Parrot Heads are serious about the â€œpurposeâ€ part. Buffett himself devotes considerable time, energy, and money to such causes as Save the Manatee Club (savethemanatee.org), which he cofounded, and research on Alzheimerâ€™s disease, which afflicted his father. His fan clubs followed. When you think about it, it makes sense. Who longs to escape? Not barflies and beach bumstheyâ€™ve already escaped. Itâ€™s the hardworking, socially conscious, responsible types who indulge their fantasies through Buffettâ€™s lazy tales of tropical slacking. Even while goofing off, Home interior design software they canâ€™t escape their industriousness. And so the Sarasota Bay group does about eight area cleanups a year, plus fund-raisers for youth shelters, the American Cancer Society, manatee protection, Alzheimerâ€™s research, and more. Last yearâ€™s charitable donations totaled $13,357not counting the carloads of items collected for Toys for Tots.