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The Appalachia region covers 13 different U.S. states, encompasses 420 counties and includes 25 million people? Sadly, some of the most distressed areas have 150% poverty rate over the average U.S. rate. We want to help.
Heavy-Hearted | We Can’t Help Our Own Country Because We’re Helping Other Countries
As the executive director of The Monkey Do Project, part of my job is to make connections and create relationships with groups, companies and corporate partners that can support our cause. Unfortunately, more and more, I am hearing a variation on this from U.S. companies: “We don’t have the budget for your project because our charity funds are allocated to helping [insert name
SOYJOY: Healthy and Helpful in Feeding Appalachia Kids
Being a non-profit is hard. At Monkey Do Project, we rely 100% on private donations–we don’t have big backers or grants or paid positions. We rely on the kinds of individuals like you who have a heart for giving and also on big companies and organizations who are about more than just making money. Thankfully, companies like SOYJOY–an international company–step up when we have needs
Perception of Poverty | What Are People In Need Allowed to Have Anyway?
I recently ran across a post on a mom forum titled “Look at this cart full of welfare!” The person who wrote the post (as “anonymous”) went on to complain about how she was buying generic milk while the woman on “welfare” (she was behind her when she was checking out) was filling her cart with name brand and organic items. “I glanced over