Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Shelter for Girls in Kenya

This is from a friend of mine who spends a lot of her time trying to make the world better. She asked me to post this today. Today is a great day to help her because its 'bonus' day and your gift will be matched.

We are currently taking part in a fund raising competition with a project called "Tareto Maa". http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/protect-70-girls-from-genital-mutilation-in-kenya/ Tareto Maa runs a shelter in Kenya for girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation and early enforced marriage. The challenge runs from now until December 31, 2011 (2359 hrs EST).

One way to help us win some extra funds for the project is to just share the project page on facebook by hitting its "share" button on Global Giving (right below "donate" on the right side of the page). The 5 projects who have raised at the end at least $2,000 from at least 25 different people and have shared their project page through this way the most on facebook will win an extra bonus of $300.

In addition, the project with the greatest number of unique donors at the end will be awarded a bonus of $2,000. Currently we are this project, hooray :) - and if we keep it like this, that would be just fantastic! Because an extra bonus of $2,000 would mean that we could build another urgently needed dormitory for the girls.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Adopt a Gorilla

A few years back I adopted Gorillas for my family for Holiday presents. I adopted them through the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.

This is a great organization that really helps Gorillas.

kiva loans to Julia's

New Kiva loans to Julia's:

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Yearly donations

I donated to the following organizations:

Doctors without Borders
Secular Humanists
Alley Cat Allies
Green America
Tree People
Amnesty International
Union of Concerned Scientists
Habitat for Humanity
the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.