Arconic Foundation is partnering with GlobalGiving, a nonprofit organization that helps individual and corporate donors contribute directly to charitable organizations around the world. Arconic Foundation recognizes and celebrates Arconic employees volunteering together to enhance communities where Arconic operates worldwide.
In further support of Arconic's communities, Arconic Foundation provides Give Cards to those who have a passion about giving back. Below are several projects focusing on important issues across the globe. You can also search for a project in your own area. After selecting a project to support, enter your Give Card number at checkout. Of course, you are always welcome to make an additional donation to any project. Give Cards must be redeemed by December 31, 2019.
Arconic Foundation supports programs that help prepare the 21st century engineering and advanced manufacturing workforce. For more information, visit the Arconic Foundation website.
Support the people who are volunteerly working on the conservation and cleanup of the almost forgotten Szadvar Castle in rural Hungary. It helps the local people by attracting more tourists to this underdeveloped part of the country. 'Friends of Szadvar' organizes 3 events every year: summer excavation week and regular cleaning of the castle area in the spring and in the fall. We provide tools, food and lodging for 30-60 volunteers including many children and students.
The 2018 California wildfire season was the deadliest and most destructive on record. Wildfires spread rapidly through both northern and southern California, destroying homes and prompting evacuations. This fund supported immediate relief efforts for people impacted by the fires in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine, and is now funding long-term assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. All donations to this fund will exclusively support wildfire recovery.
Extreme violence and persecution in Myanmar's Rakhine State have caused more than 900,000 Rohingya people, an ethnic and religious minority, to flee their homes in search of safety. Leaving nearly all their possessions behind, the majority of the Rohingya people have fled across the border into Bangladesh. This fund will exclusively support relief efforts by vetted organizations working in the area that are providing emergency assistance and ongoing support to those in need.
On Sept. 19, 2017, Mexico City and surroundings, including Morelos and Puebla, suffered devastation from a 7.1M earthquake. Hundreds were killed and countless homes, schools, and community buildings were destroyed. This followed an 8.1M quake in Oaxaca and Chiapas on Sept. 7. This fund was created to provide immediate relief to survivors in the form of food, shelter, water, and medicine. In addition, it is now supporting longer-term assistance to help residents recover and rebuild.
Children, young people and specifically girls become excluded and struggle to achieve optimal development because of social and economic inequality in Mexico. More importantly, girls that encounter such disadvantages become vulnerable to risky outcomes like dropping out of school, gender based violence, alcohol abuse, drug use and teen pregnancy.
There are over 470,000 orphans in Russia. The majority of orphanage graduates is unable to successfully integrate into society. For 18 years "Big Change" helps young people from orphanages who have the most difficulties after graduating the system to settle well in life, to find a job, a home, a family. We have done this by developing motivation to learn and skills essential for independent living, helping them get better education and expanding the range of their interests.
In France, studies have shown that 20% of the children can't read well enough at the age of 8, explaining their school failure on the long run. Agir pour l'ecole's approach is based on scientific methods and digital apps to help and improve the way children who are experiencing difficulties learn during school time. Incredibly positive results have been scientifically measured and now,you can help the project to scale up !
Children, particularly in difficult life situations, need a constant companion, which they can confide in and who supports them. This is what the project "PaSch" (mentors for pupils) stands up for and professionally organizes the matching of an adult mentor and a child in need as well as supports them during their mentorship. PaSch develops long-lasting friendships over generations and cultures and supports children in their personal devolpement.
The earlier a child with hearing impairment receives help, the more likely it is that they will learn to communicate verbally. Our deaf club is the only place in St Petersburg which helps babies as young as 4 months. Just as importantly, their parents are supported as they come to terms with their child's disability and learn how to lobby for treatment and education for their child. As a result many of "our" children go on to join mainstream kindergartens.
Some 200 million rural Chinese live below the poverty line by the World Bank definition of $1.25 per day, implying that 40 million school-aged children are at risk of dropping out of school before their high school graduation. In order to combat this huge waste of human capital, the SOAR Foundation, for the past 20 years, has provided 26,600 merit-based scholarships to more than 8,000 impoverished yet gifted students across rural China to finish high school and achieve success thereafter.
Last September 7 a devastating 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico. Approximately 2.3 million people were affected and the number of deaths increased to 90. In addition, the tropical storms and hurricanes that have impacted this area have complicate the situation. Thousands of people have lost their homes and are living with no roof in raining, with high health risk.