Make a Wish true with Donations for Free


When we think about donations we usually think about the money but is this always true? Can we help others when times are so hard like these days when a lot of people have a very strict budget and always at risk of loosing their jobs? How can we help to make a wish to become true helping others without money and if we have very little free time?


Money for Charities


Donations don't always go toward helping others' wishes to become true because sometimes these kind of questions come to mind: "How many dollars really go to those in need?" "Do you know that for every dollar you give to a Charity either by phone or in person usually only 10 to 20 cents go to the people in need?" "Do you know that some Charities Top Managers earns more than one million dollars a year?" Or "Do you know that when FAO managers travel around the world they only go to four or five stars hotels?"

But do donations always have to involve money? If I were to make a wish has it really to be only about money? Is it the same for others? Is there a way to help others without money to be involved? You can bet there is and here are some.


Help Others for Free Poll

Would you help others if this required no efforts or expenses on your part?

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Free Donations 1


The most famous site is the Hunger Site where for every click received, no more than one a day per surfer, a cup of rice is given to a hungry one. And what's more they are one of the few Charities who give 100% of money received to charity, not to themselves. This is their promise.

Founded in June 1999 these days they give around 200.000 cup of staple food every day thanks to sponsors who pay for it. And in these years they have given more than 671 million cups of food, which is amazing. It works quite simply, you click on the big yellow button, you are sent to another page where you see some advertisement from sponsors and can see how many cups of food are being given in that week. Of course then if you buy stuff at their shop you give a percentage of your money to the Charity too, but the important thing is that you can donate a cup of food daily without taking a penny from your pockets. Isn't that simply amazing?

And what's even better linked to them you can give free to these others:

Breast Cancer Site: Free Mammograms

Child Health Site: Free Child Healthcare

Literacy Site: Free Books

Rainforest Site: 11,4 square meters of Rainforest

Animal Rescue Site: 0,6 bowls of food to Rescued Animals

Ecology Fund: 70 square feet Rainforest, 4 pounds CO2, 0,4 square feet U.S. Wilderness, 16,5 square feet Mexican Wildlife

Isn't this amazing?

And they are not alone.


Free Donations 2


At Care2.com with the same principle you can help :

Haiti

Children

Rainforest

Wolves

Breast Cancer

Etc.


And if this is not enough you can even use a Search Engine like Goodsearch which powered by Yahoo gives 50% of its revenue to Charities. Ok, maybe it's not Google, but it doesn't cost you a penny. So maybe it's worth trying. You can help make a wish become true searching for stuff on the net. That's amazing, isn't it?

Surely there are many others on the web, but these three in my opinion are the best, if I find other options I'll keep you informed.


Free Donations 3


To donate money or stuff for free there are other two options:

Toys for Tots, from the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation where you can donate your old toys to children and help in various ways, like volunteering and becoming a drop-off point.


The Environment Site, the biggest independent environmental forum on the net where, like The Hunger Site or Care2Com, you can donate money just by clicking a button, thanks to sponsors.


Money to Charities for Food

Final Words


Well, I hope I've given you some food for thought about free donations and how to make a wish become true without having to use your own money, there are always ways to help someone else, even free ones. So, now, tomorrow and every day from now go there and give free help to someone else. Every click counts.

TAKE ACTION! TODAY!


All links are below. Thanks for reading and commenting.


Help Charities For Free!

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No-Money-is-not-an-excuse-for-Not-Helping Comments 55 comments

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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Very good information! I often click on the on the hunger site which was introduced to me by a friend a few years back. I find it amazing and wonderful that a click can feed the hungry.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks for the lightning fast comment Violet. I find it great too. I discovered Care2 later on but it seems good too. Thanks again.


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ASHWINSPGA 6 years ago from Lion City ( Singapore)

If i only knew about this hunger site earlier i would have visited it as often as i can. Thanks for introducing it to me Hypnodude.Great article and its well written too. Great job on the hub. cheers


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thank you very much ASHWINSPGA, nice to meet you and I'm glad the hub has been interesting for you, don't worry though, even beginning today you can do a lot. :) Thanks for your kind words.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

good job hypno, as always the giving heart always gives even when there is less to give, thanks, Maita


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Maita, I'm glad you like it, and for the beautiful sentence, here they say where there is food for four there is food for five. If one day it happens that we are those in need we'll be glad receiving help.:)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

where there is food for four there is food for five, like this one very much,

always happy to help, HYPNO--the DUDE< YEAH,

Thanks, Maita


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

Hello hypnodude you are correct about helping the less fortunate than ourselves. We often forget how lucky we are to have food on the table and a roof over our heads. I like this hub very much. Nice of you to give us this information.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

:) Thanks Maita. You're always kind. :)


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi ladyjane, I'm glad you like it and thanks for your kind comment. Even a little helps, and being free everyone can do it. Thanks again. :)


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The Rope 6 years ago from SE US

Hypno - I am so glad to see a "tech" look at the subject. You did a great job with this. I use "goodsearch" as often as possible and was amazed how much quickly added up into a substantial amount for the charity I chose. Keep on the positive track, Hypno, you are better at it than you realize.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

The Rope, thanks for your kind words, well, maybe too kind :) I'm glad you liked it. Thank you very much. I'll try to go on this way.


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englightenedsoul 6 years ago

Really nice hypnodude...And congrats It is featured article as well.Rated up!!your a nice soul


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Thanks. Where there's a will there's a way. You've given so much useful info. I didn't have enough for Haiti but posted on one of my websites, an offer of voluntary help to Charity Organisations who need people in London to support - maybe Admin, answering phones for couple of hours.

It's my Poem Blog (would be rude to post link here) and I have written 2 for giving, so hope you don't mind, but I will include this HUB in one of them. It gives people more options to give.

What a blessing you are. :)


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mpurcell10 6 years ago from Arkansas

Great information. You are so right sometimes are hard and I don't know how to give more and want what I give to go for what I think not making someone else's wallet fat. I like your resources. Thank you!


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

englightenedsoul thanks I appreciate a lot your kind words.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Lady_E I'm speechless, I do mind and it's a great honor that you're doing me. Feel free to do whatever you like. The more it can be useful the better. It's a beautiful thing that you want to give some of your time to a charity. Shocked by your kind words. :)


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi mpurcell, I definitely agree with you and with Money Glitch whom on his hub says that no more of 20% of the money collected should go to expenses. I'm happy for you appreciation.


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

Hypnodude-- as always inportant info you give out. I can't say enough good things about this hub. Consider it bookmarked and Stumbled Upon( with a review)


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Rebecca, thank you very much. The review part of stumbling is something I should work on :(

I'm happy you find it good. There are a lot of your writing advices in it:)


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mulberry1 6 years ago

It's good to learn about these opportunities to give to important causes. There really is no reason not to give...I guess I agree with the saying that you're either part of the solution or part of the problem...Giving lets us all be part of the solution.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

You're right mulberry, I'm glad you liked it and thanks for your kind comment. Together we can do something significant, even if it's only one cup of food a day.


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Jim Bryan 6 years ago from Austin, TX

Excellent job, hypnodude. I draw a lot of inspiration for my Hubs from Care2 as well. Thanks for helping people help others. Talk about helping others and without expense...you sir, practice what you preach.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Jim for your very kind words, I appreciate them a lot.


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Brilliant hub mate and well worthy of the 100 hubscore !


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thank you very much TattoGuy, it's amazing and incredible. I would have never dreamed about this. What a surprise.


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Bail Up ! 6 years ago

You can't imagine how many times I've heard - "I cant help myself I certainly can't help anyone else" but you just proved them wrong. I hope many a heart will be inspired to click on these sites and help these so deserving causes.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thank you for you appreciation Bail Up. I'm glad you liked it and I hope too that this hub will be of help. If we can surf than we can click and help. Have a nice day and thanks for coming.


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stephensaldana 6 years ago from Chicago

Thanks a lot for providing so fruitful information. I appreciate your endeavor in this regard. Helping others gives a feel of satisfaction. I love the way you modulated the facts. The clarity and balance shine from this article.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi stephen, I agree completely with you, helping others satisfies in a way that nothing else can. Thanks for your very kind words and appreciation.


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

Dude, a local church has a sister parish in Haiti so when we give to them, we know the money is going to Haiti and not to pay a bunch of office workers or a big salary for the head honcho. Funny thing was, the church had a bit of a competition. My daughter's club gave the most. This is a club full of disabled people who earn very little money. The ones who could least afford to give, gave the most.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Dolores, lucky you that your church has this opportunity to send directly the money. That's good. And your daughter's club is an example for a lot of people. It comes from their heart. If you haven't already done it would be a great topic for a hub. Thanks for adding such a beautiful example on giving.


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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC

There is so much joy in giving especially to those who are in need. Thank you for bringing awareness on such an important topic.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks to you Madison for appreciating it. I agree with you, giving or helping brings a lot of joy, and a sense of fulfilment.


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Mio fratello...

You know that the Great Architect has you on a list, right? Let me tell you, he does! This is not only informative but beautiful! We cannot fail to see all the wondrous energy you are putting at work here, my friend! It will come back to you a thousand fold. REMEMBER that! Don`t be surprised when it does. Just say thank you and share it with the needy!

Great hub!

kind regards and benedizione,

Al


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Grazie mille Al. Thanks for your so kind words and appreciation. I'm very glad you like this hub. And thank you also for your wishes. I'm very happy when I can make someone else life just a little bit better, it's good for my soul. Have a wonderful day!


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online scam check 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Thanks for writing on such an important topic. Its pretty bad that people take advantage of others.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi online scam check, I'm glad you like it. It's my little contribution to the subject. Thanks for your kind comment.


Emmanuel Marceus 6 years ago

Hi great advice. A question how can a non-profit benefit from having a HUB PAGE. How can someone go about it? It would be easier to offer a service than to beg for money. To go along the principle of "teach me to fish rather than give me fish" again thank you for great advice.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Emmanuel, this is an interesting question. Writing articles on HubPages can help a Charity or a non-profit in mainly two ways: the first one is by exposure and getting your message spread around in a very friendly community of writers and on the web in general; then it is also possible to raise some money through AdSense, Amazon or Ebay. But I have to say that unless you write very commercial or seo optimized articles the money won't be very much and to raise some you need from 50 up articles written. So for you I think that writing to describe what you do and sharing the knowledge about your Charity is the best goal. Also HubPages is a great place to learn how to write effectively for the web, and this can be applied to every website. And every article written on HubPages can have a link back to your Charity, which will increase your Google rating.

I hope this help, and if you like it feel free to link here from your site.

Have a great day!


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Auscause 6 years ago

Very nice hub page, really appreciable. Usually there are very few pages on such topics, so thanks to writing such articles. And its true that all charities are dependent on the money. So its very nice way to make donation just by clicking on the charity link.

Resources:-

http://www.auscause.com.au


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MPG Narratives 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Hynodude, so glad you didn't take the cynical route with this hub, you did a great job. I'll remember to click the links whenever I can, especially the hunger one. Ciao.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Auscause, thanks for your kind comment. Donating through the net as you said is a great way of helping charities. Have a great day!


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

MPG, thanks for your kind words much appreciated. I'm glad you liked my angle on helping charities. :) Have a wonderful day!


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Rockstarhobbo 6 years ago

It's really disheartening to see some of the head of those charity organisation earning millions of dollars whereas the majority are suffering, defintely will try out one of your methods this day since I am not rich enough to donate much to charity either ! =)


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi rockstar, thanks for coming and commenting. I agree with you, it's really "depressing" to see that most Charities spend more to maintain themselves than to help people. On that sites you can contribute for free, and thanks for helping them. :)


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Csjun89 6 years ago

I like your ideas of helping out charities without money. True charity is by measuring your time instead of the wallet


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Csjun for your appreciation, and I agree with you, we can make a lot to help without money.


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

I did not know about this. An earlier hub of mine concerned giving and now I can lead readers from there to here (hope this is 'hypcool' with you). I'll surf the sites you listed in this hub and have a look around. Voted-up/rated! Peace!


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Support Med, and I gladly put a link here to your article. :)


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BaseCharity 6 years ago from www.BaseCharity.com

These are some pretty good ways to assist charities in need. Keep it up!


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lime light power 5 years ago from NY NY

Excellent recommendations and one to add... what about Shop To Donate?

http://hubpages.com/autos/Electric-Vehicle-Chargin...


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Homepage Heroes 5 years ago from Sunny South Florida

great hub. Charity is something very important to all of us. Charities promote medicine, human rights, animal rights and a host of other things most of enjoy every day. Nice hub.


rosignoll 4 years ago

I recently found out about Voucherry and signed up to see what’s all about. First, I had to complete the sign up form and choose my favorite cause. Now, at each purchase I’m making on Voucherry or from their partner stores, my favorite cause is getting a donation. I invited my family and friends too, because they support the same cause and for each of their purchase, a donation is made to the cause too. Now, I know that there are cash involved, but for daily, usual shopping that we do anyways. Seems that these days is very simple to do good.


brokehelper 4 years ago

There are many ways of donating to causes without having money. Recently a new website emerged that allows for survey and poll participation to generate revenue for specific causes. Make-A-Wish, Habitat for Humanity, Political Campaigns, Churches can all benefit from the "Crowd Funding" phenomenon where many people band together, donate their time and raise money for worthy causes.

http://www.digitalcollectionplate.com/fundeedonati...

Sign up, click donate and you too can donate to Make a Wish and many others. Check it out.

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