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The Rio Times
Whilst private initiatives to better the lives of Brazil’s poor have grown abundantly in recent decades, relatively few do so effectively from abroad. An extraordinary exception to this is Blessings for Brazil, a New York-based grassroots organization dedicated to helping Brazil’s children by supporting educational efforts in the favelas. Read more here.
Port Chester Patch
It was a humble beginning for the charity Francis founded, Blessings for Brazil. Inspired by her experiences as a volunteer at the Solar School in Rio, Francis started small -- she began collecting donations from friends, family and acquaintances to buy new books for the children at Solar. Read more here.
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