Greatergood.org works to protect people, pets, and the planet

People

We work to alleviate and address the root causes of world hunger and food insecurity; to detect and treat breast cancer and other health concerns, particularly in women; prevent and treat childhood illness; and promote children’s literacy and education in the United States and around the world.
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Pets

We support thousands of shelters and rescue groups all over the world through the various programs aimed at improving the lives of homeless pets as well as the lives of shelter workers and volunteers. We work with creative solutions to increase adoption and the retention of pets in their homes.
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Planet

Whether purchasing land to protect endangered animal species, studying habitat for conservation and restoration purposes, or planting trees in deforested areas to offset carbon emissions, GreaterGood.org is on the front lines protecting our planet, its inhabitants, and its natural resources.
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Our Work

Autism Awareness Month - 5 programs to support! www.GreaterGood.org

5 Programs to Support for National Autism Awareness Month

April was established as National Autism Awareness Month in 1970, and was officially recognized by Congress in 1984. This month is dedicated to educating the public about autism and how it affects the lives of millions of people. It has been shown that early screening and intervention has the ability to make a big difference in the lives of those with autism. Read More →

7 Unique Ideas to Make a Difference this Earth Day - These are great ways to celebrate Earth Day from GreaterGood.org

7 Unique Ideas to Make a Difference this Earth Day

It is almost time to celebrate Earth Day! With only one Earth to call home, it is important to remember that we share it with all living creatures and plants. Because the environment is so delicate and there is some damage that cannot be undone, we all must do our part to take proper care of the planet. Here are 7 unique ideas to inspire you to make a difference this Earth Day, and every day! Read More →

How Humane Education is Saving Animals - A successful story of the importance of nurturing compassion for animals in children. - GreaterGood.org

How Humane Education is Saving Animals

In a recent post, we introduced you to an initiative by the Soi Dog Foundation to provide humane education to children in Thailand. Along with supplying books, videos, activities, and other teaching materials to classrooms, the program trains teachers to provide specialized animal welfare education. It is designed to help the students mature into compassionate adults that will protect the animal population rather than exploit it. Read More →

Protect the habitat of the critically endaged Sumatran Tigers - GreaterGood.org

Protect Sumatran Tigers for Earth Day

Just on the island of Sumatra, a forested area the size of five football fields is cleared every minute! This habitat destruction, along with poaching, has plummeted the population of Sumatran tigers to only 400 and the complete extinction of the Bali and Javan tigers. Read More →

Pets for Vets - Pair shelter dogs with veterans to provide healing from physical and emotional injuries like PTSD. - GreaterGood.org

Shelter Dogs Help Heal Veterans

Each year, a large number of United States soldiers return home with physical and emotional injuries, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This debilitating condition is estimated to affect as many as 20% of military veterans and makes the transition back to civilian life extremely difficult. Read More →