This review is based on my own personal opinions.
So many people out there want to help donate to charity but don’t really have enough money to pay their own bills. Everybody from The New York Times, to the Washington Post, to the CBS Evening News has extolled the praises of FreeRice.com; one of the best ways to donate to charity without spending any money.
Play Games: FreeRice.com has vocabulary, art and other trivia questions. You start playing right from the FreeRice.com homepage. There’s no personal information to enter, no registration form to fill out on FreeRice.com. For every answer you get correct, 10 grains of rice are donated to the UN World Food Programme charity and all without you having to spend any money.
Just 10 grains of rice might not seem like much rice, but it’s easy to rack up the correct answers and thus the grains of rice. Plus the more people that play FreeRice.com, the more rice is donated to charity without you spending any money at all. In less than 30 minutes, my first time playing on FreeRice.com, I earned 1600 grains of free rice.
There are many levels of play (for example 60 in the vocabulary section), so FreeRice.com is appropriate for many skill levels. This is clever knowledge building, because it feels so rewarding to the player. Building up knowledge in yourself while sitting at your computer, not spending any money and donating to the very reputable UN World Food Programme charity feels great!
On the FreeRice.com homepage, there is an image of a rice bowl filling up with rice as you play. It really is rewarding to see that bowl fill up and you can go back to the easiest levels again and again just to answer questions faster and have the bowl fill up faster, donating even more to charity without spending any money.
According to their website, FreeRice.com began in 2007 and has so far generated 80 billion grains of rice to feed the hungry. That’s a lot of rice. Counting grains of rice may seem trivial, but it certainly isn’t to the people that are depending on that rice to live.
According to their website, the UN World Food Programme distributes approximately 19,200 grains of rice per person per day in the countries where rice is a staple. Based on these numbers, one person given 19,000 grains of rice per day, everyday for 365 days a year would equal about 7 million grains of rice. FreeRice.com therefore, has directly feed approximately 100 people since its inception.
But those are just the numbers. The real impact of FreeRice.com is far beyond that. When you save a mother from starvation, her child gets to live too. The UN World Food Programme teaches sustainability, meaning that they teach farming and industrial techniques as well. The person you help to save from starvation today by playing FreeRice.com could end up helping to feed so many more in his community and beyond. That’s a great result for not having to spend any of your own money!
The rice that is generated by playing FreeRice.com is paid for 100 percent by banner ads that run at the bottom of the page (but that are not at all intrusive). They state on the website that the money that is generated by these ads goes entirely to the UN World Food Programme.
Install the Browser: Still, how much time do you have to play word games, you might start to wonder. Is there a way that you can do even less, still not spend any money and end up donating more rice to the UN World Food Programme? FreeRice.com says yes, yes and yes. If you have Internet Explorer 5.5 or newer then you can install a free and secure FreeRice.com browser with a click of a button. The FreeRice.com browser downloads everything in minutes and searches just like your existing ones do. For every 5 searches, FreeRice.com donates 2,500 grains of rice, with a maximum of 5,000 grains of rice a day being donated without you having to spend any money. That’s pretty easy.
Spread the Word: The way FreeRice.com works is by spreading the word. There are links to share the news about FreeRice.com on social networking pages like Facebook. You can add a FreeRice.com link or banner to your profile. You can learn more about hunger by visiting the UN World Food Programme pages.
FreeRice.com is simply a great way to donate to charity without spending any money.
Sources: www.freerice.com Free Rice.