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Charitable resources for online donations
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Although I don't require any fee for using these resources, I do request that if you find my site useful, you take the time to make a charitable donation to "pay" for your use of this site. Some of the sites listed on this page only require a single mouse click for a donation to be made (corporate or other sponsors pay for the actual donation). Others are more traditional "get out your credit card" sites where you yourself make the payment. Either is acceptable.
Disclaimer: Everyone has different criteria for what they consider a worthy charity. The links on this page represent suggestions that I received from friends and colleagues, so please don't assume that any link on this page represents my personal endorsement of an organization; it may very well, but it also may not. Neither does the absence of a link indicate my disapproval. If you'd like to request that I add another charity, please do so via the Contact page.
- Amnesty International
- Animal Rescue
- Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief
- Canadian University Students Overseas (a Canadian version of the U.S. Peace Corps)
- Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Children's charities: ten options recommended by Mrs. Fowler's grade 4 class
- David Suzuki Foundation for environmental solutions
- Doctors Without Borders
- Habitat for Humanity International
- HealEmru.com to register for the leukemia bone marrow (stem cell) registry
- Hunger Site (plus other useful links)
- InterPares (human rights page)
- Just 50 cents: A donation of just US$0.50 can keep someone safe from seven horrible tropical diseases for a full year.
- La Lèche League International
- Nature Conservancy
- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
- Rainforest conservation
- Trees for life
- United for Peace & Justice
- Western Canada Wilderness Committee
- World Relief
Don't see one you like?
Have a look at www.freedonation.com for a long list of links to other charitable donation sites.
Also have a look at the "Food for Thought" cookbook (front matter and main text), prepared by the members of the copyediting-l discussion group as an aid to your own charitable fundraising activities.
Want to make charitable donations part of your daily routine?
Add one or more of these URLs to your computer's startup folder or directory (on the Mac and Windows, respectively; it's the same concept, but the files go in different locations). Each time you reboot, you'll be taken to the charity's page so you can click to donate before carrying on with your work.
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