GOAL is an international humanitarian
agency dedicated to the alleviation of suffering amongst the poorest of
the poor. GOAL works towards ensuring that the poorest and most
vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have
access to the fundamental needs and rights of life such as food, water,
shelter, medical attention and primary education. Founded in Dublin,
Ireland, in 1977, has spent more than €720 million ($925 million on current exchange rates) on the delivery of
aid to the poor in more than 50 countries.
If you would like to support GOAL USA, or take part in a fundraising event, please contact GOAL USA by clicking here.
To see a full list of our upcoming GOAL events please click on our events calendar.
GOAL Ball in New York
| Her Excellency Ambassador Anne Anderson,
permanent representative of Ireland
to the U.N., spoke at the GOAL NYC Ball
|Guests enjoying themselves at the GOAL NYC
Ball in November
GOAL in Syria
|A crater left by an aerial bomb that killed 28 people
Thousands of families have been driven from their homes by on-going conflict in the country. Many of them have little access to the basic essentials of life such as clean water, food, medical aid and warm clothing and blankets.
GOAL has already supplied 4,000 blankets and made two deliveries of flour (each of 6.25 tonnes) to displaced families in the north Syrian provinces of Aleppo and Idlib.
Find out more about our emergency response programme in Syria.
GOAL Brick Kilns
GOAL brick kilns programme is an integrated urban development programme for migrant families working and living at brick kiln factories in the Kolkata slums.India produces 140 billion bricks a year, the vast majority of which are made at more than 5,000 kilns dotted around Kolkata and throughout the eastern state of West Bengal. An estimated 1.2 million migrant workers, including entire families, mould thousands of bricks at these kilns without suitable sanitation, clean water, or access to health care and education.
With the support of our local partners, GOAL has introduced an education component by providing children with literacy and numeric skills that would otherwise not be available to them.
We are also piloting a literacy and numeric course for adults so they can count the bricks they produce, and check this against payment, to ensure they are being properly remunerated.
Click here to read more about GOAL's work in India.
ING New York City Marathon
GOAL USA is calling on its supporters to take part in this year’s ING New York City Marathon on November 3rd, and raise much needed funds for our programmes in the developing world.
As one of the world’s most popular races – regularly attracting well over 40,000 runners from across the globe – participation is decided largely by a lottery, but we are offering guaranteed entry to those who are willing to commit to raising a minimum of $3,000 (currently about €2,313).
GOAL USA runners will be allocated a personalised webpage on www.crowdrise.com to help them with their fundraising efforts.
The 2013 marathon will be particularly poignant this year, following the cancellation of the 2012 race due to Hurricane Sandy, while the organisers have dedicated the race to the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this year.
There are only six places left on GOAL USA’s marathon team, so sign up now by emailing Tara at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit www.ingnycmarathon.org