I've added a link over to the right for the Friends of Iraq blogger Challenge which runs until December 15th. The idea is for blogs to raise as much money as possible for Spirit of America projects in Iraq and compete against other bloggers. The project I've selected is Friends of Democracy which you can read about here.
I just donated $50.00 for what I think is a very worthy cause and may really make a difference, no matter how small.
Clicking the "Friends of Iraq" graphic in the upper right hand corner of the page will take you to the Downeastblog donation page.