Every business card brings with the hope of anchoring who you are at some later point in time and, hopefully, ensuring you stand out in the world. Now B1G1 makes it possible to make each business card you hand out a charitable voucher.
On one of my more lethargic post-lunch procrastination sessions recently, after a particularly soporific curry, I stumbled upon Free Rice, a site that a friend had sent me a while ago but I hadn't really taken the time to look at.
Half an hour later my food coma had lifted but I was still clicking away. Talk about addictive… The thing was I didn't really feel all that guilty.
This Thurday marks the launch of Caredays, a monthlong service-stravaganza facilitated by the Center for Companies that Care. Caredays is an annual, national initiative to engage individuals and employers in activities that foster great work environments—and to collaboratively address a challenging social issue.
It's that time of year. The time when folks start focusing on loved ones — and, well, giving. Some of us are even thinking about the charitable contributions that we can make by year's end.
This year, the Case Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Steve Case (of AOL) and his wife Jean, decided to highlight simple ways individuals can give their time or money to improve their communities and the world.
The devastation Hurricane Katrina has wrought has been overwhelming and difficult to process. I'm sure many of you out there feel powerless to do anything to help.
Kudos then to Strengthen the Good for its efforts to harness the passion of the blogosphere and its many devoted readers to do something positive to ameliorate the suffering and destruction of the hurricane's wake. As Alan posted:
When I arrived at work this morning, I had a brown paper bag at my desk that I've been instructed to put money into. No, there's nothing untoward taking place here, just a great idea to give something back. Monday is Skip Lunch, Fight Hunger day. The idea is for us overfed office workers to forego lunch one day and take what we would've spent and donate it to City Harvest to help feed New York City children in need.