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30 December 2006 @ 02:41 pm
52 weeks ago, I started this with a post about the horrors of Darfur. Since then, conditions have only gotten worse and have begun spreading to neighbouring countries. How can a world that pretends to be civilized simply twiddle their thumbs on this issue? We're just fine with a pre-emptive strike on a country that's basically sitting idle on the evil-o-meter, but we can't move an inch toward helping out the two million people who have been forced from their homes or stand in the way of another person being added to the nearly half a million deaths?

Organization Information: http://www.savedarfur.org/content
Donation Information: https://secure.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizations/darfur/shop/custom.jsp?donate_page_KEY=1318&track=wrapper
23 December 2006 @ 06:26 pm
I didn't really care for Wonderful Life, but Rear Window, Harvey, Flight of the Phoenix, Rope, The Philadelphia Story, Liberty Valance, and even No Highway in the Sky were all pretty good.

Organization Information: http://www.jimmy.org/
Donation Information: http://www.jimmy.org/donate
16 December 2006 @ 07:53 pm
Twice in the past month, I have been without electricity for more than 24 hours. Never mind the lack of lights, television, or computers. Who cares that the traffic lights are out and no one remembers how a four way stop works. There's something far more important:

When there's no power, it gets cold.

We tend to forget that we live in climate controlled boxes that are always precisely 72 degrees, day and night, all year long. It's only when the power goes out that we realize just how much it sucks to huddle under blankets after the sun goes down.

Yet there are some people who do exactly that. Every month on my power bill, there's a check box that I ignore for the PSE Warm Home Fund. This month, I'm not going to ignore it.

Organization Information: http://www.pse.com/solutions/home_assistancePrograms.aspx
09 December 2006 @ 04:48 pm
Sixty-five years ago this week, the world changed.

Organization Information: http://www.pearlharbormemorial.com/
Donation Information: http://www.pearlharbormemorial.com/contribute
02 December 2006 @ 07:17 pm
Seven years ago this past week, grown men and women went to Seattle, put on turtle suits, and got pepper sprayed by Seattle's finest in Storm Trooper gear. It was $10 worth of pure entertainment.

Organization Information: http://www.seaturtles.org/
Donation Information: https://www.seaturtles.org/become_member.cfm
25 November 2006 @ 11:54 am
Because when choosing a field to play in, children should only have to consider whether the nasty owners or neighbours will yell at them for playing there, not if the ground will explode beneath them.

Organization Information: http://www.landmines.org/
Donation Information: https://secure3.ctsg.com/aam/donation/
18 November 2006 @ 10:29 pm
Whether the rivers overfill their banks into your living room or a 200 tower of metal crashes to earth and lowers your ceiling by a foot, the Red Cross is there to help you through the unexpected.

Organization Information: http://www.redcross.org/
Donation Information: http://www.redcross.org/donate/donate.html
11 November 2006 @ 06:30 pm
Thank you.

Organization Information: http://www.vfwfoundation.org/index.aspx
Donation Information: http://www.vfwfoundation.org/donate.aspx
04 November 2006 @ 10:22 am
In honour of Election Day coming up on Tuesday, November 7th, this week, I'm giving my $10, that's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 dollars to the Sesame Workshop, who, through Sesame Street and other educational television programs, have been teaching children how to count for close to 40 years.

Events over the past few years have proven that this basic skill is important into adulthood, and it is my hope that my donation will help to create a new television program specifically targeted toward elections officials, since they seem to sorely need a refresher course.

Organization Information: http://www.sesameworkshop.org/
Donation Information: https://sesameworkshop.org/edonations/donate.php
Because somehow, apparently, even they piss off Republicans.

Organization Information: http://www.michaeljfox.org/
Donation Information: http://www.michaeljfox.org/help/index.php