Donations are just a click away

By Brittany McLeod
April 24, 2008

Think it’s tough to donate to a good cause? Not at all. These days, there are countless ways to contribute to great foundations around the world just by sitting at your computer.

It may be difficult for a college student to lend out a few dollars and play a part in donating, but in fact, most donations only require a click!

Here are some of the most accessible and affordable causes you can take part in:

GoodSearch is a search engine powered by Yahoo! that lets you enter a charity of choice and every time you search using their engine a donation is made.

Fifty percent of the revenue is donated and they donate about one penny per search to the organization you specify.

Just by installing GoodSearch on your Internet Explorer or Firefox toolbar, you can make a daily difference every time you search the internet with almost no effort.

According to their site, with a simple, daily click of the pink button at The Breast Cancer Site, visitors help provide mammograms to those in need and pay absolutely nothing.

Mammograms are paid for by the site’s sponsors and distributed by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

There are various causes you can access through these sites, such as,,, and

SurfAid International

In the Indonesian islands of Mentawai, the people-mostly women and children-are suffering and dying from the ravages of malaria and other preventable diseases.

According to their Web site, while on a quest to find the perfect wave, Dr. Dave Jenkins established SurfAid International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering through community-based health programs.

You can become a member online by donating any amount of money you’d like and also by purchasing a shirt or wristband to help the cause. There are a number of different ways to give that are available through this site.

You can also find gear at and SurfAid International supports the U.N.

Millennium Development Goals that have formed a blueprint for meeting the needs of the world’s poor agreed to by all the world’s countries and leading development institutions.

The opportunities are endless when it comes to making a difference.

With just a click of your mouse, you can know that you’ve contributed to improving the conditions of the world around you with little to no effort and without emptying your wallet.

Brittany McLeod

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