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Hi all,

Here are two simple ways to support ill children and homeless people:

STREAT http://www.streat.com.au/about STREAT trains young homeless people in cooking and hospitality to help them get off the streets. When you buy food or drink from STREAT cafe, all the money goes towards supporting young people who are living on the streets or at risk of becoming homeless. They make a ripping good Earl Grey tea, for tea lovers out there. :) 

STREAT is based in Melbourne, Australia. It has cafes located in Melbourne Central Station (ground floor, near the escalators to the trains), Flemington (305 Racecourse Road, Flemington) and 5 McKillop Street, Melbourne. I've been to the one located in Melbourne Central Station. Their stall has a table shaped like a roadsign saying, "Stop homelessness the delicious way." You can't miss it. There's a small pole near their stall with several handwritten signs. The one saying 'Coles' is upside down, which I found funny and adorable.The menu at the Flemington cafe changes seasonally. The STREATS food cart at Federation Square is relocating to Melbourne University.

At Sydney Domestic Airport: When you enter the food court, there's a Donut King section with a donation box. The money goes to Starlight Children's Foundation (to help sick children in hospital). :)

Throughout Melbourne Tullamarine Domestic Airport there are boxes where you can donate to Vision Australia and the Guide Dogs Association.
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Hi everyone,

Here's some information on charities below:

Below are the websites for organisations where you can volunteer or donate to support children around the world:

http://www.savethechildren.org.au/ Save the Children Australia. Save the Children also works in different countries around the world.  You can also donate here to support people whose lives have been devastated by Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines.

http://www.avert.org/aids-projects.htm    AVERT is a UK based charity that raises money to help people around the world to raise awareness and respond to HIV and AIDS. You can donate at their website. This link has information on how their projects help educate people about AIDS, their legal rights and addressing sexual violence.

http://child-aid.org/ Child Aid raises money to train teachers, deliver books and teach children how to read.

If you can't donate, you can always raise awareness - which makes a huge difference. Thanks so much! :)

Edited to add: I have found information from raremedium.org http://raremedium.org/2007/10/31/charity-navigators-vital-mission-hides-flawed-rankings/ that Charity Navigator has flaws in gathering / interpreting information and deciding which charities are accountable, transparent and spend the most money on the people they assist. I do apologise for putting up information on Charity Navigator before.

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This link has incredibly helpful links for Los Angeles residents (in the US) to charities (which help people from all religions and cultural backgrounds) and services that help with bill paying, homelessness, housing, and the services listed below. Feel more than free to let me know if there's anything I can add or update:
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Join us in standing up for reproductive health and education. Planned Parenthood, the organization that delivers reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide, has come under fire in the U.S. lately, with many politicians on both state and federal level seeking to end funding (and in a few cases succeeding).

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From Medical Searh Online: http://www.medicalsearch.com.au/Features/A-watchful-eye-on-dementia-sufferers-with-MyLife-6773

This month Signature Security Group (SSG), one of Australia’s leading security companies, will launch a wearable device called the MyLife inTouch GPS Personal Locator, designed to help carers ensure their dementia patients don’t get lost.

MyLife inTouch is the industry’s leading location solution and is based on the latest easy-to-wear device, Global Positioning System (GPS) software that can pinpoint a person’s location to within 10 metres, and a personal 24x7 emergency response service.

While dementia is more prevalent in people aged over 65 it can also affect people in their 30s, 40s and 50s**. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s but it can also be caused by mental illness, Down Syndrome, stroke, Parkinson’s and vascular conditions such as emphysema.

Read more... )Read more... )How brilliant is that? :D This device is going to be available soon!Once it's out on the market, people with dementia have more freedom and can do the things they want without geting lost! Plus, carers and health workers can get on with their lives and focus on other things without having to worry about a client's safety.
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Oh...wow. I love this. I really,really do.

natural living is an lj community with mind blowing tips on issues from health to pain management, mental health, beauty, housecleaning, sexual health, food, allergies, and transportation.

You can browse their posts by topic here:



Plus, the members of this community are very friendly and helpful!

I loved watching this community. However, reading this community's posts is a superhuman task, as it's constantly updated. Watching this community led to it eating up my friends' page on lj! So I've made this post for myself and anyone else who doesn't want to be overwhelmed by the information overload. I've stopped watching it (due to it munching on my friends' page), but I will come back to browse the tags for any new tips.

I know this sounds really obvious, but please remember that you still need to consult a health professional about your health even when using the advice from this community.

Enjoy! :)


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