Category Archives: charities & donations

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 […]

What you missed (but it’s not too late!)

During the secularist/humanist/atheist fundraising drive for Doctors Without Borders (DWB), I offered an autographed copy of WEIT—with a gratis hand-drawn cat produced to your specification—to any reader who donated $100 to the organization and could provide evidence of donation. Seven readers took me up on it, and that—along with my own contribution and the more […]

Atheist-community auction for Doctors without Borders

As with last year,  the annual atheist charity run by D. P. R. Jones is having an auction on the weekend of September 8 and 9, with all proceeds going to the very worthy organization Doctors without Borders (Médecins sans Frontières [MSF]), which uses 86% of its receipts for direct services for the medically needy.  […]