Paul Simon treated us to a very special night on October 1st. He played a lot of his older music at a beautiful private home in the San Francisco Bay area. The event was held to raise money for The Life You Can Save's operating and marketing budget and to celebrate Peter Singer's 70th birthday year and his life's work. I believe everyone who came really felt it was a special evening. Normally, we focus our attention on raising money for our 17 recommended non-profits. However, in order to maximize our ability to do that, we also need to support our own organization. In fact, for every dollar we spend, we raise 5.5 dollars for our recommended charities. Supporting our work is one great way to maximize the effectiveness of your non-profit donations.
Peter has a new book just published, Ethics in the Real World Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter, which is available now via Princeton University Press or on Amazon.com. Note that from 10/22-12/15, Princeton University Press is offering The Life You Can Save followers a special 30% discount on their website only with Promo Code P06226 (code must be included at checkout to receive the discount). The book is highly readable, and spans a wide range of topics, from effective giving to some of the deepest philosophical questions, such as whether anything really matters to personal reflections on one of Peter's favorite activities, surfing, to an unusual suggestion for starting a family conversation over a holiday feast.
Also in October come a number of Global Awareness Days highlighting critical poverty-related causes that our recommended non-profits do a great job of addressing (see this month's Charity Voices) -- World Sight Day, Child Health Day, Day of the Girl Child, Day of Rural Women, World Food Day, Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and Iodine Deficiency Disorder Day.
I hope everyone enjoys the change of seasons and gives generously, as well as raises awareness of the opportunity to reduce preventable suffering and premature death among the global poor living in extreme poverty. Wishing you all...
Good Living and Good Giving.
The Life You Can Save is a movement of people fighting extreme poverty. We hold that an ethical life involves using some of our wealth and resources to save and improve the lives of those less fortunate than us.
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