July 1, 2009

Why is this dog smiling? - Amazon CARES is a Top 10 Cause on Twitter!!

Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety (Amazon CARES) is in good company, as one of the Top Ten Causes on Twitter! 53 worthy causes were nominated, and on July 1, 2009, the Top 10 Causes on Twitter were announced. Winners were chosen by a public vote over a two week period. Amazon CARES is ranked #4.
Amazon CARES wonderful activists made a tremendous difference in the outcome of this vote. Personal thanks to Manuela, Brandi Pool, and Robert Mednikow, and many more. While I was attached to other projects, many supporters worked hard to earn Amazon CARES deserved votes.
Here is a complete list of the Top 10 Causes on Twitter!

1. Alex's Lemonade http://www.alexslemonade.org/
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation evolved from a young cancer patient's front yard lemonade stand to a nationwide fundraising movement to find a cure for childhood cancer. Since Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996-2004) set up her front-yard stand at the age of four, more than $25 million has been raised towards fulfilling her dream of finding a cure for all children with cancer.
2. Hydrocephalus Association http://www.hydroassoc.org/
Our mission is to provide support, education, and advocacy to people whose lives have been touched by hydrocephalus and to the professionals who help them.
3. Abundant Water http://abundantwater.org/
Abundant Water is a charitable group working to bring clean drinking water to those who need it in developing nations. We give 100% of the money raised to direct project costs, funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need.
Since being founded in 2004, our scope has expanded to address important topics. These include animal welfare, but also, human health, domestic violence prevention, humane education, conservation, environmental issues and assisted animal therapy.
5. Smile Train http://www.smiletrain.org/
Smile Train is the world's largest and most effective cleft charity - we help more children than all similar charities combined. The cleft surgery your donation provides is a true, modern-day medical miracle: it costs as little as $250 to give a desperate child not just a new smile, but a new life.
6. War Child Holland http://www.warchildholland.org/
War Child's goal is to empower children and young people in war-affected areas through community-based programs, which strengthen their psychological and social development and well-being
7. Caring Bridge http://www.caringbridge.org/
CaringBridge® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit web service that connects family and friends during a critical illness, treatment or recovery. A CaringBridge website is personal, private and available 24/7. It helps ease the burden of keeping family and friends informed. Patients and caregivers draw strength from loved ones' messages of support.
8. Spirit Jump http://spiritjump.blogspot.com/
Spirit Jumps goal is to provide hope and comfort to the many men, women and children battling cancer one gift at a time. To let each and every cancer fighter know that they are not alone in their battle and that there are many of us who are rooting them on. When someone is looking for a reason to keep fighting we hope a little package of love arrives to give them the extra strength they need to get through the day.
9. Jessica's Trust http://www.jessicastrust.org.uk/
Our primary aim is to raise awareness of childbed fever: we would like every parent and every midwife and doctor to know that childbed fever (also called puerperal fever or puerperal sepsis) is still a very real threat to a mother's life.
In the same way that every parent knows the danger of Meningitis, we believe that parents should be told about sepsis and childbed fever in ante natal classes and at the point of post natal discharge.
10. Blueribbons4me http://www.blueribboncampaignforme.org/
The Blue Ribbon Campaign was started in April 2009 by an M.E./CFS patient in Canada. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness of a devastating disease known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).


  1. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who voted for Amazon CARES; 4th isn't too bad! GMS

  2. C'mon Gary. I know you are kidding, but, this is a HUGE win for international animal welfare issues! The top 3 charities and also ones below us are major, well known operations. Don't forget, originally there were 53 valid charities in the pool, including the Animal Medical Care Foundation, that is one of our primary donors!

    OK - Back to work!


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