Friday, October 17, 2008

Free Rice - Nothing to Download

Someone responded to my Free Rice challenge sweepstakes and said that free games are a hassle to download. There is NOTHING, I repeat, nothing to download to participate in this charity. All you do is look at four words on a screen and pick the word that has the same meaning as the one displayed on top. There is nothing difficult about it at all, and given that it asks for no information, no sign-up and no download, it's a very convenient way to help hungry people. The more people that play, the more rice gets donated. It could take less than 10 minutes to reach the 1000-grain requirement that I asked for but if it's too much to ask for, I'll lower the requirement to 500 grains.

C'mon people, I've been talking about this charity for a long time and this last time I even got a gift card to entice people to play! Please take just five minutes so you can see for yourself how easy it is. I don't mean to sound like a proselytizer or anything but you can only realize how good something is if you do it for yourself. This benefits you in more ways than one while it benefits someone else who needs it.

This is a legitimate charity and has even been featured on 60 Minutes. There are other links on the Free Rice page that you can look at that shows the stats of how many grains of rice have been donated per month and much more information.

I do not have any affiliation with the Free Rice page, any of its sponsors nor with the UN World Food Programme.


goatman said...

We have this charity marked and play when time allows. Problem is that if you put a value on your time (I don't anymore) you must consider the cost of a few grains of rice. (I am reminded of the "teach a man to fish" parable but probably shouldn't mention it in this context?)
But you are an angel for helping.

Sophia said...

I think that a few grains of rice to a starving person are worth more than any amount I could put on my time. Maybe I'll never know of that value, and probably I couldn't unless I was in their position.

A man can't fish if he doesn't have a pole to fish with.