We try to use the Internet to do good. We hope that offsets some of the bad that people do on the Internet. For example, many of you are familiar with (and indeed contributed to) our efforts to raise funds to buy food for the people of Dushanbe, Tajikistan when they experienced such a severe winter last year. Today we’re going to talk about something much closer to home – something on a much smaller scale. In fact, such a small scale that it will take only one of you to make a difference. But somebody has to – so if you can, don’t assume that somebody else will.
Disaboom is a social networking website created especially for the disabled – and for those living with people with disabilities and handicaps. Created by Dr. J Glen House, himself living with the disability of quadriplegia, Disaboom offers both medical expertise, and the insight of community members, who share their personal stories and experiences, and the result is a powerful resource for the handicapped where none before existed.
We’re really proud to be involved in this effort! The Boulder Dushanbe Relief effort, which is working with the United Nation’s World Food Programme, is a joint relief effort coordinated by us, and supported by the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, the Boulder Dushanbe Sister City organization, to help save the 260,000 people in Dushanbe and Tajikistan who are starving and freezing to death due to the extreme winter right now.
There are only 5 days left to help us meet our Save a Child’s Heart for Valentine’s Day Challenge! This Valentine’s Day, give a true gift of the heart by giving the gift of life – help fund heart surgery for a child. Even $5.00 will help, and you can even donate through Paypal – it doesn’t get much easier than that!
This Valentine’s Day, give a true gift of the heart by giving the gift of life – help fund heart surgery for a child. Even $5.00 will help, and you can even donate through Paypal – it doesn’t get much easier than that.
You may have already heard about Free Rice .com, the place where by playing a game to strengthen your vocaulary free rice donations are sent to the hungry. And you, like us, may have thought “this can’t be real.” But we’re here to tell you that it is real, and FreeRice .com, the brainchild of John Breen, is fun, educational, and worthy! (What more could you ask?!)
Want to send a letter to Santa, or get a letter from Santa? Well guess what! Santa is one hip dude, and is now Internet savvy! That’s right – you can now request Santa letters right online – or even send Santa letter via email! You can even request a telephone call from Santa!
If you want identity theft protection, you’ll find a friend in Card Cops. One of the best ways of preventing cyber identity theft – the best identity theft insurance – is nipping it in the bud before it can happen, and that’s just what CardCops does through their I.D. Protect program. So when Card Cops come a’calling you, saying that someone has your information and is in the process of selling or stealing your identity, pay attention!
Monday, April 16th, saw the horrific shootings at Virginia Tech. Tuesday we posted the full text of the emails sent by VA Tech to warn the students of the shootings as they were going on. Today, while the friends and families of the shooting victims – as well as all of the students and faculty at Virginia Tech who lived through the terror – struggle to make sense of it and to overcome their ordeal – we ask you to please, please take a minute to make a donation -any donation of any amount – to the fund that has been set up at Virginia Tech to help with grief counselling and expenses.
The Site for the Cure is a site which allows anyone participating in any charity event such as a walk, race, run or ride for charity to talk about what they are doing and why they are doing it, to talk about the event, and to link to their own sponsor page in order to raise sponsorship funds.
Did you know that you can listen to NPR online? Online or off, if you’ve ever enjoyed National Public Radio – be you a frequent or only occasional listener of NPR radio, we hope that you’ll read on. NPR radio affiliate KQED makes all of their programming available on the web for free – NPR Fresh Air, NPR All Things Considered, NPR Car Talk, NPR Morning Edition – all of the NPR programs are there. This week is fund-raising week at KQED, and we want to help. So, make a donation online, through the KQED website – send us the receipt for your donation (they will email you the receipt) – and we will send you your choice of any of our own ebook publications for free!
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Free online fax services are still around, you just have to know where to look for it! You can send faxes over the Internet, to regular fax machines, for free, using the Free FaxZero site!