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Orangutan Outreach has paired up with Custom Grapes to bring two lovely causes together: a love of great wine and a desire to conserve the world's orangutans. Grapes for Apes is a collection consisting of 5 Chilean varietals and a Spanish Cava each priced at $19.99, with $7 of that going to save and protect red orangutans in Indonesian. And you can be reminded of your good deed each time you open a bottle as the little face of an orangutan is printed right on every label.
Via Green Daily
Gallery: Grapes for Apes Wine Varieties
It seems lately that this country is having a lot of issues in a lot of different areas, but one of the biggest is health care. Millions of children in this country are without health insurance and live in families that cannot afford to pay for their basic medical needs. The Children's Health Fund works to provide guaranteed health access for all children nationwide, along with contributing healthcare support services during emergencies (9-11, Hurricane Katrina). The Children's Health Fund was founded back in 1987 by pediatrician Irwin Redlener, MD and singer/songwriter Paul Simon.
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Being rich isn't always about being famous, in fact many wealthy individuals go to great lengths to keep out of the spotlight -- even when it comes to being recognized for generous gifts to charity. Recently I posted on billionaire Chuck Feeney and his anonymous "giving while living" motto, but he's not the only one out there that wants to give money away without being recognized -- as one donor put it "I don't want to walk into the coffee shop and have strangers come up and talk to me about this gift."
The reasons why this trend is growing vary wildly, sometimes it's a simple matter of safety and privacy and sometimes it's about family politics -- they don't want all their relatives knowing how much they really have. Anonymous giving is generally a good thing, I think. After all, it's about the charities, not the donors who keep them going.
Although opportunities abound in this country, many of them depend on having a decent education and a basic skill set that isn't always available to many of young people -- especially those living in urban areas. Year Up is a year long program for urban young adults age 18-24 aimed at filling in the educational cracks and giving them the tools and skills they need to move on to higher education and full-time jobs. Originally founded in Boston 5 years ago, Year Up now also has locations in New York, Providence, and Washington D.C.
Via LA Times Travel Blog
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