Mobile Giving Foundation Creates a New Way of Contributing to the World through Mobile Phones (wire, 5/19) – It’s impulse giving, from your cellphone. Learn more from NTEN and Every Day Giving.
– Online discussion tomorrow at noon with Kaiser Family Foundation’s Vicky Rideout
– Why does it happen? In D.C., particular “neighborhoods can make kids fat.” In the suburbs, some report they are too busy to be healthy (WaPo, 5/20).
What to do with empty houses? In Prince William, the County considers making loans to county employees to buy homes (WaPo, 5/20). In Fairfax, the County considers buying the homes and using them for affordable housing (WaPo, 5/20) (though the Examiner reports the initial purchase may be only 10 houses.)
“Disaster fatigue” (AP, 5/19) – “For the vast number of Americans, if they just gave to some disaster far away and then another disaster happens, in their mind that’s clumped as `faraway disaster,'” Strahilevitz says. “So they will feel, ‘I just gave to a faraway disaster.'”