Saturday, April 12, 2008

You CAN be a hero

If you listen to the economists, those "experts" on cable news will tell you the dollar doesn't buy much these days. Dig deeper, and find out that a mere $10 can cover medical care for five women and children in Nepal for a year. That's TEN dollars, FIVE people, for A YEAR. Imagine what $15.00 can do!

Go make yourself a cup of coffee or tea (no, don't buy a Starbucks this time!) and then check out the programs at GlobalGiving and see how far a dollar really can go. Click on the donate link in my sidebar to join BlogHers Act, and change the world.

"Our goal is to find out how many women's lives we can save by blogging to raise small donations -- $10, $15, $25, $50 --for critical clinics and educational programs for women, children and girls specifically in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Darfur, Nepal and South Africa. Denise and Erin chose these programs in partnership with the terrific team at GlobalGiving because GlobalGiving guarantees that your money will get where they say it's going. They research their programs carefully, and send your money to a well-defined project instead of to funding general operating expenses. And -- this is my favorite part -- if you're not happy, you can get your money back. More here."

A little really does go a long way. Donate your latte-money today.


Denise said...

Thank you so much for blogging about this.

Our dollars don't go far, in our culture or our economy, but in places like Afghanistan and South Africa and Darfur... those dollars are like solid gold.

Christa M. Miller said...

Patti, I linked to this entry on a blog I write for a local newspaper interest:

Thanks for the great tip! I never used to donate to charity because I always thought it would have to be $100 to do anything. Now I see that even just $10/week can make a difference. Maybe that's the most important thing to mention!

Patti said...

Thanks for visiting ladies, and thanks for the link, Christa!