Thursday, March 18, 2010

Clicking to make a difference

Of course it's sad saying goodbye to my friends here since I'm not sure when I'll see them again.

But at the same time, I know that while they're closing one chapter of their lives, they're about to being a new chapter, so I'm happy for them. And I know that we can still keep in touch; it's not like they're dying.
(Even though we gave them funeral cards by mistake!)

My heart really goes out to people who are saying final goodbyes to friends or family.

I've written before that I think a lot about people who don't have their basic needs met -- especially children. I read a statistic that every year,
6.5 million children die from starvation.

Now that makes me sad.

But the good news is that I can help do something about it. And so can you. For free.

Below is a list of my favorite Web sites (in order), where all you have to do is click and sponsors will make donations. So. very. easy.

1. -- I have it set up to send me daily e-mail reminders to click on the orange box in each category. The Hunger Store is fantastic because you make donations with your purchases. I've bought several things there that I've loved -- clothes, jewelry and gifts.

2. -- This site is similar to the Hunger Site because you can click to benefit several different causes.

3. - Click the orange box to help children in need.

4. - Click the yellow box to help a hungry child.

Play a game to donate. With these sites, all you have to is play a game/take a quiz to make a donation. You're learning and helping at the same time. Everyone wins. :)

1. -- This one is my favorite because you can choose what subject you want. I especially like the geography quiz.

2. - This is a fun game of pinpointing places on a map.

3. -- Play crossword puzzles for charity.

4. - Memorize and recall the numbers to donate water.

5. - Take a hunger quiz to donate to world hunger.

"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' -- Matthew 25:40 (NIV)

1 comment:

  1. Daaayna,
    What a great idea! I am going to sign up for reminders right now!!!