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Charity Lenses for Summer Sunshine Awards

Updated on June 11, 2014

Give a Hand for Charity and Humanity

Charity is often stated as beginning at home but it is probably more correct to say it begins in the heart. In my opinion it is compassion, love, human desire for goodness for others, and reaching out to those in need.

The team at Squidoo has given us a marvelous opportunity to create lenses for charity with the proceeds from each going to a nominated organisation. They have also provided a chance for organisations to receive an extra $99 by way of an award for the best lens while the lens master may also receive $99 or donate it back to the charity nominated on the lens.

This is not only exciting but a lot of fun and many have already created lenses for the contest. If you have done so please add yours to the plexos or email them to me so I can add them.

Nominate a Lens

This lens plus all those listed below would like your support. You can nominate any or all by clicking here to use this form

The Contest Rules

The Gift

It's summer (or close enough) and we at Squidoo always enjoy a good celebration and good causes. That's why this summer, for 60 days, we're giving away $99 a day to benefit charities.

But that's not all.

The lensmaster will receive $99 too. One winning lensmaster a day, every day for 60 days, will get $99.

Finally: A way to do good AND get a little kickback for yourself too.

That's right. Build a brand new lens on a topic of your choice, set the earnings to benefit your favorite Squidoo charity partner, and if you win, you AND the charity of your choice will receive $99. Cash. Easy. Start now.

This is an official contest supported by Squidoo. Don't miss out!

Use this form to nominate your selection(s)

The Charities Supported By Squidoo

Pick Your Favorite

Below are listed all the charities supported by Squidoo and let us not forget the wonderful work that is done by each and everyone of them. Also let us remember the generous nature of Squidoo and give a big thank you to the people behind the scenes who spend so much time and effort making this the great place that it is.

If you are associated with or run a not for profit group them you could apply to have it added to the list. Sign up to be a Squidoo Charity by Kimberley is your starting point.

Dog Rescue

Wildlife rescue

Everybody here deserves to win and I am pulling for all of you Please don't forget to vote for this lens as your lens is here.

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      Vicki Green 7 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Thank you for including my lens about my dog with megaesophagus. Unfortunately he passed away in May and the lens didn't win a Summer Sunshine Charity award, but I feel good that the lens is getting a lot of visits from people who are searching for information about this canine health condition. It pleases me that in honor of his memory the information is helping many people and dogs and is also earning some income for the ASPCA.

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      VJYoung 7 years ago

      We at EnviroCorps are very appreciative of the support squidoo supporters are giving us.

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      EpicFarms 7 years ago

      Wow, this is HUGE! Thank you so very much for including us on this lens (we're awfully small, don'tcha know ;o)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Lots of great lenses for great charities! Thanks for putting it together. I added my latest lens.

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      Some great topics here and of course, good causes.

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      Spook LM 7 years ago

      Could have sworn I had been here before but apparently not. I added a couple more of mine, thank you.

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      tandemonimom lm 7 years ago

      Thanks for including my lenses!

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      boutiqueshops 7 years ago

      So many wonderful lenses here; Thank you so much for allowing my 'May Is Military Appreciation Month' lens to be among them. Sylvia

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      What an amazing undertaking here! Thanks for adding my Quest for 20 Worthy Lenses lens which benefits the Squidoo Charity Fund. Best of success to all the entrants in the Summer Sunshine contest!

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for the opportunity to add my latest contest lens to this fantastic collection!

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      Thanks for the feature here. Of course, my fingers are tightly crossed for TLC Animal Shelter (I know.. you're wondering if a Pear has fingers...) but want to wish the best of luck to all entrants. There are so many worthy causes.

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      Achim Thiemermann 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you for supporting Operation Helmet by adding my lenses to this page. It's great to be part of such a generous community here on Squidoo. :)

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      teacher2 lm 7 years ago

      Another great lens under your wing! I love it so much I lensrolled it to "Taking things for granted!" and "Tips for volunteering at school". Thank you for featuring my charity lens on your lens. I feel honored by such consideration.

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      burgessvillian 7 years ago

      Thank you Norma for adding my lenses to this excellent lens. What a great idea.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I tried to vote for this lens on Kingdom of Squidoo following your link above but it said that it had not been submitted so I submitted it.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I just added another lens for Friends of the Park Mimosa Tree. Thank you for this lens. I noticed that Brenda's Cup Cake lens was on the FOTP plexo instead of her charity.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thank you for creating this lens : ) and for adding both my charity lenses. I appreciate you so much.

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      MikLint 7 years ago

      Hi Norma, unfortunately I do not have a lens to add on your charity for summer sunshine giveaway lens. But I do think this is a wonderful initiative. Wish you all the success with it. Best of luck. Mik

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      MikLint 7 years ago

      Hi Norma, unfortunately I do not have a lens to add on your charity for summer sunshine giveaway lens. But I do think this is a wonderful initiative. Wish you all the success with it. Best of luck. Mik

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Hi, I've added my lens Which is Better a Cupcake or a Cookie to the links two after Food for Everyone. There didn't seem to be a separate links list for Food for Everyone so I hope I've done the right thing. Thanks for the opportunity!

      https://hubpages.com/food/cupcake-cookie

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Wow, that's a lot of charities! I love the generosity of Squidoo and the participating lensmasters. My first Summer Sunshine lens for charity is Summer Reading Fun - Great Books for Boys and benefits First Book.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I have added a couple of mine for Friends of the Park and will spread the word to the other lensmasters who are writing for my favorite charity. Thank you.