What's being done to help refugees – Benojo weekly roundup

Each week we aim to bring you the biggest stories across the CSR, philanthropy and charity space. Here’s all the latest in the world of social impact. What happens when you combine cycling, business and helping others?

Atma Cycles is an Australian not-for-profit, who for every bike sold donates one to a schoolgirl in India to enable her to get to and from school and continue her education. Atma is the Hindi word for ‘soul’ and Atma Cycles believe that “every bicycle we sell comes with a soul of its own, and every soul has a soul mate”. Essentially, every Atma bicycle sold “has a soul mate that is helping someone somewhere in the world”.


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Good in the hood: Ex-NFL Baller Warrick Dunn’s charity has given 145 homes to single parent families

Former Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn has achieved something amazing with his charity that provides homes to struggling single parent families.


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Apple & Imagine Dragons release charity single to help refugees

Apple has teamed up with Imagine Dragons and the One4 Project to release a new charity single that hopes to raise money for the UN Refugee Agency. The single is titled “I Was Me” and is available now, with all proceeds going to the refugee crisis in Europe.


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Inside Verizon’s refugee mentoring program

Over the past few months, the world has watched as millions of refugees flee war-torn Syria. The ongoing crisis is likely to have struck a chord with employees at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, where the corporate social responsibility(CSR) program involves employees acting as mentors to children from refugee backgrounds.

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Spread goodness and generosity around the world with this random act of kindness kit

Kindness and Co. have launched a Kickstarter campaign designed to spark a global flow of generosity, whereby you pay a little bit of goodness forward and make the word a better place, one random act of kindness at a time.

The tangible element of the Kindness and Co. Kickstarter is the Random Act of Kindness Kit, which makes it a practically mindless effort for anyone to spend just a few moments doing something nice for someone else. The kit includes a hand-designed card, a blank envelope and a set of stickers.


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What does the ideal mentor look like?

When the tributes flowed for Australian advertising legend (yes, that is the correct term) Neil Lawrence after his sudden and tragic death recently, the word almost universally used to describe the man was ‘generous’.

Education and leadership teamwork and lead and learning symbol by two human heads frontal and side view shaped with gears on a grunge old vintage document as an idea made of cogs working together in a team partnership.

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