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Planet Aid, Inc.

 

Elkridge, MD

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Planet Aid, Inc.

Physical Address:
Elkridge, MD 21075 
EIN:
04-3348171
Web URL:
www.planetaid.org
Leadership:
Ester Neltrup
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Fiscal Year Starting: Jan 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: Dec 31, 2011
Revenue
Total Revenue $37,847,521
Expenses
Total Expenses $36,980,379

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Basic Organization Information

Planet Aid, Inc.

Physical Address:
Elkridge, MD 21075 
EIN:
04-3348171
Web URL:
www.planetaid.org 
NTEE Category:
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security 
Q30 International Development, Relief Services 
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 
C27 Recycling 
None 
None 
Ruling Year:
1997 
How This Organization Is Funded:
Donated clothing - $31,000,000
Federal contracts - $5,000,000
Other contributionsa and other revenues - $1,000,000

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Mission Statement

Support and implement development projects worldwide including but not limited to schools, clinics, mini banking, farming and small scale industry. Serve victims of hunger, war, and natural disasters. Conduct programs to protect the Natural Habitat of the Earth. Serve the general public; establish educational facilities for the training of personnel and volunteers. Produce and distribute informative materials to the public containing basic knowledge as well as specific information about the above-mentioned activities.

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Program: Training

Budget:
$3,000,000
Category:
International, Foreign Affairs & National Security
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Females, all ages or age unspecified

Program Description:

Training of Teachers Planet Aid supports training of teacher for rural schools in Southern Africa and India. All children deserve access to quality education by qualified and engaged teachers. Supplying well-trained and committed teachers to disadvantaged rural areas is part of reaching the Millennium Development Goal of Education for All.Schools for vulnerable children These are day or boarding schools for orphans and other children at risk for not attending school but spending their days working or trying to get by on the streets. Vocational Training Hands and minds must work together to overcome the challenges of developing a nation. Planet Aid supports vocational schools in a number of countries in Africa. These schools train students in trades (such as construction, farming, business, etc.), in academic subjects as well as in the art of working together and creating solutions.

Program Long-Term Success:

Improve education and training in the developing world.

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Program: Clothing Collection and Recycling

Budget:
$20,000,000
Category:
Environment
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Planet Aid collects and processes 50,000 tons annually of used clothes, shoes and textile in states from Maine to California.  Collecting unwanted clothes saves landfill space and reusing already manufactured clothing and other textile saves millions of gallons of water and reduces the use of fertilizer and pesticides (in cotton production). Recycling or reusing one pound of clothes saves on average 3.6 lbs of CO2. Annually, Planet Aid saves 360 million pounds of CO2 through its recycling efforts - a significant contribution in the fight against climate change. Planet Aid also conducts recycling and education programs in cooperation with public and private schools and through participation in events in communities where Planet Aid is active.

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Program: Community Development and Capacity Building

Budget:
$3,200,000
Category:
Community Development
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Child Aid. For children to grow up and fulfill their potential their families must understand the importance of nutrition and hygiene and be assisted in providing a healthy environment for their children. Planet Aid supports community development programs in Africa and Latin America. As families enroll in the program they receive training in health and hygiene, they are assisted in creating income generation activities, running pre-schools for their children and make general improvements to their communities such as installation of water points, latrines or repairing dilapidated infrastructure. Planet Aid works closely with Non Government Organizations in a number of developing countries to assist them building staff capacity and move towards self-sustainability.

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Program: Health - The Big Epidemics

Budget:
$2,000,000
Category:
Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
People Living with HIV or AIDS - PLWHA

Program Description:

People must be mobilized to combat disease and take health into their own hands. Most untimely deaths in poor communities are caused by preventable diseases made worse by poor nutrition and limited access to health care. Planet Aid supports a number of programs that are fighting the spread and effects of epidemic diseases such as AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Through education and simple community based initiatives people learn how to protect themselves and their families. They create vegetable gardens for better nutrition; they clean their neighborhoods and are assisted in accessing health services that already exist.

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Program: Agriculture and Rural Development

Budget:
$2,000,000
Category:
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Female Adults
Male Adults

Program Description:

Planet Aid helps small scale farmers in Africa and China form Farmers’ Clubs to increase their production and crop variety through improved farming methods, conservation farming and access to water.  The farmers and their families experience greater food security, better nutrition and significant higher income. The Farmers’ Clubs program train the farmers, organize them in self-help groups and assist them in developing and marketing their products. The whole community benefits from the higher yields and greater variety of products.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

In 2011 Planet Aid continued with its support to organizations and communities in Southern Africa, Asia and Latin America. Planet Aid supported a total of 46 programs in 14 countries.   Planet Aid collected and processed 50,000 tons of used clothes, shoes and textile in states from Maine to California.  Collecting unwanted clothes saves landfill space and reusing already manufactured clothing and other textile saves millions of gallons of water and reduces the use of fertilizer and pesticides (in cotton production). Recycling or reusing one pound of clothes saves on average 3.6 lbs of CO2. In 2011, Planet Aid saved 360 million pounds of CO2 through its recycling efforts - a significant contribution in the fight against climate change.     As part of its commitment to international development, Planet Aid undertakes programs of international exchange and training. In 2011 young Americans were trained in non-profit work including 3 months of project experience in Africa. Planet Aid works closely with Non Government Organizations in a number of developing countries to assist them building staff capacity and move towards self-sustainability. Planet Aid also conducts recycling and education programs in cooperation with public and private schools and through participation in events in communities where Planet Aid is active.

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