Do you like to take occasional breaks from your work and browse the internet? Do you like to give to charity when you can? Are you also an online shopping addict? Are you all, or one of the above?
Years ago I was introduced to The Hunger Site, and since then I try to take a moment of every day to visit. There are three reasons why.
1.)We all need a break from out work from time to time, and many of us like to fool around on the internet when we need a minute “away.”
2.)Every time I go to The Hunger Site, I can click a button to donate food for free. Obviously, when I click the food is given by a sponsor or advertiser on the site. Then, I click on each of the tabs at the top of the page to donate to others. Each click on the Breast Cancer Site gives free mammograms, when I click on the Child Health Site, I help to fund healthcare for children, a click on The Literacy Site funds books for children, The Rainforest Site asks for your click to preserve endangered land, and on The Animal Rescue Site a click funds food for animals.
3.)Each of these sites has several stores within them in which you can buy distinctive gifts (for yourself and others) and in the meantime to support worthy causes.
On The Hunger Site, you can shop Fair Trade goods, in addition to several other stores. You will be amazed at the number of items, each beautiful and unique, to browse. There is jewelry, chocolate, scarves, decorative items, purses, and exotic items that you’ll love.
The Breast Cancer Site boasts the “Pink Ribbon Store” as well as ‘Pink Apparel.’ Each site now has items for sale for Valentine’s Day, and you can also give more by sending e-cards.
The Child Health Site is another from which you can send e-cards, buy jewelry or ornaments. If you’d like to give more in whatever way you can, each site has options to allow you to do so.
The Literacy Site (along with all of the others) has links to other organizations with the same mission. On this site you’ll find a line to firstbook.org, where you can help low income children read and own their first books.
On the Rainforest site, you’ll find clothing and jewelry to show your support of the cause. Also, when you click on the “From the Rainforest” shopping link, one of the items you will see for sale is “Care for a Rescued Howler Monkey.”
The Animal Rescue site has many products to choose from with their signature “paw print.” They also have links to walks and fundraisers.
So next time you want to kill a few minutes to browse the web or want to pick up a special gift, go visit these partner sites. And please, if nothing else, take one minute each day to click on the button on each page. That is a generous way to spend one minute of your time and to not be out a dime. The donated goods really go a long, long way.