Here's a worthwhile project. Donate a 1000-word story to an anthology, proceeds from which go to the Red Cross for the Haiti disaster appeal.
Edited to say the deadline has been extended to midnight, Wednesday 27th. You have another 30 hours to send something!
Here's more details from the link:
We want short story submissions to help raise money for disaster-stricken Haiti. Out of the submissions, 100 pieces of fiction will be chosen to appear in an e-book and paperback, the proceeds of which will go to the Red Cross.
If you want to send a short story, please follow these guidelines:
•Do not exceed 1,000 words.
•No stories containing graphic violence, death or destruction.
•We want stories with a lot of HEART, a dash of COMPASSION, and unmeasurable amounts of HOPE. Stories that anyone can read. Stories that leave you feeling as though life really is worth living.
Send all stories in the body of an email to: email@example.com
Stories sent as attachments will *not* be opened. Write “Submission” in the subject of the email.
Please follow the above guidelines carefully, and include your full contact details.
Stories must be received by Midnight, Monday 25 January, 2010.
Nick Harkaway, author of ‘The Gone Away World’, will be editing a story for the book as well as penning the introduction.
The e-book will be sold on www.smashwords.com. The paperback will be published and sold by Unbound Press, and will be available online about a week after the release of the e-book.