There are ways to do really good things that absolutely don’t cost you a dime. These are on-line sites that make contributions based on the number of visits they receive. All you have to do is visit the site and click on the banner toward the top of the screen. Some of these are related sites under the Greater Good umbrella, which (www.greatergood.com) is the primary site. Greater Good represents varied causes. Clicks on the banner count toward the needed total; when that is reached a different need is represented. Greater Good’s ultimate goal is to connect compassionate, caring people with quick and easy ways to make the world a better place. To date, Greater Good has given more than $35 million to non-profit charities since 1999. Greater Good and its related sites have ads on their pages. The vendors hope you click on the ads, but unlike television or radio ads, you have the control over whether you choose to view them.
Usually from Greater Good, I go on to the Hunger Site. Hunger Site was the first of this family of sites to be launched in 1999. I remember discovering this site. It showed a map of the world. Every time a person died of hunger or hunger-related causes, a little point would flash on the map in the corresponding region. That was both shocking and compelling. You can’t ignore that reality when it is in your face. A click on the banner would provide enough grain to keep someone alive for a day. These clicks add up. On 1/5/16, there were 65,509 clicks, that provided 74,025 cups of food. For calendar year 2015, there were 23,486,426 clicks, resulting in a total of 26,539,661 cups of food! Together, we have made the difference between life and death for many, many people. www.thehungersite.com
Other related sites are the breast cancer site (www.thebreastcancersite.com), which helps fund research and mammograms for women in need; the animal rescue site (www.theanimalrescuesite.com), which provides aid for shelter animals; the veterans site (www.theveteranssite.com), which provides food and shelter for our homeless veterans; the autism site (www.theautismsite.com), which funds therapy costs for autistic children; the Alzheimer’s site (www.thealzheimerssite.com), to provide funding for Alzheimer’s research and care; the diabetes site (www.thediabetessite.com), which provides funds for diabetes research; the literacy site (www.theliteracysite.com), where clicks fight illiteracy by providing books for children; and the rainforest site (www.therainforestsite.com) where clicks help purchase and preserve endangered rainforest lands. You don’t have to access the sites individually, I just leapfrog from one to another. If you do choose to make a purchase from any of these sites, they count toward an extra contribution to do good. You can click on any or all of these sites.
There are also some other sites where you can make a difference. I will visit them at a different time.
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