Saturday, February 28, 2009

North Shore Animal League America

North Shore Animal League America, headquartered in Port Washington, NY, is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. Since 1944, the League's mission has been saving the lives of pets through adoption, rescue, spay/neuter and advocacy initiatives. Every year, the League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt nearly 20,000 pets into happy and loving homes. To date, the League has placed close to 1 million puppies, kittens, cats and dogs into carefully screened homes. One of the first animal rescue agencies on the ground in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the League rescued more than 1400 pets from the region.

The League is also home to the Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, which provides 24-hour care for the pets sheltered at the League. Every year the medical center takes care of more than 10,000 outpatient visits, administers more than 15,000 vaccinations and performs over 11,000 free spay/neuter procedures for every adopted animal, preventing over 132 million potentially unwanted litters. Additionally, the League's SPAY/USA program is a nationwide referral service for affordable spay/neuter services. 

The League is also home to a National Shelter Rescue and Humane Education Team. North Shore Animal League America offers a wide variety of programs such as a mobile adoption program, adoption counseling, training and foster care for pets with special needs.

*text copied directly from NSALA site.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Feeding America

Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.

Each year, the Feeding America network provides food assistance to more than 25 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.

Their network of more than 200 food banks serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The Feeding America network secures and distributes more than 2 billion pounds of donated food and grocery products annually. The Feeding America network supports approximately 63,000 local charitable agencies that distribute food directly to Americans in need. Those agencies operate more than 70,000 programs including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs, Kids Cafes, Community Kitchens and BackPack Programs.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bears Without Borders

Bears Without Borders is a 501(c)3 US non-profit dedicated to the delivery of toys and childhood necessities to children world-wide. The organization was founded by two graduate students at Harvard University and MIT in honor of their wedding in order to share the joy they felt with others.

They use specially designated funds ONLY for the specially designated purpose. If you donate a teddy bear, all of your donation will go to purchase and send that teddy bear to a child, not for anything else. If there are monies left over, it all goes towards the next teddy bear. The same goes for all of their products.

No one working with the organization receives any sort of salary - Bears Without Borders is run entirely by volunteers.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books. More than 110 million new, used, rare, and out-of-print books are offered for sale through the AbeBooks websites from thousands of booksellers around the world. Readers can find bestsellers, collectors can find rare books, students can find new and used textbooks, and treasure hunters can find long-lost books.

AbeBooks Inc. is a subsidiary of, Inc. AbeBooks, an online book selling pioneer, was acquired in December 2008 and remains a stand-alone operation with headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and a European office in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Their mission is to help people find and buy any book from any bookseller anywhere and their business stretches around the world with six international sites -,,,,, and

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Pyramid Collection

The Pyramid Collection consits of an array of eclectic and new age merchandise. Whether you are looking for Gothic, Renaissance, Wicca, or Celtic, or if your tastes run more to Wizards, Dragons, Fairies, or Crystal, or maybe even Eastern Philosophy or Tarot & Astrology, you'll find it there.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


At Quartermaster they know everyone promises to get your order delivered on time and with no mistakes, but not everyone delivers on that promise. At Quartermaster, making sure you get the uniforms and equipment you need when you need them is not only their mission, it is the very foundation upon which their company was created.

• Their speed ensures that your order is delivered accurately and on time. Over 90% of orders ship the day they are received. No delays and no excuses.

• Their reliable service means our friendly and knowledgeable crew is here to help. Their phone agents undergo extensive product training to better serve you. No outsourced phone center at Quartermaster…ever!

• With their broad product selection, they are the single source for all your Public Safety uniform and equipment needs. They offer the finest products from the most trusted brands in the industry. As a Public Safety professional, you deserve the best and they deliver.

Whether you're purchasing for a large metropolitan police department, a small security agency or simply shopping for yourself, you'll receive the same honest, reliable and prompt service. And great prices, too!

Order today and experience the Quartermaster advantage!

Friday, February 20, 2009


Since their founding in 1984, the family of Michaels Stores, Inc., the nation’s largest retailer of arts and crafts materials, has been helping crafters of all ages express their imaginations with skill and originality. With a broad assortment of products, knowledgeable and friendly sales associates, educational in-store events, classrooms, and instructional displays, they offer a shopping experience that inspires their customers to pursue their creative goals. At Michaels Stores, Inc. they provide the ideas and education to complete an array of artistic, leisure, and home accents projects for beginners and experts from start to finish.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bits And Pieces

Bits And Pieces has been supplying millions of adults and kids alike with unique jigsaw puzzles, brain teaser puzzles and gift ideas through their mail order catalog since 1983. Their catalog and online store has original and high-quality products and puzzles, many of which can only be found for sale at Bits And Pieces. You will find something special in their collection of jigsaws, puzzles, games, gifts and novelties.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Atlanta Cutlery

Atlanta Cutlery Corp. started in 1971 as a mail order catalog company selling hunting and other hard to find knives and knife making supplies from all over the world.
They understand the hunger for well researched and well made historically accurate and battle worthy weapons for the growing interest in medieval history and collectibles. They traveled far and wide armed with the wealth of information that was gathered from various museums and private collections around the world, to scout for sword smiths and manufacturers to give you quality weapons at affordable prices. They continued association since their inception in 1985 with Windlass Steelcrafts has made them traverse the long road to where they can proudly proclaim their leadership in this arena.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Computer Geeks, headquartered in Oceanside, CA, is a leading direct-to-consumer eCommerce site specializing in providing computer-related excess inventory, manufacturer-closeouts, high-demand and unusual computer components and peripherals at highly-discounted prices to tech-savvy,"Geeky" consumers-- you know who you are!

Their website is driven by a sophisticated inventory-management database engine that updates website content in real time.

This means that "what you see is what we've got" for sale at any given moment; products become invisible and/or marked as "Out of Stock" as they sell out, but you can always sign up to be notified by email automatically as soon as a product becomes available again. is committed to offering tremendous savings on computer products, and hosting a Web site providing a depth of value-added content. Their aim is to amuse, inform, and entertain you -- while providing amazing values -- and to push the envelope of interactive Web functionality and secure online shopping ease... (it never pays to aim low).
This site is your direct link on the Web to the hottest deals in the computer industry! They purchase manufacturer excess, overstock, and slightly obsolete inventories in HUGE quantities. This allows them to offer products to you at truly remarkable prices. In the past they operated strictly at the dealer and corporate levels, but they've gone retail, bringing you the benefits and value traditionally available only to large volume commercial buyers.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Powell's Books

From humble storefront beginnings in 1971 on a derelict corner of northwest Portland, Oregon, Powell's Books has grown into one of the world's great bookstores, with seven locations in the Portland metropolitan area, and one of the book world's most successful dot-coms (Powell', serving customers worldwide.

Powell's roots began in Chicago, where Michael Powell, as a University of Chicago graduate student, opened his first bookstore in 1970. Encouraged by friends and professors, including novelist Saul Bellow, Michael borrowed $3,000 to assume a lease on a bookstore. The venture proved so successful that he managed to repay the loan within two months.

Michael's father Walter, a retired painting contractor, worked one summer with Michael in the Chicago store. He so enjoyed his experience that upon returning to Portland he opened his own used bookstore.

Michael joined Walter in 1979, creating a bookstore with a unique recipe that, though viewed as unorthodox, worked: Used and new, hardcover and paperback, all on the same shelf, open 365 days a year and staffed by knowledgeable and dedicated book lovers.

Michael says, "In the used book world, mixing paperbacks and hardbacks was not so much of a stretch, but when my dad had the idea of bringing in new books too, I had no sympathy. Used and new on the same shelf? It seemed crazy." However, Michael concludes, combining books "had synergy way beyond what we expected. If you put all the new books in one store and all the used books in another, each wouldn't get half the total business — they drive each other."

Six stores and several expansions later, Powell's went online in 1994, and experienced immediate success. Within two years, Powell's entire inventory was listed on the web.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Animal Rescue Site

The Animal Rescue Site focuses the power of the Internet on a specific need — providing food for some of the 27 million unwanted animals given to shelters in the U.S. every year. Over 10 million animals are put to death every year in the U.S. alone because they are abandoned and unwanted.

Each click on the purple "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button at The Animal Rescue Site provides food and care for a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary. Funding for food and care is paid by site sponsors and distributed to animals in need at the Fund for Animals' renowned animal sanctuaries (including Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Texas and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in California), pet shelters supported by the Petfinder Foundation , North Shore Animal League , and other worthy animal care facilities supported by the foundation.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ripoff Report

Victim of a consumer Rip-off? Want justice?

Ripoff Report® is a worldwide consumer reporting Web site and publication, by consumers, for consumers, to file and document complaints about companies or individuals. While we encourage and even require authors to only file truthful reports, Ripoff Report does not guarantee that all reports are authenic or accurate. Be an educated consumer. Read what you can and make your decision based upon an examination of all available information.

Unlike the Better Business Bureau, Ripoff Report does not hide reports of "satisfied" complaints. All complaints remain public and unedited in order to create a working history on the company or individual in question.

Ripoff Reports cover every category imaginable!

By Filing a Ripoff Report it's almost like creating your own web site
..And, it's FREE.

Your Ripoff Report will be discovered by millions of consumers! Search engines will automatically discover most reports, meaning that within just a few days or weeks, your report may be found on search engines when consumers search, using key words relating to your Ripoff Report.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Lark in The Morning

Do you love ethnic music? Are you looking for someplace to buy a instrument that you heard in a Celt or perhaps a Native American recording, then Lark in The Morning is the place to go. They carry the largest selection of ethnic musical instruments in the world. They also offer instructional books, videos and DVDs. Or if you prefer building your own they sell kits for making Harps, Keyboards, Percussion, String, and Wind instruments.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Museum Replicas

Museum Replicas understands the hunger for well researched and well made historically accurate and battle worthy weapons for the growing interest from Greek and medieval to the Renaissance and even movies and TV of today. They have traveled far and wide armed with the wealth of information that was gathered from various museums, experts and private collections around the world, to scout for sword smiths and manufacturers to give you quality weapons at affordable prices. Their continued association since their inception in 1985 with Windlass Steelcrafts has made them traverse the long road to where they can proudly proclaim our leadership in this arena.

Along with weapons and armor of days gone by, they offer period clothing, jewelery and accessories from multiple eras.

They also offer clothing and items taken from many period and sci-fi movie, including such favorites as 300, The Tudors and the MARVEL movies.

Monday, February 2, 2009

MatchProduct is an online business-to-business marketplace that offers companies of all sizes an easy and convenient way to…
  1. Find wholesale and/or retail buyers for products they have that are unique, patented or off-strategy (i.e.: create or expand sales distribution)
  2. Find new or innovative products available for sale, license or acquisition (i.e.: expand product lines)

MatchProduct specializes in helping companies with unique, patented or off-strategy products to turn those products into profit.

For expanded information read their Executive Summary PDF.

Their mission is to help companies with products that are not getting the attention they deserve to connect with other companies that could turn those products into profit through wholesaling(i.e.:buying in bulk).licensing (i.e:licensing patent or trademark rights) or acquisition (i.e:buying out the product).