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If you get an e-mail called 'Help feed hungry families!' with a mash of mostly-unformatted text with a link to http://goodmoodmission.com -- it really IS from Oscar Mayer, and will do what it says. Safe to click.

Musical and West Wing actor Kristen Chenoweth (who herself is not much larger in real life than an average hotdog, I mean she's tiny!) is working with Oscar Mayer on this programme according to FeedingAmerica.org.

The exact mechanism of how tagging their website increases their donation instead of them just donating it is not explained.
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Team and personal fundraising goals don't look bad! This is an area of overlap which usually wouldn't occur simply because this is a very mundane (in the literal sense) bit of business, fundraising for a widespread disease like this. We've all been affected, after all. Family members, friends, celebrities/notables of one's personal admiration or taste... it doesn't stay in its own corner, so Second Life and/or fandom and/or whatever has to come out to get in its metaphorical face. Even the SCA - [livejournal.com profile] selenesue can tell you about this great long-running breast cancer fundraiser tourney she's participated in.

I am proud of how well this team did under the current economic circumstances. Overall? The Second Life Relay For Life as a whole has raised over A QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS. Yes, that's a bunch of people running around playing dolls with pixels. *grin* That link above is just for the Steelhead Salmons' out-world fundraising. In-world, it was at L$217,000 last time I looked at a kiosk. Amusingly, once converted into U.S. dollars, that's also about $800. One little team, US$1,600.00.

Until there's a cure, we Relay.
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Just finished Second Life's Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society - collectively, we raised close to US$200,000, but I've been up since 09:00 Saturday.

'Night.
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From [livejournal.com profile] in_the_blue (whose nifty personal LJ icon I don't have handy at the moment), who got it from [livejournal.com profile] shellebelle93 (ditto - I could at least whomp something up for her):

Go to freerice.com - each correctly-identified vocabulary word earns 10 grains of rice; every three correctly-identified words raises your identified vocabulary level.

The FAQ says it's rare to go above 48. Bragging rights, anyone?

The rice donations are paid for by the advertisers at the bottom of the webpage, and the United Nations are managing the fund.
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Click, my friends! Go out to every cybercafe and library and bagel shop in the land and CLICK! (C'mon, it's cheap!)
sff_corgi_lj: (Breast cancer Amazon)
Update!


Still pathetic! Go thou out to your local libraries and bagelshops and click! Click like the wind!
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Not even 50%?! :(

Click the image, please.
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CLICK THIS BUTTON!


YAY!

Feb. 28th, 2006 01:25 pm
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From [livejournal.com profile] stormrunner (un-LJcut because it's about time!):

Bikers roll to military funerals to oppose anti-gay protests

FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky (AP) -- Wearing vests covered in military patches, a band of motorcyclists rolls around the country from one soldier's funeral to another, cheering respectfully to overshadow jeers from church protesters.

They call themselves the Patriot Guard Riders, and they are more than 5,000 strong, forming to counter anti-gay protests held by the Rev. Fred Phelps at military funerals.

Phelps believes American deaths in Iraq are divine punishment for a country that he says harbors homosexuals. His protesters carry signs thanking God for so-called IEDs -- explosives that are a major killer of soldiers in Iraq.

The bikers shield the families of dead soldiers from the protesters, and overshadow the jeers with patriotic chants and a sea of red, white and blue flags.

"The most important thing we can do is let families know that the nation cares," said Don Woodrick, the group's Kentucky captain. "When a total stranger gets on a motorcycle in the middle of winter and drives 300 miles to hold a flag, that makes a powerful statement."

At least 14 states are considering laws aimed at the funeral protesters, who at a recent memorial service at Fort Campbell wrapped themselves in upside-down American flags. They danced and sang impromptu songs peppered with vulgarities that condemned homosexuals and soldiers.

The Patriot Guard was also there, waving up a ruckus of support for the families across the street. Community members came in the freezing rain to chant "U-S-A, U-S-A" alongside them.

"This is just the right thing to do. This is something America didn't do in the '70s," said Kurt Mayer, the group's national spokesman. "Whether we agree with why we're over there, these soldiers are dying to protect our freedoms."

Shirley Phelps-Roper, a daughter of Fred Phelps and an attorney for the Topeka, Kansas-based church, said neither state laws nor the Patriot Guard can silence their message that God killed the soldiers because they fought for a country that embraces homosexuals.

"The scriptures are crystal clear that when God sets out to punish a nation, it is with the sword. An IED is just a broken-up sword," Phelps-Roper said. "Since that is his weapon of choice, our forum of choice has got to be a dead soldier's funeral."

The church, Westboro Baptist Church, is not affiliated with a larger denomination and is made up mostly of Fred Phelps' extended family members.

During the 1990s, church members were known mostly for picketing the funerals of AIDS victims, and they have long been tracked as a hate group by the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project.

The project's deputy director, Heidi Beirich, said other groups have tried to counter Phelps' message, but none has been as organized as the Patriot Guard.

"I'm not sure anybody has gone to this length to stand in solidarity," she said. "It's nice that these veterans and their supporters are trying to do something. I can't imagine anything worse, your loved one is killed in Iraq and you've got to deal with Fred Phelps."

Kentucky, home to sprawling Fort Campbell along the Tennessee line, was among the first states to attempt to deal with Phelps legislatively. Its House and Senate have each passed bills that would limit people from protesting within 300 feet of a funeral or memorial service. The Senate version would also keep protesters from being within earshot of grieving friends and family members.

Richard Wilbur, a retired police detective, said his Indiana Patriot Guard group only comes to funerals if invited by family. He said he has no problem with protests against the war but sees no place for objectors at a family's final goodbye to a soldier.

"No one deserves this," he said.

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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Bobbi and the Strays, which is the no-kill shelter set up at JFK Airport for lost and/or abandoned ('oh, that's too expensive' *bolts* - the scum) pets, has a generous offer from an artist making unique customised jewelry for pet owners:
Yailis from www.myspecialdesign.com has graciously asked us here at Bobbi & the Strays if we want to participate in a wonderful fund-raising opportunity. How it works is that Yailis' site will donate $3.00 to Bobbi & the Strays for each pendant that is purchased from him! All you have to do is make sure to note the promotion code "B&TS" in the message option when checking out (please make sure to do this or they will not know to donate to us).
Take a look here at Yailis's work -- it's really good-looking, from the samples displayed! He also makes the sculpted pet-portraits as either fridge magnets or Christmas ornaments for a little bit more.
sff_corgi_lj: (Breast cancer Amazon)
Just a reminder -- go to TheBreastCancerSite and click once a day for sponsors to remit money to the cause. They're staging a 'click-drive' for this month and the goal is going to be missed at this rate. It's easy to help!

While you're there, take another couple minutes (depending on your bps) and click on the other good causes they have there as well. They work with First Book the same way The Leaky Cauldron does.
sff_corgi_lj: (Golden Helmet of Mambrino)
(Figures. I finally get to see an episode of Lost and Dom isn't even IN it for most of the show. And for a minute or few there, thought [livejournal.com profile] milliways_bar got good and jossed, too.)

[livejournal.com profile] awelkin was saying there's still things we can do. Well... here's a small act of faith (faith that these people are actually getting to accomplish what they're saying, faith that it'll make a difference) I know I need to get back in the habit of doing. It'll take maybe 5 minutes a day if you're not already clicking here.
TheBreastCancerSite - Fund Free MammogramsTheHungerSite - Feed the Hungry
TheAnimalRescueSite - Feed Animals in SheltersTheChildHealthSite - Protect Childrens' Health
TheLiteracySite - Give the Gift of ReadingTheRainforestSite - Save Endangered Land

And if you have a few minutes more....

FreeDonation.com accepts up to 20 clicks per subject!
Stop AIDS
Facts, Donation Totals...
 » Donate Now

Support the Arts
Resources, Donation Totals...
 » Donate Now

Defeat Cancer
Facts, Donation Totals...
 » Donate Now

For the Children
Facts, Donation Totals...
 » Donate Now
Promote Education
Facts, Donation Totals...
 » Donate Now

Protect Environment
Facts, Donation Totals...
 » Donate Now

House the Homeless
Facts, Donation Totals...
 » Donate Now

End Hunger
Facts, Donation Totals...
 » Donate Now

'AFK'

May. 8th, 2003 11:32 pm
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Since I don't have wireless and portable Internet (yet), I've spent my day off mostly at the Corporate Run. I don't do the motating, I do the tent -- guard people's stuff, guard the 6-foot sub sandwiches from the wandering predatory teenagers and occasional polite homeless person, make sure the other snacks are set out, cooler iced, etc. etc. etc.

This meant I was on my feet solid for about 3 hours (felt longer); since I got 'Sage', my calf-high ankle brace, I can actually do this. And since it's all for charity, and post-run tent leftovers go to the leading homeless shelter in the area, Camillus House, it all works out very warm-and-fuzzy.

Current snack: raw carrots in balsamic vinegar and whole-wheat Bite Sized Shredded Wheat.

Thinking of charity work, I also have to finish the table 'numbers' for my mother's group's event. She belongs to a branch of the volunteer support organization for The National Jewish Medical and Research Center, which doesn't cure you of being Jewish -- BAD joke, no biscuit -- but is the leading facility for repiratory treatment... mostly asthma. The Lorber branch has been active for decades now, scary to realise it. I'm their unofficial steath PC geek.

D'Argo got to splash (quite literally) in the ocean for the first time... Biscayne Bay, to be specific. He's my white boxer, who got written into 'Canis Mutatem,' and illustrated, too. He's too cute to be believed, and one of these days he'll have his own gallery on my pitifully out-of-date webpage.

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