At Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pies aren’t just for paying customers. In a pay-it-forward pizza initiative that began three years ago, people who lunch at the neighborhood pizzeria can donate a dollar and provide a slice for homeless people who otherwise can’t afford it, using a system of Post-It notes to keep track of slices that can be redeemed. So far, says owner Mason Wartman, the community has given away more than 150,000 free slices — plus an immeasurable amount of dignity — to the homeless.
Smrt English is being taught in Bali, Indonesia to local children for free. With 15 laptops we can give 100 Indonesian children an education. If you have any old laptops that you would like to donate to Green School in Bali please let us know. If they are broken we will repair them. Thank you for your support.
15 students who participated in the Maidan Square uprising received scholarships to attend an 8 week English course at the Canadian College of English Language summer 2014.
In 2012 Smrt and the Canadian College of English Language initiated a scholarship program for 50 students who have lost parents, homes, and livelihoods as a result of the tsunami in Japan. The scholarship was for free tuition (courtesy of CCEL) and free accommodation for up to 3 months.
After a life-changing epiphany in 2009, Ravi Singh, along with his wife Jacquelin, started Share a Meal, a non-profit program that delivers fresh meals to the homeless on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. For five days a week, the Sikh man and his team of volunteers make and deliver hundreds of vegan burritos out of their food truck as a way to serve and share with the community. Out here, it’s more than just a free meal – it’s a way to show others that they have not been forgotten.
Congratulations on the reopening of the European Cultural Centre Gaza.