We asked for your help in choosing three charities or non-profits that embody the themes of Web Squared. After dozens of nominations, we're excited to announce that a portion of Web 2.0 Summit registration fees will be donated to the following three charities:
One billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. That’s one in six of us. charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects.
The Girl Effect
Adolescent girls are uniquely capable of raising the standard of living in the developing world. Girls are the most likely agents of change, but they are often invisible to their societies and to our media.
The Girl Effect is rooted in the work of the Nike Foundation, which has been joined by the NoVo Foundation in a shared mission to create opportunities for girls, and for the world.
Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe. By partnering with existing expert microfinance institutions, Kiva gains access to outstanding entrepreneurs from impoverished communities world-wide. Kiva provides a data-rich, transparent lending platform, making the system more transparent to show how money flows throughout the entire cycle, and what effect it has on the people and institutions lending it, borrowing it, and managing it along the way.
You can also make a difference by recycling your own cell phone at Web 2.0 Summit. We've teamed up with the non-profit organization "Hope Phones":http://hopephones.org/ to provide a unique service both to Web 2.0 Summit participants and to healthcare workers around the world. If you have an old mobile phone you would like to get rid of - but haven't yet had time to take to an electronic waste site - we'd love to take it off your hands. Hope Phones receives hardware credits from their recycling partner, The Wireless Source, for every phone brought it. They use these credits to purchase cell phones for healthcare workers around the globe.
One hundred percent of the value of your donated phone is used to acquire appropriate and cost-effective phones for medical clinics. If you would like to participate, we will have a Hope Phones bin at our check-in area to collect old mobile phones.
Reach business leaders and technology influencers at the Web 2.0 Summit. Call Rob Koziura at (415) 947-6111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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