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



Breast Cancer:

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The CIGNA Foundation is donating money to breast cancer research for every visitor to its site.

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The proceeds from certain a special USPS postage
stamp support breast cancer research.

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The Avon cosmetics company is donating 10¢ to breast cancer research every time you send an “e-bear” to a friend.

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You can help underprivileged women obtain free mammograms by clicking a button on a web site.

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Part of the proceeds from sales of bags of pink and white M&Ms go to fund breast cancer research.

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The 3M company is constructing the World’s Largest Pink Ribbon in Times Square to support breast cancer awareness.

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Cleaning for a Reason offers free cleaning services to women undergoing treatment for cancer.

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Medline is donating money to breast cancer-related charities in conjunction with a “Pink Glove” promotion.


Literacy:
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For every 25 Polar Express e-mails received, Houghton Mifflin donated a book to a children’s hospital.

Hunger Relief:

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You can direct money to hunger relief by clicking a button on The Hunger Site.

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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.

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Playing a word definition game at FreeRice.com results in food being donated to the needy.


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


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


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


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


Salvation Army:
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Target stores have banned Salvation Army bell ringers from their premises.

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Salvation Army bell-ringers keep a portion of the monies deposited into their kettles.


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


Soldiers:
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Phone cards are good gifts for U.S. soldiers.


Susan G. Komen Foundation:
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Cancer:
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Merck is offering to donate $1 to cancer research for every pair of free “Make the Connection” bracelet kits ordered from them.


AIDS:
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Lighting a virtual candle on the “Light to Unite” web site will raise $1 for the National AIDS Fund.


Women’s Shelters:
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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?
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A web site allocates money to autism research and other charities for every video viewed.


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


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

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