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Mission: CARE, Cooperative Assistance for Relief Everywhere,is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. It places special focus on advocacy for poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.CARE woman

President and Chief Executive Officer: Helene D. Gayle, M.D., M.P.H.

Year founded: 1945


  • Operates programs in more than fifty countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe
  • Operates five campaigns in the fight against global poverty including
    • The World Hunger Campaign: CARE sponsors feeding programs, education, microcredit loans, sustainable agriculture, and other projects designed to reduce world hunger and poverty
    • Education: CARE partners with governments, communities, and organizations to improve the quality and accessibility of basic education
    • HIV/AIDS: CARE provides educational programs and supports grassroots efforts to reduce the spread of the disease and to aid those affected by HIV/AIDS
    • Victories Over Poverty : CARE works with communities to provide emergency relief and long-term solutions to poverty
    • CARE for the Child : This is a monthly giving program that pairs contributors with children in need

Profile: CARE's mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from its global diversity, resources and experience, the organization promotes innovative solutions and advocates for global responsibility. CARE facilitates lasting change by:CARE

  • Strengthening capacity for self-help
  • Providing economic opportunity
  • Delivering relief in emergencies
  • Influencing policy decisions at all levels
  • Addressing discrimination in all its forms

To learn more, go to CARE's Newsroom page,or to donate, visit its Donate page.

Huntington W. Sharp, Senior Editor, Red Room

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