Moolta and others bring gaming to charitable giving
Finally, it’s fun to give. In the past, supporting your favorite charity meant volunteering your money, services or other resources. Today, you can do some of your favorite activities to support cause you like.
As you know, moolta allows you to raise money for charity while pushing your limits of challenges and fun. From eating challenges to athletic challenges, and everything in between, the crazier you get the more money you can raise for charity! Others have found entertaining ways to support their causes through entertainment as well.
Free Rice 2.0
Freerice.com is perfect for those who enjoy testing their wits with a good game of trivia. The object of the game is to answer as many questions as you can. For each question that you answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to hungry people for free. You can answer as many questions as you want as well so there is no limit to how much you can give. Free Rice even lets you pick what subject matter you want including Humanities, English, Math, Chemistry, Language Learning, Geography, Sciences and even SAT Test Preparation. You can come to donate or you can come to learn, but whether you like it or not you’re going to leave having done both. The website even has a leaderboard to track who has donated the most rice, and currently the leading contributor has 61,290,000 grains of rice donated.
Game developer, Zynga, raised $1.5 million for Haiti relief efforts following the devastating earthquake. Through their popular games, Farmville and Mafia Wars, they sold special, limited time products that benefited their charitable efforts. Game users worldwide were able to conduct their normal gaming procedures while being able to lend a helping hand to those in need in Haiti.
Playmob is another company that focuses solely on this type of charitable giving. Their product, GiverBoard, is used to raise charitable funds in games like The Sims Social.
Other websites do not directly raise money for charities, but still manage to include gaming in raising awareness for good causes.
Al Gore continues his efforts to raise awareness for global warming through this new online gamification effort. Reality Drop provides you the tools you need to “reveal the denial and deception around climate change, spread the truth, and clear the way toward real solutions.” The website not only provides you info to share with others about global warming, but it tracks how many times and what information you share.
Gaming has played a huge impact on our lives and now it’s time to make sure it has an impact on other peoples lives as well. Get started today, entertain yourself to support a charity. Get on moolta and start a challenge, raise money for something you care about. Get out there and make a difference while having fun!
VERY WELL SAID.
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Free rice is awesome! I stumbled across them a few years ago and it’s been great fun. I always enjoy language based games 🙂 Thanks for posting about them.
Very well stated. Great blog. Thank you 🙂
It’s wonderful to see companies givin like this, but even better that you’re giving them great exposure for their efforts. Cheers, mate.
Trying Freerice.com. It’s educational, fun and charitable. Good on you for finding it.
Well done! I love creative thinking.
I like everything about this post except the Zynga part. Zynga is an evil corporation that gave a tiny bit back to the world. It’s just a PR campaign mostly. It’s better than nothing, but it doesn’t change the fact that they take more away from people than they give and in tricky ways.
Thanks for jogging my memory here about the fantastic FreeRice 🙂
I LOVE free rice.com! Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate it immensely.
Many thanks for giving space to such notable companies and their causes. Wonderful post. Again!
amazing thank you
So confused right now.
I love FreeRice, and Farmville too. There is also “Wetopia”(played also on Facebook) where you play to help people around the country. For who ever never played any of these games I highly recommend trying it out, and ask your friends because this is a great way to help the community.
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Love playing Free Rice 🙂
Awesome! I will look into this
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This is very interesting. Ways of giving that are also fun to do.
Being on benefits makes it hard to give or give back – this seems like a good way of doing it, and it stimulates the brain. Will definitely give this a go…
this is a really good read for me. thanks for posting this
nice information, thank you for your sharing. great post!
Loving free rice!
did the rice game, good idea! 🙂