In this year 2012, with high gas prices as well as high unemployment numbers, many of our citizens are going through a rough time economically. Yet, as Americans and in spite of personal hardships, we continue to find ways to donate our money and time to various charitable causes.
As a suggestion, there is a way toward charitable giving by simply clicking on links below. In some cases, there are stores from which you can purchase items and then a portion of the cost goes to charity. Find your favorites and enjoy!
- Animal Rescue. Click to give food and care which is paid for by sponsors. Listed at the site are other free ways to help such as in signing a petition, sending e-cards, or registering for a gift. Shop their store to give extra.
- Facebook’s Save a Cat
- Donate Flour by answering quiz questions. Original idea of site was that for every question you got right, a spoon full of flour is donated to help world hunger. Currently for fun only, but that is destined for change.
- Clean water. 4,000 children perish every day from water-related disease. Watch on-line ad to designate pay for 7 days of clean water.
- Donate rice to World Food Programme by answering vocabulary questions.
- Hunger site.
- Hunger fighters. Committed to fighting hunger in earth-friendly ways and to providing daily opportunities for you to make a difference by simply clicking on hunger buttons. Daily clicks donate one cup of free food to fight world hunger. FairStart: Started to transform the lives of homeless men and women through job training and placement in the food service industry. White Dog Cafe: Known for its unusual blend of award winning cuisine and social activism.
- Daily Thoughts: “Making the world a better place, one thought at a time.” It is a sponsor/membership model intended to have sponsors providing up to 1 cup of food a day for each subscriber.
- Help solve poverty: Clicking on the “Donate Freely” button help fund sustainable ventures in Asia. Clicks continue to help create 1000’s of jobs and 100’s of scholarships across the globe for youth in developing communities.
- Girl to woman, reproductive health. Share videos.
- Cancer: Click on the “I Fight Cancer” button to activate banner ads which generate signal for funds to be donated by advertisers.
- The autism store (jewelry, bags and purses, kitchen items, garden, gifts, and more): Every item you buy pays for therapy and research for families and children living with autism in conjunction with charities such as Lekotek, Autism Speaks, and National Autism Association.
- Veterans site store. Each item you buy pays for at least one meal for a veteran. The site works with Feed Our Vets, Veterans Village of San Diego, and Veteran Homestead.
Thank you for your interest, and may next year bring improved times for America as we continue in our efforts to make the world a better place.
- “True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense.” — Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772)
- “Every good act is charity. A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.” — Moliere
- “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work we are in.” — Abraham Lincoln