BENEFITING: ENDANGERED LANGUAGE FUND INC
Language is the building block of human existence. It allows us to communicate feelings and emotions -- something that would be otherwise impossible. Language also gives us the ability to share a common existence; by attaching us to our ancestors, it helps us find our identities in the words of those around us. Yet language is under attack. The world's population is growing rapidly, but the number of languages we speak is shrinking even faster. In the last half-century, thirty language families have disappeared; experts estimate that by the end of this century, half of our languages will cease to exist. With them will go the values of the cultures they represent, as well as the knowledge of humanity as a whole. Few are aware of the endangered languages of the world. None has fought to defend them as valiantly as the Endangered Language Fund. By supporting the documentation and preservation of tongues in over 50 countries, this nonprofit has given us a chance to save the heritage of our species -- and they need our help. Your donation will support the ongoing effort to find and protect those languages at risk of vanishing. No contribution is too small; together, we can change the world.