Two-thirds of my donations went to:

The following two charities (one-third to each).


First Book is a national nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. The primary goal of First Book is to work with existing literacy programs to distribute new books to children who, for economic reasons, have little or no access to books. In the last three years alone, First Book has provided more than 20 million new books to children in need in hundreds of communities nationwide. (continues)

Institute for Justice

Founded in 1991, the Institute for Justice is what a civil liberties law firm should be. As our nation's only libertarian public interest law firm, we pursue cutting-edge litigation in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion on behalf of individuals whose most basic rights are denied by the government--like the right to earn an honest living, private property rights, and the right to free speech, especially in the areas of commercial and Internet speech. As Wired magazine said, the Institute for Justice helps individuals subject to wacky government regulations. (continues)

Now the really fun part (well, one-third equally fun, but who's splitting hairs): finding open-source projects and weblogs among which to spread the remaining third.

Written by Andrew Ittner in misc on Tue 21 September 2004. Tags: society