Friday, March 19, 2010

Armchair Advocacy

At the left side of this page, under the heading Useful and Interesting Websites, is the link to The Hunger Site.  This site has been around for a number of years and many people may have already heard about it.  I'd like to encourage those people who don't know about the site to follow the link and partake in some armchair advocacy.
The Hunger Site

The Hunger Site has been around since 2001 and was formed by a pair of University chums (Tim Kunin and Greg Hesterberg), who saw the power of the internet and how it could be used to fight world hunger.  How it works is that advertisers pay for space on the site and every time one of us clicks the big button at the top of the main page, those advertisers pay for food to be distributed to people in need.  This is from the site - "Since its inception, visitors at The Hunger Site and shoppers at The Hunger Site store have given more than 671 million cups of food."  Wow!

Since then, 5 other sites have been established  - The Breast Cancer Site, The Child Health Site, The Literacy Site, The Rainforest Site, and The Animal Rescue site.  All sites work the same way.  We click the big button at the top of the page and the sponsors pay for mammograms, habitat protection,or pet food, etc.  While you are there, you can also sign a petition or two - and do a little shopping    : )

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