‘Blog Action Day is an annual, nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion.’
This year’s issue is poverty – What can each of us do, without much effort (or leaving our computer), to play our small part helping reduce it?
Visit JustGive.com, a nonprofit organisation that connects people with the charities & causes they care about. The UK equivilant is Charities Direct.
Visit Oxfam’s website and see what campaigns you can join to help end world poverty
If you’re in the USA, register at iGive. When you shop online at over 700 brand name stores, a portion of each purchase will be donated to a charity of your choice! Stores include Barnes & Noble, Gap, Staples and eBay.
In the UK, Everyclick allows you to donate to your favourite UK-based charity when you shop online at retailers such as Boots, M&S, Ebay, John Lewis and Tesco.
Surf the net
Everyclick also allows you to donate just for surfing the net and doing online searches. You can even add Everyclick to the list of search engines on your Firefox Google toolbar.
Have some fun – take part in quizzes!
Vocabulary quiz on the Free Rice website. For each correct answer 20 grains of rice are donated through the UN World Food Program.
Geography quiz on the Free Poverty website. For each correct answer 10 cups of water are donated.
Music quiz on the Save the World with Music website. Each correct answer provides 1 person in the 3rd world with clean water for 1 day.
For a list of other donation quizzes visit the Give for Charity for Free!! website.
To make a start, the easiest thing you can do is forward this blog or the Blog Action Day link to all of your friends!