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Not everyone wants to get involved in the same way. On this page there are various options to encourage others to get involved in different causes and in different ways.

Volunteer Your Time
CommunityHealth free health clinic (Chicago, IL)
Court Appointed Special Advocates (nationwide locations)
The Conservation Foundation (Naperville, IL)
Public Allies
**Please send me more suggestions to add**

Online purchases benefiting other causes
Go through this site to many online stores. You pick a non-profit from a list to receives a percentage of your purchase from the online vendor.

Register for an Upcoming Event
+Sierra Club does local hikes and clean up events. See website for local information.
+Races (running/walking/biking) are good ways to support local, national, and international causes.
Running 06/11/2005 Run for the STARS Wheaton, IL Get Details
Running 06/11/2005 Run for the Rare Benefiting Young Adults with Cancer Chicago, IL Register
Running 06/12/2005 North Shore Half Marathon benefitting Misericordia Highland Park, IL Get Details
Running 06/25/2005 RAINBOWS RUN - Restoring Hope to Grieving Youth Schaumburg, IL Register
Running 06/25/2005 I-CARE 5K Run/Walk for Autism University Park, IL Get Details
Comprehensive Event Calendar at Chicago Athlete:

"I wish none of this happened."
"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you."
-Gandalf and Frodo in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

Sponsorship/Make a Donation/Advocacy Group News
www.crs.org (Catholic Relief Services)
www.habitat.org (Habitat for Humanity)
www.fssca.net (Foundation for Self-Sufficiency in Central America)
www.heifer.org (Heifer International)
www.data.org (Bono's "Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa")
Environmental Organizations
International Human Rights
www.phrusa.org (Physicians for Human Rights)
www.psr.org (Physicians for Social Responsibility)
"Seamless Garment" movement
www.feministsforlife.org (Feminists for Life)
http://splcenter.org/ (Southern Poverty Law Center)
www.notdeadyet.org/ (Disability rights/Anti-assisted suicide organization)
http://www.ncadp.org/ (Anti-death penalty)

Centers and Think Tanks

Write a Letter or Sign a Petition

New and used books, educational videos and electronic media such as DVD or VCR players are needed for the Ghana library project. Items can be donated at the university or, preferably, mailed directly to Ghana.

At UNM: Department of African American Studies, Mesa Vista Hall, Fourth Floor.

In Ghana: Abu Adams, Community Library, P.O. Box KN 1473, Kaneshie, Ghana, West Africa.

Money also is needed to help pay for shipping and postage. An account has been established at the New Mexico Educators Credit Union where deposits can be made. Or send checks to NMECU, P.O. Box 8530, Albuquerque, NM 87198

This will be updated with long term or very short term links and contact information for petitions. Others will be in the newsletter.

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