Charity Auction Update!

We are so glad to announce that the Shine Global auction this fall proved extremely successful! In the last few seconds, the bidding wars were intense, and it was so exciting to watch! We want to thank everyone who participated in the auction and hope that all the winners enjoy their wonderful prizes donated by very generous Shine Global supporters!

In case you missed out, we’ll be holding a mini holiday auction beginning on December 1,  just in time for the gift-giving season. Please check it out by going to the Charity Folks website at

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Please visit the Shine Global Flickr page to view stills from Harvest and War Dance, photos from our recent events, and more! Also, please add Shine Global as a contact, so we can spread the word about Shine! With your help, we can make a huge difference!

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Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Co-Founders of ChildHelp

Hollywood actresses Sara Buckner (O’Meara) and Yvonne Lime (Fedderson) first met on the set of The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, when they played the girlfriends of Ricky and David Nelson. Their mission for children began in 1959 when they were sent on a government-sponsored goodwill tour to visit troops in Japan.

On the streets of Tokyo after a typhoon, the actresses came upon a group of cold and frightened children huddled together for warmth. Learning they had no parents and were born from American troops during the Korean War, the young women took the children to their hotel room for the night with the idea of placing them into an orphanage the next day.

In 1959, Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson founded Childhelp®, which is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect.  Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Several of Childhelp’s programs were firsts, and continue to be studied by professionals worldwide as “models that work.” Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson continue to actively lead the organization and provide its vision, serving as Chairman/CEO and President, respectively.

Please visit the ChildHelp website by clicking here.

Child Marriage, Nepal

Save the Children (SC) launched a one-year Campaign against Child Marriage to mark the annual “World Day of Action against Violence” at a function in Surkhet Monday.

“Child marriage is a direct violation of child rights and human rights which leads to children, especially girls, becoming more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. The practice is highly prevalent in South Asia where one in three girls get married before the age of 18,” said a press release issued by Save the Children on the occasion.

Studies show that an estimated 34% of total marriages held in the country are of children below 15 years of age.

The release further said child marriage has had adverse impact in the lives of both boys and girls, “but its impact is far more severe on girls”.

Health problems, unwanted pregnancies and deprivation of education are some of the key issues faced by such children.

Information gathered from

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American Library Association Notable Videos Nomination!

We are so proud to announce that War Dance has been nominated for the American Library Association Notable Videos for Adults list!

Each year a committee comprised of Video Round Table members selects up to fifteen noteworthy educational, performance or how-to titles released during the previous and current calendar years. The committee is composed of public and academic librarians, and makes its selections during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in January.  The list is published in Booklist and Video Librarian magazines.

For more information, please click here.