Organic Spa Magazine compiled five of our favorite nonprofit organizations and programs that aim to make the world a better place. Whether it’s making drinking water accessible, promoting global sustainability, or bringing aid to fight deadly epidemics—make a donation as a unique gift for someone. The world will thank you.
The Conscious Kitchen
An offshoot of Teens Turning Green, a student-led movement, Conscious Kitchen looks to educate and advocate sustainability and socially responsible choices in communities. Donations help to eliminate processed school meals and serve food that is fresh, local, organic, seasonal, non-GMO and zero waste. teensturninggreen.org/the-conscious-kitchen
This nonprofit organization’s objective is to protect the Earth’s biodiversity through innovations in science, economics, policy and community participation. Donations help to protect natural resources, research climate change, promote sustainable production and more. conservation.org
An environmental research organization for global sustainability, Worldwatch Institute aims to bring universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, more environmentally sound jobs and population growth through healthy childbearing. worldwatch.org
Doctors Without Borders
Also known as Médecins Sans Frontières, the humanitarian organization provides aid in developing countries facing endemic diseases and war-torn regions. Donations help to fight deadly epidemics, like Ebola, and bring relief in the aftermath of disasters and medical care to victims of conflict. doctorswithoutborders.org
This nonprofit provides drinking water and means of sanitation and hygienic living to those in developing countries. Donations also help in making toilets, and bring hope to underserved communities. water.org