Welcome to the 100 Friends Project!
I am Marc Gold and I started this small project over 26 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.
100 Friends on NPR
On 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):
Do Duy Vi, a former street child himself, now seeks out vulnerable young people in Vietnam’s capital, offering them shelter and hope A young homeless child sleeps on the streets of Hanoi. In... Read More
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What started as a Humans of Bombay post about an ordinary taxi driver with an extraordinary story turned one ordinary cab into an extraordinary transport for not just people, but also hope. (Please... Read More