Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Charity Spotlight V.5

The Greater Good Network. 

In their own words (which is usually the best description) - 

'The Greater Good Network of websites is a family of online activism sites that harness the power of the Internet to help people, animals, and causes in need.
Our websites bring together communities that care, giving you the power to make a difference in the world with simple, every day actions. You can benefit leading non-profit organizations by choosing from a range of activities including clicking on the free contribution button daily, making a micro-donation through the Gifts That Give More™ program, and shopping for gifts, apparel, jewelry, and home décor in our do-good stores to give even more at no extra cost.' 

I have a memory worse that a fish so don't ask me how, but I first came across this group of sites maybe 4 or 5 years ago. At the time I developed a habit of visiting each site and clicking on the 'Click to give FREE ___' every time I was on the internet. I even bought a couple of small jewelry items from their online stores, some of which I still wear - actually I never take off - to this very day!

I suppose I got lazy or simply forgot my internet ritual but this awesome network recently and somehow magically popped back into my brain. Therefore I just had to share it with you, and of course bookmark it into my list of favorites to regain my daily task of doing the tiny bit that I can.
As most regular readers will be aware I myself am not in the best financial place right now, so I suppose this is an alternative from donating to feel a little better and as if I am helping in some way. 
You know, it's nothing really is it?  It takes less than two minutes to visit the website, go to each additional tab and click the button. And below is what each click does -
At 'The Hunger Site' your click gives the value of 1.1 cups of food to the hungry
At 'The Breast Cancer Site' your click helps a woman in need get a free mammogram
At 'The Animal Rescue Site' your click gives the value of 0.6 bowls of food for rescued animals.
At 'The Veterans Site' your click helps a homeless and hungry Veteran get a free meal
At 'The Autism Site' your click helps provide therapy for children and families effected by autism.
At 'The Child Health Site' your click helps provide a child with life saving health care
At 'The Literacy Site'  your click gives a child in need a book to read and treasure
At 'The Rainforest Site'  your click helps protect 11.4 square feet of Rainforest habit for animals.

Just let that sink in. All you could do but just clicking a button.
Why wouldn't you want to contribute? 
Being an animal lover I'm obviously over the moon to help any kind of nature/animal/wildlife fund especially after I jumped out of a plane for Monkey World :), but the ones that actually put a lump in my throat when I read what my click means is the Veteran and Literacy sites.                        
Veterans are heroes. Full stop. The country's of the world should take complete care of people who have fought for them but that is a whole other post!
And a book for a child?! Every child should have a book, a bedtime story read to them and something for them to read as they grow. A book is more than a story, its a world of imagination where you can disappear from life for a while - just as I did with Harry Potter when I was young. 

I suppose I've rambled long enough anyways, but I hope it's been enough to even make one of you, my readers, to follow me in my newly regained internet habit. 
Visit The Greater Good Network today!!

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