I think this is my new favorite non profit organization….
clowns without borders-usa
CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS offers laughter to relieve the suffering of all persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis including refugee camps, conflict zones and territories in situations of emergency. We bring levity, contemporary clown/circus oriented performances and workshops into communities so that they can celebrate together and forget for a moment the tensions that darken their daily lives. Right now the US chapter is active in Guatemala in response to Hurricane Stan, in South Africa, and soon in Haiti and the Sudan.