How are you making a difference?

As web professionals, most of you have probably been quite advantaged in terms of your education and ability to earn a living.

So how are you giving back with your skills?

Please post ways you use your expertise to help others.

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For instance, one Sitepoint reader has what seems to me an inspiring cause to address poverty that you might check out on his blog:

http://www.oneafrikan.com/archives/2005/06/23/g8-reboot-help-to-spread-the-word/

His example is a simple one of raising awareness of causes of interest via a blog, as well as email, etc.

In my case, I’ve started up a website that matches people with resources to those who are struggling to meet their basic needs, and it continues to gain traction (http://www.actioncorps.org). This work gets me zero consulting business, and is pure volunteer, but it feels good and right to do.

Please post two types of activities:

– Good things you do in community that gets you more visible as a professional, and thus lets you do well while also marketing your business;

– Good things you do with your Web professional skills that help make things better in the world.