SELECT YOUR FAVOURITE CHARITY

Choose your favourite from 23 officially registered Charities in Lebanon and SOBEIRUT will donate to them at the end of the year.

We're all put off with crooks playing on our sympathies while begging for money in the Streets of Beirut because we know it's mostly a scam and we're not really helping.

This is why we've researched the most popular registered charities in Lebanon and invite our subscribers to vote on how SOBEIRUT WILL divide its charitable contributions at the end of this year.

Read through our list and select a checkbox on the charity of your choice. If you have a suggestion for another charity please use the contact page

BETA - BEIRUT FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS

94 out of 232 votes - 40.52% of the loot.

BETA is the first animal shelter in Lebanon to rescue dogs, cats and wildlife who are in life-threatening danger. Charity # 205/AD. Our mission is to ensure that one day all the animals in Lebanon will get the chance to live the life they deserve because it is their planet too... Through education and direct action, BETA rescues stray and abused animals, while combating abusive pet shops and the illegal trade in wildlife.

Tel: 70 248765
Address: Mar Takla, Hazmieh, Beirut, Lebanon

BEYOND ASSOCIATION

1 out of 232 votes - 0.43% of the loot.

Beyond is a Leading non-governmental organization aiming at promoting social, economical, cultural, educational, and environmental and health issues among different categories in the community (children, youth, women…) especially with the underprivileged groups. The activities of the organization concentrate mainly upon increasing the level of awareness on social issues, enhancing women’s rights, leadership participation, and economic empowerment, civil and humanitarian rights. Through collaboration with national and international NGO’s we strive at executing programs that expose different groups to different cultures.

Tel: 01 1883112
Address: Beirut, Jdeideh, Facing CITY MALL, Bank MED bldg, 6th floor, Beirut, Lebanon

CARITAS LEBANON

8 out of 232 votes - 3.45% of the loot.

Caritas Lebanon strives to reduce poverty and exclusion. Its social, medical, economic development and emergency programs benefit the most marginalized individuals and communities. Caritas Lebanon is a member of Caritas Internationalis, which was founded in Rome in 1950 and is one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world, counting 162 Catholic organizations working in 200 different countries and territories. Our work covers most areas of Lebanon and benefits people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. We focus our efforts on needy people: marginalized rural communities, farmers, special needs children, foreign workers, refugees, the elderly, youth, the sick, the poor, and people in emergency situations.

Tel: 01 499767
Address: Dr. Youssef Hajjar Street, Sinn Al Fil, Mont-Liban, Lebanon P.O.Box: 165274 Achrafieh Beirut 1100 2030

CHILDREN’S CANCER CENTER OF LEBANON

11 out of 232 votes - 4.74% of the loot.

Because “no child should die in the dawn of life,” the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, USA opened its doors in 1962, making Danny Thomas’s dream come true. Danny’s wish was to open a similar institute in his home country; thus in 2002, the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL) was inaugurated with a mission to save children’s lives. CCCL Mission is to provide access to free treatment and care to all children with cancer in Lebanon and the region, without any discrimination

Tel: 01 351515 01 366052
Address: American University of Beirut, Medical Center (AUBMC) Building 56 Clémenceau Street, Beirut, Lebanon P.O. Box 113-5067

GREEN LINE

To promote environmental awareness and document environmental threats in order to better confront them, thus introducing change at the community level within the concept of sustainable development. Green Line was founded in 1991, when a group of professionals from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and their friends decided to translate their concern about the post-war devastated cultural, human and natural environment into an organized action with the following objectives: Expose environmental threats, Popularize environmental awareness, Contribute towards a scientific framework for a sustainable environmental management policy.

Tel: 01-654797, 01-654799
Address: Khalil Ghanem 5 Bashoura Beirut, Lebanon

HEARTBEAT

1 out of 232 votes - 0.43% of the loot.

Heartbeat is an NGO whose mission is to treat children suffering from heart disease with funding coming from musical performances. MUSIC SAVES LIVES. For the past years, Heartbeat dinners and concerts were held at the Casino du Liban, with around 5,000 attendees every year. Each event is a big success artistically and is highly praised by press critics. Thanks to those events, the association was able to treat so far more than 2,000 children, with more than 275 treated in 2014 alone. Treating children with congenital heart disease. Heartbeat makes sure that children have access to adequate medical treatment, and high quality cardiac surgery.

Tel: 01 615 300 ext. 9750
Address: HOTEL-DIEU DE FRANCE HOSPITAL, ASHRAFIEH, BEIRUT – LEBANON

HIMAYA

59 out of 232 votes - 25.43% of the loot.

himaya is a Lebanese NGO founded in 2009 registered under number 748. Despite its prevalence, the issue of child abuse in the Arab world has scarcely been addressed. A study conducted examining the occurrence of child sexual abuse in Lebanon showed that 1 out of 7 children in Lebanon have suffered an instance of sexual abuse; this is a deplorable number and only refers to one type of abuse! This marks himaya's birth with the launching of a controversial media campaign aimed to break the taboo surrounding child sexual abuse - especially incest and risky environments. The organization continued to grow as it responded to child protection needs on a national level to now become the only NGO in Lebanon offering complementary programs providing prevention, rehabilitation, and social reintegration through its 2 programs of training and resilience.

Tel: 01 695615
Address: Mansourieh main road, Mansourieh Gate Center,Facing Abed Tahan, Bloc B, 2nd floor.

INCLUDE

46 out of 232 votes - 19.83% of the loot.

Include is a non-governmental, not for profit organization, registered at the Lebanese Ministry of Interior under number 11527. Our purpose is to raise awareness about the necessity of promoting inclusion in our society. Include aims to promote inclusion of people with special needs in the Lebanese society through: inclusion in sport and recreation through the creation of suitable leisure centers and activities, employability through the development of vocational training and jobs open to disability by establishing a support network for parents and teachers, the development of an accessible environment by adapting infrastructures, inclusive education through the development of adapted teaching methods

Tel: 70-387328
Address: P.O Box 45-120 Hazmieh-Baabda 1013 – 2010 Liban

INDYACT ORG

It all started during the July 2006 war on Lebanon, when a group of veteran and skilled activists from different countries came together to work on the worst environmental disaster in the history of the Eastern Mediterranean. More than 10,000 tons of fuel oil spilled into the sea due to the Israeli bombing of the Jiyeh power plant South of Lebanon. This group of independent activists, named the "Oil Spill Working Group", became the main source of information on the issue for the media, NGOs and other stakeholders (www.oilspilllebanon.org). Soon after, the group started representing local Not-for-Profit organizations, which lead into cumbersome bureaucratic procedures and limitations that greatly hindered the group's work.

Tel: 01 44 71 92
Address: Rmayl, Armenia Street, Jaara Building, 4th Floor, Beirut, Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon 14-5472

INSAN ASSOCIATION

3 out of 232 votes - 1.29% of the loot.

Insan Association acts to protect and promote the rights of the most marginalised individuals, families and children living in Lebanon – such as refugees, migrant workers, asylum seekers and non-identities – without discrimination of any kind, such as ethnicity nationality, gender, social origins, religion and political or other affiliations. Through the years, beneficiaries of different nationalities benefited from our services: Syrian, Kurdish and Turkmen Syrian, Iraqi, Jordanian, Egyptian, Filipino, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Ethiopian, Sudanese, Nigerian, Ghanaian, Cameroonian, Malagasy etc. All of them are living in Lebanon in very difficult conditions notably due to severe poverty, lack of legal status, isolation and racism. Excluded from the system, they fail to access basic rights and services.

Tel: 01 33 30 91
Address: Adib Ishak st, Maalouf blg, 7th floor, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon

KAFA (ENOUGH) VIOLENCE & EXPLOITATION

KAFA has been aiming to eliminate all forms of exploitation and violence against women since its establishment in 2005. It seeks to realize substantive gender equality through the adoption of a combination of different approaches, such as: Advocacy for law reform and introduction of new laws and policies; influencing public opinion, practices and mentality; conducting research and training; and empowering women and children victims of violence, and providing them with social, legal, and psychological support.

Tel: 01 392220-1 / 03 018 019
Address: 43, Badaro Street, Beydoun Bldg, 1st Floor PO BOX: 116-5042 Beirut, Lebanon

LAND FOR HOPE

1 out of 232 votes - 0.43% of the loot.

The Lebanese Association for Neuromuscular diseases L.A.N.D has been started to help spread awareness about the difficulties both patients and their families’ experience from the moment they discover their child was born with a lack of a certain gene that helps them live a normal healthy life to living with it, embracing it and enabling them to continue on living their lives uninterrupted by lack of knowledge and fear of progression. L.A.N.D will help our small community understand that living with such a disability should not hinder or stop our children or us. We are aspiring to do so by sending a wakeup call, help reach solutions, direct towards the right channels to deal with it, aid towards the proper follow up, aid in selecting & buying adequate equipment for the child, rearranging home furniture enabling freer movement within the home environment, push towards integrating our children in our society, increase their chances of empowerment, and force acceptance through education.

Tel: 03 354421 / 03 615187 / 76 985608
Address: Lebanese Association for Neuromuscular Diseases- L.A.N.D. Ground Floor, Madi BLDG. New Mar Takla, Hazmieh, Lebanon

LEBANESE RED CROSS

4 out of 232 votes - 1.72% of the loot.

The Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) is a humanitarian organization established on July 9, 1945 as an independent national society. In 1946, it was recognized by the State as a public non profit organization and as an auxiliary team to the medical service Lebanese Army. In 1947, the Lebanese Red Cross joined the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement -which has today affiliates in 175 countries- and became a member of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies ever since. Further more, it is a founding member of the Secretariat General of the Organization of the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Societies.

Tel: 01 372802- 3- 4- 5
Address: Spears Street - Kantari, Beirut, Lebanon

MADA ASSOCIATION

Mada works with different groups in various developmental and environmental projects in Lebanon to facilitate dynamics of change, through endogenous and inclusive efforts as well as policies and regulations appropriate to local realities. Mada achieves this mission by supporting marginalized persons or groups and providing a space for initiatives carried out by actors who have the potential for change, and contributing to the establishment of relationships or effective partnerships between local actors and other stakeholders. Through its activities, Mada tries to ensure long-term mobilization and to inspire new practices of leadership while contributing to the emergence of a culture of collective action and responsibility.

Tel: 03 063177
Address: Etienne Atallah Bldg, 2rd floor 20 Al Arid Str, Ain El Remaneh, Beirut - Lebanon

OPERATION BIG BLUE ASSOCIATION - OBBA

OBBA is a Lebanese environmental, non-governmental organization that seeks to protect, analyze, and monitor the coastal and marine environment against misuse or degradation and actively working on resolving the issues. Since inception in 1997, OBBA has developed a series of programs that improve the odds of environmental challenges through simple programs such as beach cleaning, delegate programs such as turtle well-being/fertilization monitoring, large-scale mindset programs such as ecological and environmental awareness campaigns, and sophisticated self-sustaining programs such as public beach management.

Tel: 01- 742700 / 01-751760
Address: Al Zarif - Toufic Tabbarah Center - 4th floor, Beirut, Lebanon

PALESTINIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION - PHRO

1 out of 232 votes - 0.43% of the loot.

Since its inception PHRO has been working in a non-discriminatory and unbiased manner with Palestinian Refugees regardless of their religion, socio-economic status, legal status and their location. PHRO's initiatives are carried out at the local, national, regional, and international levels, and seek to raise the profile of Palestinian Refugees, and to address the discrimination they face. While raising awareness on human rights amongst both refugee and host communities, PHRO encourages Palestinian communities to translate this knowledge into legitimate and peaceful campaigns focused on obtaining the recognition of their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. The organization aims to strengthen the social inclusion, participation and influence of Palestinian Refugees in their societies. Furthermore, PHRO aims to provide these refugees with the proper means, skills and knowledge to enable their active engagement in policy making which concerns their well-being and welfare, in order to better their chances of human rights based horizontal development. PHRO calls for the realization of United Nations (UN) Resolution 194, and appeals for its rightful implementation and calls for an end to Israel’s illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories. The philosophy of the founders of PHRO was centered on their Palestinian Identity, their firm belief in the Right of Return, and their unwavering commitment to justice and human rights principles.

Tel: 01 306740
Address: Mar Elias Camp for Palestinian Refugees P.O.Box: 114/5004 Beirut - Lebanon

SHOUF CEDAR RESERVE

The largest of Lebanon nature reserves, Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve stretches from Dahr Al-Baidar in the north to Niha Mountain in the south. blanketed with oak forests on its northeastern slopes and juniper and oak forests on its southeastern slopes the reserve's most famous attractions are its three magnificent cedar forests of Maasser Al-Shouf , Barouk and Ain Zhalta - Bmohary. These Cedar forests account for a quarter of the remaining cedar forest in Lebanon , and some trees are estimated to be 2,000 years old. The size of the reserve makes it a good location for the conservation of medium size mammals such as the wolf and the Lebanese jungle cat, as well as various species of mountain and plants. The Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve is a popular destination for hiking and trekking, with trails matching all levels of fitness. Bird watching, mountain biking and snow shoeing are also popular. From the summit of the rugged mountains, visitors will have a panoramic view of the countryside, eastward to the Beqa'a Valley and Qaraoun Lake, and westward toward the Mediterranean.

Tel: 05 350250/150
Address: Park house: Al Shouf - Lebanon Maasser El Shouf - Village square - facing public garden

SKOUN

2 out of 232 votes - 0.86% of the loot.

Skoun is a non-profit, Lebanese organization and the first outpatient therapeutic facility in Lebanon that offers prevention and treatment to drug users. Skoun is committed to bringing life, health and hope to drug users and their families through a sustainable treatment model for Lebanon and the Arab region. We strive to make addiction a mainstream healthcare issue and drug prevention an integrated component of education. Skoun aims to help people with addiction problems claim their lives by providing a nonjudgmental and caring environment of client-centered treatment and counseling. We deliver the tools and information necessary to reduce the harm caused by drug use and we advocate for drug policy change, increased public awareness and education regarding addiction.

Tel: 01 202 714
Address: 97 Monot St, Nakhle building, 1st floor 20272101, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon.

SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES LEBANON

1 out of 232 votes - 0.43% of the loot.

SOS Children’s Villages is a non-governmental non-profit social development network active in 133 countries around the globe. The organization works in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It has carried forth the philosophy of the founder, Dr. Hermann Gmeiner, by continuing to provide expertise in childcare, with an increased focus on supporting communities and preventing family breakdown. Support from SOS Children’s Villages Lebanon means that a child can experience a loving home in their biological families or in an SOS family in one of the four SOS Children’s Villages in Lebanon. From the very beginning, the organization has believed that each child has the right to a family and to the best possible care according to his or her situation. SOS Children’s Villages Lebanon’s focus is on the best interest of the child.

Tel: 01 499 808
Address: Monseigneur Chebli Ave. SOS building

SYRIA CAMPAIGN AND WHITE HELMETS

The Syria Campaign is a global advocacy group standing in solidarity with non-violent Syrians and their struggle for a peaceful and dignified future. The vast majority of Syrians want neither Assad nor Isis. They want an end to the violence and a democratic Syria. We are mobilising support for that struggle. We like to think of ourselves as The White Helmets biggest fans. We have no official affiliation with them, but we promote their work with videos, websites, campaigns and media support. We also run crowdfunding campaigns to help get wounded volunteers back on their feet and support the women's teams. We love them because they're unarmed and impartial, they're volunteers, and they're ordinary people who used to be teachers, flower sellers, engineers, students and have now saved over 21,000 lives. We think everyone in the world should know who they are and hear their voices.

Tel: 71 377 364 / 01 742 582
Address: Hamra St. Montreal Bldg. Floor M, Beirut, Lebanon

THE INSTITUTE FOR PALESTINE STUDIES

IPS SealThe Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS), is the oldest institute in the world devoted exclusively to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. It was established in Beirut in 1963 and incorporated there as a private, independent, non-profit Arab institute unaffiliated with any political organization or government. It is led by a Board of Trustees composed of scholars, businessmen and public figures from across the Arab world, and by a volunteer Executive Committee elected by the Board.

Tel: 01 - 868387 / 814175 / 804959
Address: Anis Nsouli Street, Verdun P.O. Box 11-7164 Beirut 1107 2230 Lebanon

THE LEBANESE CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES

Based in Beirut, we at LCPS have established ourselves as a respectable voice that contributes to the national and regional debates on issues pertaining to transparency and accountable governance. Established in 1989, LCPS operates as an independently managed, politically neutral, non-profit, and non-governmental think tank with extensive experience in research, advocacy, and training. Over the years, we have initiated many advocacy initiatives for judicial reforms, transparent budget process, decentralization and local governance, and the enhancement of the role of business associations in policy making.

Tel: 01 799301
Address: Sadat Tower Tenth floor P.O.Box 55-215 Leon Street Ras Beirut

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME UNDP LEBANON

UNDP has been operational in Lebanon for nearly five decades, since 1960. Its presence in the country has been continuous in the best of times and in the worst of times, in times of war and peace. The period immediately following the Lebanese Civil War which had raged since 1975 until 1990 and which was superimposed by further invasions and military occupation, was a period of transition for the country as well as for UNDP. As an organization, we have had to continually evolve in orientation and coverage to help in the identification of national needs and priorities in an often rapidly changing development and security setting in order to support the achievement of long-term development objectives. UNDP strives to reflect the ability and resilience of the Lebanese to adapt to continuing development challenges.

Tel: 01 962500
Address: Arab African International Bank Bldg, Riad El Solh Street, Nejmeh, Beirut 2011 5211 Lebanon P.O.Box: 11-3216, beirut, Lebanon

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