The Members Project

For those of you readers who happen to have an American Express card, today is the last day to vote in the 2008 Members Project.

It started back in July with project nominations, and the top 25 were announced on September 9. I was contacted by Chessia Kelly of the International Medical Corps. Her organization is currently number 5 on the list, and if they maintain that or improve that, they can move on to the final stage. Winners can receive up to $1.5 million for their project. The International Medical Corps provides shelf-stable, ready-to-eat, nutritious food supplements for children suffering from undernourishment and starvation.

If you’re a card-member, you can vote for the organization of your choice. All 25 are listed on the page I linked to above, and you can learn more about all of them there. Non-card-members (such as myself) cannot vote, but we can pass on information about the contest and get involved on the discussion boards.

I’m not tremendously fond of credit card companies, but sending that much money to worthwhile projects seems like a good thing.

The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • Chessia October 3, 2008, 3:57 pm

    Thank you so much for supporting International Medical Corps AMyl. With everyone’s help, we made it to the top five! We are now in the final stage of teh competition, and we all have to vote again before Oct. 14th when the winner is announced. We are so close, but we need every vote as it is a close race. We can do it! thanks again.

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