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Telepresence Options Charities 2011 - Helping Others

December 21, 2011 | Howard Lichtman
My favorite part of being a publisher is getting to promote well deserving charities each year around the holidays.  In the spirit of the season I wanted to take a moment to recognize and promote some charities that were founded by members of the telepresence industry and a couple that are near and dear to some of us at the Human Productivity Lab and Telepresence Options.  The list includes: Bicycles for Humanity co-founded by Pat Montani, CEO & Co-founder of IP-V Gateways, Vacations for Veterans founded by Chris Carr, Director of Video Markets at MASERGY, The Fluoride Action Network which I am supporting, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, .  If anyone knows of any other worthy efforts supported by members of the industry then please pass them along and we will add them to the list.

Bicycles for Humanity
Bicycles_for_Humanity.jpgBicycles for Humanity is a non-profit founded by IP-V Gateway's CEO Pat Montani that collects unused bikes in North America, Europe, and elsewhere in the western world and ships them to developing countries, primarily in Africa, where they change lives by providing transportation for local entrepreneurs, charities, and deserving individuals.

Some of the groups that benefit from Bicycles for Humanity include:

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