Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Surprisingly Simple

It is a new year, and as such, we have (maybe) made a resolution or two. Some people don't... I have always stuck with my old "standby" - to try to be a better person - and do more for others. So here is the deal - actually challenge. It is not related to scrapping but since ScrapLand has become such a vast universe... I challenge each person that reads this (all 5 of you LOL) to put the same info on your site. You see, the five people who visit now and then, have a much wider reach than I - and it becomes this great pyramid.

Now here is the deal...

Below is information about the Hunger Site. We are often skeptical about such (too good to be true) concepts. I did check it out on Snopes. It is what it says it is... AND it is a good cause. It is painless, and it only takes a minute out of your day. You simply click a button on your computer and you can do many things

provide food for the hungry

provide mammograms to those that cannot afford them
Help provide free heathcare for children

help provide money to save the rainforests

help with project literacy

and feed some homeless animals.

It costs you nothing, except a moment of your time.

Here is what I do - I have the site as one of my tabs on my homepage

go to tools > Internet Options > under the homepage tabs - you just past the address. It is simple. When you pop on the net to go to your favorite blogs... it is there. It is a reminder to just do it... and it is done for the day. Only one click per person per day will be counted. ALSO: make sure when you do the hunger one that it actually brings up a page that your click has been counted. Sometimes it doesn't come up on the first click.

I have been doing this for about 3 months now - since I came across it on another bloggers site. Every little bit helps... and the sheer number of scrappers out there can make such a huge difference.

The link is below - if you would like to head over now and check it out...


This is the post on Snopes where I checked out the validity of it... I pasted it in the blog so you could read it yourself. So now I have done one more thing to make the world a little better place... and there are still 11 1/2 months lft in 2009. WOO HOO! I really do hope you will check it out... do it, and pass it on.

Have a nice day all... I have a bit to do today... Hubby is off to town, so it is just me and the dawgs... and boxes of photos...

Be well,


snopes.com: The Hunger Site


The Hunger Site

Claim: You can direct money to hunger relief simply by clicking a button on a web

Status: True.

Origins: Over the last few years we've seen a plethora of altruistic appeals circulate on the Internet, each one claiming that you could donate money to a worthy cause or right some terrible injustice — at no cost to you — merely by taking some simple action, such as forwarding an e-mail message. (See our Jessica Mydek page for one example.)

All of these messages were hoaxes — until The Hunger Site came along.
At The Hunger Site, you can "donate" money to hunger relief simply by clicking a button.


The Hunger Site, the creation of John Breen, a 42-year-old computer programmer from
Bloomington, Indiana, was funded by various companies who sponsored the site for a day. Every sponsor donated the approximate cost of 1/4 of a cup of food to the United Nations' World Food Program for each user who clicks on the site during the day. (If multiple companies were sponsoring the site, the amount of food donated was multiplied by the number of sponsors.) Breen created the site in June 1999 as a personal project to help deal with hunger in developing countries, and the response was soon so overwhelming that he spent most of his time administering the site even though he received no income, loans, grants, or donations to compensate him for his time and effort or pay his expenses. Eventually The Hunger Site became part of GreaterGood.com, a shopping portal where customers could direct up to 15% of the cost of every purchase to causes they selected. GreaterGood.com ceased operations in July 2001, and The Hunger Site was temporarily shut down until CharityUSA.com took over its operations a few weeks later. Other sites also offer similar means for visitors to aid various charities:

l Animal Rescue Site
l The Breast Cancer Site

Additional Information:
World Food Program
The Hunger Site (World Food Program)
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snopes.com: The Hunger Site
World Food Program

The Hunger Site press release (World Food Program)
Last updated: 8 October 2007
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This material may not be reproduced without permission.
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Sources Sources:
Kirby, Carrie. "Millions Eat Because People Click a Button."
San Francisco Chronicle. 20 December 1999.
Rowe, Peter. "Fighting Hunger with the Click of a Button."
The San Diego Union-Tribune. 15 July 1999 (p. E1).
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Crops said...

This sounds like a fantastic idea, and I do believe I am one of those 5 readers...lmao...so COUNT ME IN!!
I did my click today and I will from now...next time I blog, I will put up the info and maybe 5 peeps will do it too.... After reading all this info, I saw you posted yesterday...yeah, I am slackin'! LOL I think I should of stayed with this post!!!! OMG!!! I am chocolate deprived!!!! LOL That sounds soooooo yummyyyyyyyyyyy, but I went and made a shake....LOL
maybe someday I will try it...when and if I ever reach my goal...lol

Hope you are accomplishing something with those photos!! and No hubby again....GOOD for you! Enjoy the peace and quiet, cause they are never gone long enough...LOL
Have a good one!!
Later Dude!! lol

txbubbles said...

This may be the grains of rice program I've read about. I have been meaning to check it out. Thanks for giving me a reminder.
BTW...there are NINE of us now!
Vicki in Texas

Barbara said...

Oh, Eila, when I read your post yesterday I totally forgot to leave a comment. Shame on me! I got really excited about your challenge so I lost my manners for a moment. Anyway, I did post your challenge on my blog this morning.
Thank you for thinking of others. May we all learn from your example.

Melanie said...

As you saw, I took up your challenge and posted this on my blog! Great idea! And such an easy way for everyone to help.

So glad that you enjoyed American Idol! LOL! I was pretty sure you would if you liked America's Got Talent.

And about the DVR....I'm looking into that but not sure where I'm going to find time to watch the DVR either! I'd have been fine in the fall as I couldn't find many shows to keep my attention but now they are all starting up and American Idol is on for like 3 nights a week for a month or so. LOL! I guess it's better than missing my fav's, though!! Thanks for the hint!