This Week’s Scoop Oct25
“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
Splish splash! The next time you’re taking a bath at a hotel, why not share that squeaky clean feeling with the world? We don’t mean inviting strangers into the tub (or streaking!) – just ask the concierge if the hotel participates in the Global Soap Project. They help divert tons of wasted soap from landfills, sterilize and send it out to help promote lifesaving hygiene in the developing world. Rubber Ducky would be proud.
Looking for the secret to immortality? Careful what you wish for, because it’s more complex than it seems. Immortal HeLa cells revolutionized the field of modern medicine, but they were taken without their owner’s knowledge. Today her family cannot afford access to the health care advances their mother’s tissues made possible. The Henrietta Lacks Foundation seeks to pay it not forward, but back: making sure that individuals who have contributed to science are able to heal both others and themselves.
The Internet is a great place to find a rideshare, a restaurant review, or maybe even the love of your life. It was only a matter of time before hooking people up with a chance to give back got as high tech as eHarmony. VolunteerMatch is an e-connection to your community, allowing organizations to make profiles for each of their volunteer opportunities. Click over and take a look – you may find that it’s a match made in heaven
Its almost turkey time, and Ellen DeGeneres and Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, is asking you to save, not eat, a turkey this holiday season. The Adopt-A-Turkey Project provides support for the care of more than 1,000 rescued turkeys. Make your Thanksgiving even more meaningful by adopting the turkey, not carving it.