Last week, The New York Times published an article that touched on the multiple factors you may be considering if you plan to make any charitable gifts during this holiday season -- how much to give, to whom and where?
The author, Tara Siegel Bernard, interviewed charity experts and ethicists, and she detected a consensus among these experts that giving to organizations working in developing countries can help your gift have a larger impact on reducing poverty.
The article discusses the work of Peter Singer, a philosopher and professor of bioethics at Princeton University, who in 2009 included ReSurge (then Interplast) among his list of most effective organizations in his widely acclaimed book, "The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty." Singer argues that folks should be contributing more to projects in developing countries and has even developed a calculator to help you determine how much you should be giving to these projects.
ReSurge was honored to be included in this book and is proud to be a highly efficient nonprofit, with 86 percent of our budget going directly to medical programs that change lives.
With the community’s generosity and support for nearly 45 years, we have provided 100,000 reconstructive surgeries and thousands of doctors with hands-on training and educational workshops that build medical access in underserved communities across the globe. With your continued support -- whatever the amount -- we will be able to serve many more in the future.
Because, in Bernard's words, "even small dollar amounts can have powerful results for people living in extreme poverty."