Category Archive: Charity

Sep 24 2013

No one “lets” the #FtBullies win!

In a post at Skepchick announcing new incentives for their cancer fundraiser, Melanie Mallon says, “We can’t let the #FTBullies win!” Don’t worry, we’re sitting here on top of over $5000 raised for the Light the Night foundation, and no one has to let us win. We shall seize victory in our iron grip and …

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Sep 23 2013

You’re going to make me work again, aren’t you?

Donations to the Light the Night Fundraiser are getting awfully close to the next landmark of $5000; we’re at $4748. Get there and I’m going to have to write a post about tumor suppressors, and I know you’re all just panting away with lust for that. Then there’s a long stretch to $10K, so maybe …

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Sep 21 2013

What are oncogenes?


I’m trying to raise money for the The Leukemia &amp Lymphoma Society, and I promised to do a few things if we reached certain goals. I said I’d write a post explaining what oncogenes are, while wearing a pirate hat, if we raised $2500. So here you go, arrr. If you want more, go to …

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Sep 20 2013

Skepchick joins the race

When I announced our participation in the Light the Night fundraising drive, I mentioned that another network would be joining in, too, and that we might have to set up another challenge award for beating them. Well, here they are: Skepchick has formed a team, and since our goal is to raise $10,000, they’ve set …

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Sep 19 2013

The money is trickling in

If you check out my fundraising page for the Light the Night charity, you’ll see that we broke $1000 today — we’re at $1850. It’s not enough. My obligations don’t even begin to kick in until we hit $2500, so you’ll have to do more. Also, nag Ed: he still hasn’t committed to what he’ll …

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Sep 18 2013

FtB will Light the Night!

Freethoughtblogs is gearing up to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by begging you, our readers, to donate in the name of our group. It’s easy: just go to my donation page, click on the little donation box, and type in a great big number. Or a little number if you can’t afford …

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Aug 22 2013

I just donated to The Ada Initiative

Since my daughter works in and is a student of computer science, I figured I’d better do what I can to make that field a better environment for women. You can also donate now. It’s a good cause! P.S. Matching funds! Your donation is worth twice as much if you give now! I just got …

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Jul 02 2013

Tilling the fields of the enlightenment

While I was preoccupied with promoting women’s rights in Ireland, Time magazine apparently decided that atheists were miserly skinflints who lacked a social conscience. Ed is encouraging a letter writing campaign — send your disagreement to [email protected] — but maybe we should think about sending a mission of atheist care workers to New York to …

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Jun 25 2013

To Ireland’s sanity!

Aron Ra is plugging a fundraiser for mental health in Ireland — the Guinness can’t cure everything, apparently. Tune in on 6 July and contribute.

Jun 20 2013

Charities to avoid

Never give money to any organization unless you’ve investigated it first. The Tampa Bay Times did a lot of investigating for you, and compiled a list of the 50 worst — it seems a shame that we don’t have a law that sets a threshhold for the ratio of money spent on salaries to money …

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