Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Charitable Causes on AC

Content producers publish their work at Associated Content for a variety of reasons, ranging from supplementing their income to gaining experience writing on the web. There quite a few individuals and organizations using Associated Content to raise awareness and money for their charitable causes by publishing their work here, too.

The folks and groups listed below are a sampling of the wide variety of causes represented on AC.

All articles categorized on AC as nonprofit can be found here.

Gayle Crabtree is the founder and Executive Director of Hope for Healing.Org in Tennessee. Hope for Healing.Org works with victims of domestic violence, juvenile offenders and assists with the personal emergencies of local citizens battling poverty.

Dee is a prison activist and advocate in MA. She writes on AC to raise awareness and bring reform to the U.S. prison system. She is also the founder of the The Abolishment Movement website, dedicated to abolishing the death penalty. Dee's articles cover news and issues related to all aspects of the prison system including taxes, death row and even interviews with inmates.

Mindy Block
is the founder of Quality Parks, a registered 501(c)(3) charity. All of the proceeds from her work on Associated Content go to the foundation. She writes about nature conservation and outdoors as well as the occasional Trekkie article. Drop her a line if you'd like to help out.

Solution Writers is a group focused on using writing exercises to help individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Based in the U.S and Canada, these writers are encouraged to complete various writing exercises, writing poetry, prose and articles, which help them heal emotionally and gain sense of being and independence. They're eager for help from Content Producers who are therapists, psychologists and educators. Write to solutionwriters [at] gmail.com with the subject "article" to learn more and to help them out.
Carol Rucker teaches inner-city women how to create and sell jewelry.

*Update (5/1/09), Nikki published an article called How to Make Money for Charity Using Your Computer that is an essential guide to online charitable earning and donation. She offers suggestions like using Goodsearch.com and Goodshop.com to raise money, simply by using their website!

If I missed you, drop me a line in the comments and I'll get you added to this roll-call.

These generous souls are not uncommon on AC. Many of our Content Producers donate their time and money to a wide variety of causes, as a few briefly discussed in the Forum. At the request of our CPs, Associated Content is currently working on developing a program that will enable direct donations of AC payments to charity through the site. It is a ways off yet, but we're committed to making it happen. We'll keep you updated here as things develop.


Anonymous said...

Hi Laura. I don't display it on my AC profile, but I'm a board member for a registered 501(c)(3) charity called Guardian Wings of Care. URL is http://www.guardianwingsofcare.org/

We have two outreach programs - Guardian Senior Care and Guardian Wings of Life.

Guardian Senior Care assists seniors with Medicare questions, financial difficulties, and education on a variety of public assistance programs for which they might qualify.

Guardian Wings of Life gives support to adult cancer survivors and their caregivers.

Anonymous said...

I think using associated content is a wonderful way to raise awareness. It also makes AC look wonderful in allowing these non-profits to do so. Kudos!!!

Unknown said...

I don't think it's on my AC profile, but I did a news article on our new group - Valrico Canine Rescue and Shelter - the website is http://www.valricocaninerescue.org - AC profile is http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/93217/cheryl_bowman.html