THP Mention in New York Times Article by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Nicholas Kristof


Nicholas D. Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week.

In his January 23 column, Kristof shared the story of the Salwen family, who decided to sell their home and donate half the proceeds to charity. "We essentially traded stuff for togetherness and connectedness," Kevin Salwen says.

In the article, Kristof notes, "One reason for that togetherness was the complex process of deciding how to spend the money. The Salwens researched causes and charities, finally settling on the Hunger Project, a New York City-based international development organization that has a good record of tackling global poverty."

Read the full article.

Learn more about the Salwen family and their forthcoming book, The Power of Half: One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back, by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen, forthcoming (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, February 10, 2010).

Listen to an interview with Hannah and Kevin Salwen on Public Radio International, where they talk about why they find THP to be "a cut above" other organizations.

Watch the Salwens on CBS Sunday Morning News and ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

Learn more about THP: Watch our overview video.

Learn more about the work the Salwens fund in Africa: THP's Epicenter Strategy mobilizeswomen and men in clusters of rural villages to create and run their own programs to meet basic needs.

Follow the Salwen family's lead: Give Now!