One of my favorite is Nothing But Nets. A charity that donates mosquito nets to combat malaria. I blame Rick Reilly, formerly of Sports Illustrated, for my involvement in this. He wrote the following articles: the first - a call to action, the second - a thank you. He tends to be a bit more eloquent and convincing than I could ever hope to be. So read the articles. Then donate some money. It’s only 10 dollars. And you could possibly save a life. I’m not going to lie and say it guarantees a life saved but it sure as hell helps.
Along those same lines, one of my faithful readers e-mailed me and pointed out that Nothing But Nets, in honor of World Malaria Day, has a game you can play that will help to donate a net. This game is good through today and up to $200,000 worth of nets to be delivered. Hopefully the contest will be closed by the time you click this because that means simply that the sponsor behind this game has already donated $200,000.
If it is consider dropping the $10 to buy a net. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation even matches your donation. So for $10 you are helping send two nets to Africa. And for all of you worried about the overhead most charities suffer from, 100% of the donation goes to the nets. Here are all kinds of FAQ from Nothing But Nets.
So click on one of those links and give a little money. It’s even tax deductible. Probably since they are a registered US public charity… but I’m no accountant. Skip your Starbucks for two days and donate some money. Coffee is gross anyway.
And finally, this blog won an award for blog of the day at FuelMyBlog.com. Which I think is pretty cool. Not really sure how it happened but I’ll take it. So check out FuelMyBlog.com and the other blogs they have for your enjoyment. They even gave me this cool picture to display, which of course I will:
Welcome to Sweden.