Bill Gates is giving $50 million to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Bill Gates just invested $50 million of his own money to battle the Alzheimer’s disease in the Dementia Discovery Fund, which is working to come up with new treatments. “We need more approaches to stopping the disease, he writes in his post. That’s one of five crucial areas where he sees room for serious advancement,… Lire la suite Bill Gates is giving $50 million to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Residents move into crowfunded tiny house community for a pilot project

Last July 21, fourteen residents moved into their new community. Denver’s crowdfunded tiny home project has run into more than a few road blocks, but those home are now disponible. Eleven 8-foot by 12-foot homes and a bathing house fill the Urban Land Conservancy-owned property. They are also several tables covered by three white pop-up… Lire la suite Residents move into crowfunded tiny house community for a pilot project

A new community land trust has been created to help low-income residents buy houses

New Yorkers are coming up with innovative ways to help solve the housing crisis, that has been going on for years,through community land trusts (CLT). A $1 milion donation from Citi Community Development has helped to start New York City’s first CLT, Interboro CLT.The project will start with developing 250 affordables units, with plans to… Lire la suite A new community land trust has been created to help low-income residents buy houses

This doctor has been feeding 500 abandoned elderly people

Dr. Uday Modi has been feeding hundreds of elderly people on a daily basis in Mumbai, absolutely free of cost. He wakes up every morning determined to feed close to 500 senior citizens who are unable to put together a decent meal for themselves due to numerous reasons. « One of my patients was an old… Lire la suite This doctor has been feeding 500 abandoned elderly people

For years college students provide the homeless with free health care

Stephanie Oh knows what it’s like to live below the poverty line. After graduating college with a degree in bioengineering, she volunteered for AmeriCorps and subsisted on food stamps. But today, Oh gives pays it forward by using her medical education to provide free healthcare to homeless populations. Oh is the student director of the Promise Clinic, an… Lire la suite For years college students provide the homeless with free health care

The pope opened a free laundromat for the homeless in Rome

The Pope Francis Laundry is one of a growing number of organizations around the world that are offering some dignity to people sleeping in shelters or on the streets. At a new laundromat in the center of Rome, no one needs quarters. The Pope Francis Laundry–opened by the Pope himself–is a place where homeless people… Lire la suite The pope opened a free laundromat for the homeless in Rome

One of these 5 student ideas for refugee tech will win A $1 million prize

This year’s Hult Prize is looking for “sustainable and scalable, for-good, for-profit enterprises” to help refugees around the world. Meet the five finalists. There are many reasons for student-entrepreneurs to enter this year’s Hult Prize, including the $1 million check (the most of any social good innovation contest anywhere), and the chance of standing on stage… Lire la suite One of these 5 student ideas for refugee tech will win A $1 million prize

Quebec grocery stores in province-wide program to send unused produce to food banks

Supermarkets across Quebec will now be giving their leftover produce to food banks in need. Food Banks of Quebec (FBQ) announced the launch of the province-wide Supermarket Recovery Program (SRP) Friday, which the organization says is the first of its kind in Canada. The program was first established as a pilot project around Montreal and Quebec City in October 2013,… Lire la suite Quebec grocery stores in province-wide program to send unused produce to food banks

Helping refugees integrate through language learning

How can countries help refugees integrate? The question looms large in Europe, which is experiencing a refugee crisis many are calling the biggest since World War II. In Ireland one organisation believes communication could be the answer. While governments struggle to cope with the increased demand on resources, small independent organisations are stepping in to help refugees… Lire la suite Helping refugees integrate through language learning