Yahoo! may help us Stop Hunger Now // 12.09.2008 at 6:12 PM
by Scott Wittig
It is so interesting that people can talk, but you don't hear them - I mean really hear what they are saying - until you are ready. I've been to a bazillion leads group & networking meetings over the years. There is often a portion of the meeting where people are encouraged to share information about upcoming networking, church & volunteer events. This past week I was at one such meeting and I really heard what someone was announcing...because I was ready to hear it.
I was ready because my daughter is now at an age (5) where she can start to grasp what it means to volunteer and help others. Man have I been waiting anxiously for the time where I could do this kind of thing with my kids! The announcement was about a Stop Hunger Now (www.stophungernow.org) meal packaging event at a church in a nearby town. What an incredible event and organization! Ella and I were both worn out when we got done, but it was WAY worth it.
I was not attuned to the organization until this event, but come to find out that it is an international organization that is based right here in North Carolina where I live. I'm plugged in now. In doing some research on them I found this story. It talks about a Yahoo! search site and another Yahoo! site that will make a donation to your favorite charity (I know what mine is now) just for searching the web and/or shopping the web. Kudos to Yahoo!
What cool, no-brainer charity donation tools like this do you know about? Share them in your comments to this post. I bet there are a ton of them out there and it's just like anything else -- make it a habit to use them and it's game on...you're all of the sudden doing good just by doing what you always do!
Darron Stover on 12.10.2008 at 07:20 AM
Scott, I'm not sure if you know that I have been very involved with SHN for 3 years. In fact, their first ever packaging was actually on December 10th of 2005. As I write this at 10:15 this morning, that's exactly where I was exactly 3 years ago to the minute. Since then, they have packaged millions of meals that have been shipped all over the world to places like Haiti, Kenya, Bolivia, etc. It is a fantastic organization and I will gladly help you raise money and find participants for a big packaging event.
Beth Kuchar on 12.10.2008 at 11:57 AM
iGive.com is another such site that donates a portion of your purchase to your favorite charity (if you shop through the iGive site). And nonprofit/charity organizations can sign up for Ralph's Community Rewards Program - a contribution program that runs through shoppers' rewards cards. Shoppers can go online and find their favorite charity organization and sign the org up on their Ralph's Reward Card, then every time they shop at Ralph's, a portion of their purchase is donated to that organization.
david guravich on 01.01.2009 at 06:18 AM
In order to listen effectively, which by the way has nothing at all to do with comprehending words, you must have a clear intention to listen nonjudgementally.
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