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Charities Throughout History

Historical encounters of organizations set up to provide help and raise money for those in need.
Salvation Army feeding Berlin children
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Shōjiki o mamoru mono wa tenjin kore o sutezu

Japanese print shows a woman seated at a table offering a morsel of food to a young woman; both wear western style clothing.

Shōjō no jinshinshi kunshi mo oyobasaru tokoro ari

Japanese print shows a woman offering assistance to a destitute man lying on straw; both wear western style clothing.

Miss Clara Barton

Original Caption: Miss Clara Barton..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1857..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: B... more

Red Cross Workers

Local Accession Number: PC 96..Description: Postcard photograph of Red Cross workers during World War I...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Collection of Anna L. Nevins..Size: 3x5..Medium: Print, Sepia..Date: c. 1914- 1918

Hard Coal for the Poor

Boy picking up coal from alongside coal bin and putting it in a bucket, man at bin with shovel.

Faith, Hope and Charity / F. Gleason, Boston.

Cross with flowers and cherubs holding banner "Faith, Hope and Charity."

Eleanor Roosevelt Talks with a Wounded Soldier

Photographs of Franklin D. Roosevelt

No rest for the wicked / J.S. Pughe.

Print shows a man beating a large drum labeled "Salvation Army" and a woman playing the cymbals in a street in the middle of the night, disturbing the sleep of everyone in the neighborhood.

A Christmas reminder / Keppler.

Illustration shows Puck addressing Andrew Carnegie who is pouring over the "Plan for the Carnegie Library"; Puck gestures toward an elderly couple standing at the door in the cold winter wind and snow.

Society folk turn out to plead for donations to the House of Mercy

Miss Elizabeth Turner, Miss Helen Bledgett and Mrs. J.E. Walsh plead for donations for the Thanksgiving dinner for the animals of Washington. They are assisted in their unique appeal by a model of the famous "V... more

Hot weather charity, N.Y.

Free shower baths for horses.

Hark the herald angels sing

Drawing shows silhouetted Salvation Army bellringer dressed as Santa Claus asking for donations as street vendors sell Christmas holiday items.

Salvation Army, London - Japs [i.e., Japanese] in parade

Photograph shows Japanese people in procession at the Great International Congress of the Salvation Army, London, June 13, 1914. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

The Red Cross serves humanity Join now / / C.W. Anderson.

Red Cross recruitment poster showing a Red Cross nurse seated at a desk, with her left arm raised.

Poor in North France sleeping in church

Photograph shows poor people with a soldier, sleeping in a church in France, during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

Canadian nurse Madeleine Jaffray (in ambulance) after losing her leg in a bombardment

Adinkirke, Belgium. From the Madeleine Morrison fonds, PR1986.0054/13

Salvation Army, London -- South Americans

Photograph shows South Americans at the Great International Congress of the Salvation Army, London, June 1914. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Salvation Army, London -- Confession of an East Indian

Photograph shows an East Indian man and at his right, Bramwell Booth, General of the Salvation Army, at the Great International Congress of the Salvation Army, London, June 1914. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Faith, hope, and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is tango / Keppler.

Illustration shows a mother with an infant and a young child standing in the windblown snow at night, looking at a notice posted on a wall that states "Charity Ball" and "Proceeds for the Benefit of the Needy" ... more

Lowering the coffin

Funeral of a Red Cross nurse, Western Front, during World War I. Soldiers lowering the coffin of a Red Cross nurse into a grave. Other nurses stand around holding wreaths and a bugler is waiting at the head of ... more

"Help!"

Red Cross recruitment poster showing a Red Cross nurse dragging a wounded soldier from the battlefield.

Salvation Army, London

Photograph shows people in procession going through Trafalgar Square, at the Great International Congress of the Salvation Army, London, June 13, 1914. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Emblems of liberty and humanity The Red Cross, mother of all nations.

Poster showing two Red Cross nurses, one, a Madonna figure, cradling in her arms a wounded soldier(?) on a litter, between the flags of China and the United States.

Your money or his life Subscribe to the war fund - Red Cross week - June 18th to 25th / / Ayer.

Poster showing a Red Cross nurse offering a wounded soldier a drink from a canteen.

Drivers of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry in their fur coats

Dressed in a rather exotic uniform of army boots, army caps and fur coats, this image shows five female members of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry standing in front of some Red Cross ambulances. As the first fem... more

American Red Cross serves humanity Join! / / Lawrence Wilbur.

American Red Cross membership drive poster showing a Red Cross nurse holding a large red cross.

Offizieller Erinnerungsring an das Jahr 1914

"Ausgegeben vom K. u. k. Kriegsministerium, Kriegsfürsorgeamt. Das Erträgnis ist bestimmt für das Rote Kreuz, Kriegshilfsbüro und Kriegsfürsorgeamt. Preis 1 Krone. Jedermann trage diesen Ring."

Poor in North France fed from German field kitchen

Photograph shows crowd of mostly women and children outside a brick building in northern France during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Liebwerte Mitbürger - Zweigverein Wien, X. Bezirk, Favoriten vom Roten Kreuz

Patriotischer Aufruf Mitglied beim Roten Kreuz zu werden um die Verwundeten-Spitäler im Bezirk zu unterstützen - Details zur Mitgliedschaft - Gezeichnet von der Vereinsleitung - Wien, im Dezember 1914 - Abbildu... more

"They need us over there" 1000 graduate nurses a week for eight weeks : This is the call of Surgeon General Gorgas, U.S.A.

American Red Cross recruitment poster showing a three-quarter length portrait of a nurse.

Salvation Army, London -- Cowboys under Maj. Bourne

Photograph shows cowboys who were probably in the procession at the Great International Congress of the Salvation Army, London, June 13, 1914. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Salvation Army, London -- North Americans

Photograph shows American Indian (?) men at the Great International Congress of the Salvation Army, London, June 1914. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Ständige Ausstellung des Kriegshilfsbüros des K.k. Ministeriums des Innern

Verkauf offizieller Kriegsfürsorge Gegenstände I. Trattnerhofgasse (Graben) zu Gunsten des Roten Kreuzes, Kriegsfürsorgeamtes, Kriegshilfsbüros - Eintritt frei - Kein Kaufzwang

Pilliga Red Cross members knitting socks for soldiers in World War I - Pilliga, NSW, 1915 / photographer unknown

Format: Photograph..Notes: Find more detailed information about this photograph: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=390807 ( http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=390807 ) ... more

Patriotischer Landes-Hilfsverein vom Roten Kreuze - Laibach

"Jeder Patriot wird dringend gebeten Mitglied des Patriotischen Hilfsvereines vom Roten Kreuze zu werden. Geringster Mitgliedsbeitrag 4 K."

Rotes Kreuz - Kriegs-Auskunftsstelle Wien - I. Stock-im-Eisenplatz 3

"Erteilt mündlich und schriftlich Auskünfte über alle öffentlichen und privaten Einrichtungen der Kriegsfürsorge"

10,000,000 members by Christmas On Christmas eve, a candle in every window and Red Cross members in every home.

Poster showing a holly-decked candle in a window, with the Red Cross symbol in its glow.

Ten million new members by Christmas Join the Red Cross, and on Christmas Eve a candle in every window, a service flag for every home / / LN Britton.

Poster showing a candle and the Red Cross emblem in a window, with a Christmas tree in the background.

Will you help? The Red Cross counts on you / Woodward, St. Louis.

Poster showing a soldier with woman and child, as a wrecked building burns in the distance.

Help the Red Cross / Herman Roeg.

Poster showing a Red Cross nurse holding a wounded soldier as she signals for help.