Thursday, November 1, 2007

More easy charity

Aunt Chris reminded me of another great site where just clicking can help a lot.

Clicking Sites

There are 6 sites in one on this link, you can see them in tabs at the top. By clicking the button on:
The Hunger Site, you donate 1.1 cups of food to the hungry
The Breast Cancer Site, you help a woman in need get a free mammogram
The Child Health Site, you help a child in need get health care
The Literacy Site, you help a child in need attain literacy
The Rainforest Site, you help preserve 11.4 square feet of rainforest
The Animal Rescue Site, you donate .6 bowls of food to rescued animals.

Besides all of the easy clicking, there are a bunch of other ways to help. They have a store, (its the same store in each tab, but depending on the tab you are in, the money will go to different things) where you can buy cute gifts and stuff, and part of the money goes to the charity. There are even things you can buy that were actually made by people in specific countries. I especially like these Bazura Bags, which are reusable grocery bags (good for the earth) that are made of recycled juice boxes (also good for the earth) by women in the Philippines to send their children to school (good for the kids). There are also things like fair trade coffee, and my favorite, Gifts That Give More. On this page, there are different needs from around the world with set dollar amounts, from $14.00 for a pair of school shoes for a girl in rural Africa, to $100 to heat a school in Afghanistan for the winter.

We did it for a couple of Christmas gifts last year, and it was great. You get a certificate that you can print out that explains where the money went that you can give to someone.

You could really spend hours on this site looking around, but I tried to put some good shortcuts into this entry. Check it out!

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