Monday, November 19, 2007

Help Bangladesh Cyclone Victims

Cyclone Sidr hit the southwestern region of Bangladesh leaving an extensive trail of destruction in its wake. The immediate needs that are urgently required include food and non-food items, emergency shelter, basic health care, clean water and the provision of basic relief items.

Donate to one of the charities below who are providing emergency relief on the ground.

Delivering emergency food rations, plastic water containers and pumps to remove polluted water from areas where it is likely to cause contamination

Helping the Bangladeshis who have been displaced and lost their homes, crops and livelihoods

Sending volunteers to the affected districts continue to evacuate people and provide relief

GlobalGiving's Fund for Bangledesh
Dispursing funds to organizations with active projects working with vulnerable communities in Bangladesh, including those supporting victims of the cyclone.

Distributing thousands of essential items for survival to children and families

Rushing emergency aid to families displaced by Cyclone Sidr

World Vision
Planning an aid response for families in the Mongla region of southern Bangladesh

If you would like to donate to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies that are doing immediate relief work in the area you can make a donation from their website directly at

Friday, November 16, 2007

Support families globally

Are You in the Movement Changing the World?

Join the 1 million moms uniting virtually to spread awareness and support a cause you love.

Change the world with your photo on the Million Mom Picture Page.

About the Million Mom Picture Page:
The “Million Mom Picture Page” is a monumental movement for mothers. It was created to allow moms, to have a virtual place to support their favorite cause(s) from the comforts of their home. In efforts to raise over $5 Million for charitable organizations, the Million Mom Picture Page is utilizing 1 million pixels, broken down into 10,000 boxes on its site (“pixel”= a single point in a graphic image; short for picture element, using the common abbreviation “pix” for “picture”). Each box will contain 100 pixels (or 100 picture profiles). We will use the image of the first “Mother”- Mother Earth, as the image for the backdrop. For just a modest donation ($5 minimum), each donor is given 1 picture profile where they can upload fun facts and a photo. As participants continue to join in the virtual march, the moms’ images will gradually shed light upon the earth, and have it glow with radiance. Thus creating an immense visual-virtual march of 1 million moms that will truly make herstory!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Explore the New Beliefnet

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Help victims of the floods in Mexico

Emergency relief efforts are underway for thousands of people affected by a series of storms that caused the worst flooding in Mexico's history and tore through the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Thousands are being evacuated to neighboring states while some 300,000 people remain trapped in their homes by the flooding.

You can help the victims of this disaster by making a donation to one of the organizations below:

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
Providing food baskets for families in the Dominican Republic whose homes were swept away by the floods, or were rescued from the roofs of their homes

Catholic Relief Services
Providing food, water, blankets and other basic emergency supplies to thousands of affected families

Church World Service
Supporting an effort by a local partner organization to assist the most vulnerable and most impoverished; the ones who have not received assistance by local and national authorities during previous emergencies

Medical Teams International
Sending relief workers for initial disaster response and will assess where volunteers and supplies are needed

Save the Children
Assisting children and families affected by the deadly storm that battered the island of Hispaniola

World Vision
Working to ensure the safety of local families while they wait for roads to be cleared. Their Mexico staff is helping to move people to temporary shelters located in schools, parking lots, hospitals, and higher elevation areas

Create a charity badge for one of these organizations; you can spread the word to family and friends making a difference for the victims in need.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Southern California Fires

Raging wildfires have destroyed thousands of homes across Southern California.

To make a cash donation:
Your donation can help organizations obtain goods and services locally to issue assistance to victims.

San Diego Humane Society and SPCA
Help to rescue and evacuate pets

Volunteer San Diego
Support their Disaster Program which allows them to meet volunteer needs locally

San Diego Foundation
Support their After-the-Fires fund which will provide food, shelter, housing and address healthcare needs of the victims.

Next Of Kin Registry (NOKR)
Help reunify individuals and families displaced by these tragic fires

San Diego Zoo
Help restore the Wild Animal Park habitats affected by the fires by donating to the Zoological Society of San Diego.

American Red Cross
On Monday, 10/29 the American Red Cross issued a statement thanking donors for their support and stating that sufficient funds have been raised to cover its costs associated with the California wildfires crisis.

To offer non-cash donations (blankets, food, etc):
Please call a special hotline set up by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to offer your non-cash donations:

To volunteer:
Search for ways to volunteer at

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Explore causes at AIMforGood

Donate, volunteer, chat and blog about causes that matter to you -- all in one location at A new AOL site from AIM brings the chatting world of AIM to causes such as animal welfare, the environment, youth issues, natural disasters and more.

--Check out AIM for Good

--Create an AIM for Good Charity Badge

--Join the AIM for Good Charity Forum

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

5 ways to prevent breast cancer

Because only 1 out of 10 women who have breast cancer have a genetic history of the disease, what women put on and in their bodies can make the difference. Pure Prevention helps women identify the environmental causes of the disease and inspires them to make smart choices about the products they use every day.

ACT; 5 everyday actions that can help reduce your risk of breast cancer

ASK; get the facts and test your Pure knowledge

LIVE; make pure choices every day

Support breast cancer prevention by making a donation to Breast Cancer Fund today.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remembering 9/11

On the anniversary of September 11th, we join thousands of individuals nationwide in plans to engage in acts of kindness and service honoring victims, survivors and volunteers. Get involved in your community today.
Post your own good deed plans for 9/11

Enter your zip code and find volunteer opportunities in your community

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Hurricane Felix slams into Central America

Felix hit the Caribbean coastline of Nicaragua and Honduras as a Category 5 hurricane, the most powerful type of storm, and then weakened to a Category 3 within hours. Despite losing strength, the storm is still battering coastal areas with high winds bringing with it the threat of major flooding. Thousands have fled the area, but many indigenous people are said to be stranded on the Honduran border.

Help victims of this storm by supporting the relief efforts:

CARE; Donate Now
Preparing its immediate relief efforts to reach an initial 23,000 people with food, water, sanitation services and shelter supplies.

MADRE; Donate Now
Sending emergency aid to women and families threatened by storm; also helping victims affectively rebuild their communities on a stronger foundation.

>Read updates from residents and tourists in Central America
>View coverage of the storm

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Help midwest flood victims

Rain storms, including remnants of Tropical Storm Erin, have caused persistent flooding throughout parts of the Midwest and southern U.S. The flooding has damaged thousands of homes and businesses, and has claimed at least twenty lives. Many of these areas were already saturated from the elevated rainfall during previous weeks. As relief operations in Texas and Oklahoma continue, approximately 20 counties in Minnesota, Wisconsin and northeast Iowa are under assault by more recent flooding, much of it along the Mississippi river.

American Red Cross; Donate Now
Providing sheltering, food, damage assessment and counseling as families begin to recover from their losses.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Hurricane Dean

Hurricane Dean hit Jamaica and then slammed into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 5 storm; electricity was out in Chetumal where the eye of the storm hit. Most residents in the coastal heeded warnings to seek shelter or evacuate.

Many charities are in touch with their Mexico-based staff members monitoring the storm damage and preparing to mobilize relief supplies, delegates and/or financial assistance as needed.

>View photos from Hurricane Dean
>Support the American Red Cross National Disaster Fund
>Support Food for the Poor

Forecasters do not believe the storm presents a threat to the United States, although officials in Texas continue to make storm preparations just in case Dean's path takes an unexpected turn.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Help Peru Earthquake Victims

A powerful earthquake shook Peru killing hundreds and injured at least 1,000. Many people were killed in the rubble of their homes and some were in a cathedral when it collapsed.

You can help victims right now by supporting the charities below:

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC); Donate Now

Mobilizing efforts to help those in need

American Red Cross; Donate Now
Supporting the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in its response to the earthquake

Call 1-800-257-7575 to speak to someone at the Red Cross in Spanish

CARE; Donate Now
Assessing the humanitarian needs and will respond accordingly

CHF International; Donate Now
Mobilizing staff to assess needs and damage, and designing both immediate and long-term recovery programs

Direct Relief International; Donate Now
Offering assistance to the Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS) and healthcare partners

MADRE; Donate Now
Responding with urgently needed items like blankets, clothing, food and medecine

Oxfam; Donate Now
Assessing damage and humanitarian needs in the region south of Lima

Partners of the Americas; Donate Now
Focusing on short-term relief for disaster-stricken areas

Save the Children; Donate Now
Conducting a rapid assessment of the needs of children and their families, and to provide lifesaving relief

World Vision; Donate Now
Helping to deliver relief survivors

UNICEF; Donate Now
Transporting emergency supplies and making sure the affected population has safe water

Volunteers for Inter-American Development Assistance (VIDA); Donate Now
Delivering donated medical and disaster relief supplies

You can also support recovery projects in Peru at GlobalGiving

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Help Flood Victims

Areas across northern and central Texas have been hit with floods that have submerged hundreds of homes and businesses. Heavy rains have also caused flooding in Oklahoma and Kansas. Victims need your help to provide things like meals, snacks, and shelter while relief groups assess the ongoing assistance that these communities will require.

Donate Now

American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

Donate Now
Catholic Charities of Central Texas

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Wedding Favors for Charity

Looking for wedding favors that are unique, meaningful, and will always remind guests of your special day? Make a donation to your favorite charity in honor of your guests—the most personal gift you can give:

* Honor a loved one with a donation to their favorite charity.
* Celebrate your community with a donation to a local charity.
* Remember a family member with a memorial donation.
* One for each of you? Choose two charities.

How Favors for Charity Works:

* Decide how much to donate; give a set amount or a few dollars per guest.
* Order place cards to let your guests know about your gift. (optional)
* Make a donation and purchase place cards; we will send you a receipt
* We make the donation to the charity of your choice.

Get started today!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Midwest Tornadoes

A deadly tornado struck southwestern Kansas destroying most of the town of Greensburg. You can help those affected by the tornado by helping to provide shelter, food and emergency supplies.

>Make a Difference. Volunteer.
>American Red Cross: Donate Now!
>Safe and Well List: report your status or search for a loved one

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Help the VA Tech community

You can remember and honor the victims of the tragic events by making a donation to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund. The fund was established by the university to aid in the healing process and generate financial support.

Money raised will be used to cover expenses such as:
Assistance to victims and their families
Grief counseling
Communication expenses
Comfort expenses

You can also spread the word about the memorial fund by adding the charity badge at right to your website, blog or social networking page; all you have to do is click on "copy" and you can display the badge anywhere online.

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Eco Chic Flowers for Mom

Since Eco Chic is all the rage these days, why not give an organic bouquet to Mom this year for Mother's Day? You can send fabulous flowers that benefit charity through Flowers for Good. She’ll love it and it supports mother earth!

>Order any flowers or product from; all flowers are grown using the best certified sustainable practices

>Choose from among 10 charities; learn more

>We'll include a message about your donation when we send your flowers!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Alabama and Georgia Tornadoes

Tornadoes have hit areas all over the South this past week, killing and injuring many people in its path as well as destroying local businesses and houses. You can help victims affected by the disaster.

>American Red Cross: Donate Now!
>Alabama Disaster Relief Drive
>Give blood

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Flowers for Good

Not sure how to thrill your Valentine this year? We have a GOOD way! Give Flowers for Good; your Valentine will love them and so will some of your favorite charities!

>Order any flowers or product from; all flowers are grown using the best certified sustainable practices

>Choose from among 10 charities; learn more

>We'll include a message about your donation when we send your flowers!

If you are feeling lucky, you can register to win the World's Tallest Roses!

It's Tax Time!

As tax time draws near, be sure to access your donation history and claim your tax deduction.

You can also find answers to common questions about charity and tax deductions in the Network for Good Tax Guide