Your American Dollars Can Go a Long Way

Our perceptions form our realities. This is especially true when we compare our lives to others in our immediate surroundings. "Keeping up with the Joneses" is how people generally measure their success. And while competition may be a great motivator, prompting us all to strive for success, luxuries and wealth; it can also be a hindrance when we can't see past our own fencepost.

American standards are vastly different from developing third world countries. And while one visit to a local grocery store may generate a buggy totaling over a hundred dollars and still not feed a family for a week, just a few U.S. dollars sent to another country could deliver a week's worth of meals for a starving child in addition to medical attention and schooling.

If you can picture your dollars from a perspective outside of our cost of living, you can see the value that far exceeds the numeric number on the bills in your wallet. Fresh water and mosquito nets are things not commonly listed on our grocery list, but in many third world countries, they are thought about every minute.

Your donations to a charity that focuses on basic needs may not be apparent when your neighbors observe what kind of car you drive or vacation places you frequent, but the young child in Ethiopia that sleeps more peacefully with a full belly or without fear from mosquito bites will know someone cared.

Giv360 also cares.

And they want to make it easy for you to choose a charity. By clicking here you can sign up for free, pick a nonprofit to support, and then every time you visit a participating Giv360 merchant, they'll donate up to 5% of your purchase! It can really add up.

Imagine you need some dents removed from your car or you want a spray bedliner in your truck. If you go to A Plus Collision and your bill totaled 200 dollars, they'd send 10 dollars to your favorite charity. And that 10 dollars could mean the difference between life and death. Did you know that every 2 minutes a child in Africa dies from Malaria? But you could send an insecticide-treated bed net from NothingButNets allowing them to sleep safely. Ten dollars would pay for that net!

Did you know that Asia has the largest number of hungry people, with more than 500 million suffering? The Borgenproject is an innovative national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis. If you pick this non-profit to support, you can help the United States provide strong effective funding for programs that provide sustainable solutions to extreme poverty. Some things your money would be a part of: installing wells, teaching poor farmers how to grow more food, providing shelter, building schools, providing vaccines against diseases, and building small medical clinics.

Giv360 encourages you to think outside the U.S. box! By donating to non-profits, your American dollars can go a long way in ending global poverty.