Apparently so. Several different charity-type programs have come to my attention in the past couple days, so I thought I'd link to them so that anyone who's inclined to donate time or money can do so. Yay for helping others!
SixApart is offering free $30 gift certificates
for everyone who requests one by October 1st. You e-mail them to ask for one, and then get to pick out a program to donate to. Doesn't cost anyone but 6A a penny, and you get to help classrooms in need! telophase
found three different programs trying to raise money to bring manga into the classrooms and posted the info here
. Help more kids experience the joys of manga! :Dmadame_maya
also pointed out projectdownload
. It's a project in which a woman in need of money for surgery is trying to achieve the number of downloads necessary to get a cash reward from MegaUpload to pay for it. I know, I know; sounds fishy, right? But it really does seem on the up-and-up. She's not even asking for money, all you have to do is download a tiny text file. They're virus- and spyware-free, and take only a few seconds to download. Worst case scenario: it's a joke or a scam, in which case you're only out a few minutes of your life. Best case scenario: someone who really needs help gets it, and you get good karma for helping! The links can be found here
While we're on the subject of charity, and since it's almost that time of the year again, I thought I might also point out the NaNoWriMo donation section
. If you've enjoyed NaNoWriMo in the past, I'd strongly urge you to think about tossing a few bucks in the hat. It's tax-deductible, and NaNoWriMo is always in need of the bucks to fund its programs (like the Young Writers Program
). Plus, you get little treats, depending on how much you donate!
Also, I recently came across those charity-click sites again. I know many of you are already familiar with them, but I thought I'd link in case you forgot about them like I did. :) They're sponsor funded, and all you have to do is visit the site and click a button and the sponsor gives money to the cause. If you are so inclined, you can also purchase goodies in the shops, with all the profits going to the charities. Save The World - One Click At A Time!
On each of these websites, you can click a button to support the cause -- each click creates funding, and costs you nothing! Bookmark these sites, and click once a day!
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