Doing Good on the Internet Online Fundraising Activities to Raise
Donations for Charity Organizations. Please support these worthy
organizations to make the world a better place.
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee offers a natural habitat
refuge for old, sick or needy African and Asian elephants. Its
2,700 acres in Hohenwald, Tennessee provide a better life for
elephants no longer wanted by zoos or the circus. Here elephants
are cared for in a natural environment without the demand to
be on display or performed forced labor. You do have the option
to watch them in real time on your computer through the "Elecam."
If you believe elephants deserve a better life, lend your support
to The Elephant Sanctuary.
Mercy Corps is an organization that has the expertise and experience
to make a real difference in disaster situations, such as the
current crisis in the Louisana and Mississippi. They come in
and employ those in the area in the mission of clearing the devastation
and rebuilding. A full 92% of the money you donate goes directly
to help those in need, and unusually efficient use of resources.
This group provides phone cards to military personnel and hospitalized
veterans so that they can call home. You may request a card for
yourself or someone esle, or make a generous donation so that
a serviceperson in a tough situation overseas or trapped in a
hospital bed will get to brighten their day with a call to loved
Your donation provides livestock, such as rabbits, goats, sheep
and water buffalo to give those in need the opportunity to help
themselves and their villages become self-sustaining. Consider
giving an animal or share of an animal in the name of a loved
one. This is definitely the gift for those who have everything...and
care about helping the less fortunate. Be especially generous
and give an Ark of 15 pairs of animals to make the world a better
place (hint: The Ark makes an excellent project for conscientious
individuals, community and church groups). View
to Feed Kids Fun Site
Heifer International presents real stories about kids around
the world, plus online games, e-postcards, other fun activities,
and ways you can help hungry people be better fed. Looks at Books
recommends more to read and learn at your library or bookstore.
What better way to introduce youngsters to the needs of those
in other lands and the joy that comes from personally helping
to make the world a better place.
Room to Read gives you the opportunity to build and dedicate
a school in Nepal or Vietnam. Incredibly, many individuals and
small groups have the resources that will build a school as a
cooperative effort with the residents of these impoverished areas,
and stock it with a library of books. YOU can have a major positive
effect on generations of children.
Abroad With Global Volunteers
Make a difference in one, two or three weeks. No special skills
are needed. Here's a unique opportunity to combine meaningful
service with unmatched cultural learning opportunities. Service
projects include child care, tutoring or teaching English, conservation
work, health care, construction & repair, and more. Over
150 service teams currently support 90 host communities on five
continents year-around. Your help is needed now. In special consultative
status with the United Nations.
Oxfam America is part of an international development organization
dedicated to creating lasting solutions to hunger, poverty and
social injustice around the world. Oxfam provides the support
and resources that local grassroots groups need to help themselves
build self-sufficient communities. Oxfam also advocates among
national and international leaders to support policies that make
it possible for people to end poverty and hunger all over the
Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders (also known as Médecins Sans Frontières
or MSF) delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict,
epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and to others
who lack health care due to social or geographical isolation.
Each year, more than 2,500 volunteer doctors, nurses, other medical
professionals, logistics experts, water/sanitation engineers,
and administrators join 15,000 locally hired staff to provide
medical aid in more than 80 countries.
the Blind and Dsylexic
RFB&D offers textbooks that are recorded on audio cassette
and CD for those people with "print disabilities"
those who can't effectively read standard print because of a
disability. It started in 1948 to provide recorded textbooks
to veterans blinded in World War II. Now, RFB&D distributes
more than 243,000 recorded textbooks and E-text titles to members
around the world. Your donations are needed to support this effort
and you may also volunteer your time to help record textbooks
Space Shuttle Children's Trust
This nonprofit fund was established in 1986 to aid the children
of the astronauts killed on the space shuttle Challenger. Since
that time, it has provided $1.2 million for the educational,
health and support needs of the children left behind. Now you
can help support the 12 children left behind by the loss of Space
Shuttle Columbia's crew. Mail donations to the Space Shuttle
Children's Trust Fund, P.O. Box 34600, Washington, D.C. 20043-4600
Reeve Paralysis Foundation
The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation is committed to funding
research that develops treatments and cures for paralysis caused
by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders.
The Foundation also vigorously works to improve the quality of
life for people living with disabilities through its grants program,
paralysis resource center and advocacy efforts. Support the inspiring
leadership begun by the late Christopher Reeve to bring a better
life to the spinal cord disabled.
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