August 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. Honor it by planning a trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH.
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Founded in 1956, Caritas Brazil is an entity of the Brazilian Conference of Bishops (CNBB), and is recognized as a federal non-profit organization. Caritas Brazil currently has more than 15,000 workers – most of them volunteers – operating in 170 members (diocesan Caritas and similar bodies) throughout the country. The organization has several programs to increase the security and economic capacity of local communities in Brazil and runs an education program for youth to prevent child labor.