Happy new year! What better way to start the year than trying to change the world.
ChangingThePresent.org is a brilliant site which allows you to make donations in the forms of specific gifts. Not a shopping site in disguise, 100% of all donations are channeled directly to charity.
Recognizing the fact that people are more inclined to donate when they know exactly what the money is going to be used for, ChangingThePresent.org has a whole range gifts for various causes so you can pick the one closest to your heart.
Help a child today!
To kick off the new year, I’m going on a charitable comment drive. This is how it works – I will donate one gift to ChangingThePresent.org, and to make things interesting: The size of my donation will depend on the amount of comments I receive for this post.
If this post gets:
- 5 comments or less: I’ll donate USD$5 to de-landmine one square meter of a mine affected area
- 10 comments: I’ll donate USD$12 for a month in school for a deaf student in Africa
- 20 comments: I’ll donate USD$25 for medicine to nurse a malnourished child back to health
- 50 comments or more: I’ll donate USD$100 for 100 vaccinations for children to combat deaths from preventable diseases
My plea to you – Tell us about your favorite non-profit organization’s site in the comments
I’m not going to set any conditions for the comments, but it would be really great if this comment thread became a valuable resource… So when you leave a comment, please tell us about your favorite non-profit organization’s site… It can be a local organization, or an international one. It can be really famous, or extremely obscure. It can be a charity, or environmental, or any worthy cause under the sun – It’s entirely up to you!
That way, this comment drive will not only increase the size of the donation – but help everyone who reads this post learn about other ways to make a difference!
ps. If you blog, you can also contribute by linking to this post and raising awareness.
The deadline will close, and the donation will be made by January 11th 2008 so please get your comments in as fast as possible!
Update 11th Jan 2008: We’ve made the donation at the 25 comment mark!
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