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World Food Day: #ZeroHunger by 2030

Join Us in being part of the solution this World Food Day to achieve #ZeroHunger by 2030 With you, Thrive assures over 1,000 children daily nourishment. Together, we give the children the best start to their day and their future with healthy food at school!

Be Part of the Food Chain

Sign up as a monthly Thrive donor to provide an entire year's worth of healthy meals to children in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Manila, Philippines. Each dollar will provide two delicious meals that are loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients.     Act fast!...

Thrive Feed: October 2018

Read about the latest news and happenings in the Thrive community this month!   Join us in being part of the solution this World Food Day to achieve #ZeroHunger by 2030 With you, Thrive assures over 1,000 children daily nourishment. Together,...

You Shop, Amazon Donates!

Turn online shopping into a good deed with AmazonSmile! For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Thrive. You (nor us!) won't be charged any extra costs. To start, make sure you're supporting THRIVE...

Inspiring Women: Priscilla Heffelfinger

We were so thrilled when we found out that The Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas, Inc. (FAWCO) wanted to interview our co-founder and CEO, Priscilla Heffelfinger, for the Fall issue of their newsletter Inspiring Women: Women Who Persist, Part I. In it,...

Celebrating Five Years of Thrive

In late 2012, three women promised to bring 250 children a banana during their school day. Five years later, Thrive has much to celebrate and many to thank. This March, Board Member, Amna Rahman, opened her Dhaka home to celebrate Five Years of Thrive. Over 125 people...

Thrive Featured on Dhaka Tribune

Our friends at Dhaka Tribune featured Thrive just in time for our five-year anniversary: It started with a simple delivery of 250 bananas to a school in a Korail neighbourhood. Five years later, Thrive delivers more than 3,750 meals to schoolchildren in Bangladesh and...

Field Notes – Thrive: Manila

This post is a written reflection by Ashley Spurlock, Manila, Philippines.  This is Thrive:  This morning, two friends and I went to an area of Manila called Smokey Mountain. I’ve visited Smokey Mountain before, and each time I go it opens my heart a little more....

A Rae of Hope for Thrive:Manila

Rae Siller may be just 10 years old, but she’s already making a huge impact on the world and on Thrive — her BE THE ONE community service organization recently collected and donated 300 bars of soap to help kids in need! “I started BE THE ONE with my mom without even...

A Meaningful Gift

Throughout the year, the work of Thrive inspires people around the globe to donate their birthday to the children we serve.  This past week, Mira Haurani (newly ten), of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, did just that and raised over $800.  That's over 1600 meals. In lieu of...

PAC x Thrive for Play and Catch-up Program in Smokey Mountain

Last May, Thrive partnered with the Progressive Assistance of Canada (PAC), a nonprofit that assists the poorest of the poor children in the Philippines to have a better life. Thrive is supporting the health and nutrition component of PAC’s Play and Catch-up program,...

Notes From the Field: Smokey Mountain, Manila

Today, as Marylu and I climbed Smokey Mountain, we were met with billows of smoke from the charcoal making and waving hands from the neighborhood children eager to help us carry the water and baskets of fruit to the community center. Once at the top, we worried we...

Ariel Update: November 2016

We are excited to announce that Ariel School for Girls has five brand new students.  We welcome Sumaya, Onkeeta, Mukta, Moriam, and Ayesha.  This brings our total enrollment number to sixteen, although on most days only twelve to fourteen show up.  This is especially...

Student Spotlight: Milon

Milon and his mom live in a one-room house in Dhaka. They share one toilet and two cooking stoves with six other families. His grandparents and auntie live in a village in a tin shed house with a dirt floor and walls made of bamboo. They have electricity, but no gas...

Marylu Fryberger Leads Thrive: Manila

Marylu Fryberger, a Madonna University graduate, former kindergarten teacher from Livonia, Michigan, and a stay-at-home mom in the Philippines will be leading Thrive into a new frontier: The slums of Manila. Marylu, Priscilla Hefflefinger, Thrive co-founder, and Cindy...

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