Aid and Development

UW United Students Against Sweatshops demonstrates outside a local GAP store with a Bangladeshi survivor of the Tazreen factory fire. (Photo courtesy Emily Garverick)

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How three UW organizations are harnessing the power of college student idealism to help the world's poor. The University of Washington is gigantic. It enrolls...

(Photo by Kelly Ranck)

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In most countries having domestic servants is a fact of middle class life. So why do we Seattleites have such a taboo against it? Upon...

Ethiopian women fill up jugs at a water point constructed by a Seattle-based NGO. (Photo courtesy Water 1st International)

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SPONSOR POST If your holiday spirit is more about giving than consuming, today is a perfect day to help local charities have a positive global...

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After seeing the impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf, relief work in the Philippines will be anything but a quick fix.  I confess that...

The Mona Foundation, which raises funds to support international education projects, such as the Association for the Cohesive Development of the Amazon (ADCAM) in Brazil, is one of hundreds of thousands of small and medium-sized charities in the U.S. not rated by Charity Navigator. (Photo courtesy The Mona Foundation)

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Many Northwest-based global nonprofits are frustrated that they are too small to get reviewed and vetted by the influential Charity Navigator. When you make a...