V.19 No.9 |
They Made It Easy for Us to Do Good Things
By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Mar 10 2010 3:29 PM ]
In the news business (*puffs cigar, leans back in chair, puts feet on desk), I often find myself saying things like, "Seems like there should be some kind of group that could ... ". Then, months later, I'll find out there's a nonprofit in the state that fills exactly that need.
The directory delivers contact information, website links, region and areas served, budget, staff size, etc.
"An estimated 6,000 nonprofits in New Mexico are conducting essential work," writes the center in a news release. These groups build "health care clinics, food banks, domestic violence shelters, job skill training programs, affordable housing, childcare, youth mentoring programs, after-school programs, arts and cultural centers, community gardens, and animal rescue and adoption sites."
The online list should make it easier for people to volunteer or make donations. You can use the search tool to find nonprofits that work in your corner of the state or on issues you care about. Plus, the center says, the nonprofits can find each other and collaborate.
V.19 No.4 | 1/28/2010
After-Math: How Much Are North Americans Giving to Haiti?
By Laura Marrich [ Mon Jan 25 2010 1:39 PM ]
Just how generous are we First World next-door neighbors when it comes to Haiti earthquake relief?
It’s being reported that the star-studded Hope for Haiti Now telethon has raised more than $57 million so far.
Up north, the similarly formatted Canada for Haiti telethon brought in $18.8-million—the Canadian federal government was responsible for half of that number, and it promises match up to $50 million in civilian contributions.
And through $10 increments, the American Red Cross’ Text 2 Help campaign pulled in about $25 million by the end of last week.
If those numbers aren’t doing it for you, just keep on texting donations to these reputable relief organizations:
To give $5 by text message:HAITI to 25383: International Rescue CommitteeYELE to 501501: YeleBABY to 20222: March of DimesHAITI to 864833: United WayCERF to 90999: United Nations FoundationBEST to 501501: Project MedishareFRIENDS to 90999: World Food ProgramHEART to 85944: Happy Hearts Fund
To give $10 by text message:HAITI to 90999: American Red CrossCARE to 25383: CAREOXFAM to 25383: Oxfam InternationalQUAKE to 20222: Clinton Bush Haiti FundAJWS to 25383: American Jewish World ServiceHABITAT to 25383: Habitat for HumanityGIVE to 25383: Partners in HealthDISASTER to 90999: Compassion InternationalHAITI to 20222: Clinton FoundationHAITI to 85944: International Medical CorpsHAITI to 52000: Salvation ArmyUNICEF to 20222: UNICEFSAVE to 20222: Save the ChildrenWORLD to 20222: World VisionRELIEFto 25383: Catholic Relief ServicesRELIEF to 30644: Automatically connects to Catholic Relief Services by phone or you can donate money with your credit card.(Source: Mobile Commons.com)
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