Online Game Fights Poverty

A new website, FreeRice.Com (a sister site of Poverty.Com), has come up with a pretty intriguing plan: get people to play a vocab quiz game, and for every word gotten right, 10 grains of rice are donated through the United Nations World Food Program to hungry people around the world. (Those 10 grains add up if you play for a while.) The revenue is generated from pageviews for the advertisers at the bottom of the quiz game.

The vocab is pretty good–they have like 50 levels that self-adjust based on your answers, so it becomes pretty tough pretty quickly and, I have to say, kind of addictive.

Since you’re going to goof off online anyway, why not do it in such a way that helps someone?

(Tip from Justin G.)

5 Responses to “Online Game Fights Poverty”

  1. So now I can engage in intellectual masturbation AND tzedakah at the same time?

    I fear I may never go to work again.

    Goyisher Yid · October 22nd, 2007 at 1:04 am
  2. another website that you might want to consider: and the various facebook / blog widgets that they offer.

    the idea is the same, clicking through and 100% revenue is donated to one of 4 available charities. it’s very easy and it’s made quite a nifty stash.


    urr · October 22nd, 2007 at 8:39 am
  3. One of those cold reminders of life in a Christian culture: “Pharisaic” means “Hypocritical.”

    Rich · October 22nd, 2007 at 9:44 am
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    Sunday Stars for the week of 10/21 - 10/27 | BABble · October 28th, 2007 at 9:24 am
  5. Online games fights poverty- amazing game.I was confusing on this game.What would be the real purpose of this game? how does it works to fight the poverty?but beside i interested that game.Is this really works?

    I challenge you to a game of trivia! Click here to battle against me online at ConQUIZtador. Let’s see who’s the winner…

    ai caven · May 18th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

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