Giving

Here’s a list of places that we think are good movement or organizations to help out or to get involved in.

FreeRice.com The United Nations will donate 10 grains of rice for every 1 vocab word that is correctly defined. It really is that easy. If each person plays this game and donates a couple hundred grains of rice and then tells 5 people about it… well, you get the idea. This is a pretty easy way of helping to end world hunger. Thanks to Jenn Reill for sending us this one!

Kiva.org — I really like this site because it’s financing through micro-loans! I’m a big fan of those in case you missed that. Anyway, this site lets you pick some individual and fund them as they try to start a business. It tells you all about their business plan and how much they need. You can fund as little or as much as you want. They’ll also pay you back. Once you get that money back you an either get it back from Kiva or invest it in someone else.

BloodWaterMission.com — Lot’s of people in the world don’t have clean drinking water. This is ridiculous. These people are trying to get rid of that. That’s a great idea.

MochaClub.org — This site is great because it’s a reoccurring bill of only seven bucks a month. Also, you can create a group and invite people to join so instead of only giving seven bucks a month you are giving communally. Join a group or get some friends together and make your own.

TheseNumbers.com — This group is trying to make numbers more personal by giving them faces. They’re promoting HIV/AIDS awareness, education leadership, and personal responsibility all by sponsoring a soccer team. Great story. Check it out.

TWLOHA.org — Depression and cutting are easily over-looked in the modern church that ignores pretty much every tough subject. To Write Love on Her Arms is a group trying to spread awareness and hope—and they have some great t-shirts! Seriously though, this group is doing great things.

NotForSaleCampaign.org — The reality of slavery still existing is hard to comprehend, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. With an approximate 27 million people still in slavery, this is a movement to check out. Also, check out David Batstones’ book Not For Sale.

TheHungerSite.com — The Hunger Site is an online activism site that sells advertising space– “the money from these advertisers goes to our charity partners, who fund programs to provide food to the hungry.” Visitors are allowed to click once a day; the advertisers then donate money per click.

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