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Off-Beat Charities: Helping Others in Unusual Ways

Updated on July 1, 2014

Making the World Better, One Weird Way at a Time

I like the unusual, the off-beat, the different. And I noticed that charities I tended to make lenses about were fitting that pattern. So I went to look for other lenses that featured unusual charities. I was looking for charities that had unusual ways to give, provided solutions to unusual problems, developed unusual solutions to usual problems, anything that appealed to me. Here's what I found! I hope you enjoy them

Let's hear about your unusual charity or giving opportunity. Or just your thoughts on the ones you found here!

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      NibsyNell 4 years ago

      Free rice is great! Doesn't take much time to donate food and it doesn't cost you anything.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have 2; one is a real niche: and another is like the crocs: Like this lens!

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      earthybirthymum 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love kiva as well. Many of the other charities you listed look amazing too.

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      earthybirthymum 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like the Free Rice and adopt a donkey program. Nice lense.

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      Mermaiden 6 years ago

      I really enjoyed your collection of unique charities! "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

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      mellex lm 6 years ago from Australia

      I love KIVA and use it a lot. I really like the idea of supporting someone to open their own business and potentially become self sufficient in a third world country. Excellent lens!

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      Jack 6 years ago

      So many wonderful charities here. Blessed by the Charities Angel.

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      WiserEarth 7 years ago

      Fun concept, unusual charities tend to stick in your mind as well. Thanks for sharing these unique lenses!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have an unusual charity. - it's a site to help me raise money for my boobies. Please donate! I'm donating 15% to breast cancer research too. But I really like all of these charities - especially Kiva and Free Rice.

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      badmsm 8 years ago

      Great Lens, thanks for including The Smile Train! 5 stars & a Squid Angel Blessing!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Check out that's the webite for American Leprosy Missions. Yes, leprosy. it affects nearly 300 times the number of those diagnosed w/ polio each year worldwide.

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      Danali 9 years ago

      I love your lens. There are so many wonderful and interesting charities out there that I never discover so it's good to find a few more. 5*'s and I lensrolled it to my Kiva lens.

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      Angelina 9 years ago from California

      This is a wonderful lens...I love it and I'm so glad you are putting the information out there. 5 *'s