UNICEF Earns Humane Seal: List of Humane Charities Grows
PCRM’s campaign to promote cruelty-free medical charities is growing in scope and influence. Launched just a few years ago, the Humane Charity Seal of Approval has now been awarded to more than 200 charities that fund vital patient services or life-saving medical research, but never animal experiments. The seal’s simplicity makes it easy for donors to determine quickly if a charity matches their values.
The latest charities to earn the seal are UNICEF, Save A Child’s Heart Foundation, the Recovery Path Foundation, the Remedy Program, and the Angel Connection.
UNICEF, of course, is the United Nations Children’s Fund. During the recent Asian tsunami, as in many other disasters, UNICEF provided water, medical assistance, shelter, and other support. Save A Child’s Heart Foundation provides urgently needed pediatric heart surgery and follow-up care for children from developing countries. Recovery Path Foundation provides medical services for people dealing with both substance abuse and eating disorders. The Remedy Program rescues clean and unused medical supplies from U.S. hospitals and donates them for use overseas. And the Angel Connection helps children and families touched by AIDS.
PCRM also recently learned that a generous (and anonymous) donor has chosen two charities for her living trust—valued between $2.6 and $4 million—because they carry the Humane Seal.
For the most up-to-date list of approved charities, please visit www.HumaneSeal.org.