The charity of the day is something that happened that makes me proud to be a Nerdfighter. The Foundation to Decrease Worldsuck is a nfp charity. The money donated to the foundation, through this site, and sales proceeds from DFTBA records and other fundraisers, will be distributed among a number of worthy charities. How do we know they’re worthy? Because on December 17th and 18th we will take over YouTube with The Project For Awesome!, and event where YouTubers from all over the world make and vote for videos on their favorite charities. The top votees will receive a cut of the funds. Last years Project for Awesome raised $483,296 in 48 hours for 10 charities, including some of those named earlier in this game.
Donate, and then tune in to YouTube on December 17th and 18th to follow the count and watch the show.
Sometimes it’s about taking care of your own, which is why today’s charity is Children’s Charity of Greater Binghamton. My lovely hometown is in great need. Many families lost everything and were displaced in the 2006 and 2011 floods. In addition, manufacturing jobs have dropped by 64% in the last decade. Approx. 30% of the population lives below the poverty line here. Single-female families make up over 62% of the impoverished population in the area, and the largest chunk of residents listed below the poverty line are 18 and under. 40% of children in Binghmaton live under the poverty line. The Children’s Charity of Greater Binghamton was formed for the charitable purpose of providing the tools and resources needed to help children, in the Greater Binghamton area, develop emotion-ally, financially and physically as they grow into young adults.
Donate online to the American Red Cross fund of your choice including disaster relief, your local Red Cross or wherever the need is greatest. Your gift aids relief efforts and victims of disaster.
Today’s charity of the day is the American Red Cross. In 2012, a little over 90% of donations went to programming expenses, and the Red Cross is still on of the best ways to get money to places in need. As we enter this holiday season, I’d like to remind people that this organization gives you so many ways. Take CPR/AED/ First Aid training (did you know that since AED’s arrived, survival with CPR and AED has reached nearly 50%?), give a pint of blood if you’re allowed to, donate money (it can be donated to where it is needed most, your local chapter, or disaster relief), or volunteer with them.
It’s one of the few charities that guarantees you will help someone. And I know it is true, because thanks to camp, I’ve had the pleasure of REALLY using my training. I still have nightmares, but somewhere there’s a kid who really appreciates my existence.
Made this for my fb cover. Thought some others might enjoy it. I took the original picture (Rex sans hat) in July at the St. Louis Science Center. This was a wonderful day for me. After living in the Lou for years, I was unable to find a job in MO post grad school and had to move back to NY. This was my first time back since graduation.
LOVE146 I End Child Trafficking & Exploitation Since 2002, Love146 has been working towards the end of child trafficking and exploitation by caring for survivors, preventing it from happening and empowering a growing Abolition movement.
The charity of the day today is Love146, working to end child trafficking. They’re in excellent standing, with a high program output vs overhead expenses (71% of incoming money goes into program expenses). Love 146 works specifically in rehabilitation and prevention, but works closely with other organizations that rescue.
Project Linus is still one of my favorite charities. And is especially awesome for the crafty types. The idea is simple-make homemade blankets full of love for children. The blanket goes to local hospitals, foster homes, safe houses and shelter. It is given to a child. Joy and warmth.
In honor of a great man, and a new wonder (Miss Lucy joined us today at 1 lbs. 2 oz.), today’s charity of the day is the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. Working to save the children of the world from hunger, exploitation, abuse and homelessness, the foundation was started in 1995 by Nelson Mandela, and quickly funded hundreds of projects to help shape and nurture our future leaders.
For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme.
What if I told you, you could play a game, anytime, anywhere, for free, and save the world? That is exactly what Free Rice is. For every right answer you get, 10 grains of rice is donated to the World Food Programme (why yes, it is 2 charities for the price of one today). Even better, there are all sort of resources available on the website, including lessons for teachers and certificates for young players. With 21 games to chose from, and 8 categories, Free Rice ket’s you review for SATs, A&P, Geography, 5 languages + English vocab and grammar, chem, multiplication and pre-algebraic math, and even art history and literature. Log in with your facebook, and keep track of your earnings and scores. http://freerice.com