from over 50 experts and bringing the viewer to remote and familiar places all over the world this film provided access to millions of viewers bringing awareness and a strong call to action.