Putumayo Kids has contributed to many non-profits doing good work in regions where the music originates. For the past years, Putumayo Kids has focused its non-profit efforts on various local as well as international NGOs working in different parts of the world. We intend to keep on supporting these organizations and other specific NGOs working in the countries represented on our CD collections. We are pleased to support the following charitable organizations.
Established in 1990 in the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, the Axé Project is an internationally renowned non-profit organization dedicated to educating and defending the rights of disadvantaged children and promoting the cultural development of children and laborers. A portion of the proceeds from Brazilian Playground goes to benefit this organization. For more info, visit www.projetoaxe.org.br
The European Federation for Street Children (EFSC) is a Brussels-based non-profit organization committed to the improvement of the rights and situations of street children in Europe and beyond. The EFSC acts as a platform for lobbying and advocacy towards the European Union and provides NGOs committed to this cause with information and advice concerning youth-related policies and assistance programs of the EU. A portion of the proceeds from European Playground goes to benefit this organization. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.efsc-eu.org
Vitamin Angels is a non-profit organization that focuses on reducing instances of childhood blindness and mortality by providing vital nutrition in the form of vitamin supplements to infants and children worldwide. Essential nutrients, especially vitamin A, enable young immune systems to fight infectious diseases, helping children attain good health and the opportunity to lead meaningful and productive lives. A portion of the proceeds from Picnic Playground goes to benefit this organization. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.vitaminangels.com
The Wildlife Conservation Society, headquartered at the world famous Bronx Zoo, performs activities that save wildlife and wild lands through careful science, conservation, education, and management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks. These activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both a local and a global scale. A portion of the proceeds from Animal Playground goes to benefit this organization. To learn more about their more than 500 field projects around the world and ways you can take action today, please visit www.wcs.org