We find hungry children and feed them healthy food.
We teach proper hand-washing techniques to students and their families.
Through nutrition and education, we provide a chance at a better life.
what we do
Thrive is a (501(c)(3) charitable organization that connects global donors and local volunteers to children living in the poorest areas of the world by providing nutritious food and promoting healthy habits to give them a chance at a better life.
We feed hungry children healthy food.
We teach the importance of washing hands.
where we work
the slums of asia
Our first project began in Dhaka, Bangladesh–one of the most populous and poverty-stricken mega-cities in the world. Approximately 3 million people dwell in slums in this city. We primarily focus our efforts in Korail slums, which is home to roughly 40,000 people, making it the largest slum in Dhaka. In Korail, the broad smiles of the children belie the reality of the hunger and disease that they face each day.
In the summer of 2016, we expanded our reach to children in the Tondo slums of Manila, Philippines, where 80,000 people occupy each square kilometer of land. Here we focus our efforts on a hilltop community the locals call Trash Mountain. While the joy that radiates from the 200 children here is palpable, the families are severely poor, malnourished, and lack basic necessities, like clean water, electricity, and proper sanitation.
who we are
We are the children, we are the volunteers, we are the donors. We are Thrive.
The children we work with are beautiful and bright, each with a distinct personality. Often, these children have only one meal a day and it is most often rice. Our goal is to teach them good hygiene and provide healthy meals to help grow strong minds and bodies.
Our volunteers are from all walks of life, their common goal is to help. To spend time with the children and to provide food for them. Whenever possible volunteers try to hand deliver the food, taking the time to play with the children, teaching them songs and games.
Donors are young, old, and all ages in-between. They are from all over the map. They run races, teach classes, hold lemonade stands, give stock money, donate in lieu of birthday gifts, honor a friend, and so much more all to feed the hungry children of Thrive.
Today, we deliver over 5,000 meals a week to 10 schools across Bangladesh and provide feedings to over 200 weekly to community programs in the urban slums of Manila, Philippines.
news & events
Within the bustling city of Tondo, lies a quiet hill-top community on top of an old dump site for the city of Manila. The locals call this place Trash Mountain. It is in the heart of Happyland, metro Manila’s biggest slum, and although it is no longer an active dump...read more
Please help us give these little girls a chance to forge their own positive destinies. Together we can break the vicious cycle of poverty and despair that is all too common in Dhaka’s slums.read more
“As a mother and a cook, this is a cause that is close to my heart.” Nadiya Hussain
We have had more than 130 volunteers from over a dozen countries. Be one of them!