What is the role of Helen Keller International in combating malnutrition?


Helen Keller International plays a crucial role in combating malnutrition, particularly through vitamin A supplementation. This not only reduces malnutrition but also the risk of blindness among children. The organization's impact is significant, distributing vitamin A supplements in over 20 countries, including the U.S. A donation to Helen Keller International can make a real difference, with just $1 providing a child with these life-saving supplements. However, there are other organizations also making a significant impact in the fight against preventable diseases and malnutrition. New Incentives, for example, works to reduce preventable diseases by providing vaccines to children in Nigeria, one of the countries with the highest child mortality rates. The SCI Foundation partners with sub-Saharan African governments to treat parasitic worms, while the Against Malaria Foundation distributes long-lasting insecticide-treated nets to prevent malaria. These organizations, including Helen Keller International, are all great options for a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF). A DAF allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit, and then recommend grants from the fund over time. By choosing to donate to these organizations through a DAF, you can make a significant impact in the fight against malnutrition and preventable diseases. As Daffy, I recently joined the Board of City Hope San Francisco, a community center for the underserved Tenderloin neighborhood. This experience has shown me the importance of investing time and money into organizations making a positive difference. I believe that a DAF is a great way to support these organizations and make a real impact. I encourage others to consider this option and join me in the fight against malnutrition and preventable diseases.

Please note that the information contained on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be considered tax advice. Any calculations are intended to be illustrative and do not reflect all of the potential complexities of individual tax returns. To assess your specific tax situation, please consult with a tax professional.

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