Honoring the von Trapp
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Honoring A Peace Wish...
In recognition of both the Whitehead and von Trapp family's aspirations for peace, despite their military involvement, the foundation biennially chooses a deserving recipient for our Peace Initiatives Award. We select and donate to a deserving organization making a difference towards peace.
An essential component of supporting peace is the promotion of humanity's shared connection and wellbring. We look for organizations making a positive impact toward stabilizing areas of conflict, helping to prevent conflict, or encouraging overall peacefilled lives.
“It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.” - Aristotle
Note: Through our own initiatives, we proactively find organizations to support. Unfortunately, we are unable to process unsolicited requests. Thank you for your understanding.
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von Trapp Family and CARE History
Over 70 years ago, the Trapp Family Austrian Relief Inc. sent thousands of tons of aid to post-World War II Austria with the assistance of the newly formed Cooperative for American Remittance to Europe (CARE). CARE at the time consisted of 22 American charities working to help with post-World War II relief efforts for millions in need of food and supplies. Today CARE International has become the Cooperative for Assistance & Relief Everywhere, leading one of the largest efforts against poverty and providing relief and assistance on the basis of need, regardless of race, creed, or nationality.
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Global Leader Dedicated To Ending Poverty
CARE International' s mission is to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice. Their programs include emergency assistance, rehabilitation, and long-term development work aimed to promote local empowerment.
To learn more, visit: www.care-international.org
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With so many amazing organizations already making a positive impact towards peace, the foundation's best way to make a difference is to select and donate to existing efforts.
The Georg & Agathe Foundation has chosen CARE International as the 2018-2019 Peace Initiatives Award recipient for its global relief efforts that help stabilize regions and bring hope to individuals.