Charity programs for children address every kind of need including shelter, education, counseling, tutoring, and sports. One program that addresses a crucial educational need for children is a school equipment donation or sponsorship program. This program's basic goal is to provide much needed equipment and supplies for minimally resourced school children of any age. Below is a list of three organizations with this kind of program in place throughout the World:
World Vison - Reached nearly 100 million people in nearly 100 countries worldwide, World Vision, one of the world's leading relief and development agencies, has made significant contribution to the struggle against poverty, hunger and injustice. With its partners are local community groups, organizations and governements in poorer countries, World Vision carries out charitable work all over the world. Currently they have supplied 100 desks to the Kintampo South District Directorate Education Service in Ghana.
Satya Special School - Satya Special School is a non-profit organization that helps children in Pondicherry, South India cope with mental and physical disabilities. The school was started in June 2003 with 20 special children with disabilities like autism, Down syndrome, mental retardation, learning difficulties, cerebral palsy and others. Today the school is growing rapidly with 80 children who enjoy their time away from the hardships of social stigma in India. They are provided care from volunteer teachers and physicians through year round schooling.
One Laptop per Child Project(OLPC)-The mission vision of OLPC is to create educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.
Promotion and press exposure for such organizations are crucial to the realization and operation of their goals and vision. Since most organizations have limited resources allocated for marketing, the use of small printed materials can prove to be effective and affordable alternatives. Online printing companies offer wholesale printing services at reasonable or discounted rates. Uprinting for example, is an online printing company that is involved with Kiva.com through its U-community program. This printing company lends small, start-up businesses and entrepreneurs in low-income communities to promote their businesses.