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Tuesday, November 24

Provide Food for Children Throughout the United States

The holiday season is upon us, and that means extended breaks from school as families come together to celebrate. While this may be an exciting thought that many children look forward to, for the millions of kids from low-income homes who depend on the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, it means something very different.

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Thursday, November 19

Help Fulfill a Child’s Dream of Owning a Bike

At least once during their childhood, a majority of kids add a bicycle to their Christmas wish list. But for many families, financial constraints make it impossible to fulfill this wish. Fortunately, when parents are unable to afford a bike for their children, Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) is ready to step in!

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Wednesday, November 18

Bring Clean Water to Villages in Nepal

Located in South Asia, the mountainous nation of Nepal suffered from a catastrophic 8.1 magnitude earthquake in April of 2015. Several months later, the landlocked country is still trying to recover from the devastation. Currently, a major concern is supplying clean water to the mountain villages.

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Tuesday, November 17

Help Provide Diabetic Care in West Africa

It is estimated that approximately 3.3 million people currently have diabetes in West Africa. In poverty-stricken nations like Mauritania, where a significant portion of the population survives on less than $1.25 per day, receiving appropriate care for the disease can be nearly impossible.

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Tuesday, November 10

Giving United States Veterans a Hand Up

Every year on November 11, the United States celebrates Veterans Day. On this special day, we thank the men and women who bravely served our country. It is a time to honor all soldiers for their sacrifices and contributions. Unfortunately, returning to civilian life as a veteran can be a challenging transition.

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Friday, November 6

November is Manatee Awareness Month

At one time, the number of manatees in the coastal waters of Florida were widespread. However the manatee population has dwindled substantially over the past century due to human activity. The large marine mammals were hunted extensively for their meat, fat, and tough hides, until they were eventually listed as endangered. Now we recognize November as Manatee Awareness Month.

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Thursday, November 5

Help Reverse the Effects of Deforestation in Kenya

Kenya has a diverse population of wildlife and plants. Large areas of land are dedicated to big game habitats, as well as other animals like birds and reptiles. Unfortunately, as communities in Kenya use plants and trees for cooking, fuel, and construction, massive deforestation has occurred. As an increasing number of trees are removed, it not only affects Kenya’s wildlife, but the people and environment as well.

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Wednesday, November 4

Humanely Regulating the Feral Cat Population

Programs are under way to humanely regulate feral cat populations around the world. These programs are usually referred to as “trap-neuter-return,” where the animal is humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, and returned to the location where they were collected.

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Tuesday, November 3

It’s Time to Find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

With November being American Diabetes Month, there has never been a better time than now to support ground-breaking type 1 diabetes research. During this month-long campaign, not only is it a time to raise awareness of diabetes and the effects it has on millions across the nation, it is also the perfect opportunity to support critical research towards a cure.

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