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How To Make A Sizable Charitable Donation From Your IRA Tax Free

If you are over 70  years old, want to make a gift for a special charitable project, but your only liquid asset is your IRA, I have good news for you. On August 17, 2006 the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA 2006) was signed into law. This nearly 1,000 page piece of legislation marked the most sweeping changes to the pension arena in 30 years. Let me give you two common examples that contain problems faced by seniors solved by PPA...

How Do You Know If Your Charity Wristbands Donation Is Getting Where It Should?

You might have seen your friends and other people wearing colorful wristbands. After all they have become a great sight and an evolving fashion trend as well. But do you know that they are actually available in large numbers as charity wristbands? And as you buy charity wristbands , all the money that you spend on them goes straight for the charity that the band is supporting. But the matter of the fact is how do you know if your...

Help those in need with a charity donation

Many of us consider the opportunity to go to school and learn, or to have clean water and fresh food on your table something very normal, we can’t imagine life without these simple things. But in many poor countries these things are considered a luxury. The children that are born in these countries have a dark future ahead of them, they won’t be able to use a computer or to read a book, their only opportunity is to work as...

Giving Something Back: Online Charity For Your E-Biz

ECommerce and charity donít often cross paths; but when they do, they form a powerful connection. Virtual charity malls, like http://BuyForCharity.com and http://Benevolink.com, were designed to enable your Internet customers to give to causes they value, without spending any extra money. When your E-Biz joins a mall, your buyers make the purchases that they would normally make, and your store donates a percentage from every sale to your shopperís charity-of-choice. The Basics Some charity malls will let your E-Biz participate at no...

Budgeting For Charity

Money is tight, but you know that you should be supporting charities. How do you plan your budget in a way that gives a little back? Choose your Donation Style There are a few different ways that you can choose to donate for charity. You might choose one charity and donate every month using a pre-authorized payment plan. You might choose a set amount each month and donate to a different charity each month. You might even decide that instead of making...

Preventing Hunger

Urgent Action launched on land demarcation for Guarani Kaiowá

The Guarani-Kaiowá is an indigenous population living in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. In the past, they were pushed off their traditional lands to make way for large agricultural plantations and cattle raising, notwithstanding national law which stipulates demarcation of indigenous lands. On October 7, 2009, the Ministry of Justice declared the permanent ownership of an area of around 11,000 hectares to the indigenous group Guyraroká. This decision is a step forward in the process of guaranteeing...

Preventing Hunger

Urgent Action launched on water pollution in Ghana

Access to sufficient and safe water is increasingly difficult for Adisakrom and other communities in the areas of Iduapriem, Western Ghana, where AnglaGold Ashanti holds a mining concession. The communities’ right to water is violated by the lack of state protection against the exhaustion of streams, the pollution of remaining water sources and the inadequacy of water coming from the company’s boreholes. Read and take part in the Urgent Action ...

Urgent Action launched on severe undernourishment in India

Forty-five Yanadi families in Chalivendram village in Muttukuru mandal of Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh suffer hunger and severe undernourishment as a result of destruction of their fishing grounds and loss of means of livelihood due to the construction of the Krishnapatnam Port. The malfunctioning of the public distribution system and non implementation of social security programmes has also worsened the situation of the Yanadis. Read more about this case and support the Yanadis by sending an Urgent Action letter...

Preventing Hunger

Right to Food and European Elections

Elections to the European Parliament will be held in the 27 member states of the European Union (EU) between the 4th and 7th of June, 2009. The European FIAN Face-It-Act-Now Campaign has asked the political parties and individual candidates regarding their future commitment to promote the Right to Food. The results can now be found on this website. Click here to see our questions to individual candidates and their responses… The following link leads you to our questions to political parties and...

Preventing Hunger

Guatemala: Harassment of workers illegally dismissed from the Nueva Florencia Farm in 1997

In December 2008 Eswin Ranferí López Castro was intimidated and his house partially destroyed by security personnel of the Ottmar S.A. enterprise, owner of the Nueva Florencia farm, which is located in the Chuvá zone, Colombia Cota Cuca, Quetzaltenango. Mr. López Castro is the speaker for 32 farm workers who were unjustly dismissed in 1997 because they wanted to organize themselves in a labor union and who won all ensuing verdicts up to the Constitutional Court of Guatemala. Notwithstanding, the...