Friday, January 27, 2006

Act for change.

One of the first posts on So what can I do was on Working Assets, a company which "helps busy people make a difference in the world through everyday activities like talking on the phone. Every time a customer uses one of Working Assets' donation-linked services (long distance, eireless and credit card), the company donates a portion of the charges to nonprofit groups working to build a world that is more just, humane, and environmentally sustainable. To date, over $50 million has been raised for progressive causes." Almost $4 million was raised in 2005 alone! Good work, Working Assets!

Their donations focus on five areas: economic & social justice, environment, civil rights, peace & international freedom and education & freedom of expression. Working Assets helps you contribute to progress in these areas in several ways:

* Act for Change "allows individuals to speak out on urgent issues of the day found on our news site such as gun violence and environmental degradation. We give you a direct link to the decision-makers who can make a difference on these issues-free of charge." Visit the site regularly to make your concerns known on the issues that matter to you. It really works!

* As a customers of Working Assets, you can nominate your favorite nonprofit group to receive funding in 2007. What a wonderful way to support your favorite organization! Submit your nomination by June 30, 2006.

* A portion of the profits from long distance, wireless, and credit card services offered by Working Assets is donated to nonprofit groups working in the US and around our world. If you need these services, consider getting them from Working Assest. You'll be helping your self and others.

* Working for Change "is an online journal of progressive news and opinion published by Working Assets." Read it regularly for news and commentary on today's important issues.

These are just a few of the ways you can support socially-responsible businesses. Enjoy!

"Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to our lives." - Albert Einstein


Keith said...

Great site - I love it

Karama said...

Thanks Keith! I'm glad you are enjoying So what can I do. I hope you'll stop by again soon, and spread the word.

fezzik said...

I just got my paperwork from Working Assets--signed up for long distance. I'm so excited that we can make a difference doing something we were doing anyway!

And 12 pints of free Ben and Jerry's!!!

Karama said...

Excellent! It's nice when it's that easy, right? Let us know how you enjoy the service and if you get involved in any of the other Working Assets activities.

Thanks for reading So what can I do, Fezzik, and thanks very much for your comment. I hope you'll stop by again soon. Keep up the great work over at The Fascinating Fezzik.

Enjoy your ice cream!!