If you haven't heard of SixDegrees.org, I urge you to check them out. Here is a description from their about page:
You've probably heard of the Six Degrees concept. Any one person (including me, Kevin Bacon) is connected to any other person through six or fewer relationships, because it's a small world. SixDegrees.org is about using this idea to accomplish something good. It's social networking with a social conscience. Through this web site, you can support your favorite charities by donating or creating fundraising badges — as well as check out the favorite causes of other people, including celebrities.
I set up my own badge which you can see in the right hand column just below the fold of my main blog page. I choose Hands Together Inc., an organization which is close to my heart. I worked with Hands Together in 1992 and travelled to Haiti with my high school, Cathedral High in Springfield, MA. We brought medical and school supplies to different poverty stricken areas such as Cite Soleil and Brunette. And I am pleased to see how far the organization has come since then. Here is a bit more about their programs:
Hands Together carries out its mission through projects and programs aimed at improving the quality of life for the very poor - primarily in Haiti.
Through schools, orphanages, nutrition and feeding programs, medical clinics, sustainable development projects, and partnerships with local leaders and communities, Hands Together is building a better world for thousands of suffering people in Haiti. Hands Together volunteers contribute to this work through organized delegations and programs for those with specialized training like doctors & medical professionals, builders, water well technicians, mechanics and teachers.