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A Challenge to Social & Business Networks: Which helps most, is most Charitable?

January 5, 2008 by  
Filed under Blog, Blog-Omit-Tweet

There are now hundreds of on-line social and business networks around the world vying for our attention.

When we look at just the networks that each have a minimum of one-million members, combined, they have over a billion members. The question that may be asked is, “What good are they doing?”

Many people join just for the social interaction, many as job seekers and many just to share ideas.

We may also wonder however, do Social & Business Networks have a Social Conscious? Do they purposefully do good things for our world and those in need? Do they, via their members, really help when presented with an opportunity to do so? If so, then we wonder, which Network can prove itself to be the most responsive, the most charitable?

This is the question that is the subject of the Proving People Care project.

The Test Subject being used for this Challenge is the 501-c-3 charity, Our Family Orphan Communities, Inc., and their humanitarian project Ethanol & Orphans/Disabled Children.

This project, now underway in Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam will do all of this and more:
· Improving the environment by providing ethanol instead of petrochemical fuels
· Caring for street orphans by providing homes and families for them
· Assistance for disabled children to learn skills to be self-sufficient
· Providing medical treatment for those who cannot afford it
· Reducing the HIV/AIDS epidemic with current treatments
· Helping third-world economies to improve with tax income and employment
· Providing better education to the disadvantaged including scholarships
· Ensuring food supply for citizens by not using grain to make ethanol
· And more

The way they are doing this is by building a cellulose ethanol refinery that will use sugarcane, create 500 jobs, help the environment, and using the profits to:
· build a Self-sustaining Community where street orphans are raised in families with surrogate parents and grandparents,
· provide more care for disabled children who are still today being born with birth defects caused by the Agent Orange used in war during the 60’s and 70’s.
· build a medical clinic to provide treatment for those unable to afford it.
· All the details of this project are at:

What do you think? Which Network will provide the most assistance for this project?

Would you tell other people in your network about this project? Would you help?

You can compare your Network to others, and find out who does the most to help by going to

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2 Responses to “A Challenge to Social & Business Networks: Which helps most, is most Charitable?”
  1. Daniel says:

    Dear Mr. Miller–

    On another blog somewhere, you posted in reply to an article I recently wrote on international adoption; you seemed to imply that I might agree with your endeavor as much as you agreed with my article.

    This is the furthest thing from the truth.

    I’ll make this quick:

    We don’t want your “help”, or your NGOs, or your ministries. We don’t want you to teach us computer skills. We don’t want you to convert us. We don’t want you taking our food crops and using them for fuel.

    Please have a sense of decency.

    Please stop posting pictures of starving children, poor orphans, and other demeaning images in order to sell your idea.

    Please consider that the change that needs to be made is first and foremost with you, in your first world, and living your first-world lifestyle.

    You can treat symptoms all you want; this will change nothing. The change that is coming will be of us, by us, and for us.

    I highly recommend the book Humanitarian Imperialism which gets into this in much further detail and much better than I can in this tiny comment box.

  2. OrphanHelp says:

    Hello Daniel
    Thank you for your comment. I am glad to know that when people look at our website, that our program and intent are not being communicated clearly.

    We are not advocating international adoption.
    We are not religious based or trying to convert anyone.
    We are not using food crops to make fuel.
    We have no intention of changing the culture of those with whom we work.
    We as volunteers to our charity are not living an opulent first world lifestyle

    I do know that many organizations however do those things. We are not supportive of them or affiliated with them.

    I will get the book you recommend and we will review our website to see where the misunderstandings may be coming from.

    Bob Miller

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