New Options for Do-Gooders

I’ve added a couple new items to the “Do Some Good” sidebar:

  • The Fight Aids link goes to the World Community Grid, a distributed computing effort that allows you to donate your unused computer time to a couple of giant research projects, among them an effort to find more effective protease inhibitors to deal with HIV. (Windows and Linux only so far, unfortunately.) Best of all, it doesn’t cost you a dime.
  • Help Bill Help Nehemiah Project goes to the fundraising page of Bill Cunliffe. Bill is my sister-in-law’s brother who lives in London and is running in the London Marathon on April 23 to benefit the Nehemiah project, an organization that helps people with a variety of addictions and other issues to overcome them by living in close-knit community. Great work. Bill needs a few hundred pounds more to reach his fundraising goal, so go chip in! (You can use a US credit card — the bank will do the currency conversion for you automatically.)
  • Give a Cow links to Mercy Corps’ “Cow Kit”, which allows you to fund the gift of a cow for an economically marginal agrarian family. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving.
  • UPDATE: Seth is riding in the PMC again this year, so go Help Seth Fight Cancer!