Jen M over at Get in the Car! has started Philanthropy Thursdays over at her blog - every Thursday she is doing something philanthropic and posting about it. She is encouraging her readers to do the same. I think this rocks! (her first one was selling a diamond ring on ebay - she gave all the proceeds to Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans). Her post today is about buying gifts for others - buying fair trade, from companies that give proceeds to causes, and giving a philanthropic gift in someone elses name. Go check it out, she has great ideas and great links.
My philanthropy for the day is a pledge to go every day to The Hunger Site to click on their donate button. (you can see that I've added a link to their site on my sidebar, as well) Every day I can click on this button, and each click will generate ad revenue. All the money they raise from this ad revenue goes towards stopping hunger. It will tell me how many cups of food my one click provides (today it was 1.1 cups of food). Then, I will click on all the other tabs, and do the same thing to donate to breast cancer research, literacy, the environment, saving the rain forest and feeding animals. All of this will take me appx. 20 seconds. I used to do this all the time, and sort of forgot about it until I read Jen's post. So... I am pledging to do it again. If I can take time to read all your lovely blogs, I can do this. It costs me nothing but a very small amount of time.
Will you please consider doing it, too?