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Feeling the Season

The holiday season brings with it so many celebrations, moments, and memories. Why not help make someone else's holiday, or life for that matter, that much better. Check out resident save-the-world expert Kristin Ginger's hand selected charities:


Amnest International

Amnesty InternationalFounded in London in 1961, Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over 1.8 million members worldwide. Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the U.S. Section of Amnesty International.

Each year during the winter holidays, Amnesty International asks its members to send messages of support to prisoners of conscience and their families around the world. Holidays can mean little to those who fear they've been forgotten by the world. A simple greeting card brings them renewed hope.


Save the ElephantsSave the Elephants

"Our mission is to secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places where they live; to promote man’s delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species."

ElephantThe charity was founded in 1993 by Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, President & Chief Executive Officer, STE, who made a pioneering study of elephant behaviour in the late '60s in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania, and has worked on elephant status Africa-wide since. Explorers, conservationists and elephant scientists serve as fellow trustees or advisors to the board.

STE relies totally on the generosity of supporters to continue research and conservation projects. You can support their work by making a credit card donation online or by sending a cheque.


OrangutansBorneo Orangutan Survival Foundation

The Orangutan is one of man’s closest relatives, but man’s activities have left the Orangutan in danger of extinction. Over the last century their population has dwindled by 90%, while approximately 80% of their habitat has been lost during the last 20 years.

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) is a not-for-profit foundation. BOS works under an official agreement with the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry for the conservation of Orangutans and their ecosystem by involving and educating the local people.

Find out more about Orangutans and their plight on this website and help us help them by becoming a BOS member or by simply giving a donation to BOS.

 


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Christmas Carols & Holiday Music

Looking to get in the spirit of the holidays? Find music to match your moods here - for FREE!

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Track Santa!

A throw back to the 1955 NORAD phone mix up, follow Santa as he travels the globe.

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The History of Santa Claus

You might be surprised about the origins of the mythical figure we know today as Santa Claus!

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Holiday History

Not familiar with some of the other winter time holidays? Learn about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the history of other holidays.

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