October 15 – Blog Action Day Fights Poverty

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It is that time of the year again – Blog Action Day. This year over 11,000 blogs will band together over a 48 hours period to blog about poverty, the effect it has had on them, on others, and ways that we, as people, entrepreneurs, and bloggers can work to help fight it.

For my post today, I wanted to have something witty, catchy, inspirational, or motivational to share with you all as a great call to action. Instead, I want to point out some sites that you all can utilize to help fight poverty today, tomorrow, this month, and the rest of the year. If enough people come together, than we can make a difference and put an end to poverty.

Informational Resources


Charities/Organizations to Support

Donate Now

Looking for more ways to do something? Check out BAD’s 88 ways on their action blog.

What are you all doing to support Blog Action Day? I’d love to check out the posts that you all write to help spread the word about what an issue poverty really is.

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5 Responses to October 15 – Blog Action Day Fights Poverty

  1. kouji haiku October 15, 2008 at 11:47 am #

    i love kiva. πŸ™‚ am currently unable to make a donation though, so i put up its banner on my blog (as well as that of freerice and goodsearch).

    saw this post via the front page of blog action day. it’s great that you’re participating. πŸ™‚

  2. Ellen October 15, 2008 at 12:43 pm #

    Found you via Blog Action Day. I’ve put up a whole list of cheap recipes and articles on saving money in the kitchen. You’ve got a nice list of resources here!

  3. Chris October 15, 2008 at 1:01 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by guys and commenting! Subscribe via RSS to keep up with future posts if you’re interested!

  4. Sarah October 15, 2008 at 1:02 pm #

    Thanks for writing about what you can do to alleviate poverty! Don’t forget about Muhammad Yunus and his book “banking for the poor.” He tells the story of Microfinance and how simple things like a small loan can move a family out of poverty. At the Grameen Foundation we carry on the work of Muhammad Yunus by supporting microfinance institutions around the world. To learn more you can visit our website or read about microfinance.

  5. kouji haiku October 15, 2008 at 2:05 pm #

    you’re welcome. πŸ™‚

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