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Hooters Girls have really big hearts, which is why they are collecting all of their used and torn pantyhose and donating them to help clean up the Gulf Oil Spill. Their “Project Pantyhose” has a goal of collecting more than 100,000 pairs of pantyhose, which will then be donated to Matter of Trust and Indigo Oceanic, who will use them to make booms to collect oil. The project is expected to create 15 miles worth of booms and has the potential to soak up 1 million gallons of oil over the lifetime of the Hooter’s booms. We think the company should change their motto to “Give a hoot, don’t pollute“!
As part of the uniform of a Hooters waitress, the girls are required to don industrial-strength pantyhose (you can buy them here), which helps them achieve a more uniform look, not to mention it’s probably part of some health code. All 380 domestic Hooters restaurants are participating in the initiative and asking employees to donate their used or torn pantyhose for 4 weeks. Their goal is to collect 100,000 pairs of pantyhose, which will then be filled with hair, fur, feathers, and other materials to create booms. Matter of Trust is making the booms to be deployed in the gulf.
http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/14/hooters-girls-donate-pantyhose-to-clean-up-the-gulf-oil-spill/Hooters Girls have really big hearts, which is why they are collecting all of their... more
On the weekend of May 2-4, Myanmar (also known as Burma) was struck by the powerful Cyclone Nargis. A resulting tidal surge killed at least 23,000 people, and another 41,000 people are missing. At least a million more people are now in desperate need of clean drinking water, food, and shelter.
Historically, international aid agencies have been granted limited access to work in Myanmar by the country’s ruling junta. The scale of the disaster has prompted the regime to make an unprecedented request for international assistance. As such, many leading international NGOs are now collecting resources they hope to distribute to cyclone victims as soon as possible.
If you are looking to assist with the relief efforts, please see the following links.
Network for Good has a list of aid agencies accepting donations for Myanmar cyclone relief.
International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies has launched an emergency appeal for Myanmar.
World Vision is one of the international NGOs already on the ground in Myanmar.
UNICEF is another aid agency with staff on the ground in Myanmar, and is collecting resources to distribute.
Save the Children has been on the ground in Myanmar since 1995 and is collecting resources for distribution to affected families.
Globalteer is an organization in the United Kingdom that is looking for volunteers to go to Myanmar and help out.
Architecture for Humanity is raising funds to assist with reconstruction efforts.
Do you know of other organizations or people who could use volunteers or resources to aid Myanmar? Leave a comment! On the weekend of May 2-4, Myanmar (also known as Burma) was struck by the powerful... more
Global Giving and Volunteers for Prosperity - a division of USAID - have created an incentive program through which matching grants are given to those Americans who want to volunteer abroad.
They’re basically trying to give money away (to skilled volunteers) as fast as possible.Global Giving and Volunteers for Prosperity - a division of USAID - have created an... more
If you run, are starting, or are thinking about nonprofits, this portal is a quick an easy way to get access to the myriad tools Google is making available for free.
The idea is that you can ultimately spend more time doing the things that your organization was created for (i.e. serving the community) and less on operations. If you run, are starting, or are thinking about nonprofits, this portal is a quick an... more