We at Namskara believe in funding initiatives that support the growth and well being of both people and the planet and that is why we have decided to partner up with the following organizations in order to make a difference:
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN), Binge Eating Disorder (BED), or an Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED).
The scope and severity of eating disorders are often misunderstood. Eating disorders are serious illnesses, not lifestyle choices. In fact, anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. In a national survey, four out of ten people reported that they either suffered or have known someone who has suffered from an eating disorder. There is a significant lack of funding to combat eating disorders and their devastating consequences. As a result, too many individuals and families are left feeling helpless, hopeless and frightened.
NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
We can confront these serious illnesses with increased awareness, early intervention and improved access to treatment. NEDA provides programs and services to give families the support they need to find answers for these life-threatening illnesses.
1% For the Planet
1% for the Planet connects dollars with doers. Here’s how: we link businesses, individuals, and nonprofits to help create partnerships that protect the planet.
We collaborate with individual and business members to identify environmental organizations that will make the greatest impact and align with your giving goals. We certify that every dollar contributed goes to a vetted, trusted nonprofit. Our members have given tens of millions of dollars to the environment, and our nonprofit partners are doing the hard work of restoring our planet for the future. Our goal is to not only direct giving toward environmental causes, but to increase the overall amount of global dollars going to help protect the planet.
1% for the Planet was started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia) and Craig Mathews (founder of Blue Ribbon Flies). Both successful entrepreneurs, they recognized the power of collective action to protect the environment. Today, businesses and individuals continue to make the 1% for the Planet commitment, creating greater impact every year.