Get Smart: Do Good!
By Jillian Bietz – Teens
Feeling a lack of scholarly ability since summer started?
Minimize the Facebook window, and check out one of these sites. Give back without getting up.
Brush up on your vocabulary at www.freerice.com. Select the correct meaning to the word featured and ten grains of rice will be donated to help fight world hunger. Along with vocab questions, there are twelve other categories to choose from. Since 2007, the site has raised up to 80 billions of grains of rice!
If Geography is your thing (or even if it isnt!) check out http://www.freepoverty.com/.
On a giant map, guess the location of the city and country that pops up. With every correct answer, ten cups of clean drinking water will be donated to one of the millions of impoverished people in the world.
It’s important not to forget that there are so many animals struggling in shelters. At www.freekible.com, answer the daily dog-related “Bow Wow” trivia question (even if your answer is wrong!), and ten pieces of kibble will be donated to an animal shelter.
Freekibble has helped millions of homeless dogs already. Sign up for a daily email reminder, or even the iphone app!
If you don’t have time to play games but still want to give a little, go to http://www.care2.com/click-to-donate/. With just a click of the mouse, a donation is given. Choose from a bevy of good causes such as cancer research and rainforest preservation and many more.
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