Welcome to the 100 Friends Project!

I am Marc Gold and I started this small project over 25 years ago, in 1989. The idea is really very simple. Every year many people contribute to the project and I take the money to developing countries and look for the neediest people I can find. I then put the money to work in the most compassionate, appropriate, culturally compatible, constructive and practical manner possible. You put the donation into my hands and I put the funds directly into the hands of the needy individual or family, or a small trusted grassroots organization helping them.


Marc Gold interviewed by Jerome McDonnell on WBEZ about 100 FriendsOn November 3rd, 2015 Marc Gold was interviewed by Jerome McDonnell on WBEZ about 100 Friends. If you like, have a listen (it's 14 minutes long) by clicking this link (or typing this into your URL bar)


In 5 Minutes, He Lets the Blind See

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HETAUDA, Nepal — WATCHING the doctor perform is like observing miracles. He has restored eyesight to more than 100,000 people, perhaps more than any doctor in history, and still his patients come. They... READ MORE

A Bangladeshi Town in Human Trafficking’s Grip

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