Purdy Natural is donating 50% of sales of three selected artisanal soap bars to Good Neighbors Canada: Smells Like Clean Spirit, Orange is the New Soap and our very own Better Life for Girls!
The bars can be found at their store and on the pop-up markets we organized to promote Goods4Causes. The soap created exclusively for us is made of pink kaolin clay and a blend of essential oils of peppermint and grapefruit.Read More
Students from Huron University College’s club Volunteer Ya! organized a Movember Bake Sale for Good Neighbors Canada. Huron is our official partner since 2017.
With the money raised, they have sponsored Fernando Acevedo Mateo, 11 years old, who lives in the Dominican Republic with his grandparents and two siblings. Fernando is in primary school and when he grows older, he would like to become an architect.Read More
A tradition that kills women and children is still observed, even though it has been officially banned in Nepal. Chhaupadi is a banishment that sends girls and women to live in makeshift huts while they’re menstruating or right after giving birth. The name means “untouchable being”.
They are not allowed to enter their homes or do any regular activities, as their blood is considered impure.
Disobeying Chhaupadi spells doom for whole villages. According to Hindu beliefs, crops can die, people might get sick and water can get contaminated. The truth though is that the women are the ones who suffer and get sick because of precarious living conditions.Read More
We wrapped up our Hope Letter Campaign in Bangladesh and we want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in sending hope to Mina.
And special congratulations to the winners! We evaluated all entries and picked the most inspirational letter and artwork.
Stay tuned to see her reaction receiving all the letters!Read More
Good Neighbors ambassador Soriel entertained over 400 people in his concerts in Canada. The singer performed in six venues from the 18th of August until the 25th.
Earlier this year during another Soriel concert, we had a very moving surprise: a single donation of $10,000 to our Wishing Well Project. The initiative, under the Good Water project umbrella, provides clean water in Zambia, where numerous communities suffer from remote water sources that are contaminated.Read More
Women’s Equality Day in the United States marks the anniversary of a special day: when women stopped being denied the right to vote.
Before women fought for that, they had to escape coverture: by marriage, the husband and wife were one person in law. That meant women couldn’t sign legal documents, own property, obtain an education against her husband’s wishes or even keep a salary for herself.
Coverture has been abolished but gender inequality is still entrenched in several aspects: pay gaps, sexism in the workplace, gender roles in parenting and household work.Read More
On August 16th, a fire broke out in the Chalantika slum of Mirpur-7, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, about 3 km away from the Mirpur School, which is the focus of our Save a School campaign. Although there were no deaths reported, at least 10,000 people are now homeless.
The authorities are trying to find permanent accommodation for the residents, who are receiving food and water in temporary shelters. Fires are frequent in the area, mainly because of unsafe materials and poor safety measures. At least 100 people have been killed this year in fires across Dhaka.Read More
Our Music for Mirpur benefit concert brought Good Neighbors Canada one step closer to achieving our goal to rebuild a school in Bangladesh. During the event that happened on August 8th, at the Wolf Performance Hall in downtown London, our caring guests helped raise $10,507.37 for the Save a School campaign!
This raises the bar to $15,932.37 donated to the Save a School campaign!
What exactly does that mean?Read More