1st world problems spoken by the less fortunate. This is a clever concept that reminds me of the ‘When I Grow Up’ campaign for Monster.com several years ago.
First World Problems Anthem was created by non-profit Water is Life, which hopes to bring clean water to those in need.
Here’s another great, simple idea I’d like to file away into a category called, “Why Didn’t I Think of That?”
Repay for Good is an “…iPhone app that enables friends who owe each other small sums of money to pay off their debt through a charitable donation instead.”
Why does it work?
- Appeals to our altruistic side
- It works for the same reason casinos use chips instead of cash, because it doesn’t FEEL like you’re using real money, so you’re more likely to spend more or just give it away
Watch the video below to see the app in action:
Read more here: Springwise – Small Debts Among Friends Turned Into Charitable Donations
Earlier today I found out about a really cool fundraising campaign – Chrome for a Cause.
How It Works:
The chrome for a cause extension will count your tabs while you browse the web. At the end of the day, you’ll be asked to choose a charity to receive your tabs. Every day between December 15 and 19 presents the chance to contribute your tabs, so you can choose to support the same charity or pick a different one each day.
Google has set up a disaster relief site that lists various ways you can donate or help the earthquake victims.
You can visit http://www.google.com/relief/haitiearthquake/ for more information.
One of the simplest and most immediate ways you can help is to SMS text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts.