November 6, 2008

An easy way to lend a hand

This website was forwarded to me by my friend Diane. TheAnimalRescueSite.com

The Animal Rescue Site focuses the power of the Internet on a specific need — providing food for some of the 27 million unwanted animals given to shelters in the U.S. every year. Each click on the purple "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button at The Animal Rescue Site provides food and care for a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary. Funding for food and care is paid by site sponsors and distributed to animals in need. You can also shop for products on their site, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the cause.

There are other tabs on the site for donations to hunger, breast cancer, child health, literacy and the rainforest. You can click each button once a day to help support these causes. The site checks out on Snopes.com.

Another site I used to visit regularly is FreeRice.com. It is a word definition quiz site with a bigger purpose than just improving your vocabulary. For each correct answer, 20 grains of rice are donated to The United Nations Food Program. It also checks out on Snopes.com.

Site sponsors and advertisers get their desired exposure, and great causes are benefited in the meantime. Win-win. You can make it your home page and click to give each day.

2 comments:

Holly said...

Fantastic! Thanks for pointing this out.

bluesky said...

Another great charity site is AIDtoCHILDREN.com. It donates money to children in need through World Vision.

Check it out at http://www.aidtochildren.com