Do Something Useful

Below are lists of Links to different Charities and Organisations that are trying to do some good in this world.

If you, like me, feel that the world is a disaster site of human incompetence and atrocity, and would like to see something done about it then you only have to do two things:

  1. Believe that together we can make a difference.

  2. Join in with the people already out there making a difference by donating, volunteering, promoting or even just learning about some of the causes out there that desperately need your support.

Take Part‘s website is a great place to start. It is well presented and contains a lot of information on a wide range of issues that our world and societies are facing today:

TakePart is an independent online community that connects its members directly to the issues that inspire them to engage, contribute and take action. Our team of editors, writers, and researchers curate and deliver actions in context with in-depth primers to the social, environmental, political and cultural issues of our day.

Our growing global community includes citizens, activists, and large and small non-profits. We invite local and community groups to interact, explore issues, share resources, develop campaigns and use our platform to promote the causes they care most about.

Taking action and making change are just a click away. By joining TakePart, individuals and organizations become part of a networked media hub. We’re all here to facilitate collaboration, promote causes and pool resources to create real change in real communities.

In a nutshell, we offer original and engaging storytelling, up-to-date news and smart curation of sharable, sobering facts. Our powerful technology platform connects the dots between the daily swirl of headlines and the things large and small we each can do to make positive change in our lives and our communities.

We are about action. We are about motivation. And we are about to help a lot of people do a lot of good things.

– The Editors

 

International [INTL]:
  • Greenpeace International

    Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action. Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace

 

United Kingdom [UK]:
  • RSPCA

    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has been looking out for animals since 1824. Every day, with the help of our workers, volunteers and our generous supporters, we take steps to achieve our mission. From rescuing a stranded deer to changing the law, we’ve already achieved so much and come so far. Visit our website to discover all about our history and heritage and find out what makes us the leading animal welfare charity.

    The RSPCA is a registered charity in England and Wales. Charity number 219099.

  • The Prince’s Rainforest Project

    The Prince’s Rainforests Project (PRP) was set up in 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales following reports from leading climate change experts confirming the high level of carbon emissions caused by tropical deforestation, with the goal of “making the forests worth more alive than dead”.

    The PRP’s work has focused on two very specific aims. The first, to identify appropriate incentives to encourage rainforest nations to slow their deforestation rates. The second, to raise awareness of the link between rainforests and climate change.

    This is just one of the many and diverse range of charities, projects and non-profit organisations set up and supported by HRH The Prince of Wales.

 

United States of America [USA]:
  • Iraq Veterans Against the War

    The mission of IVAW is to mobilize the military community to withdraw its support for the war and occupation in Iraq. To achieve its mission, IVAW emphasizes three distinct goals:

    • Immediate withdrawal of all occupying forces in Iraq
    • Reparations for the human and structural damages suffered in Iraq so that the peoples there might regain their right to self-determination.
    • Full benefits, adequate healthcare (including mental health), and other supports for returning servicemen and women.

    Iraq Veterans Against the War has also passed resolutions opposing the war in Afghanistan, in support of non-violence, and opposing the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

  • The Humane Society

    The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, backed by 11 million Americans. We work to reduce suffering and improve the lives of all animals by advocating for better laws; investigating animal cruelty; encouraging corporations to adopt animal-friendly policies; conducting disaster relief and animal rescue; and providing direct care for thousands of animals at our sanctuaries, emergency shelters, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and mobile veterinary clinics.

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