The financial crisis in world markets over the past few weeks has been a real eye-opener, but even those of us who have seen our stock portfolios decline by 30 percent or more don’t have much to complain about. It could be worse. It could be a lot worse. A third of the world’s population lives in poverty, and 20 percent lives in extreme poverty, meaning they are always hungry.
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Are you an American Express card holder? Then your vote can help provide supplies to 100,000 school children in the U.S. American Express is giving away $2.5 million to the top charities its members vote for, and DonorsChoose right now is in third place for the top $1.5 million prize. And it is only about 1,000 votes away from second place. There are about six hours left to vote. You can … → Read More
By all accounts the DonorsChoose blogger challenge is doing extremely well – it took them just six days to reach $130,000 in donations, which will provide nearly 10,000 students from low income families with books, art supplies, technology, and other resources they need to learn. Donations thus far coming through TechCrunch have put us in second place in the Technology group. Now, helping… → Read More
Everyone likes to complain about the sorry state of education in this country, but when was the last time you actually did something about it? Well, here’s your chance. TechCrunch is participating in a blogger challenge to see who can raise the most money for DonorsChoose.org, a great non-profit that lets you specify which educational projects you want your money to go to. Teachers across… → Read More