WE Charity is an international charity and educational partner. Our organization is unique in that it operates collaborative programs both domestically and internationally. In the US, Canada, and the UK, WE Schools and WE Day provide free service-learning programs to engage students in youth-led volunteerism to help their communities.
In Africa, Asia and Latin America, we partner with communities to implement WE Villages, a holistic, five-pillar international development model designed to achieve sustainable change. Together with local leaders and families, we transform lives with solutions that are adaptive, effective and sustained long term by the community itself.
Number of schools in Canada, US and UK in which WE Schools operates
Organizations supported by students in 2018
Number of youth who earned their entrance to WE Days
People empowered to lift themselves out of poverty
Children have access to education
Number of people provided clean water and sanitation
Founded in 2009 to provide economic opportunity in WE Village communities and a sustainable source of funding for WE Charity, ME to WE has grown into a global force for good.
ME to WE Social Enterprises supports the work of WE Charity through three principle avenues:
Creating empowering jobs in underserved rural WE Village regions around the world in eco-travel, artisans products, and Fairtrade consumables to help families lift themselves out of poverty.
100% of all profits either being donated to the charity or invested in the social mission. Annual donations averaging over 90% of its profits to WE Charity (read more), with the balance reinvested to launch the next enterprise. Over the years, ME to WE Social Enterprise has donated in excess of 20-million dollars in cash and cost-offsetting in-kind services to WE Charity.
Providing services to assist the charity, especially hosting at ME to WE travel locations WE Charity donors who are visiting charity projects and youth service trip scholarship. This has resulted in tens of millions of dollars directly donated by these funders to WE Charity.
From its origin as Free The Children, a nonprofit launched by Craig Kielburger at the age of 12 to end child labor, to its growth as an internationally recognized global organization that empowers people to make a difference that has changed the lives of millions of people around the world, WE has been honored to have been the subject of countless news articles.