(CNN)  More than $1.8 million has been raised to help victims of the Gulf Coast oil spill, thanks to Larry King’s celebrity telethon.  Proceeds are distributed to the United Way, the National Wildlife Federation, or the Nature Conservatory according to donors’ discretion and are intended to provide immediate relief to victims of the spill.

(The Telegraph)  Fairsharemusic, a new UK-based music downloading site, features 8.5 million jams for sale but with a twist–purchases are made for a good cause.  “Welcome to the home of feelgood downloads,” the website promises, and indeed, every tune purchased contributes 50% of net profit to partner charities.  Customers choose the charities they wish to support, and suggestions for new charities are welcomed.