Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Some Nifty Nice Things I Like:

Having a husband who is way into Philanthropy makes it so that you find out different fun things that you can do to help out different organizations and people. I have a few favorites, mostly websites that are easy to use and if I don't put up Phil's favorite he might cry (and we don't want that).
1. GoodSearch
This wonderful website lets you pick your favorite charity (or school) and they make money for searching for things you would search for anyway. It is powered by yahoo so they are decent searches and unlike google they don't store all of your searches for forever. I always use my searches for Free the Slaves which is an organization that we have a campus chapter of so we like them (in case you are looking for someone to help out).
2. Kiva
This is Phil's favorite website and his favorite Christmas present (in case anyone was wondering). They give out micro-loans to people in 3rd world countries that are trying to improve themselves. You make donations in 25 dollar increments and then you choose who it goes to and once that person pays back your loan you get to give it to someone else. Right now Phil is loaning money to a lady in Guatemala who is starting a weaving business. It is really fun to choose who to help out and keep giving the money out without actually giving your own money again. Here is some more information about microloans in general, click here.
3. Plus 3 Network
This is one that I really like because it helps me out as well as others. This one my mom found in Prevention Magazine for me. It is a free social networking site that hooks sponsors up with organizations. The sponsors give money to the organizations based on how much to walk, bike, run, swim, lift weights, even yoga! They get money for the miles or for the time involved. It also helps you track your workouts. There is a calendar that lists how many miles you did every day of the month or week. I started the other day and have so far raised $1.75, not much but hey it is something. I am working out for World Bicycle Relief and being sponsored by Sram. There are a load of sponsors and organizations to choose from but I thought the relief fund sounded pretty cool and I like the idea behind it because it helps in so many different ways. Phil chose to workout for Project Rwanda and being sponsored by Syncros. I know a lot of you out there workout a ton so go workout to help someone else out too.

1 comment:

Kristie said...

Now my workouts can benefit more than me and the gym that gets my membership $$!