April 5, 2011

HELP - For Free

There's a lot of online ways to help the less fortunate.  I am really familiar with two sites, though until today, I'd ignored one of them for quite a while.

FreeRice.com has been around for several years and even schools encourage students to visit the site.  If you're not familiar with this site, basically, it's a word definition test.  You are given a word and four answers, you pick the word that defines the word.  Example:

milliner means: 
For each answer you get right, the site will donate 10 grains of rice. Warning:  This site is addictive, but a it's also a good place to go when you need a break from your writing.

The other site I go to is Click to Give.  This site sponsers several organizations, but the premise is the same: Go to each organizations page (there are tabs at the top of the page, so just click to get to each page) and then click the "Click Here to Give-It's Free" box on each page.  By doing so you can help feed the hungry, help provide a mammogram to an uninsured woman, help homeless veterans, help stray animals, help fund books for kids, save the rain forest and help fund child health care.  Click to Give also has stores where you can buy all sorts of items from clothing to jewelry to household items and more.  Many of the items come from cooperatives in third world countries...a way to help those in poverty provide for their families.

Do you know of an online organization that helps the less fortunate? 


marybelle said...

WOW!! Free Rice.com is amazing. Thank you for that.


Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Yeah, Marybelle, it's addictive, too!

Susan M said...

You have ruined me. I will never get any work done again. You're not kidding it's addictive.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

What's sad, Susan, is getting the same word wrong multiple times because you forget what they said the meaning was....lol