Nonprofits face some of the world’s toughest challenges. They seek out suffering, injustice, and danger to improve our world and help people lead safer, longer, and happier lives.
But they also know how to have fun.
We’ve gathered 23 inspiring, beautiful, and just plain delightful Instagram posts from some awesome organizations. If you need to turn your day around or remember all the good that people can do, you’ve come to the right place. For more images like these, follow these nonprofits on Instagram.
Al served in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years, providing security for Marine One, the helicopter that carries the president. After Al left the military, one thing did not change. “I always wanted to find a way to continue my service,” he says. His journey with #HabitatforHumanity has taken him from volunteer to homeowner to employee.
"One of the things I really like about buildOn is that we are changing perceptions and stereotypes. We are teaching others not to judge a book by it’s cover." – buildOn student Isaiah Scott. Isaiah's dedication to serving others has taken him from service projects in the South Bronx to Senegal on Trek. And on top of serving more than 120 hours with buildOn, Isaiah recently graduated from high school a year early. Read more of Isaiah's story by clicking the link in our bio. #service #Bronx #NYC #Senegal #WestAfrica #education #community
An 18-month old boy plays with cows. His family members are Massai pastoralists living near the Tanzanian border of Kenya. Many are now diversifying so that they grow crops as well, or are turning to farming full-time. They are also working with traditional farmers to ensure that both types of lifestyles can use the resources available without encroaching on each other’s needs for survival. Sending children to school is also becoming a priority so that they are better equipped to the changing world in the future. Oxfam partner Irrigation Water Users Association helped by constructing and repairing the 550 miles of pipes and channels that carry water from the river to 250 hectares of semi-arid land nearby. #cows #baby #cutebabay #cute #oxfam #massai
Shahzeb shows off a fuzzy little friend! With that bright smile on his face, it can be hard to imagine that just a little while ago, Shahzeb and his family had to suffer without regular electricity or even running water. But after a generous and kind donor sponsored Shahzeb as part of IRUSA's #Orphan Sponsorship program, his family now has loving support; fresh water and regular electricity; and lots of bright smiles to go around, masha'Allah!
FIRST BE KIND ASSEMBLY OF THE YEAR: ✔️✔️✔️ _____________________ Here's just a clip of what went down this morning with the coolest crew! THE BE KIND CREW is ready to take on the 2017-2018 school and they want to visit your school! For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org TODAY! 🐝 #BeKindPeople #BeKindCrew
Bats can perhaps be seen as nature's #fairies! They fly, spend time in the forest or around flowers, and are ADORABLE! They may not have magical powers, but their ability to #pollinate, eat insects and disperse seeds is a pretty magical thing! #FairyDay #SavetheBats #bat #batsofinstagram #batstagram #education #wildlife #conservation
On your left, you've got Officer Candidate Siggie St. Clair, a current Clay Hunt Fellow, ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) instructor, and trained sawyer currently attending grad school for psychology in Chicago. On your right, Marine Corps veteran Matthew Watson who has a degree in philosophy, a family of five, and currently serves as a volunteer District Coordinator in Indiana and a full-time director of quality operations in the health care industry. Both find purpose in serving communities with what little spare time they have.
#Repost @team2moms: Our family supports the @humanrightscampaign 💯They strive to end discrimination against the LGBTQ+ and we thank them! Our kids will be raised to treat everyone with respect and dignity, no matter their race, sexual orientation, or religion. Together we stand!!! #HumanRightsCampaign #PrideMonth🏳️🌈 #Pride2017 #samesexparents #samesexfamily #Team2Moms #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtfamily #lgbtpride #youtuber #youtubers
A twice-monthly distribution, the Descanso Mobile Pantry serves an average of 100 households. At its most recent distribution, 1,880 pounds of food were distributed including kale, onions, potatoes, plums and dry cereal goods. Visit feedingsandiego.org to find out how our programs fight hunger across San Diego County. #hunger #endhunger #fighthunger #endhungernow #feedingamerica #feedingsandiego #sandiego #healthyfood #nutrition #volunteer #giveback #volunteers #community #donatenow #donatetoday #donatemoney #donatefood #donatetime #getinvolved
As four healthy monk seals are released in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, two more patients have been brought back to #KeKaiOla for long-term care. Both animals, a female pup named Awa`puhi and a three-year-old female named Mililani, are suffering from malnutrition, so our animal care experts are focused on getting them the nutritious fish meals they need to grow strong and healthy. 🐠 🐡 🐟 To see their photos and learn what their names mean, click on the link in our bio. (NOAA Permit 18786) #MonkSealMonday #MakeSealsFatAgain #Hawaiianmonkseals #Hawaii #ilioholoikauaua #Marinemammalcenter #TMMC
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