Support Women in Need Without Spending a Dime

logoThink for a second about what you might spend $1.25 on during the day. It doesn’t buy much, right? Maybe a can of soda or cup of coffee, or a small French fry from the drive-thru, or a travel-size pack of tissues from the pharmacy. But worldwide, there are over one billion people -- yes, a BILLION -- who live on less than that a day. And 70 percent of the people who survive on less than $1.25/day are women, and they face the most extreme working conditions on the planet.

Thanks to DoSomething.org’s “25,000 Women” campaign, you can help make a difference to one of those women -- without even donating money yourself.

To participate, you’ll sign up to receive a text message that will ask you a question about a decision you’d make if you were one of these women. These decisions are based on the real-life circumstances women in these impoverished countries face every day -- things as basic as deciding whether drinking water is safe to consume. Things that most of us take for granted every day.

The experience isn’t just eye-opening -- by taking the text-message challenge, you’re helping connect women entrepreneurs in need to individual microlenders through Kiva's lending program, without actually spending a dime yourself. It’s an amazing opportunity to do good even if you can’t make a financial donation. All you have to do is reply to a text message -- that’s it! Then you’ll choose a recipient of a $25 Kiva microloan and help change a woman’s life for the better. Anyone under age 25 is eligible to participate, so if you’re above the cutoff, encourage your kids to get involved!

Do you ever support charitable causes? Will you or your kids participate in this “text-for-good” campaign?

 

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matt_... matt_sara_mom

My family supports several charitable causes. March of Dimes, local food pantries, Womens shelters, ALS research, Autism walks and research. I would love to participate in this one but am too old (wasn't ready to say that LOL) and my children are too young for texting.

Madel... Madelaine

We support womens shelters and the local food bank.

TerriC TerriC

We do donate and support quite a few causes/organizations.  This is one I would do as well.

elasmimi elasmimi

We do support several charitable organizations, mostly through our church. One of them is Room at the Inn, which provides temporary housing for homeless women/children.

sukainah sukainah

We donate to the food bank and also to Batten's Disease Research.  I also try to buy a lot of pink to help breast cancer research.

la_be... la_bella_vita

We support mostly local charties.

virgi... virginiamama71

I use to volunteer with the shelter for women. We now only donate when we can.

godde... goddess99

We support animal shelters, food banks, and women/children shelters.

Leele... Leelee1008

taht is wonderful.


we donate when we can

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