Posts tagged The Hunger Site
‘Tis the season to shop, shop and shop some more. We shop for friends, family, our kids and ourselves. What if every dollar you spent made a difference and gave back and you could do it all online? Save time (no trying to find a parking spot in the overcrowded malls!) and get all your holiday shopping done right from the comfort of your home. Shop & give. ‘Tis the season to give so why not do it with every purchase.
365give Top 7 Ways to Shop and Give
2) Social Vest: Make everyday purchases count!
3) iGive: Change shopping for good. Shop using iGive AND up to 26% of your purchase at over 900 great stores is automatically get donated to your favourite cause.
4) The Hunger Site: Every purchase fights famine in the Horn of Africa and combats hunger in the U.S. Each item you buy funds at least 25 cups of food for the world’s hungry — at no extra cost to you! Charities include Mercy Corps, Feeding America, and Millennium Promise. Check out how you can click to give for free too!
5) Cafe Give: You are making a difference one purchase at a time. Over 300 retailers that make every purchase count.
6) Give as You Live: Thousands of stores will donate money to charity every time you purchase.
7) We-Care.com: Choose the nonprofit, school, or association you want to support. More than 2000 online merchants — from retailers to travel and financial services — participate in our program. Many offer special coupons and discounts.
8) Cause and Object: For every cause their is an object. This site will give you shopping ideas for unique items that give back with every purchase. This is an ideas only site. It’s 1 persons mission to help spread the good. Our favourite quote from the site “Buying products where proceeds are going to charity is a great start, but don’t let it sway you from giving back in other ways to whatever cause you’re behind.”
Changing the world couldn’t be easier. If you have to shop this holiday season – shop for good. Put your money to good with every purchase. Giving everyday made easy.
Have you got a favourite shop and give site? Share it with us to spread the shopping good this season.
The Globe & Mail newspaper has been running a series on giving over the last few weeks. It’s an excellent series worth reading. One of the interesting catch phrases they have used is ”The New Philanthropy.” After giving back everyday for 365 days I can tell you that be a philanthropist is no longer just the rich giving large sums of money to the charity of their choice. It is every day people giving in small ways when they can with their time, crowdfunding a personal favourite cause or “texting” donation for disaster relief. We have learned that even $10 can make a multi million dollar difference if we all give together.
Wikipedia defines philanthropy perfectly in today’s society:
“Philanthropy etymologically means “the love of humanity“—love in the sense of caring for, nourishing, developing, or enhancing; humanity in the sense of “what it is to be human,” or “human potential.” In modern practical terms, it is “private initiatives for public good, focusing on quality of life“
I’m not an expert on giving / philanthropy by any means. I don’t have millions of dollars to give through a foundation nor do I have hours to volunteer or travel to remote parts of the world to save lives. But what I do have is a little time everyday to “love humanity,” Whether it is a person, an animal or the planet we can all be philanthropist. Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada posed a question this week on Facebook that you should answer.
“If you had 1 hour to help change the world what would you do?”
I want to help you discover the “new philanthropist” in yourself. I discovered so many ways to give that I never even consider or new existed during my 365 days of giving. Many of them do not even cost a dime. All you have to do is like, tweet or click and you can show your “love for humanity”. Social media has given us all the opportunity to be a philanthropist. Find your favourite medium whether is be Twitter, Facebook or just using the internet. We can all give a minute of our time to change the world.
The 365give Top 5 Ways to Give for Free
Click it for Good: This site is the creation of Jan van Voorst (Founder Planetsave.com news/ co-founder of Planetsave.) The site is grass-roots and user friendly. It allows you to help causes that support the planet without emptying your pocket but instead by spreading the word. All you have to do is click a button and share a post with your friends and you have made a donation. Sponsors make the donation for you! (Day 317)
JustCoz: This platform that enables charities, non-profits and NGOs to greatly increase their social media reach by way of tweet and status donations. Building on what is known as the “donation by action” paradigm, the bring forward the utilization of social power into the realm of passion. JustCoz enables people to make a difference by exposing their audience to messages which reflect their owns set of values and truths, and everything is done automatically, without the need to repeatedly engage in sorting through messages for those worth repeating. (Day 283)
Care2: This will allow you to become a 365 day giver. Care2 has a “daily action” that with just a click you can change the world. They refer to it as the “fast, easy and free way to make a difference everyday. (Day 289)
Freerice: A great way to teach your kids about philanthropy and they will learn along the way. It’s a bit like online trivial pursuit game that feeds the hungry around the world. For each answer you get right Freerice donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme to help end hunger. (Day 31)
The Hunger Site: Whether you have a passion for helping feed the hungry, breast cancer, Rainforests, animals, child health, literacy, veterans, or autism you can give right from this site. You don’t need to be on Facebook or Twitter you can just click to give. Choose you passion and click every day. (Day 321)
Now we have no excuse not to give. Free and fast. Forget an hour our of your day in just 30 seconds you can give.
Do you have a favourite site you like to give by clicking? Which one of these is your favourite? Your feedback and comments are valuable to 365give. The more we can inspire others to give and share opinions and views on giving the more we can change the world one give at a time.
The head of the U.N. refugee agency said Sunday that drought-ridden Somalia is the “worst humanitarian disaster” in the world after meeting with refugees who endured unspeakable hardship to reach the world’s largest refugee camp.
In the past 2 weeks I have given you ideas on how to give to help the people in The Horn of Africa. What if I gave you a way to give food for free. Your donation is just one click away. Will you give every day?
Day 321: Give 321
If you could choose just one way to give every day what would it be? Volunteerism? Philanthropy by donation? A Random Act of Kindness?
What if today I could give you one way to help the starving and dieing people in The Horn of Africa and it didn’t cost you a thing? You don`t even have to get up out of your seat to give. What if all you have to do is click and 1.1 cups of food is donated. What if you did it every day? How many cups of food could we provide if we all clicked every day? A cup of food may not seem like a lot to you right now but it could save a life – if you click to give every day.
I clicked to give and I will keep clicking to give food everyday for as long as the The Hunger Site gives me the opportunity.
Time Commitment: 1 minute