No money, no time
Overwhelmed by “Poverty Porn”
Exploiting the very people they’re “helping”
Giving to charity is complicated
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter. All free
Makes money you don’t see being taken
Nothing new. Television, radio, newspaper
Look at Super Bowl commercials
Use a computer, open a tab
Easiest way to get it done
Probably have five open now
No cost, no thought
Believe in something
Give it your heart, or hearts
Money you don’t see being given
Goes to where it’s needed
Bonus gift for so little effort
Our world, seen through active lenses
Smiling faces of changed lives
Peaceful transitions between every next step
Start of this poem, amount raised
No excuses, just advertisements
Furnished by Tab for a Cause
To create beauty that by poem’s end
Is now $101,498.64
Tab for a Cause is a wonderfully brilliant way to give to charities you care about without actually spending any money. It harnesses the current big money maker of the internet- advertisements, without being intrusive about it.
You install it one time and then every time you open a new tab you are shown a picture (usually a beauty shot of our world, the environment, or the people being helped by TfaC charities). Each tab generates money for these charities.
You earn hearts by opening tabs, and can donate them to the charities of your choice, ensuring the money you generate goes to causes you care about.
It’s an amazing program and I can’t think of much reason not to do it. Check it out here. If you want to see where the money is going, they provide quarterly reports (like this one for the end of 2014).