time, here are some “good causes” Web sites.
start with the M.K. Gandhi
Institute for Nonviolence. This is a site that will inform and
perhaps inspire all but the most diehard cynic. The Institute, founded
and run by Arun Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson) and his wife,
promotes “the philosophy and practice on nonviolence to help reduce the
violence that consumes our hearts, our homes, and our societies”.
Several great essays are provided, such as Terrorism and Nonviolence
and Nonviolence — a Way of Life.
sans Frontières is the independent humanitarian medical aid
agency whose twin objectives are providing medical assistance wherever
needed and raising awareness of the plight of the people it helps.
Chechnya, Congo, Afghanistan, Liberia, Ethiopia . . .
of pages at
Network for Good — Africa is just part of a much larger
benevolent site. Its intent is to illuminate the myriad problems
plaguing Africa — AIDS and other diseases, poverty, debt, education
deficits being the more obvious ones. Donate, volunteer, support the
people of this desperate beleaguered continent.
Hunger Site is a wonderful place where you can donate money to
feed the world’s starving without spending a cent. When you click on the
button provided, a bowl of food is provided by the site’s sponsors. It
has several sister sites, including
The Animal Rescue Site
and The Rainforest Site.