Project Healthy Children

Take a look for loose change under your couch—as little as $0.26 fulfills a child’s micronutrient needs for an entire year. 

In underdeveloped nations, children suffer from consequences of malnutrition that include intellectual disabilities and blindness.  Project Healthy Children (PHC) has a resolution: food fortification—the inclusion of nutrients in a diet. 

The necessary micronutrients are iron, folic acid, iron, vitamin A, and zinc in food. 

PHC strives to implement food fortification programs that reach even the most rural and remote areas in developing nations. 

In 2015, PHC succeeded in making food fortification standards a requirement in Malawi. 

In October of 2016, PHC delivered nutritious flour to 69,000 children in Kenya. 

Consider the two billion people around the world who undergo the hardship of going to sleep undernourished, and donate to PHC today. 

Make Your Next Birthday High Impact

Think about it: sacrifice an aesthetically-iffy sweater, an itchy nightgown, a “bored” game, your 7th pair of slipper socks, someone else’s idea of a “funny” read—all those gifts that juuuust missed the mark at your last birthday—and instead, save some lives.

Seem like a good trade? We think so!

So many of us have unwanted (not to mention environmentally wasteful) presents piling up in our homes from parties of years past. By participating in High-Impact Birthdays, you can bypass the clutter and receive the greater satisfaction of doing good.

Simply ask friends, family and colleagues to forgo pesky gifts to you and instead donate to a high-impact charity of your choice, thoroughly vetted by independent charity evaluators like The Life You Can Save, GiveWell, and Giving What We Can.

It’s a very low-time investment, high-impact way for an individual—or group—to raise hundreds or thousands of dollars for proven charities. Perfect for students or those who, while they may not have a lot of cash themselves, know or work with those who do.

So, join us—donate your next birthday, and you won’t be sorry. Do it alone or ask friends to help and make it a group effort. Promote the campaign all around. Then watch the donations come rolling in as you rack up the satisfaction of knowing that your special day has a made a difference in the lives of others.

- The Students for High-Impact Charity and Rethink Charity Teams


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