I admit I have a serious problem with the overwhelming amount of vacuous and rehashed sites out there in Cyberland. Unfortunately for me, I can’t complain too loudly as I am one of the offenders. So in an attempt to make right and balance the karmic negatives from my offenses I like to highlight some of the gems out there. My previous post was about Wolfram|Alpha which is a great way to gather high quality information. This time, for the big moral boon I’m pulling out The Hunger Site. It is likely you already know about them as they’ve been around since June of 1999. So, if this is old news please consider this a gentle reminder. If not, welcome to the world of charity clicks.
What is The Hunger Site? To boil it down, its a means for anyone with an Internet connection and a few minutes a day to make the world a better place. At The Hunger Site all it takes is one click to help feed the hungry, another click to help sponsor free mammograms and another click to help pay for child health care. There’s three other clicks you can give with: help provide books for those in need, help protect endangered habitats and help with animal rescue.
6 clicks is all it takes to make a difference. Well, it is more like 12 considering you’re moving from different pages. I’ve done it for years and recently have passed the torch on. My three year old daughter and I take time out every day to “help people”. She knows the purpose of each page and who or what it is helping. She likes hearing stories behind the images on the site and quite often she’ll make up her own stories and tell me about them. We get a lot out of it by knowing we’re helping people and the extra bonus for us is additional quality time together.
So, if you have a few spare minutes and some of your clicks why not drop by and check them out? I’d really like to hear of any other sites that are similar in nature and legit. Anyone know of others?