The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We equip leaders of minority, indigenous, and underrepresented groups to address poverty and injustices in their communities.
Cultivate International empowers local leaders to address issues of poverty and injustice through small- scale community projects. We exist to empower those who often are the recipients of charity at the hands of privileged, community outsiders, and empower communities to take the reins of their own growth and fight against poverty and injustices. We equip leaders of minority, indigenous, and underrepresented groups to address community needs. We believe that fighting poverty, injustice, and inequality is worth our efforts. We think that community insiders, not outsiders, are the best fighters. We’re about breaking the cycle of dependency. We’re about mobilizing community development project leaders because they are the best ones to lead charitable efforts. We offer training in leadership, community development and project management, so that our partners can be fully prepared to lead and launch community programs. We connect our partners with professional coaches, volunteers and mentors who offer them their technical expertise, guidance, and support for success. Our tools and support provide a platform for fundraising so our partners can establish financial support to help realize the vision they have for their community and create sustainable impact.