Sunday, February 8, 2009

Helping Others

My blog friend Melinda over at "At Shore's End" wrote a lovely post about how she would like to help others. That reminded me of an article I ripped out of the January issue of Family Circle magazine with links to various web sites that help you help others. Here are the links:

igive.com
biddingforgood.com
donorschoose.org
markmakers.org (I gave my kids $20.00 for Christmas, 2007 to "spend" at Mark Makers and they LOVED it. It's aimed at kids.)
globalgiving.com
volunteermatch.org
onlinevolunteering.org
kiva.org
microplace.com
goodsearch.com
searchandgive.com
greatergood.com
freerice.com (excellent for increasing your vocab and feeding the world at the same time; I'm going to put the link under my "links I like" list)

And now I can help myself by reducing the clutter in my house and throwing the article away since I have all the info right here! :)

PS: DH just asked me what I want for Valentine's Day and, thanks to Melinda's inspiration, I decided I want us to make donations to Kiva.org in each other's names. I don't need flowers (although lovely, they die so quickly), I don't need chocolate, (the weight thing- I want to keep it off!), I've never been one for jewelry, and who needs more clutter in the house? A micro loan to a budding entrepreneur will be just the thing. :)

1 comment:

Melinda said...

Thanks for the link. I love kiva.org, and sevral of the others you listed.