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Students are Making a Global Impact

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We kicked off our Local is Global campaign this month to involve our community in efforts to support African grassroots organizations supporting children and families living with HIV. This past weekend we tabled on the UCSC campus and downtown Santa Cruz to spread the word! Our student interns and campaign leaders, Kathryn Kemper and Karen Cortez, worked with a team of more than 30 UCSC student volunteers to create some great projects including a fact wheel about the effects of HIV, [...]

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Mother’s Day Inspiration in Photos

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  Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Firelight! Here are a few of our favorite photos and quotes to celebrate mothers around the world. “Mother is God number two.” Malawi Proverb “Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do.” Author Unknown “A mother holds her children’s hands for a while… their hearts forever.” Author Unknown Tell us some of your favorite quotes to celebrate mothers!  

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Joining the Call to Increase Funding for the Community Response to Ebola

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International funders are calling on the philanthropic community to intensively fund on-the-ground organizations in Africa to support a sustainable response to Ebola and other crises. We’ve joined this call and hope others will join us to support this important call to action. It’s been a year since WHO first reported on the Ebola epidemic. Communities are still tackling this issue and it’s their local solutions that will lead the end to this epidemic. As this New York Times story shows, “Empty Ebola Clinics in Liberia Are Seen as Misstep in [...]

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