This is a list of various fundraising projects that we support, as we can, through small financial donations. Feel free to get involved or make your own donation, if you’re moved to do so.
International Labor Rights Forum
ILRF serves a unique role among human rights organizations as advocates for and with working poor around the world. ILRF believes that all workers have the right to a safe working environment where they are treated with dignity and respect, and where they can organize freely to defend and promote their rights and interests. ILRF is committed to ending the problems of child labor, forced labor, and other abusive practices.
Women for Women International
Womenforwomen.org provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency. They offer a unique sponsorship program in which you can sponsor a woman’s year-long training in job skills, business and money management basics and rights awareness education.
The Blink Now Foundation
A grass-roots organization working to empower young people to become pioneers in developing their own solutions to world poverty, Blink Now Foundation targets under-developed, war-torn countries where extreme poverty exists. Learn about founder Maggie’s incredible vision and her first project, the Kopila Valley Children’s Home and School.
Kiva’s mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works and join our very own 2cycle2gether Kiva lending team.
Vermont Works for Women
Helping women and girls surpass obstacles that can prevent them from earning a sustainable and livable wage by educating them about nontraditional career opportunities in construction, renewable energy, and law enforcement. Read more….
Fighting Violence Against Women
When living in Vermont Sheila regularly participates in Laura’s March, an event created to bring awareness to the pervasive problem of sexual violence, and teach understanding and compassion that is necessary for positive social change. Read More…
Constructing Rain Barrels
When living in Vermont Kai reclaims food grade barrels & constructs stand alone or daisy-chained units, offering free and sustainable local delivery (by bicycle, of course!). 10% of profit donated to Blue Planet Project, an international civil society movement to protect the world’s fresh water from the growing threats of trade and privatization. Read More…
Raising Awareness of Homelessness
The Annual COTS Walk is an awareness and fundraising event for the Committee on Temporary Shelter, a Vermont non-profit organization dedicated to ending homelessness and providing services and shelter to those who are homeless.