Here’s a list of charities that Maggie supports.
Afghanistan Relief Organization
Delivers relief aid directly into the hands of the needy throughout Afghanistan, and offers general education programs designed to encourage self sufficiency at the ARO Technology Education Center (TEC) in Kabul. Founded in the United States in 1998, ARO is managed and operated as a primarily volunteer effort, by Afghans and Americans of varied backgrounds and faiths. ARO has distributed food, medicine, hygiene supplies, school supplies and winter relief supplies (blankets and clothing). It now provides education to over 800 youth and adult students. In Dec 2007 the charity ran an auction of traditional Afghan kites signed by celebrities including Will Ferrell, Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig, Madonna, and Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Food Bank For New York City
A member of America’s Second Harvest, the organization coordinates the distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the city’s hungry.
The Lunchbox Fund
The Fund was founded in 2004, after a teacher noticed a group of students who had no food sitting where they didn’t have to watch the other students eat.
Since then the organization has helped to provide food to disadvantaged children in order to help them grow and achieve their goals.
Trickle Up empowers people living on less than a dollar a day to take the first steps out of poverty, providing them with resources to build microenterprises for a better quality of life. In partnership with local agencies, they provide business training and seed capital to launch or expand a microenterprise, and savings support to build assets.