Charity begins at home – 10 click-to-donate sites!

Last Wednesday (15th Oct) was observed as the BlogActionDay by BlogActionDay.org. If you wonder what that means, it is the day of the year where 1000s of bloggers around the world come together and discuss a single issue and try to solve the same. This year’s theme was poverty and a number of bloggers wrote about it, called for action and even donated part of their online income in an effort to eradicate poverty from this world!

WFPI somehow missed this particular day as I did not get the alert mail on time. However, I decided that I am not going to miss it next time as I have, now, subscribed to the newsletter from BlogActionDay.org (You may do the same). In addition, I thought of initiating the following charity drive via this blog which I hope some of you will follow as well.

How to raise money online for charity?

Some of you must have already heard about click-to-donate sites. These are charity websites where there are click-to-donate buttons placed and once you click on them the sponsors will donate some amount towards the noble cause. That sounds so easy right?

So the least you can do is to put one such link on your blog and mention what it stands for. I have already put a couple of links on the sidebar and I request you to click for the cause whenever you visit my blog or whenever possible. There are also charity badges and widgets available if you search around the web if you have some more space to spare on your blog.

Click-to-donate sites

The following are some of the legitimate click-to-donate sites that you could link from your blog.

The Hunger Site
Hungry Children
The Literacy Site
Fight Hunger
Child Health Site
Free Rice
The Breast Cancer site
Care2 – for various causes
The Environment Site
Ecology Fund

Let us act!

Comments

  1. BethP :

    Glad to hear that you caught up with Blog Action Day, and thanks for posting the list of click-to-donate sites. While every little bit certainly helps, I’ve also seen many larger-scale online fundraising initiatives that have mobilized significant amounts of money from donors. Awareness is important, but without accompanying action it is ultimately ineffective.

    Online fundraising has great potential to create change when it comes to poverty; I”ve blogged about it here for Blog Action Day:

    http://www.onlinefundraisingblog.com/2008/10/online-fundraising-to-combat-poverty/

    BethP’s last blog post…Head of the Charles and Fundraising for CRI

  2. Ajith,

    I’m glad you posted this even though Blog Action Day was over. Every day should be used to combat poverty. What I fear is that many bloggers will pat themselves on the back for writing the post, think they did their part and then move on to something else.

    I read a number of disturbing comments on many blog action day posts saying things that poverty was a state of mind, a result of immorality, or that poor=lazy. I’m still upset about this.

    Thanks for the list! I knew about a couple of those sites but it’s great to have more. :-)

    Kim Woodbridge’s last blog post…Stuff This in Your RSS – 10/21/08 – Unclutterer

  3. Tammy Warren :

    I missed it too. I have been busy lately getting caught up on my blogger friends and I began seeing all of the beautiful post. I did join and I will not miss this next year.

    Thank you for sharing all the Charity Links above. I am working on something similar to this. I hope to get it up and running soon.

    Tammy Warren’s last blog post…

  4. Charity doesn’t seem to be a topic of interest for the men readers here :) I am seeing comments from ladies alone…

    @Beth, I do agree that increased awareness can help the cause. I visited your blog and found it extremely encouraging for those who want to make a difference

    @Kim, you have a point. Eradicating poverty is not something that one needs to do on a single day. ie. like making your mother feel special on Mothers’ day alone :) I am sure those who want to work towards the betterment of underprivileged will continue to do so… And those who comment about laziness leading to poverty etc, probably they are talking about poverty prevailing in developed nations. If they come down to some of the Asian and African countries, they will realize the situation!

    @Tammy, Good to hear that you are up to something related to the topic under discussion :) And let’s not miss the next BlogActionDay…

    Thank you all for your thoughts on charity and what bloggers could potentially do…

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