BRUNSWICK, Ga., Dec. 1, 2016—MAP International has been recognized as a top 10 charity changing the world in 2016. The global health organization was named the No. 2 charity in CNBC’s Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016 and achieved the highest score possible of 100, based on financial health, accountability and transparency of reporting from data provided by Charity Navigator. MAP International, based in Brunswick with offices in Atlanta, is a global health organization that provides medicine and health supplies to people living in conditions of poverty. In 2016, the nonprofit assisted in more than 100 regions and countries by responding to crises including Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, an earthquake in Honduras, the Zika epidemic in Central America and numerous floods in the United States. The CNBC report notes, “…they manage to do exceptional work both at home and abroad, all while maintaining top-notch financial management and transparency standards.” For MAP International, this includes less than one percent of its budget going to administrative costs. For donors interested in contributing to one of the top charities in America, MAP International offers several partnership opportunities. Its holiday gift catalog ranges from refugee relief ($45) to providing medicines for a clinic ($500). The organization has also received a $100,000 match grant challenge, meaning every gift given before Dec. 31, 2016 will be matched and doubled up to $100,000. “The holiday season is the time many people choose to make donations to the nonprofit of their choice,” said Steve Stirling, MAP International president and CEO. “We encourage those looking to make a difference in the world to consider giving to a highly impactful charity like MAP International.” Each year, MAP International provides more than $330 million in critically important medicines to 10 million people in more than 100 countries. Since its founding, MAP International has delivered nearly $6 billion in medicines and supplies to more than 1 billion people. To accomplish this, the organization partners with 300 nonprofits and hospitals in 115 countries. The global nonprofit also works with impoverished communities to help educate and train leaders about health threats to prevent disease. It responds to man-made and natural disasters, and assists people living with neglected tropical diseases and in severe poverty. For more information and to donate, visit MAP.org. About MAP International MAP International is a global health organization that provides life-saving medicines to people living in poverty. The organization has responded to natural disasters worldwide for more than 60 years with vital medicines and relief supplies. Recognized for its 99 percent-efficiency rating by Charity Navigator, MAP International provides critical medicines that prevent diseases and promotes health to 10 million people each year, creating hope that gives people the opportunity to live life to the fullest. Since 1954, the organization has provided more than $6 billion in medicines and medical supplies. For more information, visit MAP.org.
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