So, if you are anything like me, you have a little routine when you sit down to your computer. Maybe you check your email, your facebook and/or MySpace page and then you surf over to a few sites that you like to read on a regular basis. Yep, that’s about how my morning goes once baby goes down. Only after I am done with the little daily checklist of visits do I start my work (leaving me with just one hour of nap time left to get things done if I am honest). Today, I want to share one of the places I visit on my daily roll call of web-sites in the hopes that you’ll add it to your roll call, too.
From the About this Page tab on The Hunger Site:
The Hunger Site was founded to focus the power of the Internet on a specific humanitarian need; the eradication of world hunger. Since its launch in June 1999, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism, helping to feed the world’s hungry and food insecure. On average, over 220,000 individuals from around the world visit the site each day to click the yellow “Click Here to Give – it’s FREE” button. To date, more that 200 million visitors have given more than 300 million cups of staple food. Its grassroots popularity has been recognized with Web awards in the activism category — the 2000 Cool Site of the Year Award and the People’s Voice winner at the 2000 Webby Awards.
The staple food funded by clicks at The Hunger Site is paid for by site sponsors and distributed to those in need by Mercy Corps and Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest). 100% of sponsor advertising fees goes to our charitable partners. Funds are split between these organizations and go to the aid of hungry people in over 74 countries, including those in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.
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What’s even cooler about The Hunger Site is that it is partnered with many other sites: The Breast Cancer Site (your click contributes to free mammograms), The Child Health Site (your click contributes to child healthcare), The Literacy Site (your click contributes to reading programs), The Rainforest Site (your click contributes to rainforest protection), and The Animal Rescue Site (your click contributes to food and vaccines for rescued animals) and you can visit each one of them from The Hunger Site home page so that you can contribute simply by clicking a button (and not directly out of your pocket if you are experiencing tight economic times)– in less than one minute total- to seven different great causes. So, add The Hunger Site and its partners to your morning to visit list and watch your clicks add up to action.