FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT JOIN MY VILLAGE

Join My Village is a unique partnership between General Mills, Cargill and the humanitarian organization CARE, which engages people around the globe who wish to follow, celebrate and support remarkable individuals in the developing world who are creating lasting change for themselves, their families and their communities. Through ongoing field updates, photos, and videos, Join My Village provides a window into how CARE programs are positively impacting entire communities.

Many CARE programs engage and serve boys and men, but we focus on women and girls because they are the largest single group impacted by poverty, as well as the most effective agents of change in the fight against poverty.  When programs are directed at women and girls, every pebble of opportunity creates multiple ripples that benefit the broader family and community, and the benefits can be passed to the next generation.  Research shows that each extra year of primary education that a girl receives boosts her future earnings by 10% to 20%, and her entire household benefits from that added income.

CARE’s programs do not exclude boys or men.  CARE recognizes the importance of inclusiveness and gender equity in community-building and welcomes the involvement of all those who are invested in sparking positive change. 

The companies that support the CARE programs featured by Join My Village, General Mills and Cargill, are both global companies with longstanding commitments to communities and corporate social responsibility – close to home as well as around the globe.  Both Cargill and General Mills are charitably active in North America, as well as other regions across the globe.  For more information on the philanthropy and corporate responsibility of these companies, please visit:

Cargill:  www.cargill.com/corporate-responsibility/
General Mills:  http://www.generalmills.com/responsibility/

Join My Village was originally created by General Mills and CARE, and further expanded when Cargill joined the platform in 2015. If you are interested in learning about how your company can take part, please contact info@joinmyvillage.com.   In addition to the awareness provided by Join My Village, the program also provides employee engagement and other benefits to companies that participate. 

For more information on Join My Village’s current partners please visit

You can participate in Join My Village simply by visiting our site, viewing our videos, Liking our content on Facebook, following Join My Village on Twitter (@JoinMyVillage) and Instagram and sharing our stories with friends. No registration is required.

Yes! If you’d like to help CARE support programs that are part of the Join My Village platform, you may donate by check or credit card. 

It is possible to make donations to Join My Village by personal check. To donate by check, simply contact CARE’s donor support team at 1-800-422-7385, and they will guide you through the process.

Yes. Online donations are processed through CARE via its data management partner VeriSign, which is certified as being in compliance with the Payment Care Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard. 

All funds that are donated to the Join My Village program go into a Join My Village fund at CARE that support projects in India, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Malawi. 

Yes, your contribution is tax-deductible as described on the receipt you will receive immediately following your donation, and to the extent allowed by law.  If you have questions about your donation, please contact CARE at info@care.org, or 1-800-422-7385.