Category Archives: charities & donations

Ex-Muslims of North America mounts a “Awesome without Allah” campaign, but aren’t allowed to put those words on billboards

Here’s the announcement I found on Twitter: BILLBOARDS! FEATURING OPEN EX-MUSLIMS! FIRST CAMPAIGN OF THIS SCALE, ANYWHERE, EVER. #AwesomeWithoutAllah Press release: — Sarah Haider (@SarahTheHaider) September 4, 2019 The Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) just put up billboards in three cities—Atlanta, Chicago, and Houston—basically stating that a substantial proportion of Muslims raised in […]

The weak laws against female genital mutilation in America

I wasn’t aware that Ayaan Hirsi Ali had started a foundation, the “AHA Foundation“, one of whose goals is to ban female genital mutilation (FGM) in the U.S. You may not be aware that although FGM is illegal in one form or another in 35 states, there’s no ban on it in fifteen states. Here […]

You helped save Frank the Kitten’s life

A few weeks ago I made one of my sporadic appeals for funds for the Official Website Charity™: Feline Friends London. This was a cat-specific appeal, meant to raise about £1000 for an operation to save Frank, a 15-week-old kitten with a liver issue that caused seizures. His owners, who didn’t have the dosh, turned […]

Donations to Frank the Kitten more than double the amount requested; his life saved and many other cats helped

On July 1, I asked readers to contribute a few pounds toward saving the life of Frank the Kitten, who had a fatal liver issue that could almost certainly be cured with an operation. In fact, his owners, who could not afford the operation, sadly gave their beloved kitten to Feline Friends London (FFL; our […]

Please donate to save Frank the Kitten’s life

Yesterday I appealed to readers to donate just one or a few pounds to save the life of a kitten, Frank, who needs an operation that will almost certainly save his life. If you can spare as little as one pound to give to Feline Friends London (FFL), please read the post and dig down […]

An appeal for funds to save the life of Frank the kitten

As you may recall, our Official Website Charity™ is Feline Friends London, a stray-cat rescue organization that relies entirely on volunteer work and which uses 100% of donated funds to rescue cats, foster them, and adopt them out, with most of the dosh going for vet bills. I am a patron of this organization. Today […]

Please donate to Feline Friends London

I must admit that I was a bit disappointed in the response when I asked readers yesterday to kick in a few bucks (or pounds) to support the Official Website Charity®, now Feline Friends London, a no-kill and all-volunteer cat rescue organization that re-homes felines taken from the London Streets. I thought that people who […]

Encomiums for Doctors without Borders

I want to tout the Official Website Charity™ today, Doctors Without Borders (DwB), or, to use its official name, Médicins Sans Frontières. Reader Pyers pointed out to me an article in today’s Torygraph that describes the organization and its efforts. And believe me, I vetted this organization thoroughly before I designed it as the site’s charity: it’s completely secular, full of […]

Ricky Gervais causes a stir by suggesting that people send $$ rather than prayers to Oklahoma

I didn’t even know there was a “send prayers to Oklahoma” Twitter site, but apparently there are two. So when everyone is busy tweeting useless prayers to the injured and homeless, atheist comedian Ricky Gervais decides to actually do something. According to Yahoo! TV: In response to trending hashtags #PrayForOklahoma and #PrayersForOklahoma, the proud atheist popularized […]

Loosen those wallets

Click to enlarge. What would you give for this, knowing that every penny will go to Doctors Without Borders? (As lagniappe, I’ll throw in a sheet of Steve Weinberg’s mathematical calculations that he doodled during our workship.) More in about four weeks. No bidding yet! Oh, and yes, that’s Baihu’s genuine pawprint (Ben Goren, also […]