Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Best Buys' Third Annual Te@ch Program To Award More Than $3.5 Million To K-12 Schools

In the spirit of Back to School, I wanted to let you know about Best Buys' te@ch program, which rewards schools that are using interactive technology to make learning fun for kids.

In the past two years, more than 2,000 schools have been awarded nearly $6 million to help them expand or enhance existing programs that use the school's available technology to make learning fun for kids.

For more details and to see how you can apply, see the... Best Buy's Te@ch Program Homepage.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Eight Year Old's Fundraiser For Katrina

8 year old Hart Simpson was inspired by news of the Katrina disaster to raise over $300 for the survivors fund...

Katrina Fundraiser

Link to Story at wral.com


Thursday, September 01, 2005

Katrina Donors: Know Who You Are Contributing To

I read this entry in Brian Krebs' Washington Post blog today...

Katrina Phishing Scams Begin

And this followup story...

Katrina-Related Scams, Continued

These articles point out a very important issue that everyone donating online should be aware of. Just because a website claims to be collecting donations for disaster relief funds, it doesn't mean that they are a legitimate charity worthy of your donation.

The links below take you directly to the online donation pages for the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army. These organizations have a long track record of providing help when it is needed. When you donate through these links, you can be assured that your contribution will be used in the most effective way to help the people who need it the most.

American Red Cross Online Contribution Page

Salvation Army Online Contribution Page