There are so many worthy causes in this world that few of us have the time and energy to devote to most of them. This site is one way to help many causes with only a few minutes time a day. Click-To-Donate is a popular way to support your favorite causes even if you don't have any extra money. By clicking on your choices, sponsors will send that charity a donation. I spend less then 5 minutes each morning (after checking my email) clicking on about 25 different charities. Please review this site and support some of the many very important efforts there.





I encourage each of us to live a life based on peace. Especially in today's world we are faced with war and hatred from many directions. Let us work to create something more promising for ourselves, our children, and the children yet to come.

Those who chose the way of peace do not have an easy path. Despite many opinions to the contrary, the path of peace is very hard and dangerous. Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, and John Lennon taught us that lesson while we mourned the loss of these great men. There are great people today who fight and speak for peace. Please visit my World & Inner Peace page for links to some sites that talk of ways to live in peace and encourage peace in others. Here are more sites that dedicate themselves to peace in our world:

MoveOn.org Coalition for World Peace

The Fund For Peace Oregon PeaceWorks

Peace Magazine International Peace Bureau

World Prayers

Human Rights












Each person born is unique with their own strengths and weaknesses. We each have the potential of greatness within us; of creative or destructive actions. As we go through our lives, the choices we make - the actions we take, determine the kind of person we show to others and the kind of person we ARE within ourselves. To be judged by any other standard is senseless. The color of your skin, the heritage of your family, even such things as your religion (or lack of) or your economic condition do not determine the value of your life. Each person is valuable for who they have shown themselves to be in their lives, and for who they can become.

In my lifetime I have supported causes for the rights of African-American's who faced prejudices and violence every day. For women who are still treated by some as inferior humans who lack intelligence and value. For children who are abused, neglected, abandoned, tortured, and used for vile acts of greed. For the disabled who are passed over as if a ghost-in-reality; their skills and feelings ignored, and even their bodies and life abandoned by caregivers. For gays and lesbians who face loss of jobs, housing, family, and even death by those that can't understand that they have no choice in how they were created. All these 'causes' have a common thread: If you look at each individual for who they ARE and not what classification they can be put into, you'll find treasures everywhere. There is good and bad in each of us. The choices we made day to day are what is important.




















The Earth is the only home we have. If we don't take care of her then all other things are unimportant. Our 'progress' has taken us to the brink of our own extinction. Without action the waters and air will be so polluted that the planet will no longer be able to support life. Learn all you can... AND TEACH YOUR CHILDREN. Make an effort. Make a promise to yourself to take steps to do your part to protect and clean our environment. Here are some very helpful (and enjoyable) web sites:

Eartheasy is about sustainable living. It offers information, activities and ideas which help us live more simply, efficiently and with less impact on the environment. This is a very lovely as well as practical site that I highly recommend. It encourages simplicity in life and the site reflects this in it's beautiful yet simple presentation.

This site is dedicated to helping people find ways to take better care of our environment. To do this, they encourage each individual to actively change their personal habits, their households, and even their communities. This site is especially helpful for younger people to learn more and how they can help.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) web site provides a comprehensive environmental perspective on what's happening in the world today. You'll find everything environmental on NRDC's web site, from quick overviews and fun features to in-depth technical materials. Check them out for a lot of very valuable ideas.

WWF directs its conservation efforts toward three global goals: protecting endangered spaces, saving endangered species and addressing global threats.

Since 1993, the Environmental News Network has been working to educate the world about environmental issues facing our Earth.

Environmental Defense is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are clean air and water, healthy and nourishing food, and a flourishing ecosystem.

APROVECHO Aprovecho is a center for research, experimentation and education on alternative technologies that are ecologically sustainable and culturally responsive. Our fields of study include organic gardening, sustainable forestry, and appropriate technology. The center is located on a beautiful 40-acre land trust near Eugene, Oregon.

Health Concerns & AIDS





We can search the web and find stories and pictures from around the world showing people, especially young children, starving, sick, malnourished, dying. In African countries the AIDS epidemic is rampant with 9% of the population carrying the HIV virus. There is hunger and malnutrition all over the world including in the United States. The following organizations give more information on the problems and offer some help and solutions. The Hunger Site is a pioneer on the Internet who made the Click-To-Donate a popular way to raise funds for charitable works. Please check out these sites, learn and help where you can.

World Health Organization




When I mentioned to people that I was putting up a page about various causes each person asked me if I had included 'this' cause or 'that' cause. The truth is I would never finish if I included all the worthy causes that need attention. Spousal abuse, Saving the Rivers, Drug and Alcohol abuse, Education, Economic oppression, Free Tibet... and it goes on and on. I will add more over time so please send me what you think needs attention. Either go to the Community Forum or email me and tell me the cause and perhaps a web site that you feel has good information about your cause.

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