Social media can help foster spreading positive vibes, especially when you’re on the right platforms. Once you sign up, you can pick a non-profit that aligns with your goals and beliefs and choose an organization to sponsor you. You can then add widgets to add it to your existing social media accounts, and connect with new friends with similar passions and interests on Social Vibe.
2. Free Rice
This website is a way to practice your knowledge of different subjects and learn something new while giving back. It hosts quiz-like questions in a variety of different areas and skill levels, such as humanities, math, English, foreign languages, sciences, chemistry, geography, and even offers questions for SAT preparation. For every correct answer you provide, the website will donate 10 grains of rice through the World Hunger Programme. This is a great way to give back while brushing up on your skills, and is perfect for kids if they are searching for a new computer game. You can use this website as a tool for teaching them about how they can give back.
3. Donate Credit Card Rewards
If you have any unused rewards from your credit cards, you can donate them to multiple charities. For example, your frequent flier miles can help fund the Make-a-Wish Foundation and, in the process of donating, keep your miles from going to waste. If you have a charity close to your heart, see how your rewards can help.
Sparked is a board game designed to bring women together and foster uplifting conversation. The next time you have a game night, consider playing a game like sparked to encourage meaningful fellowship. As a bonus, 10% of each purchase from their website goes to a charity partner that aligns with their mission. This partner changes every 4 months, and is currently Girl Talk, a non-profit peer-to-peer mentoring program. (Currently on back order it is so popular!)
The principle of Give Work is based off of Leila Janah’s book, Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time. The idea is this: every time you decide to make a purchase, consider buying from companies and organizations that hires those who are marginalized, including veterans, former prison inmates, low-income workers, or people who have been rescued from sex-trafficking.
6. Give Back Box
If you have any clothing items you no longer need, whether you or your kids have grown out of them or no longer like them, you can give them a new home through this organization. You simply pack up your clothing and shoes in any box and print out a prepaid shipping label from givebackbox.com. Bring it to the post office, and voila! Your items will be donated to a charity. When you sign up for a shipping label, you will receive a tax receipt via email.
7. The Hunger Site
This works in one of two ways: you can buy from the website’s store and a percentage of your purchase will support organizations with a goal of fighting hunger, or you could click the banner on their homepage once a day to donate one cup of food to those in need. This button is backed by the website sponsors, and 100% of their sponsor advertising fees go to charity. Organizations they partner with include Food Recovery Network, Mercy Corps, and Partners in Health, among others.
8. Amazon Smile
This one is incredibly simple: you can link your amazon account to a charity of your choice (even if it’s local!) and they will receive .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The same amazon you use with an added bonus of helping fund charity!
9. Donate your Birthday on Facebook
There’s a new feature on Facebook allowing you to “Donate your Birthday” – you click on the fundraising tab, select a charity of your choice, set your fundraising goal, and share your birthday message encouraging others to donate. Instead of receiving money and gifts on your birthday, you can ask others to donate on your behalf.