Charities and other Not-for-profit in Second Life
From Sl Wiki
This page gives an indication of the charities and not-for-profit organisations involved in Second Life.
- Save the Chidren
- The Red Cross
- World Vision gift catalogue site
- Cancer Research UK: Developers Rivers Run Red built and implemented the Avalon film festival for Cancer Research UK in December 2006. The programme was made up of a series of short films, including Machinima movies made in Second Life.
- American Cancer Society. In 2006 ACS held a Relay For Life in SL, which raised more than $40,000 and attracted more than 1,000 participants to walk in the 24 hour walkathon event. Created by more than 30 volunteers, the virtual Relay For Life track walked through representations of real-world places like Mexico, New York City, Paris, Sweden, and South Africa. Avatars encountered opportunities along the way to have fun while donating money - lighting virtual luminaria, and participating in events such as sky diving off of the Eiffel Tower. Participants exchanged US dollars for "Linden dollars," Second Life’s unique currency, by purchasing Linden dollars online. Following the event, Linden dollars are converted back to real US dollars.
- Techsoup - a resource for not-for-profit organisations within Second Life