Charitable appeals that circulate via the Internet.

Charitable appeals abound on the Internet. Here we help sort the real from the phony.

Breast Cancer:
Red bullet The CIGNA Foundation is donating money to breast cancer research for every visitor to its site.
Green bullet The proceeds from certain a special USPS postage stamp support breast cancer research.
Red bullet The Avon cosmetics company is donating 10¢ to breast cancer research every time you send an "e-bear" to a friend.
Green bullet You can help underprivileged women obtain free mammograms by clicking a button on a web site.
Green bullet Part of the proceeds from sales of bags of pink and white M&Ms go to fund breast cancer research.
Green bullet The 3M company is constructing the World's Largest Pink Ribbon in Times Square to support breast cancer awareness.
Green bullet Cleaning for a Reason offers free cleaning services to women undergoing treatment for cancer.
Multi-status bullet Medline is donating money to breast cancer-related charities in conjunction with a "Pink Glove" promotion.

Red bullet For every 25 Polar Express e-mails received, Houghton Mifflin donated a book to a children's hospital.

Hunger Relief:
Green bullet You can direct money to hunger relief by clicking a button on The Hunger Site.
Green bullet Campbell's Chunky Soup is donating a can of soup to the hungry for each click made on a special page on its web site.
Green bullet Playing a word definition game at results in food being donated to the needy.

Red Cross:
Red bullet Warner Bros. will contribute money to the American Red Cross every time visitors forward an e-mail message to a friend.

Green bullet In 2002, you could trigger a $1 donation to paralysis research by sending a birthday greeting to actor Christopher Reeve.

Toys For Tots:
Red bullet Excedrin will donate money to the Toys for Tots program for each visitor who clicks on its web site.

Animal Rescue:
Green bullet You can help donate food to abused, neglected, and abandoned animals by clicking a button on a web site.

Salvation Army:
Green bullet Target stores have banned Salvation Army bell ringers from their premises.
Red bullet Salvation Army bell-ringers keep a portion of the monies deposited into their kettles.

Red bullet The Salvation Army charges families for clothing and toys donated to them through the Angel Tree program.

Multi-colored bullet Phone cards are good gifts for U.S. soldiers.

Susan G. Komen Foundation:
Red bullet Cellular providers will donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation every time a particular text message is sent.

Red bullet Merck is offering to donate $1 to cancer research for every pair of free "Make the Connection" bracelet kits ordered from them.

Multi-colored bullet Lighting a virtual candle on the "Light to Unite" web site will raise $1 for the National AIDS Fund.

Women's Shelters:
Yellow bullet Paper products manufacturer Seventh Generation will donate a box of sanitary products to a women's shelter for every user who clicks a link on their site.

What Kind of World Do You Want?
Green bullet A web site allocates money to autism research and other charities for every video viewed.

Michael Jackson:
Multi-colored bullet Article contrasts observances of the passings of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson.

Haiti Earthquake Relief:
Green bullet You can donate $10 to Red Cross earthquake relief efforts in Haiti by texting the word 'Haiti' to 90999.

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