September 20, 2007 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Comment Diversions | September 20, 2007 |


I want to thank all of you who participated in this week’s comment diversion, naming a charity in which the site will donate $250 and kindly, not-at-all-like-an-NPR-fund drive, solicit donations from our readers. Suggestions were plentiful, and there were a lot to choose from. However, for the sake of attempting to get as many people involved as possible (please don’t let that sound like fundraising speak), I wanted to pick the top five mentions and allow you, again, to vote in a poll for which nonprofit you’d like to support the most.

So, please choose one among these five (and I do apologize to those nonprofits that didn’t make the list; I appreciate the impassioned support many of you put behind them).

Opinion Polls & Market Research

For those unfamiliar, here’s some information I stole from the respective websites:

Heifer International: Heifer International is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to relieving global hunger and poverty. It provides gifts of livestock and plants, as well as education in sustainable agriculture, to financially-disadvantaged families around the world.

Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat has built more than 225,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1 million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter.

Doctors without Borders: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.

ASPCA: The ASPCA was formed to alleviate the injustices animals faced, and we continue to battle cruelty today. Whether it’s saving a pet who has been accidentally poisoned, fighting to pass humane laws, rescuing animals from abuse or sharing resources with shelters across the country, we work toward the day in which no animal will live in pain or fear.

Oxfam International: Oxfam International is a confederation of 13 organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. (Note: Donations to Oxfam will be doubled, thanks to an existing matching fund).

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Doctors, Houses, Dogs, and Heifers: Vote for Your Favorite

An Afternoon Polling Diversion / Dustin Rowles

Comment Diversions | September 20, 2007 | Comments ()




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