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Good Causes features global projects relating to microfinance, human rights, development, medicine, restoration, health, the environment and more.

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Keep a Child Alive and the New York Walk for AIDS 2010

There are some people that you meet throughout life that just astound you by their selfless commitment to helping others. A good friend of ours, Ian Jobson, is just one of those. Every year the Welsh born, Australian that now lives in New York resident participates in the New York Walk for AIDS.

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Help Haiti: A Message From the Caribbean

Officials from disaster relief organizations across Haiti say that the best way to help Haiti in the aftermath of the massive earthquake is by sending monetary donations. Hospitals, schools, the capital building, stores and most buildings in the capital city and surrounding communities have collapsed. There are no services available and the dead are being left where they lay. It is unimaginable to think of how the poorest nation in the Caribbean can deal with such devastation, or how any of us could manage through this catastrophe.

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GOOD CAUSE: Gift Giving With A Difference

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Popular gifts this year include the selection from the Oxfam Unwrapped  program.  The increase in purchases for these gifts has doubled since commencing in 2005. Gifts available include the Goat for $39.  One goat can quickly turn into a herd, which can be sold or bred, not to mention the milk and manure they produce which assists families to live.  Pigs cost $35 and Oxfam trains people how to care for and raise piglets, which can be sold at markets, again providing income.  The popular chicken, costs $10.  

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GOOD CAUSE: International Day of Disabled People

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Thursday 3rd December 2009 is the International Day of the Disabled People.  The World Health Organisation estimates that there are 600 million disabled people worldwide, approximately 10% of the world population.  It is also estimated that about 80% of all disabled people live in developing countries.

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GOOD CAUSE: World AIDS Day

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Established in 1988 by the World Health Organisation, World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1st and is recognized by the symbol of a red ribbon.  It is estimated that just over 33 million people are living with HIV throughout the world and approximately 17,444 in Australia.

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GOOD CAUSE: Anti-Bullying Week

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Bullying has always been a problem in schools and to a certain extent in the home, usually by an elder sibling.  Schools are finding more ways to combat school bullying, but do all schools know how to cope with “cyberbullying”?

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GOOD CAUSE: The Marquette Turner Team Passes the Magic 1000 Foxtel Laps

Michael Marquette of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: On Friday 13th November, the last Foxtel Lap in Australia took place in Martin Place, in the CBD of Sydney. A huge thank you to the Marquette Turner Luxury Homes team that took part, running lap upon lap from 8am til 6pm to raise money for the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Marquette Turner team managed to surpass the magic 1000 lap target, something that as one of the smallest companies taking on some giants, we are very proud of.

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Please Support the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

On Friday, 13th November, Marquette Turner Luxury Homes are competing in the Foxtel Lap Corporate Challenge at Martin Place, Sydney to raise money for the Murdoch Children’s Research Foundation. Our 10 team members, together with 10 members of the team from Total Body Conditioning, will be competing against teams from other organisations to complete as […]

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GOOD CAUSE: Rememberance Day – Why Wear a Poppy?

Why Wear A Poppy? “Please wear a poppy”, the lady said, And held one forth, but I shook my head. Then I stopped and watched as she offered them there, And her face was old and lined with care. But beneath the scars the years had made There remained a smile that refused to fade. […]

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GOOD CAUSE: One Million Women and Climate Change

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: What is 1 Million Women?  A non profit organization consisting of daughters, mothers, sisters and grand mothers collectively working together to cut 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas pollutant which is triggering climate change.  Each member’s challenge is to cut 1 tonne of carbon dioxide from their daily lives, within a year of joining.  The challenge is to have 1 million women, reducing their carbon emission by one tonne.  

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