humanitarian design

9 year-old girl builds mobile shelters and grows a garden to help local homeless people

9 year-old girl builds mobile shelters and grows a garden to help local homeless people

Hailey Ford’s summer plans are slightly atypical for the average 9 year-old: the Bremerton, Washington youth is happily devoting her time to do-gooding for the less fortunate in a very hands-on

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Rockin’ Baby to launch kids clothing line with a mission to donate clothes to kids who have lost parents to Ebola

Rockin’ Baby to launch kids clothing line with a mission to donate clothes to kids who have lost parents to Ebola

Rockin’ Baby slings are a favorite among moms (celebrity and civilian) around the world, and we especially love their one-for-one model: for every sling purchased, they donate another (as well as

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TOMS partners with World Wildlife Fund to support endangered rhinos

TOMS partners with World Wildlife Fund to support endangered rhinos

Philanthropic business TOMS has donated shoes to those in need, helped provide sight-saving surgeries, glasses, and medicine, supported safe water systems in developing countries, and has helped provide

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J.Crew’s Garments for Good Save the Bees collection aims to help the earth’s precious pollinators

J.Crew’s Garments for Good Save the Bees collection aims to help the earth’s precious pollinators

Plenty of kids fear bees and their sting, but these little misunderstood and endangered workers are responsible for pollinating and helping  1/3 of flowering and agricultural plants to grow, so taking

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The Shoe That Grows expands five sizes to protect impoverished children’s feet for at least five years

The Shoe That Grows expands five sizes to protect impoverished children’s feet for at least five years

Children in impoverished countries may never go barefoot again, thanks to The Shoe That Grows. Created by inventor Kenton Lee, the incredible sandal shoe can be adjusted every time a child’s foot grows,

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TOMS and Every Mother Counts team up to create a tote and backpack whose proceeds support maternal health worldwide

TOMS and Every Mother Counts team up to create a tote and backpack whose proceeds support maternal health worldwide

Do-good company TOMS is known for their buy one-give one philosophy to help others in need, which began with shoes and has grown to include a collection featuring sunglasses, socks, and now bags! A

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8th graders create a ‘Frozen’ inspired 3D printed robotic hand for a 6 year-old girl

8th graders create a ‘Frozen’ inspired 3D printed robotic hand for a 6 year-old girl

Six year-old Ariah, a student in California, has received a new prosthetic hand inspired by a Disney movie, and amazingly designed and created by a group of eighth-graders. Students at the Deer Creek

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Engineering students use a 3D printer to create affordable bionic arms for kids

Engineering students use a 3D printer to create affordable bionic arms for kids

A team of engineering students and graduates at the University of Central Florida is making a difference in the lives of children — one bionic arm at a time. Using a 3D printer and lots of ingenuity

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Low-cost, inflatable MOM Incubator designed to decrease the death rate of premature babies in refugee camps

Low-cost, inflatable MOM Incubator designed to decrease the death rate of premature babies in refugee camps

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Formerly homeless girl launches Blankets for the Homeless & provides blankets and necessities for thousands in need

Formerly homeless girl launches Blankets for the Homeless & provides blankets and necessities for thousands in need

Although the holiday season is officially over, we wanted to share the story of an inspiring non-profit organization that spreads the spirit of giving hope and generosity all year long.

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This Inspiring 99 Year-Old Woman Sews a Dress a Day to Send to Young Girls in Africa

This Inspiring 99 Year-Old Woman Sews a Dress a Day to Send to Young Girls in Africa

99 year-old Lillian Weber sews a dress every single day. While that fact in and of itself is remarkable — what makes Weber’s labor of love even more inspiring is that each dress is destined

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GoodWeave Founder Becomes Nobel Laureate for Child Rights Advocacy

GoodWeave Founder Becomes Nobel Laureate for Child Rights Advocacy

Last week’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement brought great excitement and attention to the plight of child labour when Kailash Satyarthi, founder of GoodWeave and champion of child rights in India, was

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Five Year-Old Girl is First Child in the UK to Receive a Prosthetic Hand Made with 3D Printing Technology

Five Year-Old Girl is First Child in the UK to Receive a Prosthetic Hand Made with 3D Printing Technology

Picture: SWNS In what may be one of the most inspiring and innovative uses for 3D printing we’ve seen, a young girl has just received a brand new hand thanks to 3D printing technology. Five year-old

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The BiliCam Smartphone App Detects Jaundice in Newborns

The BiliCam Smartphone App Detects Jaundice in Newborns

Jaundice in newborns is a common condition, particularly in preterm infants and babies less than a week old. However, jaundice is sometimes hard to see, which is why a team of physicians and engineers

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9 Year-Old Best Friends Create Brooklyn-Based Handmade Jewelry Business with a Mission to Change the World

9 Year-Old Best Friends Create Brooklyn-Based Handmade Jewelry Business with a Mission to Change the World

Best friends Lutece and Tess imagined that they could make the world a better place through art and friendship. But instead of waiting to grow up to pursue their dreams, the two birthday-sharing buddies

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Company in India Uses Discarded Cardboard to Make School Bags that Transform into Desks to Improves Kids’ Education

Company in India Uses Discarded Cardboard to Make School Bags that Transform into Desks to Improves Kids’ Education

The incredible company Aarambh in India is changing the face of education, by using discarded cardboard to make school bags that can double as student desks. The non-profit has created a transformative

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12 Year-Old Uses LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Set to Build a Braille Printer for the Blind

12 Year-Old Uses LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Set to Build a Braille Printer for the Blind

After transforming his LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit into a braille printer for the blind, 12 year-old Shubham Banerjee is now receiving invitations from the White House. The seventh-grader was formally invited

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Vermilio’s Fair Trade Kids Clothing Collection is Comprised of Naturally Dyed, Handwoven Textiles

Vermilio’s Fair Trade Kids Clothing Collection is Comprised of Naturally Dyed, Handwoven Textiles

Clothes with a soul — that’s what Vermilio is all about. Launching on Kickstarter, Vermilio’s new kids line will work with women on the Thai-Myanmar border, supporting generations-old

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