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The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported: "Across the country, major foundations are slashing their giving, because the stock market decline has sharply eroded their assets.” ... posted on Nov 27 2002, 1,284 reads

 


Approximately 1/3 of the estimated 600,000 homeless people in the US have a severe mental illness.
Source: Street Forum... posted on Nov 26 2002, 1,288 reads

 


Of all the uninsured people in California, Latinos represent over 50% of the uninsured. (Source: Latino Coalition for a Healthy California)... posted on Nov 21 2002, 2,189 reads

 


The Fair Trade agreement was established to ensure that the vast majority of the world's coffee farmers (who are small holders) get a fair price for their harvests in order to achieve a decent living.... posted on Oct 29 2002, 1,262 reads

 


When the dot-coms went bust, Silicon Valley's unemployment rate sky rocketed. But so did applications to Peace Corps, which went up by 12%. Dot-commers out of a job are making most of their time off and enaging in social change. "Upgrade your memories, download the world":... posted on Sep 18 2002, 2,115 reads

 


The BBC's Carolyn Dempster notes that South African women are statistically more likely to be raped than to learn to read.... posted on Sep 06 2002, 1,338 reads

 


An anonymous donor filled 50 envelopes with fifty dollars in cash, and then asked people to give the money away, with no restrictions – just try to do some good. Can 50 dollares make a real difference? One thing led to another, and, well, read the story.... posted on Aug 22 2002, 1,245 reads

 


Horrified by the extreme poverty he witnessed on a trip to India, artist Mark Henson created a painting to depict the vulgar contrast he saw between material excesses and destitution. See his painting, Sharing the Wealth.... posted on Aug 16 2002, 1,415 reads

 


Contrary to the stereotype, nearly eight in ten Silicon Valley residents say they gave money or property to charity (78%) and 49% volunteered in the community. ... posted on Aug 05 2002, 1,227 reads

 


Psychiatrists have discovered a biological basis for altruistic behaviour that suggests we benefit from performing seemingly selfless acts.... posted on Jul 30 2002, 1,419 reads

 

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