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We are a youth movement working towards a common goal of increasing awareness in our generation of the world that exists beyond ours. We work through clubs in schools and individuals within their communities. We are a determined group of people, and we all have one thing in common: the belief we can make a better world through a little sacrifice and giving.

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To change the apathetic nature of charity towards one that inspires compassion.

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Our world is in a state where not every man, woman, and child has access to some of life’s basic privileges. However, this can be changed with little (relative) effort from each of us. This is not an insurmountable problem, and can be overcome if most people participate in a small way in the fight against it. We envision a world where all of mankind works together to eradicate as much human suffering as we can. We hope you will join us in this effort.

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Many of us donate to charity. We give, but not in the truest sense of the word. We know we are helping people, but we know it in a passive sense as opposed to being fully conscious of it. We believe that when conducted like this, charity loses much of its meaning. Make Change Work is all about charity that affects both the giver and the recipient. We all understand how the recipients benefit from our donations; even small amounts can improve their lives dramatically. However, to make this experience different for the giver, we ask something of them: to give something up of yours with the idea of dedicating that money to charity.

how you can make change work

  • What you give

    All you have to give up

  • A malaria net that lasts for several years protecting a person from disease

    3 sodas

  • Midday meals for a poor child in school for an entire year

    1 school lunch

  • Eyesight for a person

    1 pizza pie

  • Fund an African businesswoman to help her secure her future

    1 good quality shirt

  • Fund a child’s education for a year

    A group of friends giving up a movie outing

Featured Charity

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Dr. Solanki’s Eye Hospital: Project Drishti

Project Drishti uses your donations to fund operations for people who are going blind. Along with the surgeries, they also provide all the necessary care for the patients to ensure their safety and well-being after the surgery. Project Drishti is being listed as its work has been personally reviewed so the impact of your donation can be ensured.

WAYS YOU CAN HELP

  • 1.

    Set up a club in your school or operate through an existing club to introduce the idea of Make Change Work into our school.

  • 2.

    Run fundraisers and awareness campaigns to help inform your school of issues and also encourage the practice of giving.

  • 3.

    Choose a cause to support and encourage people to donate instead of spending on common luxuries.

  • 4.

    Give up a common luxury of your own and instead dedicate the money to a cause.

  • 5.

    Work to promote awareness of issues within your community; such as fliers, posters, documentaries all being presented in high community involvement areas such as libraries or town centres.

  • 6.

    Inform Make Change Work of the efforts you have been making by posting it on our website and Facebook Page.

  • 7.

    Share your stories on your Facebook timelines to inspire and motivate your friends and relatives.

If you would like to help us scale this movement or be a part of the team, feel free to reach out to us.

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

"Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go."

Stories

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Why I started this

Nikhil Lohe

When I was in the fifth grade, my mother suggested that I forego my birthday parties and invite only a few friends over instead....

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Followup on Project Drishti

Nikhil Lohe

After the incident with the little girl, my brother and I visited Dr. Solanki’s Eye Hospital. We were able to...

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Testimonial: Claire Kwon

Claire Kwon

My experience happened during a mission trip of mine. I went with my church down to Mexico. Over there, we would visit the...

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Testimonial: Jen Kim

Jen Kim

I’ve started doing little things in my life to help others. I live near New York city, and every time I visit there, I bring...

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