Federation Name: Global Impact
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Global Impact is an alliance of more than 120 leading international relief and development charities and provides donors with an effective and efficient way to make a difference on a global scale as well as right here in Connecticut*. Since its inception in 1956, Global Impact has raised more than $1.7 billion for the world's most vulnerable people.
Why donate internationally? Donors often struggle with the question of where their donations will have the largest impact. Donations will nearly always yield greater returns when given internationally. This is because many of the most common causes of death and suffering abroad are preventable with existing, low-cost interventions. For example, UNICEF notes that 1.5 million children die every year from diseases, such as polio, that could have been prevented by vaccinations. With only a $25 pledge, a donor can provide a child with all the necessary shots to fully protect him or her against diseases like polio.