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10 January 2008 @ 09:11 am
Joy  
It's More Joy Day! And you all bring me more joy than I could possibly describe or repay; I'm like a giant joy sponge in fandom, really. Except, wow - "giant joy sponge" sounds like a seriously unfortunate euphemism from an even worse story ("His lover caressed his pendulous spheroids, and his giant joy sponge swelled impossibly"), and I apologize for that, but you get my point. I hope.

Anyway. Today, I'd like to borrow an idea from fan_eunice and give to the causes that bring you joy, or that you think are important. I'll donate ten dollars to the first fifteen charities someone links to in the comments. And if we hit that number, feel free to keep on commenting with links and descriptions; I'd really love to know what causes all of you support. (And it will be useful for, um, later.)
 
 
 
Mara: Alton Brownmarag on January 10th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! I can't afford to donate to anything right now, so it would bring me great joy if you would donate to Second Harvest. I'm *all* about food for people who are hungry.
tried to eat the safe banana: Arms outstretched.thefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
Donated, and thank you!
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tried to eat the safe banana: Yay!thefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
Donated, and thank you!
twistedchick on January 10th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
American Friends Service Committee, which does not take political sides while providing humanitarian aid.
tried to eat the safe banana: Arms outstretched.thefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Donated, and thank you!

(Note for anyone else using this list, or if I wrap around again in 2008: minimum online donation to AFSC is $15.00.)
(no subject) - twistedchick on January 11th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - thefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
nestra on January 10th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
I'm not very original either. ACORN Katrina, for a city that I love.
tried to eat the safe banana: Yay!thefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Donated, and thank you!
(no subject) - nestra on January 12th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
utterfrivolity: Roseutterfrivolity on January 10th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
My favorite charity of all time. Not only can you choose a school based on poverty level and/or geography, but you get to pick your project!

http://www.donorschoose.org/homepage/main.html
tried to eat the safe banana: Arms outstretched.thefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
Donated, and thank you! You helped fund a project to buy accelerometers for physics students.
It's a new dawn, a new daybirdsflying on January 10th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
tried to eat the safe banana: Yay!thefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
Donated, and thank you!
peeps wanna see peeps boink: awesomemusesfool on January 10th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
tried to eat the safe banana: Arms outstretched.thefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
Donated, and thank you!
(no subject) - musesfool on January 15th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
gwynevere1 on January 10th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
tried to eat the safe banana: Yay!thefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
Donated, and thank you!
winter_elf: naptimewinter_elf on January 10th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
http://www.worldwildlife.org/

I love animals, so almost any animal organization gets my support. This one more than others since it was endorsed by Steve Irwin, and I respected his love for animals.
tried to eat the safe banana: Dogthefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
I'm a big fan of animals, too. Donated, and thank you!
(no subject) - winter_elf on January 11th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
spratsprat on January 10th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
If you don't mind donating to a small, non-local kind of cause, Triage Emergency Services is doing good work with a really difficult-to-serve population. They're a shelter and housing support agency for people with mental health issues in Vancouver's Downtown East Side.
tried to eat the safe banana: Compassthefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
Um, it won't let me donate - the donate link on their page wraps back to the how you can help page. Would you like to pick another charity?
(no subject) - sprat on January 12th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - thefourthvine on January 12th, 2008 12:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
Karita Wyrkaritawyr on January 10th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
tried to eat the safe banana: Arms outstretched.thefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
Donated, and thank you!
(no subject) - karitawyr on January 12th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - thefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - karitawyr on January 12th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
hooker 13: betty works itamberlynne on January 10th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
Camp GLOW!

Camp GLOW Bulgaria was founded in June, 2000. This week-long camp experience is held each summer in Veliko Turnovo. The camp is conducted with the goals of fostering leadership, teamwork, self-esteem, and expanding knowledge of contemporary issues facing young women. Young Bulgarian women ages 14-18 from all communities, interested in increasing their confidence and self-awareness, and in building cross-cultural bridges, are invited to apply.

:)
tried to eat the safe banana: Yay!thefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
Donated, and thank you! (Also, wow - interesting choice of charity. Awesome!)
(no subject) - amberlynne on January 12th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
jane_elliotjane_elliot on January 10th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
http://www.ywcahbg.org/

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg. Domestic violence shelter, homeless shelter, rape crisis center, and low-income childcare.
tried to eat the safe banana: Arms outstretched.thefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
Donated, and thank you! (Also, wow. I don't think I've ever seen a YWCA in person - out here, we only seem to have YMCAs.)
(no subject) - jane_elliot on January 14th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Copernica: coffeecopernica3 on January 10th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
tried to eat the safe banana: Compassthefourthvine on January 11th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. It's not letting me donate right now - I get an error message. Would you like to pick another charity, or would you rather I wait and try again later?
09 f9 11 02 9d 74 e3 5b d8 41 56 c5 63 56 88 c0laura47 on January 10th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
www.ewb-usa.org/

Engineers Without Borders
tried to eat the safe banana: Yay!thefourthvine on January 12th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
Donated, and thank you! You supported a water supply project in Cambodia.

(Note for me, for if I wrap around this list in 2008: minimum donation is $25.)
(no subject) - laura47 on January 14th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC) (Expand)