Posted on June 1, 2016
CREDO’s May donations recipients say thanks
Thanks to our customers and the revenue they generate, CREDO donates more than $150,000 to three progressive nonprofits every month. In May, we funded Amnesty International USA, Pesticide Action Network North America and Women for Women International. Over 61,000 CREDO members voted on how to distribute our donations. Each and every one of these votes matter to the organizations – and our May donations recipients want to say thanks.
Amnesty International USA
“Support for Amnesty International will help protect and defend human rights around the world. Amnesty International is campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Our work protects and empowers people—from advancing sexual and reproductive rights and advocating for the rights of women and girls, to defending refugees and migrants’ rights, to combating discrimination, and to demanding the freedom of individuals around the world jailed solely for the peaceful expression of their beliefs or identity. We speak out for anyone and everyone whose human rights are under threat. Support from CREDO and its members helps Amnesty as it researches human rights abuses, organizes millions of activists, and advocates for change locally, nationally, and internationally. We thank you for your incredible support, and encourage you to join our movement and continue helping us to create change. Thank you, CREDO! To learn more, visit amnestyusa.org.”
Pesticide Action Network North America
“At Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America, we’re working to create a just, thriving food system. We work with those most directly impacted by harmful pesticide exposure to shift food and farming policy at state, national and international levels. For too long, pesticide and biotech corporations like Monsanto have dictated how we grow food, placing the health and economic burdens of pesticide reliance on farmers, farmworkers and rural communities. The generosity of CREDO and members like you is helping us push back against corporate influence and support sustainable farming practices across the country. Thank you, CREDO! To learn more, visit panna.org.”
Women for Women International
“Since 1993, Women for Women International has served nearly 447,000 women living in countries affected by war and conflict, and distributed more than $118 million. We directly work with women by offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills that will help them move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency. Currently, Women for Women International’s programs operate in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan. We are also assisting Syrian refugees in northern Iraq through local NGOs. Through the generous support of CREDO members, Women for Women International will be able to provide more women opportunities to transform their lives and will expand our work through initiatives such as village and loan savings groups for women and programs that engage men as allies for women’s rights and social and economic empowerment. Thank you CREDO for your support! To learn more, visit womenforwomen.org.”
Check out the three progressive groups we are funding in June—and cast your vote to help distribute our donations.