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Helping for Free, Just a Click Away (Part 2)

Here are a several more easy ways to assist children in volunteering on a regular basis. Like those in the previous post, all you need is Internet access, a little time and the willingness to make a few clicks a day. Be sure to supervise all youngsters when they are online.

Click to Donate Programs

For the nonprofits mentioned below, your clicks equate to increased donations from their sponsors.

Care2 is probably one of the largest and longest-running free click-to-donate programs. Its website provides a simple way to assist the following causes.

To Help Animals

Big Cats: donations go to the Wildlife Conservation Society to protect vanishing habitat for endangered big cats; so far, 519,736 people have protected 15,719,268 acres of big cat habitat through this program.

Pets: donations go directly to The HSUS, which advocates for local humane societies and operates its own network of animal sanctuaries, providing care and homes to more animals than any other national animal protection organization in the United States; so far, 425,657 people have helped feed 14,564,235 pets in shelters through this program.

Primates: donations raised go directly to the Jane Goodall Institute, which runs sanctuaries in Africa where orphaned chimpanzees can be cared for and given the chance to live reasonably full lives in spacious conditions. Clicks help JGI feed these rescued primates, and this program has fed rescued primates 14,540,956 times so far.

Seals: donations raised go directly to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Your clicks make it possible for IFAW seal hunt observers to continue documenting the cruelty of the hunt, and to keep fighting to ensure we pass historic legislation to ban seal products and end the hunt worldwide.

Wolves: donations go to Defenders of Wildlife to help stop aerial hunting of wolves, continue efforts to expand wolf recovery in the Northern Rockies, and more; this program has provided 30,294 days of wolf adoption so far.

To Help People

Breast Cancer (Prevention): donations go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested nearly $1.5 billion since inception in 1982; so far 402,215 people have clicked 16,817,127 times “to end breast cancer forever.”

Children: donations go to Children International to help children and families overcome poverty through child sponsorship; cumulative clicks have provided 543 months of child sponsorship so far.

Haiti: donations go to Oxfam America to help provide emergency water and sanitation services to earthquake survivors in Haiti.

Violence Prevention: donations raised go directly to Amnesty International to end the systematic violation of women’s basic human rights.

To Help Natural Systems

Oceans: donations raised go to Oceana to save our oceans through policy, advocacy and research; Oceana’s scientists, lawyers and advocates work around the world to protect corals, make seafood safe, save sea turtles and more; 37,538 acres of oceans have been protected so far through this program.

Rainforests: donations go directly to The Nature Conservancy, which has protected over 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide; clicks have saved more than 8,500 acres of rainforest so far.

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