Little Ways We Can Help

I’m bored.  I wanted to do a post about different Christmas traditions, different Santas, just different Christmas things.

I also have a bit of brain fog.  It easier to be bored when you have brain fog.  I tried listening to Christmas songs on YouTube but ended up switching to Amanda Palmer.

I wasn’t getting into the Christmas spirit so I just decided to post random stuff.

Still not working.

So, fog clears for a few seconds and I have a thought.  Why not talk about some sites that I go to each day.

I chose these because helping others has to start somewhere.  It only takes a few minutes to help, you may learn a thing or two and it’s FREE!  All you have to do is click.

The first site is Freerice.com.

FreeRice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Programme.   You answer various multiple choice questions from a choice of six subjects (English, Geography, Chemistry, Art, Math, Language Learning).  Each correct answer means 10 grains of rice is donated.  You can do this on your own or as part of a group through school, work or with your friends.   This is from their About page:

FreeRice has two goals:

  • Provide education to everyone for free.
  • Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise on this site.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your education can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide.

The next two sites involve our love of our dogs and cats.

It’s safe to say that most people have had a pet.  For a lot of us our pets become part of the family and it hurts our hearts knowing that there are animals who go hungry.  There are two sites  where you can help.  Again, you answer a multiple choice question.  Each day you answer a question, it doesn’t matter whether you are right or wrong, you donate 10 pieces of kibble to animal shelters.

For our feline family members there is Freekibblekat.com.

Dog’s best friends can go to Freekibble.com.

There is one group of sites where all it takes is one click and that is The Greater Good Network.    I have my bookmark set to The Animal Rescue Site and I don’t have to do anything but click.

And from the Greater Good web page:

The GreaterGood Network of websites offer the public a unique opportunity to support causes they care about at no cost to them.

Each person’s daily click on the Click To Give sites displays sponsor advertising. One hundred percent (100%) of sponsor advertising is paid as a royalty to charity through the non-profit, tax-exempt GreaterGood.org.

Supporters can also contribute directly to charity by purchasing Gifts that Give More™, where one hundred percent (100%) of their donation is given to charity, or by purchasing one of the 4500+ products that we carry, including jewelry, apparel, and gifts. There is a charity royalty of from 5-30% paid on every item purchased from any of the GreaterGood Network’s online stores.

 

These are the sites that I visit each morning.  It only takes a few minutes of my time and it’s a great way to start my day.

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