American Express' Members Project®: Philanthropy Charges Ahead

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At Flavorpill, we’re inspired by a lot of things — art critics on Twitter, awesome infographics, and Lady Gaga, to name a few. You can add to that list of obsessions Members Project® from American Express in partnership with TakePart. This initiative allows you to get in on the action by voting on charities that you’d like to see get funding from American Express. With a total of 50 causes involved; there are a ton of opportunities to volunteer or donate to help make the world a better place.

Our Cause of the Week: Concern Worldwide

For the next several weeks, we’re going to highlight a new charitable organization here on Flavorwire that is a personal favorites of ours. Kicking things off, we’re focusing on Concern Worldwide, a 40-year-old humanitarian organization dedicated to alleviating poverty and extreme suffering around the world. From Haiti to Sudan and Pakistan: the organization sends relief via aide in education, HIV and AIDS, emergency programs, and more.

Even though our Cause of the Week isn’t part of Members Project, you should check out similar charities, join up, and start making a difference on www.takepart.com/membersproject.

How? On the site, you can cast your vote every week to help decide which five charities will receive funding from American Express, volunteer your time, and donate to your favorite charities. Voting is open to everyone, and there will be five new winners every three months.