12 December 2008

Quick ways to donate even if you have no extra funds

Consider Melissa:
Because there are so many worthwhile charities that could use a shot in the arm this year I will choose the top three mentioned here and send each of them $1 for every time they receive a vote from you (up to $150 each).

You can vote for the charities you love in her comments. The three with the most votes get the donations from her. She hasn't established a deadline yet, so get voting and increase those donation totals!

I'm quite fond of World Wildlife Fund, Equality Now, V-Day, Heifer International, and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Read through the comments on her post to learn more about these and other charities. Also, you can vote more than once, so be sure to bookmark it.

Play Free Rice and sponsors will donate 20 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to end hunger for each word you correctly define. If you're not into vocabulary, you can pick another subject: world capitals, geography, art history, multiplication tables, chemistry, foreign languages. For each multiple choice question you get right, that's 20 grains of rice.

If that's too time consuming for you, visit The Hunger Site. Just click the "Click Here to Give - it's FREE!" button and sponsors will donate 1.1 cups of food to the hungry. Visit their sister sites via the tabs at the top of the site and click to help women in need get mammograms, children get healthcare and books, to save the Rain forest 11.4 square feet at a time, and to have sponsors donate .6 bowls of food each day to rescued animals . You can click on the button for each site once a day; I do it every day my computer is on. Rest assured, Snopes says it's legit.

So, get clicking and commenting!

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  1. What a great idea for a post. I've been getting so many "we're needier now than ever" emails and mailings from worthy organizations lately--it's scary and overwhelming!

  2. Thanks, Cheryl. I know what you mean, it is overwhelming these days. I just think it's good to know that there's quick free things you can do that can really have an impact over time.

    The Hunger Site, e.g.: I've clicked nearly every day for over, geez, three years now? That's ~1171 cups of food. Clicking the buttons on all 5 affiliate sites as well takes me maybe 2 minutes and that's if my internet's slow.

  3. If you like WWF, check out http://www.freewebs.com/clickforcharity/environmentalcharities.htm