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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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Mrs. Coolidge at Salvation Army, 12/24/23

Photo shows First Lady Grace Coolidge and group with food baskets in front of Christmas tree.

July 4, 1922

Maud Gonne McBride on Red Cross duty during the Irish Civil War...Date: 4 July 1922..NLI Ref.: HOG197 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000218441 )

Antiquitätenmarkt - Verkauf alter Kunstgegenstände - Zugunsten des Roten Kreuzes

Landhaushof Graz - Verkaufsbuden - Vorträge einer k.u.k. Militärkapelle

Unidentified medical personnel on board TSS ORANJE II, June 1941

This photograph depicts unidentified medical personnel in a saloon on board TSS ORANJE II. On 28 June 1941, after a refitting at Cockatoo dock, Australia's Prime Minister Robert Menzies hoisted a Red Cross flag... more

Two nurses on board hospital ship TSS ORANJE II, June 1941

This photograph depicts two unidentified nurses on board TSS ORANJE II. On 28 June 1941, after a refitting at Cockatoo dock, Australia's Prime Minister Robert Menzies hoisted a Red Cross flag on the Dutch liner... more

Two female medical personnel on board TSS ORANJE II, June 1941

This photograph depicts two unidentified female medical personnel on board TSS ORANJE II. On 28 June 1941, after a refitting at Cockatoo dock, Australia's Prime Minister Robert Menzies hoisted a Red Cross flag ... more

Three nurses on board hospital ship TSS ORANJE II, June 1941

This photograph depicts three unidentified nurses on board TSS ORANJE II. On 28 June 1941, after a refitting at Cockatoo dock, Australia's Prime Minister Robert Menzies hoisted a Red Cross flag on the Dutch lin... more

Three nurses on board hospital ship TSS ORANJE II, June 1941

This photograph depicts three unidentified nurses on board TSS ORANJE II. On 28 June 1941, after a refitting at Cockatoo dock, Australia's Prime Minister Robert Menzies hoisted a Red Cross flag on the Dutch lin... more

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

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.

Hot weather charity, N.Y.

Free shower baths for horses.

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)

"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

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)

"Help!"

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

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.

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.

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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."