Wednesday, March 18, 2009

FreeRice

I came across a fun web game on Jackie's blog that supports a very good cause. She is trying a new thing each day for a year. I think that would be a very cool thing to do in the midst of IF. I can see how it would help you to keep living life and seeing what's out there. It is so easy to shut down and forget all that there is to be thankful for and all that there is to experience in life. Anyway, her new thing for one of the days was to help fight world hunger by playing FreeRice. For every question you get right 10 grains of rice are donated through the UN World Food Program. The default is vocabulary words, but you can choose another subject if you like. The site is sponsored by the UN World Food Program and the rice is paid for by sponsors who advertise on the site. All of the money raised by the site goes to the UN World Food Program to help feed the hungry. Since October 2007, a total of 61,308,080,150 grains of rice have been donated. So instead of solitaire play FreeRice and help feed the hungry. Click below to play.

Help end world hunger

I think it could be very addictive! My highest level so far on vocabulary is 40, but I can't seem to stay at that level. I very quickly get one wrong and they drop me back down. I got up to 1000 grains before getting tired out. I think I can beat that, how about you?

5 comments:

Jackie said...

I am glad that you enjoyed by blog. I so agree with you, the Free Rice game is VERY addictive!

bluesky said...

Another great charity site is AIDtoCHILDREN.com. It donates money to children in need through World Vision.

Check it out at http://www.aidtochildren.com

Stacey said...

Just wanted you to know that ever since I saw this on your blog I've been playing along when I get some free time. I love it & it is seriously helping me brush up on my geography and French! :)

Jackie said...

Congrats! I have awarded you the Lemonade blog award which is given by fellow blogger to bloggers who show great attitude and/or gratitude!

Dave and Elaine said...

Thank you Becky for all your comments just now. I've been reading and posting them as you write. I would love to chat with you through email. twosheldons@gmail.com