Seattle, WA, August 19, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- From August 17 to August 31, The Hunger Site’s "Click Here To Give" button will fund famine relief efforts in Africa. Each free click on The Hunger Site’s homepage button will pay for 1.1 cup of food.
Donations are paid for by the website’s sponsoring advertisers and 100% of all "click" donations will go to The Hunger Site’s charitable partners Mercy Corps and Millennium Promise to aid their efforts in Africa. The Hunger Site is the oldest website in the GreaterGood Network of "Click Here To Give" websites.
"The need in the Horn of Africa is unprecedented. Even in these times of economic hardship at home, anyone can help in less than one minute every day," said Tim Kunin, CEO of The Hunger Site and GreaterGood Network.
"We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with The Hunger Site," said Jeremy Barnicle, chief development officer for Mercy Corps. "As the urgency in need magnifies, each donation received allows us to continue delivering lifesaving aid to families struggling to survive East Africa's worst crisis in decades. This campaign provides a simple way for supporters to get involved and encourage their friends and family to do the same."
The United Nations is calling the current food and water shortages in Ethiopia and Somalia "the world’s worst humanitarian disaster." Impacting more than 12 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya, this disaster also has been called the "children’s famine" due to the high numbers of young children currently at risk.
Since 1999, The Hunger Site’s "Click Here To Give" button has funded more than 755 million cups of food for those in need.
More Ways To Help
If people want to do more than click, they can direct donations to current famine relief efforts through The Hunger Site’s Gifts That Give More [tm] program.
The Horn of Africa donations received through Gifts That Give More (tm) will be distributed to Mercy Corps to fund food, clean water projects, and other support needed. 100% of all Gifts That Give More received are donated to charity—The Hunger Site takes no administrative fee and all credit card processing fees are underwritten by the website.
Visitors to The Hunger Site already have donated more than $60,000 in the last 30 days to Mercy Corps’ efforts through the website’s Gifts That Give More (tm). More information about their efforts can be seen at the GreaterGood blog at www.TheHungerSite.com.
More On The Hunger Site And GreaterGood Network
Each click on the yellow "Click Here to Give - it’s FREE" button at The Hunger Site (www.TheHungerSite.com) provides food for those in need. Primary beneficiaries of these donations are Feeding America, Mercy Corps, and Millennium Promise.
The Hunger Site store (www.TheHungerSite.com/store) offers a wide array of fair-traded and handcrafted items from around the world that help families and communities pull themselves out of the poverty and hunger cycle. Many of The Hunger Site’s fair trade partners are located in Africa and the organization has a long history of supporting women-owed cooperative ventures there. A portion of every purchase at the store is donated to The Hunger Site’s charitable partners and funds food for the world’s hungry.
The Hunger Site’s Gifts That Give More (tm) allow visitors to the website to make donations of $10 to $100 to support specific projects or charities. Because of the ease of use, the program is often the first choice for visitors to provide assistance during times of international disaster. Past support of relief efforts includes more than $100,000 to Mercy Corps for work in Japan following the 2011 tsunami and more than $270,000 to Partners In Health for their operations in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.
Since 1999, the GreaterGood Network has given more than $20 million dollars to charities across the United States and around the world. Grants are currently distributed through GreaterGood.org, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information on current charitable partners and projects, see www.greatergood.org.